Private sector also helping quake victims

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The private sector has been providing assistance to the quake victims of Bohol and Cebu by giving rice and cash donations and ferrying relief supplies and rescue volunteers to the affected areas.

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The 2GO Group mobilized its tugboats, the Super Cat and container vans for transporting relief goods. Some vans were used as temporary shelter of the quake-stricken residents.

Jollibee Group Foundation and its mother company, Jollibee Foods Corp., also gave a helping hand. The two groups are accepting cash donations in any JFC stores (consisting of Jollibee, Greenwich, Chowking, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal and Burger King). Cash assistance can also be deposited through the Jollibee Group Foundation’s account in Metrobank with savings account number 473-47301404-3.

The JFC and JGF had been providing relief assistance through rice donations to families staying in evacuation centers in coordination with GMA Kapuso Foundation, ABS-CBN Foundation, Philippine Red Cross and other relief agencies.

The 2GO Group led by its Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Taggud Jr., also assisted the Department of Social Welfare by providing tugboats to ferry donations of private companies Aboitiz-Jebsen, San Miguel Corp. and 148 food packs from Negrenses.

The group is also ferrying for free the relief goods for some 5,000 families in Bohol from Manila. These include 20,000 kilos of rice; 30,000 cans of sardines; 30,000 cups of cup noodles and 20,000 bottles of drinking water. The biodegradable and reusable bags used in packing the relief goods bear the name of 2GO Group Inc.

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