Now on its 3rd year of gift-giving, Pru Life UK shared hundreds of food packages to its adopted communities in Bantayan Island, Cebu in time for the Christmas season.
Led by Pru Life UK President & Chief Executive Officer Antonio “Jumbing” De Rosas and Senior Vice President & Chief Customer Marketing Officer Allan Tumbaga, the donation drive benefited over 540 families in March and Santa Fe Villages in Barangays Sulangan and Maricaban, respectively.
Among the many provinces in the country, Pru Life UK – through Prudence Foundation – has supported the communities in Bantayan Island affected by typhoon Haiyan through relief and long-term recovery efforts.
Since 2013, the Regional PRUVolunteer Programme, initiated by Prudence Foundation in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Philippines, has brought together employee-volunteers from various Prudential business units in Asia to build disaster-resilient homes for families displaced by the super typhoon.
In 2017, the five-year initiative culminated with the turnover of 126 homes, 183 motorized boats with fishing nets, and 140 pedicabs to families in the island.
While in 2018, Pru Life UK has also donated water supply network systems to 401 homeowners, along with three units of portable ultrasound machines donated to the three municipalities of Bantayan, Madridejos, and Santa Fe.
“We are glad to see that the homeowners have maintained the homes built and provided by Prudence Foundation. We believe that being one in spirit and shared efforts to help one another is significant in sustaining a community’s development,” shares Tumbaga.