The ongoing conflict in Marawi, Lanao Del Sur has displaced thousands of residents since May of this year. The Energy Development Corporation (EDC) thus launched a donation drive among its employees to help alleviate the plight of the unfortunate victims of the siege. The funds raised were then used to provide additional assistance to at least 49,000 people during two relief missions that were administered by personnel from the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) last June 14-16, 2017 and July 8-10, 2017.
PBSP initially targeted to raise Php10 million for the Marawi victims. However, the outpouring of support from 184 companies and individuals eventually produced a total of Php15,169,264.65 (cash and in-kind donations) as of July 11, 2017. The funds were then used to purchase relief goods that were then distributed to home-based evacuees, teachers, and frontliners such as NGO workers.
EDC employee-donors from the Bacman Geothermal Business Unit (BGBU), Negros Island Geothermal Business Unit (NIGBU), and the Head Office (in Metro Manila) combined to raise a grand total of more than Php 160,000.00 worth of cash and medicines.
On behalf of the Marawi victims, our heartfelt thanks to all those who supported this undertaking.