I came across the Salba-Bote when I was browsing the newspaper the other day.
The Salba-Bote is an improvised flotation device. It is made of 4 empty PET bottles placed inside a mesh bag which a person could wear to help him float. These salba-botes can also be connected together to form a raft. It also has a waterproof pocket which can hold emergency supplies like flashlights, mobile phones, etc.
Photo from http://www.onemeralcofoundation.com
The first batch of Salba-Bote was distributed by the One Meralco Foundation to the local residents of Marikina who live in the most flood prone areas.
Here is an article I read which is really good news!
Photo from http://www.meralco.com.ph
Kudos to Meralco, One Meralco Foundation, DDB Philippines, Pepsi and Glad for forming this partnership. This will surely help a lot of our kababayans!
I wonder how we could get this for ourselves. You’ll never know when you’ll need it!