AT LEAST 280 Aeta families from a remote village in Mabalacat City received grocery packages from Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) employees and Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr.

“The project is part of CIAC’s corporate social responsibility program, especially so that we targeted the indigenous people near the Clark Freeport Zone as beneficiaries of our modest assistance during this season of giving,” CIAC President Aaron Aquino said during the gift-giving activity on December 7.

CIAC Vice President for Operations Irish Calaguas said the 280 Aeta families of Sitio Haduan led by tribal chief Roy Tanglao were direct beneficiaries of the packages which contained milled rice, powdered milk, canned goods, assorted toiletries and mosquito nets.

Also distributed to the Aetas were 80 grocery packages donated to CIAC by Angeles Mayor Lazatin.

The agency’s community relations office headed by Riza Lozano were accompanied by personnel of the engineering, security, finance and transportation departments along with Calaguas and other CIAC volunteers during the distribution of goods at the village.

Sitio Haduan is about an hour hike from the center of Clark Economic Zone where the Aeta community’s main source of livelihood is fruit and vegetable farming.