Tulong Kapatid aids QC sanitation teams
Taking part in the undertaking were Metro Pacific Investments Foundation Inc., One Meralco Foundation, PLDT-Smart Foundation, Maynilad, and Alagang Kapatid Foundation of TV5. The conglomerate’s assistance consisted of face shields, food bags, and relevant implements to some 500 garbage collectors, pickers, river waste management, and street sweepers, who serve as community sanitation frontliners. Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte expressed appreciation to the conglomerate for providing for the welfare of its waste management team which will help protect them from occupational hazards. She said that the protective items would be used in waste operations, especially now that they are in high demand. Metro Manila’s largest and most populous urban area, Quezon City had 34 of its barangays placed under extreme enhanced community quarantine, thus increasing household wastes during the said period.
“The MVP Group of Companies makes sure no one is left behind. The solid waste management are our frontliners who continue to work despite the Covid-19 threat, and keeping them healthy makes us healthy too,” concludes Maynilad Government Relations head Anette de Ocampo. In photo at the turnover of the assistance at the Quezon City Hall are (from left) Annette de Ocampo, Melody del Rosario, Mayor Joy Belmonte, and Jeff Tarayao.