CLARK FREEPORT -- More than 3,000 people, mostly Aetas, benefitted from the recently held gift-giving project spearheaded by Clark Development Corporation (CDC) in partnership with some locators here as they welcome the new year spreading renewed hopes.
In a report submitted by the External Affairs Department (EAD) to CDC President-CEO Noel F. Manankil, a total of 3,120 beneficiaries from various nearby communities in Pampanga and Tarlac received donations from CDC and some partner-locators inside the Freeport.
Among those who benefited are 2,751 indigenous people (IPs) during the simultaneous distribution held at the various sitios of Baguingan, Gayaman, Kaging, Mabilog, Mataba, Malasa, Baras, San Martin, Sitio Burog, Sta. Rosa, Quadra, San Vicente, and Batchon all in Bamban, Tarlac.
Other beneficiaries are from Sitios Bilad, Pulang Lupa, Calapi, Haduan, Madapdap, and Monicayo in all Mabalacat City, Pampanga.
They received assorted grocery products, toiletries, clothes, and school supplies.
Likewise, beneficiaries from Munting Tahanan ng Nazareth, an orphanage in Mabalacat City, also received the donations.
The Reception and Study Center for Children (RSC) in Prado Siongco and Sta. Cruz Elementary School at Sta. Cruz, Lubao, and Bahay Pag-ibig in Telebastagan in the City of San Fernando in Pampanga, Children's Joy Foundation Inc. in San Fernando, Pampanga, and Sitio Pader in Angeles City also benefited from the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program of the state-owned firm.
Other partners who also supported the project are Genesis Transport Inc., Pishon Clark Phils. Inc., Citicore Power Inc., Alliance Mansols Inc., Subic Duty-Free Shop Inc., Sutherland Clark, and Deras Global Services among others.
The Philippine Air Force, 302nd Maneuver Company 3rd Platoon Base Phil., Unit 2320 from BFPD, Northern Luzon Command, Mining Coop and Rotary Club of Kuliat, Angeles City also extended their support during the said project. (PR)