AFTER their aids to the health workers and military personnel come now the MVP Group extending help to various waste management providers.
Garbage collectors, pickers, river waste management personnel and street sweepers in Quezon City were the initial beneficiaries of the ramped-up relief drive by the MVP Group, owner of three PBA ballclubs in TNT KaTropa, Meralco Bolts and NLEX Road Warriors.
Help was extended to the Quezon City waste management providers through Tulong Kapatid, the alliance of foundations and companies in the MVP Group helmed by businessman/sportsman Manny V. Pangilinan.
Donations given to some 500 QC workers were face shields and food bags from the alliance, composed of MVP Group's Metro Pacific Investments Foundation Inc. (MPIFI), One Meralco Foundation, PLDT-Smart Foundation, Maynilad and Alagang Kapatid Foundation of TV5.
"The mandate for Tulong Kapatid to reach out to garbage collectors came from our chairman, Manuel V. Pangilinan, who said not to disregard these people who are being exposed daily not only to danger such as broken glass, smoke and chemical inhalation but also to the coronavirus," said MPIFI president Melody del Rosario.
"They play a vital role in our society and neglecting them could pose enormous health and environmental issues," she added.
One Meralco Foundation president Jeffrey Tarayao and Maynilad government relations head Anette de Ocampo underscored the importance of sanitation teams, especially during the fight against the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
"These care packages represent our gratitude and our genuine concern for them and the wellbeing of their families in this most difficult time," said De Ocampo.
"The MVP Group makes sure no one is left behind. The solid waste management are our frontliners who continue to work despite the threat of COVID-19 and keeping them healthy makes us healthy too," added de Ocampo.(SB)