At the time when collaboration is much-needed, Ayala Group of Companies proved its synergy through the launching of the 2020 Brigada ng Ayala at Ramon Magsaysay High School (RMHS) in España, Manila on October 12.
With towns in Quezon Province heavily ravaged by Tropical Storm "Pepito," Manila Water Foundation (MWF), Manila Water’s social development arm, rushed to Lucena City on October 21 to bring two truckloads of potable water and food packs for 7,000 affected individuals.
Continuing its relief efforts for affected communities of Typhoon Pepito, Manila Water Foundation worked hand-in-hand with the Ayala Foundation to deploy 4,000 packs of food and 1,370 gallons of drinking water to Lucena City, the Provincial Capitol of Quezon Province, in support to around 20,000 victims of the typhoon.
The UNICEF (2019) tells us that access to safe and clean water and sanitation facilities is everyone’s basic right, including persons with disabilities (PWDs), and the lack of it can have severe consequences on their well-being—especially at this time of the pandemic.
As we observe physical distancing and good hygiene habits amid the pandemic, we are constantly reminded that the simple practice of handwashing with soap and clean water is also one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs and viruses. But did you know there are still a lot to learn about washing our hands?
“For marginalized and vulnerable communities—especially in indigenous communities—the pandemic is a matter of survival of resources,” said Edgardo Ligon, Executive Director of IDEALS Inc., a non-profit organization based in Diliman, Quezon City.
Since 2013, Manila Water Foundation (MWF) has been leading the celebration of Global Handwashing Day in the Philippines. This 2020, MWF hosted a virtual fete of the Global Handwashing Day—live with radio personality and host Gino Quillamor! A series of games, messages, and handwashing demos were broadcast live on the day. Watch the live event here: