Makati, Philippines – April 23, 2019 The Ayala group is closely coordinating with local government units in Porac, Pampanga to support evacuation and relief efforts following a 6.1 magnitude earthquake that shook Luzon on April 22, 2019. Several Ayala companies are already assisting in emergency operations.
Last night, Ayala Land (ALI) managed to evacuate 31,000 residents and tenants from all affected ALI-owned residential and commercial properties, plus 55,580 evacuees from all its affected malls in Metro Manila. It also sent an ambulance and emergency response and safety teams from its Alviera estate and construction firm Makati Development Corporation to Porac’s Chuzon Supermarket, which collapsed during the quake. ALI’s tower lights, tents, and heavy equipment were deployed to assist in road clearing operations in Sapang Uwak.
Manila Water Foundation sent 500-600 five-gallon water bottles to the victims in Pampanga through the Office of the Mayor of Porac. It is also coordinating closely with Manila Water’s subsidiary, Clark Water, to continuously check on other needs of the community.
Globe Telecom set up Libreng Tawag and Libreng Charging stations in three sites: Public Market Compound, Brgy. Cangatba in Porac, Capitol Ground in San Fernando, and Clark Airport. Globe mobile and broadband signal are also back up in the Pampanga area.
Meanwhile, Ayala Foundation is reaching out and coordinating with the LGU and NGOs to assist the Aeta community in Porac.