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  • The Philippines is an archipelago of more than 7,109 islands and has a population of over 100 million. 
  • The capital of the Philippines is Manila and the national language is Filipino.  The Philippines is also the 3rd largest English speaking country in the world.
  • There are more than 200 volcanoes in the Philippines, but only a few are active. 
  • The Philippines was a Spanish colony from 1521 to 1898.  The Philippines gained its independence from the United States on July 4, 1946, making it the first Southeast Asian country to gain independence after World War II.
  • Arthur MacArthur, Jr., was named the Governor-General of the Philippines in 1900.  His son, General Douglas MacArthur was named Field Marshall of the Philippines in 1937 by Philippine President Manuel Quezon. 
  • Los Angeles, California was co-founded in 1781 by a Filipino named Antonio Miranda Rodriquez.
  • Karoake was invented in the Philippines — not Japan.

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"Sixteen million (or approximately 1 in 6) Filipinos lack access to a safe and sustainable water supply, derailing the country’s growth."  — Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III
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The Philippines is among the countries in the Asia Pacific region with “the highest rates of water-related fatalities.”
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In the Philippines, Got Agua? is working with elected officials, local government units, and the athletic, business, entertainment and legal communities to partner with local communities to develop local solutions to their local water needs.  Water. Life. Love.

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Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Relief

Super Typhoon Haiyan, known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, devastated large areas of the central Philippines, in early November 2013. It is the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record, killing at least 6,100 people and injuring almost 30,000 people.  Haiyan is also the strongest storm recorded at landfall, and unofficially the strongest typhoon ever recorded in terms of wind speed.

Before the Super Typhoon made landfall in the Philippines, Got Agua? volunteers located in the Philippines and the United States swung into action.  Soon after the typhoon hit, Got Agua? mobilized a team to travel by sea to Guiuan, the first town struck by the typhoon, to deliver much needed water and medical supplies to its residents.  As a result of the pre-planning and strong team work, the Got Agua? team were the very first to reach Guiuan and provide aid to its residents.  

In Metro Manila, the Got Agua? team is providing aid to a number of the families who have been evacuated from the central Philippines.

 

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There is hope.  We know how to bring people clean water and improved sanitation.  Proven solutions to the water crisis currently exist and are simple and cost-effective.  Increased global awareness, proper funding, local community participation can make universal safe drinking water a reality.  Support Got Agua? today.