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Palm Concepcion Power Corporation Supports Local; Provides Masks to Local Community

PCPC host community Barangay Nipa also received reusable masks. Receiving the donation are Barangay Nipa officials led by Nipa Barangay Captain Leobert Villaruz (4th from left).

In support of the ongoing campaign against COVID-19, Palm Concepcion Power Corporation (PCPC), owner of the 135-MW CFBC Power Plant in Concepcion, distributed reusable face masks to local government employees and frontliners in their host town.

The 1,000 reusable masks distributed were produced by a women’s group in Polopiña, one of the barangays in the municipality. The women’s group is composed of the wives of the fishermen in the barangay.

“This gesture may be small, but we believe that its impact is significant in our continuing effort to help the people in (of Concepcion) in their fight against the virus,” PCPC Vice President for Corporate Services Anna Lynn Derpo said. He added that they chose to source the products locally as a small way of supporting the livelihood in the community where their power plant resides.

During the peak of the pandemic in April, PCPC initiated an 8-week food assistance for frontliners and the 25 barangay kitchens feeding senior citizens in Concepcion. The power plant also donated protective personal equipment, surgical masks, gloves, and alcohol, among other items, to those in the frontline and communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

One of the recipients of the distributed reusable masks are LGU employees of Barangay Loong in Concepcion, Iloilo.

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