GGLC provides potable water to Sendong victims in CDO

Friday / December 9, 2011

 

CLARK FREEPORT – The Global Gateway Logistics City (GGLC) has provided potable water to the victims of Tropical Storm Sendong in Cagayan De Oro.

 

Due to water shortage in the storm-affected areas, the GGLC sent a water filtration system to CDO before Christmas to help and provide clean water to the victims.

 

The water filtration system is stationed at P&G Builders, Majalar, CDO.

Rudy Oblimar, owner of Body Guard Purified Water Provider in Cagayan, mounted and operated the water purifying and treatment station in their area. This has helped the GGLC in distributing the water supply to the victims.

 

Initially, 3,000 liters of processed water have been distributed. The recipient of this first shipment is Barangay Consolacion, a heavily affected area which still has no electricity or water supply to date.

 

GGLC is a project owned by Global Gateways Development Corp. (KGL Investment Company) headed by its president Mark Williams and currently being develop by Peregrine Development International headed by President and CEO Dennis Wright.

 

The GGLC stated that that the water filtration facility will help the typhoon victims for a longer period until the water supply problem becomes normal.

 

The said water filtration station will be provided for free, GGLC officials said.

 

“GGLC will continuously provide potable water for over 24,000 people per day but in view of the 500,000 residents even that is hardly enough. The city is working hard to get the wells back online and distribution system repaired. Some estimate two months to get it back up to normal,” said Wright.

 

On December 16, 2011, Cagayan De Oro and 13 more neighboring provinces were adversely affected by tropical storm “Sendong” which hit the Northern region of Mindanao.

 

According to National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC), “Sendong” created a P1,143, 671,945 in damaged properties in the area – this includes infrastructures, agriculture, schools and a lot of private properties. Loss of lives reached 1,453, injured at 4,594 and 1,023 estimated missing persons as of Dec. 27, 2011.

 

GGLC and and Peregrine Development International together with the Former Amb. Raul CH. Rabe, Ambassador of the Philippines to the US extended their heartfelt condolences to the families and victims of Sendong.

 

The water facility provided by the GGLC can provide eight bottles of water a day to 12,000 people.

 

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on December 29, 2011. (Reynaldo G. Navales)

 

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