Ayala Land assists communities distressed by Typhoon Odette with relief goods
Following Typhoon Odette’s devastating impact on communities in Visayas and Mindanao, Ayala Land has been aiding distressed citizens through the provision of relief goods in affected areas.
Through Alagang AyalaLand, food packs and other essentials are being distributed at AyalaMalls Capitol Central in Bacolod and AyalaMalls Centrio in Cagayan de Oro to those in need. In the CDO relief operations alone, the Alagang AyalaLand team was able to distribute relief packs worth a total of P200,000 to 400 affected property front line workers and households in surrounding barangays within 48 hours after the flood.
Ayala Center Cebu and AyalaMalls Central Bloc are also preparing to mobilize for relief efforts while sustaining critical business operations to serve the public.
Parking fees were waived in the malls while the typhoon made landfall to provide citizens a safe place to weather the storm. Ayala Malls that remained open provided charging stations in the wake of major power outages across the affected regions.
At Lio Estate, El Nido Resorts, and Seda Lio in Palawan, relief operations are also underway. The group is working to distribute meals, drinking water, and linens to communities in Barangay Villa Libertad and Pasadena along with families who reside by the coast.
In addition to these disaster relief initiatives, Ayala Land is also supporting the Ayala Foundation’s relief efforts in order to reach more communities.
Typhoon Odette escalated into a Category 5 classification – the highest by international standards – hours before landfall, and has been dubbed as “one of the world’s strongest storms of 2021” by the International Federation of Red Cross Asia Pacific. As of December 18, a total of 158,732 families or 597,857 persons were affected across seven regions in the country.
With the Philippines experiencing an average of 20 typhoons a year, Ayala Land’s Alagang AyalaLand program endeavors to assist communities impacted by natural calamities through disaster relief. The program also works to generate livelihood through social enterprises and promote a sustainable environment.
The Centrio team preparing for distribution of relief goods for Brgy. Tablon with the help of the Alveo team.
The Airswift team helped pack and deliver goods to support the disaster relief efforts of the Ayala Foundation.
Hot meals were distributed onsite to those in need at the Lio Estate relief ops.
Ayala Malls that remain open provide charging stations for those affected by power outages.
Airswift transports Brigadang Ayala relief goods to El Nido.
The Ayala Land team packs relief goods for affected frontline workers and residents.