Apple CEO Tim Cook is being urged by netizens, including celebrity mom Pia Magalona, to send the company’s contribution to the relief efforts for those affected by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) through the Office of the Vice President (OVP).
“Typhoon Rai has caused so much devastation in the Philippines and Malaysia — so many families have lost so much. Apple will be contributing to relief, recovery, and longer-term rebuilding efforts,” Cook said in a tweet last Dec. 21.
Magalona, the widow of legendary Filipino rapper Francis Magalona, has asked Apple CEO Tim Cook to ensure that the donation is delivered to Vice President Leni Robredo’s office.
“Pls make sure you send it straight to the Office of the Vice President to be sure it gets to those affected by #OdettePH. Thank you!!,” her reply to Cook’s tweet read.
Numerous Twitter users made similar calls.
“Thank you, Apple, for your pledge. Many Filipinos desperately need help. Maybe you can partner with the office of the Vice President. She has been on ground zero personally assessing the damage. Efficient and trustworthy office. No corruption,” one user said.
Senator Manny Pacquiao, meanwhile, has offered to help Apple with its contribution.
“Thank you for helping our country. If there is anything our team here in the Philippines can do to help you on the ground, we are at your disposal,” Pacquiao said.
Netizens urge Apple CEO to send ‘Odette’ donation through OVP|CDN