Twenty families belonging to the Indigenous Peoples (IP) community in this Freeport recently benefitted from the second installment of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) and Clark Marriott Hotel’s “Adopt-a-Community” Project.
During the activity, beneficiaries from Sitio Gayaman in Barangay Anupul in Bamban, Tarlac received hygiene kits, sacks of rice and pre-loved clothes from Clark Marriott Hotel. Aside from this, they were also taught proper hand-washing technique for the prevention and control of COVID-19 virus and other common illnesses.
For its part, CDC through its External Affairs Division (EAD)–Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm, coordinated with tribal communities-beneficiaries, handled logistics to pick up the Aetas from uplands in Bamban and personally handed over the donations during the said activity.
The project, which gives priority to vulnerable groups in the society, also aims to give back to the community and help Aeta families cope during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, the said event was attended by Clark Marriott General Manager Goeran Soelter, Food and Beverage Director Lyle Kelvin Cajayon, Director of Human Resource Carmen Siongco, Chief Engineer John Rainer Cresino, Loss Prevention Manager Ronnie Manalastas and Col. Joselito T. Lopena, Assistant Chief of United Command Staff for Plans, U5 Northern Luzon Command. Also present were Ronald T. Antonio, Community Affairs Officer IV and Astrud Aguinaldo, Community Relations and Social Services Officer III, both from CDC, who also arranged all the preparations and coordinated the project with other government agencies.
Clark Marriott Hotel is a locator of CDC that actively participates in CSR projects. Some of their past CSR projects include “A Night of Gratitude”, which they hosted to help victims of the Taal volcano eruption and the “Serve360” event which benefitted Aeta kids from Mabalacat City.