Following the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses, PHILUSA Corporation handed over much-needed sanitation and hygiene products to displaced families through Manila Water Foundation (MWF)'s Agapay Sanitasyon program.
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.
Now, more Mandaluyong City residents can be safer from COVID-19 with two new handwashing facilities donated and turned over by Manila Water Foundation (MWF) and P&G and Safeguard Philippines in two health centers in the City on December 16.
Situated just beside the Pampanga River, Purok 1 at Barangay Sta. Lucia in Calumpit, Bulacan finds itself prone to flooding especially during typhoon seasons.
When Typhoon Ulysses hit Central Luzon in November, it was expected that the community will be submerged in floodwater again. However, almost a month after it passed, the community is still yet to recover from the damages caused by the weather disturbance.
Manila Water Foundation, through the Roots to Shoots (RTS) program with Pilipinas Shell Foundation and World Vision, turned over 17 new handwashing facilities, one toilet facility, and five water tanks to different barangay health centers and public spaces in Bombon and Pasacao, Camarines Sur on December 11.
Thousands of students, faculty and staff from five public schools in Metro Manila can now look forward to new handwashing facilities installed in strategic locations in their schools that will help them fight COVID-19 and other communicable diseases.<
Advocating water access, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) education in schools, Manila Water Foundation (MWF), in partnership with GMA Kapuso Foundation, helped rehabilitate the sanitation and hygiene facilities at Datu Saber Elementary School in Marawi City.
San Juan City is the fifth city in Metro Manila to get new handwashing facilities under the Safe Philippines campaign and WASH in Pandemic program of P&G Safeguard and Manila Water Foundation respectively.