Globe has just announced that its rehabilitation projects under the Office of Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (OPARR) program for victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) are nearing completion. The telco provider, as a development sponsor, is focused on implementing rehabilitation and recovery programs in Aklan province.
Through the project “Bulig 4 Aklan,” Globe was able to provide education, housing, health, and livelihood assistance to seven towns–Libacao, Madalag, Banga, Batan, Altavas, Balete, and New Washington–in Aklan severely affected by the typhoon.
To date, Globe has completed construction of seven Noah’s Ark type classrooms, with each municipality having at least one. A Noah’s Ark type of classroom could be utilized as an evacuation center in the event of calamities. It is equipped with toilet and bath facilities and a kitchen. The structures are located in Altavas Community College Campus, Balete Elementary School, Lapnag Primary School in Banga, Cabugao Elementary School in Batan, Libacao Central Elementary School, Madalag Elementary School, and in New Washington Elementary School.
Globe also started the construction of 39 “built-back-better” classrooms funded with proceeds from the company’s enterprise-wide e-waste management program called 1Phone, as well as from parent-company Ayala Corp.
These classrooms are in Ortega Integrated School (5 units) in Libacao; Altavas Elementary School (2), Altavas National High School (2) and Linayasan Elementary School (2), all in Altavas; Aranas Elementary School (4) and Balete Integrated School (2) in Balete; Ipil Integrated School (4) in Batan; Julita Elementary School (2) in Libacao; Catabana Elementary School (2) and Madalag Elementary School (4) in Madalag town; New Washington Elementary School (4), Don Basilio Refundo Memorial School (4), and Fatima Elementary School (2) in New Washington.
Moreover, Globe also finished the construction of 40 homes in New Washington in partnership with Gawad Kalinga. Globe additionally distributed 940 shelter kits in Madalag and 600 in Libacao, where another 40 homes were built.
In terms of livelihood, Globe distributed AutoloadMax retailer kits to 100 beneficiaries of DSWD’s Pantawid Pampamilyang Pilipino Program in Malay. The company also provided livelihood assistance through Custom Made Crafts Center, an NGO involved in dye and abaca production. Rounding out the list of Globe’s rehabilitation projects, the telco also supported the public service component of Gobyerno sa Baryo, an initiative that brings government services to the barrios through roadshows.