Coca-Cola sent aid to Surigao earthquake victims

Last February 10, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck Surigao and the province suffered massive damages amounting to an estimated ₱601.8 million. Residents panicked as the quake left two major bridges down, damaged buildings and infrastractures, and electricity and water supply on affected areas were stopped.

As the government immediately responded to the disaster victims, some private companies also offered quick assistance to the families. Coca-Cola, one of the biggest beverage companies in the country, immediately sent aid in the form of a vital resource--safe and clean drinking water.

On February 11 – the day after the quake, 100,000 worth of Wilkins Distilled water were unloaded at Surigao City Hall. The drinking water was distributed through the efforts of the local government, with the assistance of Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines pre-sellers, 301B personnel of the Philippine Army, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

In addition to the products, Coca-Cola Philippines, Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines, and the Coca-Cola Foundation are working with the local government of Surigao for the deployment of the SETA Potable Water Machine – a mobile drinking water facility with the capability to treat and produce 3000 l/h of potable drinking water a day – to sustainably ease the community's need for this resource, and will continue to support the rehabilitation efforts in the province.
Edward Santos

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