One Meralco Foundation now accepting donations for Maring-affected localities

One Meralco Foundation, the social development arm of the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO), is now accepting donations in cash or in kind for those affected by severe flooding due to Typhoon Maring.

In a report released by the Department of Social Welfare and Development as of 12 NN, August 19, 86,000 people in Luzon have already been affected by Maring. While forced evacuation has ensued in the City of Manila and Marikina, other areas like Cavite, Laguna, and Ilocos Sur are also in need of dire help.

Interested parties may coordinate with One Meralco Foundation by contacting 632-8301 or send donations to the MVP Tulong Kapatid Center located at the Meralco Compound, Ortigas Ave. Pasig City. Receiving of donations begins on August 20 until Friday, August 23, from 12:00 NN until 4:00 PM. No-cook food items that have a long shelf life and may be easily repackaged are preferred.

Cash donations on the other hand can be deposited via BDO Unibank to One Meralco Foundation, Inc., Account no. 4630144474.

“We are now coordinating with various local government units and agencies in determining priority goods per sector. Meantime, we encourage everyone to support those severely affected by donating food, water, soap and blankets and we will take care of delivering them to the appropriate evacuation centers,” says Jeff Tarayao, President of One Meralco Foundation and Chief Social Responsibility Officer of Meralco.

To date, Meralco has already prepared at least 3,000 bags for deployment. The move is part of Tulong Kapatid - a collaborative effort among companies led by Manny V. Pangilinan and will go to various areas in need.

For more information, please call Eddielyn Addun at 632-8301 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Check the foundation’s website at www.onemeralcofoundation.org and follow @meralco and the hashtag #TulongKapatid to see opportunities to help and get continuous updates on relief efforts.