Aetas benefit from CDC, Clark Marriott’s 'Adopt-a-Community' Project 2

CLARK MARRIOTT, CDC GIVE BACK AMIDST PANDEMIC. With their mission to help Aeta families to cope amidst the pandemic, Clark Marriott Hotel in partnership with Clark Development Corporation–External Affairs Division distributed hygiene kits and other essential materials to 20 Aeta families. (Contributed photo)

AT LEAST 25 families belonging to the Indigenous Peoples (IP) community here recently benefited from the second installment of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) and Clark Marriott Hotel’s “Adopt-a-Community” Project.

During the activity, beneficiaries from Sitio Gayaman in Barangay Anupul in Bamban, Tarlac received hygiene kits, sacks of rice and pre-loved clothes from Clark Marriott Hotel. Aside from this, they were also taught proper handwashing techniques for the prevention and control of the Covid-19 virus and other common illnesses.

For its part, CDC through its External Affairs Division–Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm, coordinated with tribal communities-beneficiaries, handled logistics to pick up the Aetas from uplands in Bamban and personally handed over the donations during the activity.

The project, which gives priority to vulnerable groups in the society, also aims to give back to the community and help Aeta families cope during this Covid-19 pandemic.

The event was attended by Clark Marriott General Manager Goeran Soelter, Food and Beverage Director Lyle Kelvin Cajayon, Director of Human Resource Carmen Siongco, Chief Engineer John Rainer Cresino, Loss Prevention Manager Ronnie Manalastas and Colonel Joselito Lopena, assistant chief of United Command Staff for Plans, U5 Northern Luzon Command.

Also present were Community Affairs Officer IV Ronald Antonio and Community Relations and Social Services Officer III Astrud Aguinaldo, both from CDC, who also arranged all the preparations and coordinated the project with other government agencies.

Clark Marriott Hotel is a locator of the CDC that actively participates in CSR projects. Some of their past CSR projects include “A Night of Gratitude," which they hosted to help victims of the Taal volcano eruption and the “Serve360” event that benefitted Aeta kids from Mabalacat City.


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