BDO Foundation recently aided communities affected by heavy rains brought on by Typhoon Fabian and the southwest monsoon, as part of its disaster response advocacy.

The foundation, which was supported by the parish churches of St. John the Baptist and St. Michael, helped approximately 5,000 households in 9 barangays in Calumpit, Bulacan, and Masantol, Pampanga. Relief kits comprising food, rice, and drinking water were delivered to catastrophe victims by local officials and volunteers headed by parish priests Fr. Ventura Galman and Fr. Roland Moraleja.

BDO branches also supported the corporate citizenship project. Emelita Crisostomo of BDO Waltermart-Malolos and Rowena Evaristo of BDO Pampanga San Fernando-MacArthur Highway assisted the foundation in coordinating the distribution of relief materials.

BDO Foundation, BDO Unibank’s corporate social responsibility arm, organizes relief efforts for Filipinos who have been devastated by natural catastrophes or armed conflict. The charity pursues long-term rehabilitation and reconstruction activities in disaster-affected communities as a follow-up to its relief efforts.

Fabian, the sixth typhoon to hit the Philippines this year, intensified the southwest monsoon, or habagat, bringing heavy rain and severe flooding to areas of Luzon and the Visayas. Many individuals in flood-affected areas were forced to flee their homes.