It has been two months since the COVID-19 vaccines arrived in the Philippines, and the government has been rolling out its vaccination program to help combat the pandemic.
Aiming to support the vaccine roll out amid the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), Manila Water Foundation (MWF) and its generous partners rolled out its Agapay program to provide hydration, home and personal care products to local government units and vaccination centers on April 28.
MWF visited vaccination hubs and select barangays in Pasig City, Antipolo City, Marikina City, Quezon City, Mandaluyong City, Taguig City and the City of Manila to distribute a total of 1,305 gallons of drinking water from hydration partner Healthy & Pure, and products from hygiene partners Lamoiyan Corporation, P&G Safeguard Philippines, and 145A Distribution. Happy Meal toys donated by Ronald McDonald’s House Charities will also be handed over to communities.
Aside from these, Manila Water Foundation bought more than 1,000 bottles of disinfecting alcohol which will also be distributed in select barangays. The bottles of alcohol were processed by solo parents who were trained by the Quezon City Small Business and Cooperatives Development Promotions Office (QCSBCDPO). Manila Water Foundation aims to support the vaccine roll out but also shows support to small businesses led by a vulnerable sector amid the pandemic.
Agapay is Manila Water Foundation’s emergency response program that urgently addresses the need for clean water and sanitation in affected communities. Currently, the NCR + is under the MECQ until April 30. Through this program, Manila Water Foundation and its partners express support to communities in Metro Manila cities in their fight against COVID-19.
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