The project partners – Aragorn Power and Energy Corporation (APEC), Guidance Management Corporation (GMC) and Allfirst Kalinga Holdings Inc. (AKHI) - have been closely monitoring the situation of the Kalinga communities during the imposition of the enhanced community quarantine.
To help out these communities, the project partners have provided P560, 000 worth of assistance in terms of food packs for over 1,000 families in Lubuagan and Pasil, rice packs for 436 households in Balatoc and logistical support for the interagency task force checkpoints in those areas.
Project contractors DESCO Incorporated, UZMA Engineering Ltd. and CSA Resources Corporation also provided 150 sacks of rice and canned goods.
To directly support local efforts to contain the pandemic, the project partners provided personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Kalinga provincial government thru Gov. Ferdinand B. Tubban and in collaboration with the Nation Commission for Indigenous People.
These PPEs include 200 pieces N95 face masks, 200 pieces face shields, 28 boxes of surgical masks, 200 pieces of medical goggles, 20 boxes of sterile gloves and 18 units of thermal scanners.
The provincial government intends to distribute the PPEs and medical equipment equally to the following medical facilities: Kalinga Provincial Hospital (KPH), TALACA Taskforce, Balbalan District Hospital, Lubuagan District Hospital, Pinukpuk District Hospital, Rizal District Hospital, Tanudan Municipal Hospital, Tanudan MHO and Tinglayan MHO.
PPEs were earlier been provided to the Pasil and Lubuagan local governments as well as thermal scanners for use of Pasil and Lubuagan medical personnel.
The Kalinga Geothermal Project has partners altogether provided P390, 000 worth of PPEs to augment the requirements of the Kalinga Provincial Hospital, the satellite health facilities in the various municipalities and the MHOs of Lubuagan and Pasil.
“The Kalinga Project Partners --- APEC, GMC and AKHI, respectfully extend our best wishes and prayers for the Provincial Leadership and the people of Kalinga to continue to be blessed with good health and stability in these extraordinary times,” said project manager Eugene G. Sunio. (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)
By Peter A. Balocnit