‘Tubig is essential’: Coast Guard distributes drinking water to port passengers

Published April 2, 2021, 2:14 PM

by Richa Noriega

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) distributed purified drinking water to passengers at the Manila North Harbor, who were waiting for their trip home to provinces in observance of the Lenten season on Thursday, April 1.

In a Facebook post, the PCG shared photos of its personnel handing bottled water to port passengers amid the scorching heat of the summer season, saying that “Tubig (Water) is essential.”

#TubigIsEssential Namahagi ng purified drinking water ang Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) sa ilang mga pasahero sa Manila…

Posted by Philippine Coast Guard on Wednesday, March 31, 2021

 “Isa lamang ito sa mga inisyatibo ng PCG para magbigay ng serbisyong may malasakit sa kapwa Pilipino, lalo na sa gitna ng pandemya (This is just one of the PCG’s initiatives to provide services to fellow Filipinos, especially amid COVID-19 pandemic),” it added.

The PCG on Friday, March 26, placed all its units on heightened alert to manage the influx of port passengers during the Lenten season.

Passengers are encouraged to coordinate with the Coast Guard Public Affairs through its hotline: 0927-560-7729, for concerns and clarifications about sea travel protocols and regulations during Holy Week.