In response to the devastating effect of Typhoons Egay and Falcon, intensifying the Southwest monsoon rains (Habagat), GMEC and GNPD provided immediate assistance to the affected residents of Bataan.
These severe weather conditions caused widespread flooding and extensive damage to properties and livelihoods, forcing Bataan Governor Jose Enrique Garcia III to declare the province in State of Calamity.
On July 29, GMEC and GNPD, through President and CEO Dennis Jordan, pledged to the LGU a total of P1M worth of food packs to support the disaster relief efforts of the province’s much-affected communities.
Through the Community Relations Team, both companies distributed essential grocery packs containing two kilos of rice, canned goods, noodles, and biscuits to families in Barangay Alas-Asin, Mariveles. 365 packs of relief goods were handed out, offering much-needed sustenance and support to those in need.
As a follow-up, GMEC and GNPD extended their outreach to Morong, Bataan on August 2. With assistance from the Provincial DRRMO, volunteer employees delivered and distributed an additional 1,500 relief packs to fisherfolk residents of the municipality who were adversely affected by the typhoons and Habagat.
As the province works towards recovery, the timely and generous contributions of GMEC and GNPD are bound to make a profound and lasting impact on the lives of the beneficiaries.
Facilitating the relief operations were GMEC-GNPD AVP for Community Relations Arcel Madrid and his team. They were accompanied by employee volunteers from different departments.
The companies’ commitment to helping those in need during these trying times highlights their dedication to social responsibility and community welfare.
This initiative has been the practice of GMEC and GNPD in adhering to the company’s flagship Corporate Social Responsibility P.R.O.G.R.E.S.S. roadmap: Protect marine life, Reforest land, Optimize wealth from waste, Generate livelihood skills and income, Rehabilitate social infrastructure, Elevate Educational opportunities, Safeguard quality health access, Strengthen Disaster Resiliency.
Focusing on the last S, which is “strengthen disaster resiliency” it displays the companies’ strong commitment to enable the spirit of helping one another in times of calamities and disaster and enhancing volunteerism among employees.