EDC sends more than 130 tons of relief goods to Ormoc

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 15 2013 04:30 PM | Updated as of Nov 16 2013 12:30 AM

MANILA, Philippines - More than 130 tons of relief goods and generator sets were sent by Lopez-owned Energy Development Corp. to Ormoc, as part of efforts to help survivors of typhoon "Yolanda."

A marine landing craft hired by EDC, which contained the relief goods, arrived in Ormoc on Thursday evening.

The craft contains 500 sacks of rice, 30,000 liters of water, 3 units of 250 KVA generator sets, 800 units of solar flashlights cum phone chargers, medicines, and 40 solar street lamps.

The generator sets will be donated to the Ormoc City Hall, Ormoc City Hospital, and Divine Mercy Hospital which badly need power. On the other hand, the solar street lamps will be donated to the barangays to illuminate the streets at night to prevent crimes.
 
On Tuesday and Wednesday, nearly 40 tons of relief goods were distributed in Ormoc City and Kananga town in Leyte after EDC was able to charter 2 helicopters and 2 planes.

The company also arranged for cargo space from Cebu Pacific to support relief efforts. EDC continues to airlift 10 tons of food on a daily basis.

The packing of relief goods is being done in EDC’s head office in Manila and in its geothermal project site in Negros Oriental as well as in the Cebu office of First Gen Corp.

As early as Saturday or November 9, EDC and First Gen employees in Negros Oriental and Cebu already packed relief goods.

Meanwhile, EDC employees from the Bacman Geothermal Production Field (BGPF) continue to be part of the “search and extraction” team to locate and relocate our affected employees and their relatives as well as other residents who need help.

Those rescued were transported to Bicol via land travel. All EDC employees in Leyte are alive and accounted for.