Staying true to the promise of Advancing Business and Communities, Hedcor, the run-of-river hydropower arm of AboitizPower, reallocates its resources to supply the immediate needs of their host communities.
Food being the primary need of the community, Hedcor turned over 400 sacks of rice and other food packs to numerous barangays from their host provinces in Benguet, Mt. Province, Ilocos Sur, Davao del Sur, and Bukidnon.
Other identified needs such as hand soaps, bottles of bleach, and folding beds have also been turned over to the local government units (LGU) to further provide for the community's essentials.
Hedcor has also turned over medical equipment such as surgical masks, gloves, goggles, alcohol, and thermal scanners.
On top of these assistance, the Department of Energy announced that these LGUs can also use its ER1-94 funds under Reforestation, Watershed Management, and Health & Environment Enhancement Fund (RWMHEEF) to help the needs of the LGUs for the procurement of medical supplies to aid COVID-19 crisis. The RWMHEEF is from the generation shares of Hedcor.
All these efforts are made possible through collaborations with other AboitizPower Business Units and Aboitiz Foundation.
LGU officials from Hedcor’s partner communities have since expressed their gratitude for the organization's efforts.
Alilem Municipal Mayor Velmor Sumabat re-echoed the community's sentiments saying, “On behalf of the Alilemians, we would like to thank you for the goods you delivered-much appreciated.”
Similarly, Municipal Mayor of Sta Cruz Jaime Lao, Jr shared his expression of gratitude. “This is a great help to our frontliners especially that COVID-19 cases have been increasing.”
For 42 years now, Hedcor has been committed to help sustain the needs of their host communities, all the more in this trying time. The organization acknowledges that with LGUs and partner communities, we are stronger together.