Genting HK Donated P17 million to ABS-CBN Foundation
Genting HK assists southern Philippines storm victims
December 23, 2011
To assist victims of the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Sendong in the southern Philippines, Genting Hong Kong has initiated a company-wide donation drive and to date has raised HK$3m (US$386,000).
Led by chairman and ceo Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, donations came from Genting HK, Star Cruises Asia and Norwegian Cruise Line. The companies, as well as their management, employees and crew, made donations to express their concern for the victims and their families.
Genting HK said the Philippines and her people are an integral part of the company. More than 13,000 Filipino staff work for Star Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line.
‘Our deepest condolences go to the victims and their families,’ said Genting HK president David Chua. 'We hope our donations will very soon help the affected in restoring their lives and putting the past behind them. In this season of giving, the donation drive reminded us that we are very fortunate to be in a position to help. We shall all do whatever we can for those in need.'
Donations will be submitted to ABS-CBN Foundation, a nationwide charity in the Philippines that is orchestrating relief efforts.