THE COCA-COLA SYSTEM offered a quick and ready assistance to the families of the Earthquake-stricken communities in Surigao following the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that struck the province on Friday.
At least 11 towns including the provincial capital and two major bridges essential were damaged. The earthquake and its aftershocks have left an estimated ₱601.8 million in damage in its wake.
The beverage company immediately sent safe and clean drinking water to these communities believing water is most vital.
On February 11, P100,000 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.