Domestic freight transport provider 2GO Sea Solutions, has carried 500 tons of relief goods port-to-port, free of charge, from Manila to Cebu, Tagbilaran, Cagayan de Oro and Ozamis in the wake of Typhoon Odette (Rai).
In a statement, 2GO reported that as of Jan. 19, 2022, it has transported essential goods, such as water, food packs, rice, linens, mattresses, tents, generator sets, batteries and medicines in partnership with organizations.
These include the Gokongwei Brother’s Foundation (GBF), Courage Cebu, Philippine Multimodal Transport and Logistics Association Inc. or PMTLAI and the Philippine Coast Guard.
It also transported items upon personal requests of employees and partners for their families and employees.
“Responding to the needs of the communities we serve, especially in times of crisis, is an important part of the work that we do,” said Grace Colet, GBF Executive Director.
“While our core advocacy is education, we are equally committed to helping our communities to be able to rebuild and rise strong from this calamity.”
:Through the Bayanihan spirit of various Gokongwei Group companies, the volunteerism of our employees, and the shared goodwill of our partners such as Shang Properties, Kerry Group Philippines Foundation, SM Foundation and logistics firm 2GO, we bring help to affected communities,” she added.
Together with One Meralco Foundation, 2GO also transported nine basket trucks and carried Meralco’s power restoration teams and equipment to help complete power restoration in Cebu and Bohol.
“We thank 2GO for sending our Meralco trucks and manpower in Cebu and Bohol to aid power restoration in these provinces,” according to One Meralco Foundation President Jeffrey Tarayao.
2GO carried Meralco’s power equipment to typhoon-hit areas to help restore power.
In Iloilo, 2GO worked with SM Foundation and SM Supermalls to supply blankets, hot meals and food packs to affected passengers.
“We ensure an unhampered flow of goods and transport passengers safely. No matter what the situation is, we are always in the service of the Filipino people,” concluded 2GO Assistant Vice President for Marketing Blessie Cruz.
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