Leading life insurer Pru Life UK donated hundreds of food packages to its adopted communities in Bantayan Island, Cebu, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 421 families from Barangay Sulangan, Municipality of Bantayan, and Maricaban, Municipality of Santa Fe, benefited from the gift-giving initiative, an outcome achieved thanks to the volunteer efforts of community officers from the two barangays.
“Our hearts are with the families of the Bantayan community at this time of the global pandemic. May this simple act of kindness from Pru Life UK bring them strength and resilience in these challenging times,” shared Pru Life UK President and Chief Executive Officer Antonio “Jumbing” De Rosas.
Since 2013, Pru Life UK – through Prudence Foundation – has supported communities in Bantayan Island affected by super typhoon Yolanda through relief and long-term recovery efforts.
“Prudence Foundation has a long-term and heartfelt commitment to helping build safer and more resilient communities in the Philippines, and nothing is more fulfilling than supporting and seeing the people of Bantayan Island stand firm again,” shared Prudence Foundation Executive Director Marc Fancy.
Since the disaster struck, the Regional PRUVolunteer Program, 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 handover of 126 homes, 183 motorized boats with fishing nets, and 140 pedicabs to families on the island.
Meanwhile, in 2018 Pru Life UK donated water supply network systems to 401 homeowners, along with three portable ultrasound machines to the three municipalities of Bantayan, Madridejos, and Santa Fe.
About Prudence Foundation
Prudence Foundation is the community investment arm of Prudential in Asia and Africa*. Its mission is to secure the future of communities by enhancing education, health, and safety. The Foundation runs regional programs as well as local programs in partnership with NGOs, governments and the private sector in order to maximize the impact of its efforts. Prudence Foundation leverages Prudential’s long-term mindset and geographical scale to make communities safer, more secure and more resilient. The Foundation is a Hong Kong-registered charitable entity.
For more information please visit: www.prudencefoundation.com.
*Prudential Corporation Asia is a business unit of Prudential plc of the United Kingdom. Neither Prudential Corporation Asia nor Prudential plc are affiliated in any manner with Prudential Financial, Inc., a company whose principal place of business is in the United States of America. In Taiwan and Korea, Prudential Corporation Asia trades under the PCA name for its insurance business. Its asset management business in Asia operates under the name Eastspring Investments.