The Manila Water Foundation donated over 5,000 hand soaps for Davao City’s “high foot traffic areas” such as the Davao City Overland Transport Terminal (DCOTT), Bankerohan Public Market, and some selected schools. 

A total of 5,380 hand soaps were donated by the Foundation of which 3,680 will be distributed to district schools in Tibungco, Baguio, and Marilog, 850 pieces to DCOTT, and 850 to Bangkerohan Public Market. 

City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) Chief Dionisio Abude, who received the donated hand soaps, said these are useful for the hygiene/handwashing measure of the passengers before getting on the buses at the terminal.

“Dakong tabang ni especially sa mga pasahero kay as of now naa tay estimated daily trip nga moabot na og 200 to 300 trips kada adlaw. Moabot og more or less 7,500 ang passengers daily. So, makatabang ni siya sa pag disinfect bago sila mosakay sa atong bus (This is a huge help, especially to passengers because as of now we have an estimated daily trip of 200 to 300 trips. We have more or less 7,500 passengers daily. So, this will help in the disinfection before they board buses),” he said.

The Manila Water Foundation is the social development arm of the Manila Water Company to serve waterless and toilet-less communities in the Philippines and neighboring countries. 

Flagship Program Manager of Manila Water Foundation, Jubail Pasia, said they donated the hand hygiene facilities to help improve sanitation in communities, especially in this time of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Davao City is one of the areas we operate the Manila Water Enterprise and isa pud siya sa daghan og [Covid-19] cases so far (it also has a lot of Covid-19 cases so far). So we would want to help the city government as well as the education sector, DepEd Davao, that’s why we provided hand hygiene facilities para sa atong mga institution and organization here in Davao City. CIO