Pepsi provides water tanks in Marawi
Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI), in partnership with Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), provided tanks containing 20,000 liters of clean and safe water each for the displaced people of Marawi.
PDRF has tapped PCPPI to provide 12 cylindrical, 20,000-liter water tanks to various gravely affected barangays across the province.
“Water is a critical need and a fundamental right,” said PDRF President Butch Meily.
“It’s been a year since the siege of Marawi, and until now more than 70, 000 families still have to live with the hardship brought about by the war. Today we are even more determined to turn the tide by providing them with the water they direly need,” he added.
Falconi Millar, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Secretary General, said that as of now, 1,248 families are still living in evacuation centers, while 10,000 families are in ground zero.
“PCPPI will also partner with PDRF to conduct community training on water management and hygiene, as well as initiate various programs for the holistic, socio-psychological recovery of the Maranaos,” a report in Inquirer showed.