Military personnel at the border of Marikina City and Rizal Province show off water tumblers, hand sanitizers and bar soaps turned over by Manila Water Foundation representatives.
To help fight the COVID-19 pandemic that has reached the Philippines, Manila Water Foundation (MWF) turned over 1,800 hygiene packages to three cities and two towns in NCR and Rizal on March 20.
The local government units of Quezon City, Marikina City, Pasig City, Municipality of Pateros and Cainta, Rizal which remain to be the hardest hit areas of the respiratory disease, received Healthy Family Purified Drinking Water bottles, hand towels, Safeguard bar soaps and MWF info-educational materials that teach proper handwashing. The hygiene kits will be distributed to Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams, police and military personnel and other local frontliners who are working towards containing the respiratory disease in their respective areas.
Marikina Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro (2nd from right) welcomes Manila Water Foundation (MWF) representatives who handed over 400 hygiene packages to the city government. (L-R) Marikina City PEMS Rona Malaque; City Health Officer, Dr Alberto Herrera; MWF Executive Director, Reginald Andal; Marikina City Mayor Marcy Teodoro; Manila Water Marikina Area Business Manager Marie Joy Flores.
Cainta Mayor Kit Nieto (right) receives 400 hygiene packages from MWF which will be distributed to the town’s frontliners to help contain COVID-19. (L-R): Manila Water Pasig Area Business Manager Melai Paraiso; Cainta, Rizal Mayor Johnielle Keith ”Kit” Nieto.
Quezon City local officials receive 400 hygiene packages from Manila Water Foundation (MWF) at the QC City Hall. (L-R) MWF Executive Director Reginald M. Andal; MWF Resource Mobilization Manager Nix Hipolito; QC Assistant City Administrator for Operations Atty. Albert Kimpo; and Head of Internal Audit Service Atty. Noel Gascon.
Pasig CDRRMO Chief Bryant Meryll Ruiz Ong (center), shows off an info-educational handout on proper handwashing from MWF. The city also received Heathy Family purified water, hand towels, and Safeguard soaps aside from the handouts. (L-R): MWF Executive Director Reginald Andal, Pasig CDRRMO Chief Bryant Meryll Ruiz Wong; Manila Water Pasig Area Business Manager Melai Paraiso.
Pateros Mayor Miguel Ponce III is joined by Vice Mayor Gerald German at the handover of hygiene packages from MWF for frontliners of the Municipality. Handing over the muchneeded hygiene products are MWF Executive Director Reginald Andal and Manila Water Taguig - Pateros Business Area employees.
To also support frontliners in the health sector, MWF provided 20 units of 5-gallon bottled water to the Philippine Heart Center. MWF plans to deploy more bottled water in the coming days at other major public hospitals.
The health caravan is under MWF’s Health in our Hands program which aims to educate and support communities to adopt proper hygiene practices to promote healthy living.
As of March 20 at 12 noon, the country has 230 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 18 deaths and 8 recoveries.