Lima Water Corporation, the exclusive water and wastewater services provider of Lima Technology Center in Batangas, has extended support to the province in its fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Together with Lima Technology Center locators – Fong Shann Printing Philippines Inc., Grandsun Advanced Electronics (Philippines) Co. Inc., Sohbi Kohgei (Philippines), Inc., and Nippon Express Philippines Corp. – Lima Water turned over food and medical supplies to the Provincial Government of Batangas last May 26 at the Batangas Provincial Capitol.
The donations were received by Batangas Vice Governor Mark Leviste and Provincial Administrator Levi Dimaunahan.
In addition, through Aboitiz Foundation, Aboitiz’ Batangas business units Lima Land, Lima Enerzone, and Lima Water donated 4,400 rapid test kits to the province. Delivered by Go Negosyo’s Project ARK (Antibody Rapid Test Kits), the rapid test kits will enable the local government unit to conduct COVID-19 rapid tests in more areas including Lipa City, Malvar, Sto. Tomas, and San Juan.
Project ARK is a mass screening project using RT-PCR and antibody rapid testing aligned with the Department of Health guidelines.
Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas expressed his gratitude to the Aboitiz Group and the business community for their assistance to the province.
“We would like to wholeheartedly thank our friends in the business sector who are willing to invest resources to make certain that our people, who are also the lifeblood of our economy, are healthy, safe, and secured in the face of this pandemic,” Mandanas said.
The Aboitiz Group’s donation to Batangas aligns with its pledge to support communities affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
“It is our earnest commitment to contribute to our nation’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite challenges in mobilizing teams during this critical time, we have been successful in delivering our donations, knowing that these will greatly help the nation in virus detection, contact tracing, and early treatment,” said Sabin M. Aboitiz, Aboitiz Group president and chief executive officer.
“The Aboitiz Group will continuously assist not only in locations where we operate but also in areas where we are most needed. One Aboitiz is one with the nation as it heals and slowly recovers from this pandemic,” Aboitiz added.
Among those present during the turnover of the rapid test kits at the Batangas Provincial Capitol were Vice Governor Mark Leviste, Provincial Administrator Levi Dimaunahan, Assistant Provincial Administrator Colin Berberabe Garcia, Provincial Board Members, and some beneficiaries.
Representatives from Aboitiz business units were also present, including Lima Water General Manager Hazele Manalo and Operations Supervisor Marlon Caling.
Lima Water is a business unit of Aboitiz InfraCapital, the infrastructure arm of the Aboitiz Group.
To date, the Aboitiz Group has contributed PhP 1.85 billion for its COVID-19 response efforts. This excludes various payments waived, reduced, extended, or restructured to help customers cope with the impact of Covid-19.