Epson announced recently that it is increasing its aid for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda) to PhP6.372 million pesos. The additional support was presented by Seiko Epson's global president Minoru Usui to the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), a foundation that is providing relief and recovery assistance to devastated areas.
The combined donation of Epson employees – from employee cash donations and employee initiatives (budget from Christmas party and Family day) amounted to PhP2.372 million. An additional PhP2 million was made by the company from its initial donation of PhP2 million last November 12.
Relief and rehabilitation operations are currently ongoing in the Visayas region, which was severely affected by Typhoon Haiyan -- considered as one of the worst typhoons to hit the Philippines in recorded history. Epson stands with the families affected by the calamity and hopes for the swift rehabilitation of the areas damaged by the disaster.