From right: Operation Sagip deputy director Marcel Riñon and program director Higino Dungo Jr., ALKFI chief finance and services officer Noemi Samson and managing director Susan Afan receive the LTAI donation from Toshiba Information Equipment Philippines Inc. assistant general manager Haruyuki Kurihara, LTAI GM Ana Marie Molano and other officialsLaguna Technopark Association Inc. (LTAI), a group of locator companies in Laguna Technopark, Biñan donated to ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. (ALKFI)-Operation Sagip to help families affected by the conflict in Marawi.
LTAI general manager Ana Marie Molano said 63 locators and lessees supported the initiative by giving cash donations of P1 or more.
“‘Piso Plus Plus Plus (Piso+++) for Marawi’ is a corporate social responsibility activity of our association primarily because we saw Marawi was really devastated during the siege,” Molano noted.
siege,” Molano noted. Some of the companies under LTAI had been partners of ALKFI-Bantay Kalikasan’s Bantay Langis and Bantay Baterya projects. The association plans to expand the partnership in order for more locators to properly dispose of or recycle their used lead-acid batteries and used oils, as most of the members are automotive providers.
To date, Operation Sagip has reached more than 24,000 families who were affected by the conflict in Marawi. A telethon was also launched in ABS-CBN’s Sunday noontime program “ASAP” in November to raise funds for rehabilitation projects.
Rehabilitation plans include building houses in partnership with Tindig Marawi, construction of schools and providing livelihood projects. (Story/Photos by: Althea Cahayag)