The Alsons Power Group- Mindanao’s first and most experienced independent power producer recently donated hygiene kits and food items for residents affected by the ongoing conflict in Marawi City.
The Mindanao-based power company, through its subsidiary the Mapalad Power Corporation (MPC)that operates a 103-megawatt diesel power plant in Iligan City, put together hygiene kits containing bath soap, towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, and shampoo as well as food items such as biscuits, crackers, noodles, tuna flakes and chocolate milk drink for 200 families that have been forced to evacuate.
The kits and food items were delivered to Inahan sa Kinabuhi Church in Iligan City which distributed the donations to the evacuees.
MPC also provided financial support to the Iligan Bay Chamber of Industries for the purchase of hygiene kits and basic necessities that were later distributed to the students of Mindanao State University (MSU)-Marawi staying at the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) gymnasium. Other evacuation centers also received some of the hygiene kits and basic relief items.
Recognizing the important role that the Philippine military plays in these trying times, MPC is also actively supporting government troops by way of donations. The Headquarters Joint Task Force, headed by 2nd Lieutenant Ronan Ervin Labasan, received 106 sacks of 25-kilo rice from MPC. Among the beneficiaries of these donations are soldiers from Iligan City as well as those from Luzon and Visayas who have been deployed to Iligan to maintain security and safety in the area while the Marawi conflict continues and martial law is in effect in Mindanao.
The power company also extended aid to the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) members and the Purok Peacekeeping Team in Barangay Dalipuga, Iligan City by donating coffee, biscuits, multivitamins and basic medicines. Members of the said local groups are tasked to monitor the host barangay at night and ensure peace within the community. This program was initiated by the City Government of Iligan upon the declaration of martial law. Nine sitios with an estimated 18,000 residents in Barangay Dalipuga benefit from the peacekeeping activity.
MPC plant manager Ruben R. Ramilo stated, “Mapalad Power Corporation and the Alsons Power Group remain steadfast in our commitment to serving our communities especially in light of the current crisis in Marawi. We will continue with our efforts to assist the victims of this terrible tragedy as they seek to rebuild their lives.”