West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) is donating ₱1 million to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda through the PLDT-Smart Foundation, as part of the Tulong Kapatid efforts of the MVP Group of companies. Since Friday, Maynilad has also deployed 3,000 one-liter bottles and 1,100 one-gallon jugs of water to Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Philippine Navy. This week, the company is also sending additional 12,000 units of one-liter bottles, 15,000 one-gallon jugs and 10,000 pieces of bottled water to various public and private organizations.
In coordination with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Maynilad is also sending water engineers to Tacloban to provide technical assistance to get the water systems in Tacloban running. Water supply in these areas was disrupted after Typhoon Yolanda caused widespread infrastructure damage.
“Typhoon Yolanda has inflicted unimaginable damage and losses to our countrymen in Visayas. We are committed to helping them recover and pick up the pieces, in whatever way we can,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ricky P. Vargas.
“For those who also want to donate goods, they can drop off their in-kind donations in our Maynilad offices in Cavite, Muntinlupa, Parañaque and Quezon City,” Vargas added.
Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base. It is the concessionaire of the MWSS for the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, which is composed of the cities of Manila (all but portions of San Andres & Sta. Ana), Quezon City (west of San Juan River, West Avenue, EDSA, Congressional, Mindanao Avenue, the northern part starting from the Districts of the Holy Spirit & Batasan Hills), Makati (west of South Super Highway), Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon all in Metro Manila; the cities of Cavite, Bacoor and Imus, and the towns of Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario, all in Cavite Province.