P&G sends aid to Albay communities affected by Mayon Volcano unrest

(Press Release)

Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines, the multinational consumer goods company behind trusted brands like Safeguard, Ariel, Tide, Pantene, and Oral-B, extended support for communities affected by the recent heightened unrest of Mayon Volcano in Albay.

A community alert level 3 is still in effect in Albay, which means there is relatively high unrest in the volcano and an increased tendency toward hazardous eruption. Communities near the volcano have been relocated to evacuation centers in Guinobatan, Ligao, Daraga, Sto. Domingo, Camalig, Legazpi City, Malilipot, and Tabaco, Albay.

P&G, in collaboration with the Manila Water Foundation and the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System, donated Safeguard bar soaps, laundry powders, and hair care products for over 5,700 displaced families. The donation supports the need for basic sanitation measures in evacuation centers, as well as provides evacuees with the comforts of home and a sense of normalcy amidst their situation.

Albay Representative Joey Sarte Salceda expressed gratitude for P&G’s swift response to their request for assistance. “Within days of our request, P&G and Manila Water Foundation were ready with a support package for Albay. WASH products and facilities are essential to maintaining human dignity in evacuation centers, and human dignity is central to our culture in Albay. So, we are very grateful for partners like P&G and their unhesitating response to our call for help,” says Salceda.

Albay Governor Edcel Lagman also shared his gratitude for the Company. “Water, sanitation, and hygiene were the issues and enduring problems that we need to plug sa mga evacuation centers here in Albay. Because of Procter & Gamble, we were able to have it. Maraming salamat po sa P&G sa tulong ninyo sa pagbibigay ng hygiene products sa Albay lalo na sa mga apektadong lugar dahil sa pag-alboroto ng Bulkang Mayon,” Lagman said.

As part of its commitment to being a constant Force for Growth and a Force for Good in the country, P&G continues to serve communities in times of crisis and need. Recently, P&G also donated over ₱6 million worth of P&G products to Mindoro’s local government unit supporting over 75,000 families affected by the Mindoro oil spill.