UPLIFTING THE COMMUNITY. Clark Development Corporation (CDC) recently conducted an outreach activity at Brgy. Inararo, Porac, Pampang. The state-owned firm turned over its rice donations to 250 Aeta residents in the area.
CLARK FREEPORT— A total of 250 Aeta residents in Brgy. Inararo, Porac, Pampanga recently benefitted from an outreach activity organized by Clark Development Corporation (CDC).
During the said event, External Affairs Department (EAD) Assistant Vice President Rommel Narciso, Security Services Group (SSG) Assistant Vice President Rodem Perez, and Public Safety Division Asst. Vice President Antonio V. Rosario Jr., led the distribution of rice donations to selected residents of Brgy. Inararo. Each beneficiary received a 5kg bag of rice. The donation of 1,250 kilos of rice was also made possible through the collaborative effort of CDC and the Municipality of Porac.
In his speech, Municipal Information Officer Relito Laxamana thanked the state-owned corporation and its executives, led by CDC president and CEO Manuel R. Gaerlan, for the support offered to the residents of Porac.
“Nagpapasalamat po kami sa CDC sa programang binigay nila sa Brgy. Inararo. Sana sa other programs po nila ay maisama parin po tayo,” he said.
Meanwhile, Narciso said that aside from the activity, other CSR programs are also in the pipeline to help improve the lives of communities adjacent to Clark.
“Umpisa pala mang po ito. Meron po kaming plano na magkaroon ng magandang market para sa mga IPs (Indigenous Peoples) na malapit sa Clark para po ang mga products nyo ay maipromote at maibenta po natin sa other markets,” Narciso said.
Aside from the said outreach activity, CDC through its Corporate Social Responsibility and Placement Division (CSRPD), has organized and initiated numerous programs and projects for the communities in Porac.
These include the construction of a two-storey building for Manibaug Libutad Elementary School in 2017, donation of construction materials to 15 selected schools in Porac, mobility project for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), outreach and gift-giving activities during typhoons and calamities, donation of livelihood carts to selected beneficiaries, and COVID-19 efforts and programs among others.