BDO Volunteers Aid Typhoon Nina Victims over the Holidays

Officers and staff of BDO branches in Catanduanes, Albay and Camarines Sur conducted relief work for victims of Typhoon Nina during the Christmas and New Year holidays as part of efforts organized by BDO Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of BDO Unibank.

The volunteers mounted relief operations in various evacuation centers and distributed packs containing food, rice and water to more than 14,000 families to help them cope with the calamity.

BDO employees reached out to calamity victims in Buhi, Iriga City, Nabua, Pili and Sagnay in Camarines Sur; Libon, Malinao and Polangui in Albay; and Virac in Catanduanes.

The operations were led by BDO Catanduanes-Virac branch head Normilyn Marino, BDO Albay-Tabaco branch head Maria Yoradyl Adrales, BDO Iriga City branch head Jaime Verdida, BDO Camarines Sur-Nabua branch head Dina Haber, BDO Albay-Polangui branch head Jovy Reina Benipayo, BDO Legazpi City-Rizal Street branch head Armando Uy, BDO Camarines Sur-Pili branch head Gina Asinas and BDO Naga-Elias Angeles branch head Renato Tapel.

Often acting as first responders, BDO volunteers provide aid to victims of natural or man-made disasters all over the country. This is in keeping with the disaster response advocacy of BDO Foundation.

As a follow-up to its relief efforts, the foundation also pursues long-term rehabilitation and reconstruction programs in provinces hit by calamities.

Typhoon Nina, known internationally as Nock-ten, hit provinces on Christmas Day, causing heavy rainfall and widespread flooding, cutting off electricity and affecting as many as 380,000 people.

BDO volunteers from branches in Catanduanes, Albay and Camarines Sur trooped to evacuation centers to provide relief goods to families affected by Typhoon Nina.