PH Red Cross sends clean water to diarrhea-stricken PDLs in Cabuyao City Jail

Published September 21, 2022, 9:56 PM

by Luisa K. Cabato

A 10,000 liter water tanker was sent by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to Cabuyao City Jail as aid for over 70 persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) suffering from diarrhea.

Philippine Red Cross

The organization said that the water tanker was dispatched on Tuesday night, Sept. 20 after PRC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Gordon received reports about the increasing number of diarrhea-stricken PDLs in the said detention facility.

The water tanker has a capacity to serve over 1,000 individuals, PRC said.

“The tanker came with accessories for water distribution: two units of water bladder, one with a 10,000-liter capacity and another with a 5,000-liter capacity; a tap stand; a hose; a hydrant key; and chlorine,” PRC added.

According to PRC Laguna Administrator Frank Sorromero, the incident was said to be caused by contaminated water brought by recent flooding in the city.

The Cabuyao City Jail expressed its gratitude to the organization for the quick response, PRC said.

The aid was timely sent as per PRC since the city jail management was also planning on disinfecting their main pipeline and water tank and they need an alternative water source.