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Flooding caused by a shear line has damaged the water supply system of the municipality of Lopez Jaena in Misamis Occidental and left residents without access to safe water.

In a letter to PRC Chairman and CEO Dick Gordon, Lopez Jaena Mayor Andrea Cherry Pink Gutierrez expressed her appreciation for the Philippine Red Cross’s (PRC) immediate response to address the water crisis in the town.

“The Municipality of Lopez Jaena is truly grateful for your generosity and support in providing drinking and clean water to our constituents in the aftermath of the calamity that struck our municipality which caused great damage to our water system,” the letter stated.

The PRC distributed more than 157,000 liters in Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental.

The PRC distributed more than 157,000 liters in Lopez Jaena, providing clean safe water to affected communities.

Gutierrez mentioned that the municipality is still “incapable of providing clean drinking water to its constituents”, adding that their water system in the town is still being repaired.

In line with this, the PRC WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) Unit, through the directives of Gordon, installed two water bladders in Barangay Sibugon and Barangay Biasong. The WASH unit will also install another water bladder in Easter Poblacion.

According to WASH Unit, each water bladder is capable of storing and distributing 10, 000 liters of water.

The lady mayor concluded her letter by requesting for PRC’s continuous “assistance in providing clean water to its constituents” while their water system is being repaired.



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