Following the first tropical cyclone for 2021, Typhoon “Auring” (international name: “Dujuan”), which wreaked havoc in the Visayas and Mindanao regions, Polaris Digital Platform Enterprises Corporation – the company that launched the homegrown VeMoBro ecommerce platform — donated a rescue boat to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to help reach thousands of displaced Filipinos as part of their corporate social responsibility campaign.
“The news about the submerged villages in [the] Visayas and Mindanao are truly heart-wrenching. Of course, it’s hard to ignore these things. We can only imagine how difficult the current situation is for our fellow Filipinos,” Vergil Bargola, founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Polaris, stated during the turnover of the donation to PRC Chairman Richard Gordon on March 11.
“Through our humble donation we hope that the Philippine Red Cross will reach more people who are in desperate situations like this. A single lifeboat can make a huge difference, especially during rescue and relief operations,” Bargola said.
The engineer-turned-CEO, who is also a pastor and lecturer in a Christian organization, shared that the lifeboat can carry up to 10 passengers.
Bargola also emphasized why VeMoBro, despite being a newcomer in the e-commerce scene, is more than eager to lend a helping hand.
“Corporate social responsibility is at the heart of VeMoBro and Polaris’ existence. We want to create a big impact in society and establish a name that people can always rely on, even when challenges arise,” Bargola pointed out.
VeMoBro, short for “Velocity, Mobility and Broad,” is a one-stop digital marketplace where users can find the best deals for different products or services.
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