A total of 12 boxes of medicines and medical supplies were turned over to the Marawi City Government by Generika. Present at the turnover were Ayala Foundation Senior Director for Corporate Communications Cel Amores and Dr. Camid Gandamra Jr., chief of staff of Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra
Since the siege of Marawi started in May 2017, hundreds of millions worth of property and infrastructure have been destroyed, and hundreds of thousands of Filipinos have been displaced. Many of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) have fled to neighboring provinces, or have been staying in evacuation centers.
Those staying in evacuation centers face the continuing challenge of having regular access to many of their basic needs—food and water, hygiene kits, and medicines.
As a first concrete step toward supporting the IDPs of Marawi City, Generika recently turned over PhP170,000 worth of medicines and medical supplies to the City Government of Marawi.
With the assistance of Ayala Foundation, the medicines and medical supplies were delivered to the Marawi LGU Relief Operations Center in barangay Camague, Iligan City. On behalf of Generika and the rest of the Ayala group, Ayala Foundation Senior Director for Corporate Communications Cel Amores turned over the supplies to the Marawi LGU last September 8. Present to receive the medicines and supplies were Dr. Camid Gandamra Jr., chief of staff of Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra; Sheryl Sani Marawi LGU point person for the Siyapen Formation Center project; Revie Sani, team leader of the Marawi City Emergency Team; and Mr. Camid Gandamra Sr.
Prior to the siege of Marawi, the Ayala group, through Ayala Foundation, signed an agreement with the Marawi City Government for the establishment of the Siyapen Rehabilitation Center. Ayala Foundation is actively working with Task Force Bangon Marawi, the Marawi City Government, the Office of the Regional Governor–Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, and local leaders from various sectors so it can better respond to the needs of Marawi’s IDPs, as well as in preparation for the recovery, reconstruction, and rehabilitation needs of the city.