Aboitiz donates masks, other supplies to Davao frontliners

By Ivy Tejano

DAVAO CITY – Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC) Incorporated, under the Aboitiz Group of Companies, donated personal protective equipment (PPEs) and other supplies to frontliners in Davao region battling to contain and overcome the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.


The DLPC on Monday turned over 2,000 pieces of surgical masks, two units of IR thermometers and 25 pieces of N98 mask to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Region 11 (DENR 11). The supplies were received by DENR Regional Director Ruth M. Tawantawan.

Tawantawan said the personal protective equipment (PPEs) will be distributed to their frontliners in the regional and provinicial offices to protect them from the risk of contracting COVID-19 while doing their respective function.

Present during the distribution of the supplies were DLPC President and Chief Operating Officer Rodger Velasco, Aboitiz Power Corporation External Relations Manager Jason Magnaye, and DENR-Davao Assistant Director for Management Services lawyer Ma. Mecedes Dumagan.

Tawantawan said the Aboitiz Group of Companies was one of the department’s partners when it came to environmental protection and management, and conservation of marine turtles or the so-called “Pawikans”.

Prior to the distribution of the medical supplies to DENR-Davao, the DLPC earlier extended its support and turned over the same supplies to members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and local government units (LGUs) in Davao del Norte province.

Velasco said the DLPC and the Aboitiz Foundation also turned over surgical masks and gloves, industrial gloves, safety goggles, IR thermometers, digital contact thermometers and alcohol to the LGUs in the province.

Velasco said that the Army’s 89th Infantry Battalion based in Sto. Tomas and the 1003rd Infantry Battalion based in Mahayag, both have vital roles as frontliners, were among those who received the medical supplies needed during the crisis.

“This is our response to the call of the government to help our frontliners in controlling the spread of the disease in hopes to halt the increasing number of the COVID-19 cases,” Velasco said.