KPMG turns over Typhoon Haiyan Grant to Red Cross 

KPMG International signed a Grant Agreement with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) on 21 May 2014 at the AIM Conference Center Manila under which KPMG will donate USD 450,000 to benefit the IFRC and Philippine Red Cross (PRC) efforts to support the people affected by Typhoon Haiyan to restore, enhance, protect and diversify their livelihoods.

 

 

The grant agreement signing with IFRC Asia Pacific Director Jagan Chapagain, Philippine Red Cross Chairman Richard Gordon, KPMG International Global Head of Corporate Citizenship Lord Michael Hastings and RGM&Co. Chairman and CEO Roberto Manabat

 

 

KPMG is a global network of member firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. Together with KPMG International, R.G. Manabat & Co. (RGM&Co.), the Philippine member firm of KPMG, launched a global appeal for financial support to support the relief and rehabilitation efforts for people affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The appeal raised over USD 1 million in donations from KPMG International and its member firms, partners and employees across 23 countries. This includes over USD 550,000 donated to the Red Cross and other organizations for immediate life-saving activities in the aftermath of the typhoon and the grant given to the IFRC.

 

Present during the signing ceremony were KPMG International Global Head of Corporate Citizenship Lord Michael Hastings, RGM&Co. Chairman and CEO Roberto Manabat, IFRC Asia Pacific Director Jagan Chapagain and Philippine Red Cross Chairman Richard Gordon.

 

“Rebuilding the lives of these individuals and families who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan is a top priority of KPMG. The livelihood training programs and household and community livelihood grants will surely help the commercial activity and local economy of the affected areas to get back on their feet,” said RGM&Co. Chairman and CEO Roberto Manabat.

 

For more information on KPMG in the Philippines, you may visit www.kpmg.com.ph.

 

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Francis Mark P. Dy

Manager – Markets
R.G. Manabat & Co.

+63 (917) 8323233

+63 (2) 885 7000 loc. 426