Continuing with efforts of alleviating the plight of the families that were displaced by the recent large fires in Brgy San Juan and West Habog-Habog Molo, the Metro Iloilo Water District once more comes to the fore with more donations, this time in the form of much needed water-gallons and sleeping blankets for three hundred families, as augmentation for the previous week’s donations.
It has been more than a week since the large fires that burned down more than a hundred houses and displaced over a three hundred families, and as the refugees have settled in their temporary homes in the evacuation centers, the logistics of necessities have been—bit by bit—ironed out and donations maximized, to accommodate for the specific needs within the evac centers. This is all made possible by the ceaseless, 24/7 work of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the local Punong Barangay Officials and school staff and teachers of Baluarte.
ElementarySchool and San Juan Elementary School, as both schools have served as the evacuation centers and temporary shelters. As such, the MIWD’s Climate Change and Risk Reduction Committee have plotted out with the DSWD that the families would benefit from supplies of bath towels, water gallons (that can hold 20 liters of potable water), warm blankets and rice—all of which have been expeditiously procured and are currently being donated by the MIWD. Pictured here among the MIWD contingent are the members of the MIWD Climate Change and Risk Reduction Committee with MIWD OIC General Manager Ms. Janalle Manejero and Public Relations Chief Ellyn Joy Fernandez, with the goods being received by Ms. Beth Alcoran, City Government’s CSWDO point person for both evacuation centers and Kagawad Ma. Roda Salve for Brgy. San Juan .