Manila Water extends assistance to quake victims in Mindanao
Manila Water, through the Manila Water Foundation, Inc. (MWF), readily came to the aid of the victims of the recent earthquake in Mindanao, by providing much-needed drinking water to the evacuation centers in North Cotabato and Davao del Sur, which were hardest-hit in the series of tremors experienced last week.
Through coordination with various government agencies, MWF was able to bring in two thousand twenty (2,020) 5-gallon bottles of Healthy Family drinking water to the evacuation centers in Kidapawan City and the towns of Makilala and Tulunan in North Cotabato, and three hundred (300) bottles to Magsaysay town in Davao Del Sur.
“We treat with urgency the distribution of drinking water to the evacuation centers to avert further issues such as the spread of illnesses and diseases. That is why we are also engaging volunteer employees from Manila Water’s subsidiaries in Mindanao as well,” said Reginald Andal, MWF Executive Director.
Manila Water also has on stand-by one of its Mobile Treatment Plants (MTP), which has the capability of treating and converting any type of raw water—river water, flood water, even saltwater—into potable drinking water. It is currently stationed in Caticlan in Boracay, ready to be deployed anytime to the other earthquake-stricken areas in Mindanao.
This disaster response is a concerted effort of the entire Manila Water Enterprise, with help from teams within Manila Water Operations, Manila Water Total Solutions, Manila Water Philippine Ventures, and Manila Water Foundation.