Coca-Cola Speaks Up After A Netizen Claimed VP Leni Donates Water For Surigao Quake Victims, Burn!

"The immediate aid extended was our initiative. It is in line with our staunch commitment to always be of assistance to the communities we serve when they are in need."
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It's been a while since a netizen named Jake Miranda claimed that Vice President Leni Robredo donated the 420 cases of six-liter bottled water to the earthquake victims of Surigao province.

On a viral Facebook post, Miranda uploaded a photo from the 'mystery truck' with plate number PXQ-351 and captioned it with:

Morning after the earthquake, we got hundred calls from friends. One call jolted me out of my seat, and the person just asked what we needed most - we answered 'drinking water'. Within that day, a mystery truck arrives at City Hall loaded with 420 cases of six-liter bottled water staright to the distribution center. No other labels. No fanfare and color. Swift, simple and quiet. On behalft of a grateful city, we give where credit is due, so I just have to say thank you VP Leni Robredo and to all of you who are helping Surigao in deed and in prayer. Salamat sa inyo.
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Miranda's post was shared by the Office of the Vice President (OVP) but with a different caption and thanking the different foundation.

A truckload of bottled water arrived Saturday night for those affected by the earthquake in Surigao. This would have been possible without the generous and immediate help of the Coca-Cola Foundation. Thank you to our #AngatBuhay partners for helping our fellow Filipinos in times of disaster.
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However, in the recent Facebook post of Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines, they emphasized that the 'immediate aid' they extended was 'their initiative'.

The 6.7 earthquake that struck Surigao on February 10, 2017 has caused immense damage to the city. At least 11 towns as well as the provincial capital were affected by the quake, which damaged infrastructure essential for bringing in much needed supplies. The earthquake and its aftershocks have left an estimated ₱601.8 million in damage in its wake.

We are heartened that the efforts of the Coca-Cola System have made an impact on the people of Surigao. The immediate aid extended was our initiative. It is in line with our staunch commitment to always be of assistance to the communities we serve when they are in need.

The Coca-Cola System will continue to support the relief operations in Surigao. We remain open to coordinating and engaging with different stakeholders - government instrumentalities and private organizations alike - in ensuring that the people of Surigao recover, and reemerge as a stronger and more resilient community.
On a separate post, Coca-Cola didn't credited the OVP but mentioned that "the drinking water was distributed through the efforts of the local government, with the assistance of Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines pre-sellers, 301B personnel of the Philippine Army, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development."

Coca-Cola brings safe drinking water to earthquake-stricken communities.

As the people of Surigao recover from the devastation wrought by the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that struck Surigao Province last Friday, the Coca-Cola System immediately arranged to send aid in the form of a vital resource--safe and clean drinking water.

On February 11 – the day after the quake, over 7,500 liters of Wilkins Distilled water were unloaded at Surigao City Hall. The drinking water was distributed through the efforts of the local government, with the assistance of Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines pre-sellers, 301B personnel of the Philippine Army, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
Meanwhile, Miranda's Facebook post thanking VP Leni for the water donation cannot be seen on his timeline. It might be deleted or he changed the privacy setting of the post.