Can+Hear, DepEd launch ‘Piso-Piso Lang’ for Bohol-A A +A
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
THE Can+Hear Charity, a non-governmental organization, turned over a financial aid for Bohol through the Department of Education in Central Visayas as part of the group’s humanitarian project, “Let’s Help Bohol! Piso-Piso Lang.”
The piso campaign initiated by Can+Hear was launched in the social networking site, Facebook, two days after the magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit the Provinces of Cebu and Bohol last Oct. 15.
The turnover ceremony of the cash aid was spearheaded by Dr. Emman Mercado, the organization’s founder, in coordination with Dr. Carmelita Dulangon, DepEd 7 director, and participated by DepEd officials, namely, Dr. Marcial P. Degamo, DepEd 7 Quality Assurance and Accountability Division chief; Ida F. Cabantang, administrative chief; and education program supervisor Tomas Pastor.
The piso campaign is still on-going.
Donors may drop off their cash donation at Velez Dental Clinic at 1905 M.J. Cuenco Ave., Mabolo, Cebu City fronting old Pepsi bldg. or call 232-4137 or 0926-6279449.
For goods donation, one may go directly to the DepEd 7 office in Sudlon, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City.
Meanwhile, the Aboitiz Group sustained the stream of relief goods to reach more families, especially in isolated island communities where supplies remain scarce.
Through its corporate social development arm, Aboitiz Foundation, the group has reached out to nearly 11,000 families in various areas, such as Loon, Tubigon, Sagbayan, Calape, Clarin and nearby island barangays.
“The immeasurable bravery and passion to serve of our team members and volunteers are very commendable. No aftershock or far too isolated barangay would keep them from reaching out to the quake victims,” said Aboitiz Foundation executive vice president and chief operating officer Sonny Carpio.
The biggest challenge, he noted, are hauling thousands of relief packs from the command center and transferring them, some via small bancas, to the isolated island barangays. Damaged roads and bridges also made it difficult for trucks carrying the relief goods to pass.
The group will continue packing and distributing relief goods in the coming days with the help of volunteers that come from different groups, including Cebu-based Aboitiz business units like CitySavings Bank, Pilmico Foods, Metaphil, Tsuneishi Heavy Industries, Visayan Electric Company, team members’ friends and dependents, foundation scholars, Lapu-Lapu City Muslim Cooperative; Mater Dei College students, Philippine Navy and Naval Forces Central ladies and Reserve Officers Training Course cadets.
For those who are interested to donate to the foundation, one may go to the Aboitiz Foundation’s UShare portal at http://ushare.unionbankph.com/aboitiz/, or deposit at Union Bank of the Philippines account number 10026-1070944 or City Savings Bank account number 200-20031301; or visit www.aboitizfoundation.org and click the “Donate” button.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 30, 2013.