Sister companies under the Lucio Tan Group opened the New Year with a joint campaign to bring assistance and goodwill to the victims and survivors of the Marawi Siege in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. Carrying the company logos of the team, they trooped to the Mindanao State University (MSU) gym on January 11, 2018 and distributed packs of food and essential personal and household items to more than 400 families with the help of the MSU students.
Bonnie Duran as area head of PNB-Mindanao 5 was mainly responsible for arranging the pick-up of the donated goods sent from Manila and Cagayan de Oro and stored at the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental to Marawi City. He reported that the goods mostly coming from TYKFI, PAL, and PNB employees and friends were repacked by the MSU volunteer students.
The MSU distribution activity was spearheaded by the PNB-MSU Branch represented by Branch Head Tarhatah A. Alonto and Sales and Service Head Sinab Hadji Salic, VP Roderick T. Enriquez, region head of Mindanao and Bonnie Duran.
Among the items inside the family packs donated by PAL are malong, headdress, t-shirts, slippers, underwear, and hygiene items such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, medicines, neck pillows, sanitary napkins, blankets, and towels. Food donated by PNB included canned goods and rice. TYKFI and Tanduay sent blankets/comforters, kitchen utensils, and clothes. Last year, TYKFI also coordinated the transport by PAL and relief distribution activity of food and hygiene items donated by a group of PNB employees and retirees.