Executive Chairman Terence Ng led the effort to provide emergency food packs to people in Negros Occidental, the Philippines.
Singapore-based technology lifecycle services provider TES and its Executive Chairman Terence Ng provided support to hundreds of people impacted by Typhoon Odette (also known as Typhoon Rai) last December in the Philippines.
The powerful storm made landfall on the islands of Visayas and Mindanao in the Philippines, bringing heavy winds, rain, storm surges, and landslides and destroying the homes of thousands of people in areas that had already been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Philippines government estimates that Odette caused billions of Philippine pesos in infrastructure damage and the destruction of homes, other private buildings, and crops. Cities and villages were deprived of electricity and telecommunications services because of downed power lines, and clean water supplies became a problem in many areas.
Ng led an effort to provide help to the people of hard-hit Negros Occidental in the Kabankalan district of Visayas. On February 12, 2022, TES Philippines organized and hosted an event to provide aid to storm victims in the form of 650 food packs distributed to Negros Occident families affected by the typhoon.
Each food pack consisted of rice, corned beef, meatloaf, sardines, noodles, coffee, milk, and bottled water. After the Negros Occidental event, additional food packs were distributed in Metro Manilla to underprivileged families recommended to TES.
The situation in damaged areas was critical. One could not help but be moved to act to help those in need. - Terence Ng, TES Chairman.