Vivant Corporation and 1590 Energy Corporation, represented by General Manager Albert Badillo (third from right) and Community Relations Officer Genevive Ganaden (third from left), distribute relief packs to residents of Bauang, La Union.
Vivant Corporation and its subsidiary, 1590 Energy Corporation, distributed relief packs to 3,000 victims of typhoon Ompong, which hit La Union Province in Ilocos last September.
The relief assistance benefited 1,000 families in the Municipality of Bauang and 2,000 others in San Fernando City. The two areas were among the hardest hit by Ompong, which caused flashfloods in many parts of La Union.
1590 Energy Corporation, majority-owned by Vivant Corporation, maintains and operates the 215-MW Bauang diesel bunker-fired power plant that is owned by the Provincial Government of La Union.
“We cannot thank 1590 and Vivant enough for giving us food. We were left with nothing after the typhoon,” Pudoc Barangay Captain Melinda Navarro said.
La Union League of Barangays president Geraldine Ortega also thanked Vivant Corporation and 1590EC. She said that the relief packs from Vivant and 1590 EC also reached other barangays in San Fernando City.
“We at Vivant Corporation and 1590 EC are happy to help our communities in La Union during their time of need. For many years, we have been supporting the development of the province by ensuring the reliability of the grid, creating job opportunities and empowering our host communities through our CSR (corporate social responsibility) interventions,” Vivant Corporation Chief Operating Officer Arlo G. Sarmiento said.
1590 EC has implemented CSR programs such as environmental monitoring, livelihood projects, information and education campaign activities, as well as donation of school and barangay facilities in Bauang, La Union.