Therma Visayas deploys relief ops for typhoon-affected Toledo City residents
By : Mindanao Today/06:22:35am 01/11/2022
In response to the devastation wreaked by super typhoon Odette on its host community, AboitizPower subsidiary Therma Visayas Inc. (TVI) mobilized a relief operation that has already helped ease the lives of 2,250 affected families in Toledo City, Cebu as of Dec. 30, 2021. (Photo supplied)
IN response to the devastation wreaked by super typhoon Odette (international name Rai) on its host community, AboitizPower subsidiary Therma Visayas Inc. (TVI) mobilized a relief operation that has already helped ease the lives of 2,250 affected families in Toledo City, Cebu as of Dec. 30, 2021.
TVI kicked off its program on Dec. 24 with an allocation of P1.7 million to provide families with relief packs containing easy-to-cook food, rice, and drinking water, among others, in an effort to aid them in getting by as the midwestern Cebu town recovers. The beneficiary barangays include Bato, Cabitoonan, and Awihao.
The power generation firm also deployed three water filtration units to support the local water district’s utility restoration efforts.
TVI is also planning to procure and donate 15 additional water filtration units to the local government of Toledo.
“Finding clean water to drink is really difficult in the aftermath of the typhoon. If you’re lucky enough to find a store that has bottled water, the price is very steep. We are really thankful to TVI for looking out for the community,” said mother-of-two Katrina Bayotas, a community resident.
TVI also opened its doors to provide charging stations to residents as electric power restoration around the island is still ongoing.
The Re-Connect Center aims to help aid the worries of each family and contact their loved ones.
Furthermore, AboitizPower is also starting recovery operations through the “Yero Para Sa Toledo” program, through which identified families will be given light construction materials to help them rebuild their homes.
“Thank you Therma Visayas for not forsaking Toledo City during these hard times. Trust me that this support will go to typhoon-affected Toledonhons," Toledo City Mayor Marjorie Perales said.
AboitizPower subsidiary Therma Visayas, Inc., is the operator of the 340-megawatt Toledo Baseload Power Plant located in Brgy. Bato, Toledo City, Cebu. Upholding the standard of conducting sustainable business operations, TVI is certified in three ISO standards namely, Quality Management (ISO 9001:2015), Environmental Management (ISO 14001:2015), and Occupational Health and Safety Management (ISO 45001:2018). The facility is an 80-20 joint venture between Aboitiz Power Corporation and Vivant, Corp. respectively. Together with Therma Luzon, Inc. (TLI) and Therma South, Inc (TSI)., the three primarily compose the Coal Business Unit of AboitizPower. (PR)