Sofitel Manila Partners with ABS-CBN for Mission Habagat

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, in cooperation with ABS-CBN Foundation’s Sagip Kapamilya, launches Mission Habagat.

Pasay City, Philippines, August 31, 2012 --( Mission Habagat is a relief effort organized by Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila together with ABS-CBN Foundation’s Sagip Kapamilya assistance program. This joint project is focused on providing basic assistance for communities affected and displaced by the devastation caused by recent heavy rains and massive flooding.

As an initial act for the project, Sofitel Manila executive committee and managers conducted relief goods operation at Barangay Gulod, a residential district in Novaliches, Quezon City, which is among the most devastated areas in the metro hit by the massive flooding last August 7. Water, rice, noodles, sardines, soap and shampoo were distributed to one thousand families, while one thousand towels were donated to Sagip Kapamilya for the foundation’s mobile bathroom caravan project.

The Mission Habagat project is the first partnership between Sofitel Philippine Plaza and ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. Joint education and livelihood projects are in the pipeline for the coming year.

As an a continuous effort to raise funds for the Mission Habagat project, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila also launches a Mission Habagat official Facebook page.

For in kind or financial donations, please call Sofitel Philippine Plaza at 551.5555 exts. 1963 and 1401. For direct deposits, please credit to Sofitel Philippine Plaza, account number 3131-0393-78, BPI Vito Cruz Harrison branch.

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About ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.

ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit socio-civic organization of the ABS-CBN Corporation that facilitates social programs and outreach to the public. Initially, the organization's primary responsibilities were to generate welfare funds by broadcasting the plight of those in need of assistance and ensuring the proper allocation and utilization of solicited help. Eventually, AFI restructured itself to compensate an all-around developmental approach as its mission to provide a better quality of life for every Filipino in general and every Filipino child in particular. All development programs for the grassroots carry a significant slant targeted to directly benefit children, their families, and the community.

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