Northern Star Energy Corporation came to the rescue of the 1-A Route TODA (Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association) of Barangay Subusub, Camp One and Udiao in Rosario, La Union with a donation of 300 grocery packs containing assorted canned goods, coffee and bath soap. The relief operation was coordinated by Ms. Ellaine De Vera, Northern Star Retailer-Partner of Caltex Rosario 1 and 2 in La Union.
The whole province was declared under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) on May 1 but the provincial government is seeking to revert to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to ensure widespread testing and contact tracing. As of May 8, La Union has 16 reported COVID-19 cases, nine recoveries and three deaths. The ECQ extension will continue to adversely impact the livelihood of residents.
The grocery pack donation to the 1-A Route TODA, delivered by Northern Star Assistant Area Manager, Dennis Chuidian, is part of the continuing effort of Northern Star to help move lives forward in the communities where it operates during the COVID-19 pandemic. Northern Star earlier gave personal protective equipment to the medical frontliners of Chinese General Hospital in Manila and Ospital ng Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, Zambales.
“We need to wake up. We need to help one another and lift one another. We need to stop berating our government and contribute what we can contribute for the betterment of our community and humanity, small or big would be of a great help,” she added.