Following the disastrous earthquakes that struck Mindanao, which left displaced residents without access to potable water, the Coca-Cola System in the Philippines immediately mobilized volunteers and resources to facilitate the donation of Wilkins™ water.
Through its nationwide network of 19 bottling plants, employee volunteers, and NGO partners such as the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, Caritas Philippines, and other organizations, the Coca-Cola System has thus far provided over 110,000 liters of Wilkins™ water to communities severely hit by the devastating earthquakes.
From day zero, Coca-Cola mobilized its resources to contribute to the relief efforts. Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc. President and CEO Gareth McGeown, with CCBPI’s local Davao team, led the delivery of Wilkins™ water to the hardest-hit areas in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur, where they were received by Magsaysay Mayor Arthur Davin. Wilkins™ water was likewise distributed to Digos in Davao del Sur, Sta Maria in Davao Occidental; and Tulunan, Kidapawan, Makilala, and Magpet, in Cotabato. More Wilkins™ water are on their way from nearby Coca-Cola bottling plants and distribution centers.
Coca-Cola, with the Tagum City Council of Women Foundation Inc. (TDDWF), has also deployed its SETA water filtration machine— a mobile facility that treats water to make it clean and potable— in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur.