June 17, 2020 – As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to create a public health and economic crisis of unprecedented scale, AC Energy, together with its subsidiaries, reinforces its commitment to aid in mitigating the impact of the pandemic through several social investment and support initiatives.
Most recently, the power company’s wind farms in Ilocos Norte distributed more than 1,700 washable face masks for frontliners in the municipalities of Pagudpud, Bangui, Burgos, Pasuquin, Bacarra and Laoag City.
North Luzon Renewables and NorthWind Power Development Corporation donated the masks to
fire, safety, security and health workers in the barangay and municipal levels. PNP, DOH and BFP personnel assigned to Ilocos Norte Provincial Border Quarantine Checkpoints in Pagudpud and Badoc were also included.
While the wind farms usually conduct community-based disaster resiliency programs for their host communities to include trainings on basic first aid, basic life support, fire suppression and others, due to the crisis, resources were reallocated to purchase and distribute the reusable masks.
“As AC Energy continues to provide stable access to power that is critical now more than ever, we will continue to lend support to help our country recover,” said Gabby Mejia, President of North Luzon Renewables. “We are proud to be given the chance to make a difference, and aid the frontliners of our host communities in their fight to quell Covid-19.”
The donation of face masks is the latest in AC Energy’s string of initiatives to stamp out Covid-19 in the country.
Earlier, AC Energy took part in Project Ugnayan, a relief effort together with more than 30 conglomerates and in partnership with the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation and Caritas Manila that raised over P1 billion for the purchase of food vouchers that aims to feed 1.5 million urban poor families in Metro Manila.
While AC Energy powered the “WTC We Heal as One Center” as well as other COVID assistance centers, the company also donated funds and mobilized local teams to donate cash and medical supplies like face masks, alcohol, and 3D filaments, as well as food supplies like local produce, canned goods and food packs for its host communities. The company has donated over 2,000 sacks of rice as aid to the locals of Norzagaray, Bulacan, Bacnotan, La Union, and Bangui and Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte.