AC Energy, MWF bring water relief for victims of Typhoon Ulysses

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Water relief for evacuation sites in Rizal. AC Energy, through Manila Water Foundation’s Agapay Tubig program, turned over 1,000 pieces of five-gallon drinking water to the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) at the Provincial Capitol in Antipolo City, Rizal for affected families of Typhoon Ulysses.

Typhoon Ulysses (Vamco), considered by national weather bureau PAGASA as one of the most devastating typhoons to hit the country, has wreaked havoc on several parts of Luzon, most especially in Rizal and Cagayan provinces. Ayala Corporation’s energy platform, AC Energy, with the help of Manila Water Foundation, brought much-needed water relief to typhoon victims in the two severely affected areas from November 27 to December 3. 


A donation of 1,000 pieces of five-gallon drinking water from AC Energy were sent to evacuation sites in Rizal for affected families of Typhoon Ulysses.

Agapay for Rizal

AC Energy turned over 5,000 gallons of drinking water to the Province of Rizal through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) in Antipolo City on November 27. The 1,000 units of 5-gallon bottled water will be distributed to several evacuation centers in Rizal where many families are still temporarily housed even after a month since Typhoon Ulysses hit.

Jeremy Nishimori, AC Energy External Affairs Senior Manager, shared: “Providing the basic needs food, shelter and water after typhoon is very important. Together with Manila Water Foundation, we are happy to help and deliver water to our partner communities who were affected by the typhoon, and make sure they have safe water to drink.”

The six truckloads of drinking water were mobilized to the Provincial Capitol to help at least 1,000 families.


Water relief for Cagayan. A donation of 5,000 gallons of drinking water was turned over to the Provincial Government of Cagayan while an additional 2,500 gallons were turned over to the Municipalities of Buguey and Lal-Lo.

Agapay for Cagayan

Extending its help to one of the most devastated provinces of the typhoon, AC Energy threw a lifeline and brought another 5,000 gallons to the Province of Cagayan through its Provincial Government on December 1 to 3. As per news reports, most of the province was submerged in floodwater for several weeks after the typhoon hit, reaching the city and 21 municipalities with over 151,000 affected families in the region.

Aside from the donation to the province, AC Energy together with MWF, also brought 1,250 gallons to the Municipality of Buguey and another 1,250 gallons to the Municipality of Lal-lo.


WATER RELIEF FOR LAL-LO: Lal-lo Mayor Lloyd Antiporda (center) receives water relief for his constituents. AC Energy donated 1,250 gallons of drinking water to affected families by Typhoon Ulysses. The Agapay partner is represented by AC Energy External Affairs Jose Manuel Lopa (rightmost). Manila Water Foundation Resource Mobilization Manager Nathaniel Hipolito (leftmost) and Municipal staff members join the deployment.

Buguey Municipal Accountant and designated Municipal Administrator Marizel Talla expressed their gratitude to the donor upon receiving the much-needed donation. “Sobra po ang pasasalamat namin sa inyo sa pagdala po nitong tubig. Doon sa naapektuhan po ng baha na dala nitong Bagyong Ulysses. Kahit may water system po kami, ‘yung tubig doon, ‘di po pwedeng inumin. Kailangan pakuluin muna bago inumin… Of the 30 barangays, 14 po na naapektuhan, so madadala po natin iyon sa kanila, sa kanilang araw-araw na inumin na. So maraming, maraming salamat po sa inyo.” [We are very thankful for the water donation. Though we have a water system in the affected areas, the tap water is still not safe for drinking and needs to be boiled. Of the 30 barangays, 14 were affected and will receive this donation that will help augment their daily water needs. Thank you very much to you.]”

HELP FOR BUGUEY: Buguey Mayor Lloyd Antiporda (center) receives the water donation from AC Energy, represented by AC Energy External Affairs Jose Manuel Lopa (third from right); They are joined by designated Municipal Administrator Marizel Talla (leftmost), MWF Resource Mobilization Manager Nathaniel Hipolito (third from left), and members of the Municipal staff.

Mayor Florence Oliver Bautista Pascual of the Municipality of Lal-lo also expressed gratitude for the donations brought to their municipality. He shared, “Extending my gratitude to [AC Energy] and Manila Water Foundation for giving us water for our constituents who were greatly affected by Typhoon Ulysses.”

Agapay is Manila Water Foundation’s disaster response program which provides potable water, hygiene kits, and sanitation facilities for vulnerable sectors affected by calamities.


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