MANILA, Philippines — In celebration of the National Disaster Resilience Month, Manila Water Foundation (MWF) inked agreements with its partners from government, private sector and NGOs under its disaster response program Agapay in a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing event held at SEAMEO INNOTECH Building, Quezon City on July 30, 2019.
Agapay is the disaster response program of MWF that distributes bottled drinking water, deploys water tankers or Mobile Treatment Plants, and builds or distributes sanitation interventions for affected families and individuals who were displaced from their homes and communities.
The MOA signing aims to formalize MWF’s partnership with multi-sectoral institutions which will lead to a more collaborative approach and pave the way for seamless disaster response deployments under its Agapay program.
The partnerships formed will be beneficial most especially to vulnerable communities which are prone to disasters and calamities.
Institutions whose mission is to bring relief to disaster-stricken communities will take part at the MOA signing as Agapay partners and allies- the Office of Civil Defense, Health Emergency Management Bureau of the Department of Health, ABS-CBN Foundation, GMA Kapuso Foundation, Rise Against Hunger Philippines, Philippine Disaster Relief Foundation, Shared Aid Fund for Emergency Response, YesPinoy Foundation, Healthy Family, Manila Sagip Buhay, and Plan International.
Through Agapay, Manila Water Foundation provides access to safe water and better sanitation facilities to disaster-affected families and communities. In 2018 alone, about 67,500 individuals were served by the program.
Through this event, MWF hopes to effectively reach more calamity-stricken communities in the years to come for a disaster-resilient Philippines.
To learn more about this program, please visit the Agapay page on the Manila Water Foundation website at www.manilawaterfoundation.org and watch this video below.