The Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation (CCLEC), together with Cebu Link Joint Venture (CLJV), provided aid for the repair and rehabilitation of an orphanage in the Municipality of Cordova.

CCLEC and CLJV recently turned over construction materials such as plywood, wood panels, and blind rivets worth P100,000 to the Children’s Haven of Albert Schweitzer Familienwerk Foundation Philippines, Inc. (ASFFPI).

The dormitories of the orphanage were damaged when Typhoon Odette hit Cebu in December 2021.

“The color roofs of our two-storey building wherein we hold classes for our kids’ online and modular classes were all blown away and had been replaced but since we still lack materials for our ceilings, partitions, and window glasses, we are fortunate that Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) responded and generously shared their resources so that our dormitories could be repaired,” said ASFFPI executive director Martiniana Mercado, former Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 7 regional director.

SUPPORT. For their support to the orphanage, ASFFPI executive director Martiniana Mercado (left) turns over a certificate of appreciation to CCLEC through Communication and Stakeholder Management Manager Jasmin G. Suma-oy (in blue) and CLJV through Communications and Community Relations Manager Carryl Alpuerto.
SUPPORT. For their support to the orphanage, ASFFPI executive director Martiniana Mercado (left) turns over a certificate of appreciation to CCLEC through Communication and Stakeholder Management Manager Jasmin G. Suma-oy (in blue) and CLJV through Communications and Community Relations Manager Carryl Alpuerto ((in half sleeves).

As part of its corporate social responsibility, CCLEC, since 2018, has continuously provided support to the Children’s Haven. The contractor of the 8.9-kilometer expressway is CLJV.

“Our continued support to the orphanage is part of our commitment not to leave behind the community surrounding our project. We want to be a reliable partner in development by giving utmost importance to our community stakeholders,” said CCLEC President and General Manager Allan G. Alfon.

CCLEX, now considered the tallest and highest bridgeway structure in the country, is a project of CCLEC, in partnership with the local government units of Cebu City and Municipality of Cordova.

CCLEX, an engineering feat and Cebu’s newest iconic landmark, is seen to not only ease traffic congestion in the metro but also spark socio-economic development in the province, according to a study by the University of San Carlos.

CCLEC is a wholly owned subsidiary of MPTC, the toll road arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), a publicly-listed infrastructure holding company and a member of the MVP Group of Companies.

MPTC is the largest toll road concessionaire and operator in the Philippines. The company’s expansion goals include establishing toll operations in the Visayas, other parts of the Philippines, and in neighboring countries, notably Vietnam, and Indonesia.