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Collaborations in times of disaster

In times of disaster, collaborations are best. In 2019, devastating earthquakes shook the country and tested the bayanihan culture of the Filipino people.

On April 22, a 6.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Luzon devastated homes, livelihood and displaced thousands of families from their communities. The worst-hit were the towns of Porac and Floridablanca in the Province of Pampanga. To bring aid to quake victims, Manila Water Foundation (MWF), in collaboration with Ayala Foundation, Apl.de.Ap Foundation, and Project Malasakit by Kara David, brought five-gallon water bottles to the 12 hardest-hit villages in Porac who were severely affected and were in much need of clean and potable water for drinking, cooking, and other hygiene-related activities.

Around 700 Aeta families from severely affected barangays immediately lined-up as soon as they saw the truck unload the 5-gallon water bottles. Residents even shouted, “At last, we can drink water!”

In Floridablanca, MWF reached out to families who were also badly hit by the quake. Collaborating with Ayala Foundation, Apl.de.Ap Foundation and the Pampanga Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), Manila Water Foundation gave water to six hundred (600) families from Barangay Nabuclod who have lost their homes and who have no nearby water source.

In the southern part of the Philippines, consecutive quakes occurred in October 2019 that triggered landslides in North Cotabato and Davao del Sur. Severely affected residents lost their homes, and many sustained injuries and lost their sources of livelihood. Drinking water was a scarce resource among the families in evacuation centers. Groups of villagers from Makilala, North Cotabato held up signs along the road in a plea for rice and water.

Responding to the call of the villagers, the Foundation reached out to evacuation sites in the Makilala town, specifically Makilala Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), Camp Bulatukan, and New Cebu Elementary School on November 4. MWF, in collaboration with the Philippine Army, brought five-gallon bottles of potable water to around 1,000 families at the evacuation centers. Volunteers from Tagum Water and Estate Water, subsidiaries of Manila Water Philippine Ventures (MWPV), extended a helping hand during the relief operations. On November 7, the Foundation also deployed five-gallon bottles of potable water to more families in North Cotabato and Davao del Sur. Through the assistance of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), 1,000 bottles were deployed for affected families in Kidapawan City and Tulunan, North Cotabato while an additional 300 bottles were transported by the Philippine Coast Guard for Magsaysay, Davao del Sur.

Helping communities who sustain the business

Manila Water serves the East Zone in Metro Manila. Taking care of its customers is also one of its business goals as it reaches out to them in times of need. Manila Water Foundation’s Agapay Tubig program reached out to San Buena Compound in Cainta Rizal when a fire razed homes affecting 600 families on February 3. Left homeless or with houses severely damaged, the residents from Barangay Santo Domingo evacuated to covered courts in nearby subdivisions for refuge. To help ease their situation, the Foundation deployed 600 units of five-gallon bottled water to the affected residents which can sustain all the affected families with potable water for a few days to a week.

MWF worked with Manila Water’s Pasig Business Area, the Municipal Government of Cainta Rizal : Office of Mayor Kit Nieto and General Services Department in extending assistance to the affected families.

In Mandaluyong, one of Manila Water’s service area also suffered from a residential fire on November 29 that left 5,148 individuals homeless at Blocks 39 & 40 in Barangay Addition Hills.  Manila Water Foundation (MWF) donated 1,300 units of five-gallon bottled water to the affected families. The Foundation worked with Manila Water Makati - Mandaluyong Business Area, JCI Mandaluyong, JCI Quezon City Capitol, Healthy Family Purified Water and Barangay Addition Hills in extending assistance to the beneficiaries.

 

 

 

Agapay Partners and Allies

In pursuit to conduct a concerted effort in times of disaster and calamities, Manila Water Foundation led a simultaneous Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing event with various partners on July 30 in time for the National Disaster Resilience Month.  MWF inked agreements with its partners from government, private sector, and NGOs under its disaster response program Agapay with the purpose of consolidating efforts for effective delivery of services and relief specially in times of disaster.

Institutions whose mission is to bring relief to disaster-stricken communities took part at the MOA signing as Agapay Partners and Allies--the Office of Civil Defense, Health Emergency Management Bureau of the Department of Health, ABS-CBN Foundation, GMA Kapuso Foundation, Rise Against Hunger Philippines, Philippine Disaster Relief Foundation, Shared Aid Fund for Emergency Response, YesPinoy Foundation, Healthy Family, Manila Water- Sagip Buhay, and Plan International.

The partnerships formed will be beneficial most especially to vulnerable communities which are prone to disasters and calamities.

In 2019 alone, the Foundation was able to deploy a total of 11,370 units of five-gallon bottled water, providing relief to 56,850 individuals who were affected by residential fires, a drought, and earthquakes.

PROGRAM STRIDES

No.

Disaster

Location 

Beneficiaries

Qty. 

(5-gallon Bottled Water)

Partner

 

1

Residential Fire

Obando, Bulacan

750 residents

150

Obando Water Company

OVP Angat Buhay

2

Cainta, Rizal

3,000 residents

600

Cainta LGU

3

Orion, Bataan

2,500 residents

500

Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary

4

El Niño Phenomenon

Kidapawan, North Cotabato

10,000 residents

2,000

GMA Kapuso Foundation

5

Earthquake

Porac, Pampanga

12,000 residents

2,400

MWPV North Luzon RBD

Clark Water Corporation

Operation Blessings Foundation

6

Porac, Pampanga

Floridablanca, Pampanga

5,000 residents

1,000

Ayala Foundation, Inc.

Apl.de.Ap Foundation

Project Malasakit

PDRF, PAF, PA

8

Water Relief

Bamban, Tarlac

500 residents

100

Ayala Foundation, Inc.

Apl.de.Ap Foundation

9

Earthquake

Itbayat, Batanes

1,500 residents

300

OVP Angat Buhay

10

Residential Fire

Navotas City

5,000 residents

1,000

OVP Angat Buhay

11

Earthquake

Tulunan, North Cotabato

Makilala, North Cotabato

10,100 residents

2,020

OVP Angat Buhay

PDRF, EW Mindanao RBA

12

Residential Fire

Mandaluyong City

6,500 residents

1,300 

JCI QC Capitol, JCI Mandaluyong

 

Total

56,850 residents

11,370

 

 

NO. DATE/S DEPLOYMENT DISASTER LOCATION NO. OF BENEFICIARIES
1 October 8, 2014  5-gallon drinking water bottles Typhoon Mario Pampanga 2,000 families
4 August - December 2016  5-gallon drinking water bottles Typhoon Habagat San Fernando, Pampanga 700 families
5 August - December 2016  5-gallon drinking water bottles Typhoon Habagat Balanga, Bataan 1000 families
6 August - December 2016  5-gallon drinking water bottles Typhoon Habagat Dinalupihan, Bataan 1500 families
7 August - December 2016 5-gallon drinking water bottles and solar bags  Typhoon Habagat Calasiao, Pangasinan 1500 families
8 August - December 2016  5-gallon drinking water bottles Typhoon Habagat Lingayen, Pangasinan 2000 families
9 August - December 2016  5-gallon drinking water bottles Typhoon Habagat Dagupan, Pangasinan 1000 families
10 August - December 2016  5-gallon drinking water bottles Typhoon Habagat Pulilan, Bulacan 1000 families
11 August - December 2016  5-gallon drinking water bottles Typhoon Habagat Masantol, Pampanga 1000 families
12 August - December 2016  5-gallon drinking water bottles Typhoon Habagat Itbayad, Batanes 500 families
13    5-gallon drinking water bottles Typhoon Karen Dingalan Aurora, Cabanatuan Nueva Ecija 3000 families
14    Solar Bags  Typhoon Karen Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija 80 families
15    5-gallon drinking water bottles Typhoon Karen Ilagan, Isabela 2000 families
16    5-gallon drinking water bottles Typhoon Lawin Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija 45 families
17    5-gallon drinking water bottles Typhoon Nina Lucena City, Quezon 1000 families
18 December 27, 2016  5-gallon drinking water bottles Typhoon Nina Naga City, Camarines Sur 1000 families
19 January 21, 2017  5-gallon drinking water bottles   Camarines Sur 2000 families
21 April 10, 2017  5-gallon drinking water bottles Agusan Response Batangas 600 families
22 April 15, 2017  5-gallon drinking water bottles   Batangas 1000 families
23 June 14, 2017  5-gallon drinking water bottles   Lanao Del Sur - Marawi 1000 families
24 June 19, 2017  5-gallon drinking water bottles   Lanao Del Sur - Marawi 1000 families
25 July 6, 2017  5-gallon drinking water bottles   Lanao Del Sur - Marawi 4800 families
26 July 18, 2018  5-gallon drinking water bottles   Lanao Del Sur - Marawi 250 families
27 August 4, 2017  5-gallon drinking water bottles   Lanao Del Sur – Marawi 7200 families
28 November 19, 2017  5-gallon drinking water bottles   Lanao Del Sur – Marawi 300 families
29 December 9, 2017  5-gallon drinking water bottles   Lanao Del Sur – Marawi 2000 families
30 December 19, 2017  5-gallon drinking water bottles   Tacloban City 1000 families
31 August 21, 2017 Solar bags which were used to provide potable water Basilan Bombin Maluso, Basilan  2,075 families
32 2018  5-gallon drinking water bottles (2,000 units) Mayon Volcano Eruption Guinobatan, Albay 10,000 residents
33 2018  5-gallon drinking water bottles (600 units) Mayon Volcano Eruption Camalig, Albay; Legazpi City, Albay 3,000 residents
34 2018  5-gallon drinking water bottles (429 units) Mayon Volcano Eruption Camalig, Albay; Guinobatan, Albay; Ligao City, Albay 2,145 residents
35 2018  5-gallon drinking water bottles (100 units) Mayon Volcano Eruption Legazpi City, Albay 500 residents
36 2018  5-gallon drinking water bottles (1,380 units) Mayon Volcano Eruption Camalig, Albay; Daraga, Albay 6,900 residents
37 2018  5-gallon drinking water bottles (527 units) Mayon Volcano Eruption Legazpi City, Albay 2,635 residents
38 2018  5-gallon drinking water bottles (394 units) Mayon Volcano Eruption Guinobatan, Albay; Legazpi City, Albay 1,970 residents
39 2018  5-gallon drinking water bottles (270 units) Malabon Fire Catmon, Malabon City 1,350 residents
40 2018  5-gallon drinking water bottles (600 units) Tropical Depression Josie Calasiao, Pangasinan 3,000 residents
41 2018 5-gallon drinking water bottles (641 units) Tropical Depression Josie Dinalupihan, Bataan 3,205 residents
42 2019 5-gallon drinking water bottles (150 units) Residential Fire Obando, Bulacan 750 residents
43 2019 5-gallon drinking water bottles (600 units) Residential Fire Cainta, Rizal 3,000 residents
44 2019 5-gallon drinking water bottles (500 units) Residential Fire Orion, Bataan 2,500 residents
45 2019 5-gallon drinking water bottles (2,000 units) El Niño Phenomenon Kidapawan, North Cotabato 10,000 residents
46 2019 5-gallon drinking water bottles (2,400 units) Earthquake Porac, Pampanga 12,000 residents
47 2019 5-gallon drinking water bottles (1,000 units) Earthquake

Porac, Pampanga

Floridablanca, Pampanga

5,000 residents
48 2019 5-gallon drinking water bottles (100 units) Water Relief Bamban, Tarlac 500 residents
49 2019 5-gallon drinking water bottles (300 units) Earthquake Itbayat, Batanes 1,500 residents
50 2019 5-gallon drinking water bottles (1,000 units) Residential Fire Navotas City 5,000 residents
51 2019 5-gallon drinking water bottles (2,020 units) Earthquake

Tulunan, North Cotabato

Makilala, North Cotabato

10,100 residents
52 2019 5-gallon drinking water bottles (2,020) Earthquake Makilala, North Cotabato 10,100 residents
53 2019 5-gallon drinking water bottles (1,300 units) Residential Fire Mandaluyong City 6,500 residents