MCWD offers free water during procession, grand parade-A A +A
Thursday, January 17, 2013
THE Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) will continue with its annual commitment to provide free potable water during the feast of the Holy Child, Señor Sto. Niño.
During the solemn grand procession on Jan. 19, MCWD will set up four water stations along the route to give free water to devotees who are expected to flock to the city.
These will be put up along Osmeña Blvd. fronting Sony Service Center; in front of Bradford Church; Gen. Maxilom Ave. fronting Jollibee across National Bookstore and in front of the USC north campus.
On Jan. 20, during the Sinulog grand parade, MCWD will be putting up 17 water stations along the parade route.
These will be on P. Del Rosario corner Junquera Sts.; New Imus Road fronting DepEd Bldg.; New Imus Road corner Lorega St.; New Imus Road corner San Miguel St.; Gen. Maxilom Ave. across old Sacred Heart School for Boys; Gen.Maxilom Ave. corner San Jose Extension; Gen.Maxilom Ave. fronting USC North campus; Gen.Maxilom Ave. fronting Fooda Savers Mart; Gen.Maxilom Ave. fronting Jollibee across National Bookstore; inside Fuente Osmeña Rotunda; Osmeña Blvd. fronting Silver Dollar Restaurant; Osmeña Blvd. fronting Nurses’ Home; Osmeña Blvd. fronting Dept. of Health (DOH); Osmeña Blvd. fronting Harrison Park; Osmeña Blvd. fronting Bradford Church; Osmeña Blvd. across Camp Sergio Osmeña and Osmeña Blvd. fronting Sony Service Center.
Parade-goers can easily locate MCWD’s water stations as booths with prominent signage will be put up.
MCWD is also now on its 18th year of providing free water for out-of-towners in the Devotee City located in a vacant lot near the Cebu City entrance of the South Road Properties.
This year, the Devotee City will be set up from Jan. 18 to 22 by the Cebu City Government, in cooperation with various agencies including MCWD.
Every year, devotees of the Sto. Niño from different places are expected to flock to Cebu City.
The Cebu City Government thought of putting up the Devotee City to provide shelter to the less privileged devotees, to keep them safe from any untoward incidents and erratic weather, and to prevent them from loitering around the city.
It is equipped with sleeping quarters, bathrooms and comfort rooms. Some donors also provide them with free food.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on January 18, 2013.