Power firm shares holiday cheers with charitable groups

By John Noel Herrera

Iloilo City’s sole power distributor continued its pledge to help the less privileged by supporting institutions that are also helping others in the spirit of charity and community.

MORE Electric and Power Corp. president and CEO Roel Castro said the company pooled its extra resources together to support the following institutions:

  1. Asilo de Molo, Inc.
  2. Philippine Red Cross-Iloilo Chapter
  3. Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish Clinic of St. Clements Church
  4. Colegio de San Jose
  5. Jaro Archdiocesan Social Center
  6. Iloilo Two Hearts Foundation
  7. Friend of Cancer Kids Iloilo Foundation, Inc.
  8. Assumption Iloilo Educational Foundation
  9. Carmelite Sisters
  10. Philippine Action for Community-Led Shelter Initiatives Inc. (PACSI) Thru: Homeless People’s Federation Philippines, Inc. Iloilo City

Sister Josephine A. Aldep of the Carmelite Missionary sisters thanked the power distributor for its continued support of the mission.

“We are always very happy whenever you visit us here every Christmas to show that you remember us and then bring us your gifts so we can also make others happy. For three years already, we are very happy that you have been very generous to us. I think not only us here but all those institutions that need your help. We pray that you will prosper in your endeavors, and we are always praying for your workers. We are assuring you of our prayers,” said Sister Aldep said.

Friends of Cancer Kids Iloilo Foundation, Inc. (FOCC) said MORE Power’s help has gone a long way to help children with cancer.

According to Ms. Janice Luce Jimenez of FOCC, “this is a big help sa amon foundation to continue our mission in helping children, because we survive on the generosity of companies and individuals like you. Because we don’t have a real source of income, so for us to continue our mission dako gid ini nga bulig, dako dako gid.

Jimenez said a cup of branded coffee can already help a child with cancer go to the hospital.

“If we buy one cup of coffee sa Starbucks that could be a fare sang isa ka bata para makakadto siya sa hospital. So imaginon mo with the financial aid given to us kun pila ka kabataan ang maka continue sang ila nga chemo nila biskan sa plete na lang nila kag makakadto sila sa Hospital,” she added.

Castro said the company will continue its dual mission of bringing competent and reliable service to consumers and serving the less fortunate and the vulnerable in Iloilo City.

“MORE Power is not just a business but an institution with a heart,” he added.