To ensure that their mobile devices are constantly powered, One Meralco Foundation (OMF), the corporate social responsibility arm of the Manila Electric Company (Meralco), set up solar-powered mobile charging stations at an evacuation center in Alfonso, Cavite last night where around 3,000 families affected by the Taal Volcano eruption are currently taking shelter. Mobile power stations will also be deployed in other evacuation centers in the coming days.
The foundation also distributed food packs to the evacuees who had to leave their homes after one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines erupted on Sunday (Jan. 12). These families are mostly from the nearby municipalities of Laurel, Talisay, Agoncillo, and Lemery in Batangas.
In partnership with Meralco’s business centers and sectors in the province, OMF sent on Tuesday another batch of relief packs benefitting more than a thousand families staying at the Batangas Sports Complex in Batangas City, and the City Evacuation Center and PUP Gymnasium in Sto. Tomas, Batangas.
Meralco employees take part in OMF’s relief operations by preparing and distributing relief packs, and raising funds to benefit more families, especially with the volcano still not showing signs of slowing down.