As part of its rehabilitation program to the provinces affected by Typhoon Ompong, the AboitizPower Distribution Group allocated P 3.043 million for power restoration efforts in Cagayan.
Cagayan and nearby provinces had been affected by Typhoon Ompong a few weeks back, leaving thousands of households, businesses, and hospitals without power due to down power lines.
AboitizPower partnered with Cagayan 1 Electric Cooperative 1 (CAGELLCO 1) for the restoration efforts, with some 28 linemen from Cebu, Davao, Subic, and Pampanga.
The AboitizPower team has re-energized 20,475 homes across 36 barangays in the municipality of Tuao as of October 7.
“This is not the first time that Aboitiz extended its help. About two years ago, when Typhoon Lawin devastated Cagayan, Aboitiz was among the first to send its linemen. It has always been their practice to send help to typhoon-stricken areas. CAGELCO 1 admires their passion and dedication in delivering our commitment to providing quality service to our member-consumer-owners, most especially during calamities. With this, we truly are grateful,” CAGELCO 1 General Manager Tito Lingan said.
“It is during these times when the Filipino spirit of Bayanihan becomes truly evident. As our hearts go out to those affected by this incident, we will continue to work with our partners in any way we can to help Cagayan get back on its feet,” said Jim Aboitiz, President and Chief Operating Officer of the AboitizPower Distribution Group.
Other units of Aboitiz have also organized its people and resources to support the relief efforts for communities affected by Typhoon Ompong.