Thursday, December 01, 2011

Unilab, CDO help flood victims

Unilab, CDO help flood victims
Manila Bulletin
December 1, 2011

Food manufacturer CDO-Foodsphere Inc. and pharmaceutical firm United Laboratories have joined forces with the business group Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) in deploying a quick response team to extend assistance to the victims of typhoons Pedring and Quiel in heavily flooded towns of Bulacan.

The three organizations took the initiative as a part of their social advocacy to bring relief goods as a way of helping the flood victims in the towns of Calumpit and Hagonoy, which are the two most affected areas still suffering from the floods.

CDO-Foodsphere distributed hundreds of cases of canned goods, consisting of ready-to -eat CDO Rice-in-a-Can products, which are ideal quick meal for the flood victims who do not have the equipment to cook.

"Our brothers and sisters who are victims of flood need accessible food, something ready to eat, in times like this. We are prepared in our own little way to help meet their needs," said CDO- Foodsphere President Jerome Ong.

Unilab, for its part, donated cases of multivitamins and medicines for the calamity victims while PBSP distributed bags containing important commodities such as rice-in-a can products, noodles, coffee, sugar, canned goods and other basic commodities.

"This assistance from the private sector will help relieve the situation of our people," said Calumpit Mayor James de Jesus.

"We really appreciate your efforts in helping our people and this is a big help for our constituents, especially those barangays that are still in deep waist water," said Hagonoy Mayor Angel Cruz, Jr.

The three organizations are committed to a common objective of helping people in need in times of emergency.