MANILA, 21 January 2022 – 2GO Group, Inc.’s business arm 2GO Sea Solutions, the leader in domestic freight transportation in the Philippines, has transported 500 tons of relief goods port-to-port, free of charge from Manila to Cebu, Tagbilaran, Cagayan de Oro and Ozamis in the aftermath of Typhoon Odette (Rai) that affected communities in the region.
As of January 19, 2022, 2GO has moved essential goods such as water, food packs, rice, linens, mattresses, tents, generator sets, batteries and medicines in partnership with organizations including the Gokongwei Brother’s Foundation, Courage Cebu, Philippine Multimodal Transport and Logistics Association Inc. or PMTLAI and the Philippine Coast Guard. It also transported items upon personal requests of employees and partners for their families and employees.
“Responding to the needs of the communities we serve, especially in times of crisis, is an important part of the work that we do at the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation. While our core advocacy is education, we are equally committed to helping our communities to be able to rebuild and rise strong from this calamity. Through the Bayanihan spirit of various Gokongwei Group companies, the volunteerism of our employees, and the shared goodwill of our partners such as Shang Properties, Kerry Group Philippines Foundation, SM Foundation and logistics firm 2GO, we’re able to swiftly bring help to affected communities. We are grateful for their generosity and the blessings that we are able to share,” said Grace Colet, GBF Executive Director.
Together with One Meralco Foundation, 2GO also transported nine basket trucks and carried Meralco’s power restoration teams and equipment to help complete power restoration in Cebu and Bohol.
“We profusely thank 2GO for its generosity in sending our Meralco trucks and manpower in Cebu and Bohol to aid the much-needed power restoration in these provinces. Sailing this equipment aboard 2GO vessels fast tracked the return of services relying on power. We thank 2GO for their pagmamalasakit to our kababayans, and we in One Meralco Foundation are honored to be their partners in this Bayanihan effort,” said One Meralco Foundation President Jeffrey Tarayao.
In Iloilo, 2GO worked with SM Foundation and SM Supermalls to provide much needed supplies of blankets, hot meals and food packs to affected passengers.
“At 2GO, we are on a daily mission to ensure an unhampered flow of goods and to transport passengers safely. No matter what the situation is, we are always in the service of the Filipino people. The team worked tirelessly to help with the immediate relief operations including employees who were also affected by the typhoon,” 2GO Assistant Vice President for Marketing Blessie Cruz said in a statement.