NGCP donates P37M to typhoon-hit provinces

NGCP donates P37M to typhoon-hit provinces

December 2, 2020 1 By The Sun Monitor
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MANILA — The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has donated over P37-million worth of relief goods to provinces hit by Typhoon Rolly, and Typhoon Ulysses.

NGCP distributed grocery packs and t-shirts to provinces hard hit by the typhoons.

Typhoons Rolly and Ulysses had hit hard Southern Tagalog and Bicol Regions. It also inundated the Cagayan Region and National Capital Region (NCR).

The typhoons had displaced thousands of families and communities in the Southern Tagalog and Bicol regions.

Massive floods brought about by Ulysses in the Cagayan Region and in the NCR had inundated several communities.

“As a Filipino corporation operating across the country, we felt that it was necessary to go beyond our line of business and help those badly affected,” NGCP, in a statement posted on its website, said.

“More than just restoring vital power transmission services, we wanted to do more and extend relief to these areas.”

The company had distributed thousands of sacks of rice, t-shirts, and tens of thousands of canned goods, bottled drinking water, noodles and other food items to 100,000 families through their local government units.

Simultaneous with relief operations, the company conducted restoration activities for the power transmission lines affected by the typhoons.

NGCP deployed 4 choppers and over 1,000 personnel working in shifts to expedite restoration works.

The power grid company has restored transmission services to all areas affected, ahead of schedule.

NGCP, a Filipino-led, privately owned company, is in-charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid. (amm/PR)

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