2016 ANNUAL REPORT

DISASTER RESPONSE AND RELIEF

Ever mindful of the effects of climate change on the vulnerable Filipino population, First Gen finds ways to build the capacity of our host communities to withstand and cope with calamities and emergency situations.
Relief Assistance. To help host communities affected by Typhoon Nona, First Gen provided 1,000 pieces of galvanized iron sheets and 2,000 pieces of plywood for the use of affected families in the municipality of Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro. This timely donation helped the community rebuild and normalize faster.
Community Disaster Preparedness. First Gen also signed a memorandum of agreement to establish a community-based fire hydrant system and substation for host barangays Sta. Rita Karsada and Bolbok. The facility is envisioned to respond to fire, floods, typhoons, earthquakes, tsunamis, and industrial emergencies, among others. Collaborators in the project include the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), which donated the fire truck and will take care of operational and technical training; the Provincial Government of Batangas, which donated the 400-square-meter lot for the building; and the barangay officials, who will provide the community emergency response team. First Gen hired an architect to design the facility, and will also fund its construction.