Bataan Freeport sends relief to Marawi

MARIVELES, Bataan — As the Marawi City siege continues, the Authority of the Freeport of Bataan (AFAB) has extended aid through donating basic goods and food for relief operations.

Together with companies registered in the ​F​reeport, AFAB has joined the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in the One with Marawi and Bangon Marawi campaign.

AFAB Chairperson Emmanuel Pineda said they are working with the locators to gather donations for the victims of the clash.

“We hope that by supporting the One Marawi campaign, we can further develop the principles of patriotism among us and the Filipinos,” Pineda said.

Donations included powdered milk, canned/bottled goods, crackers and biscuits, instant coffee, cereal drinks, and instant noodles.

Registered locators like the Boast Inc. and Grand Innovasia Concept Corp. (GICC) also collected donations and encouraged its workers to join the campaign.

Boast Inc. workers gave instant noodles, canned goods, and hygiene kits with toothbrush, toothpaste, napkins, body soap, shampoo, cotton and band-aid. The company also donated 1,000 pairs of shoes.

GICC gave 20 pieces of 10MW and 30MW solar panel with 42 pieces LED lights and batteries.

FAB is one of the manufacturing hubs in the Philippines with the vision is to be the freeport of choice in the country by 2020.