Water for the Thirsty Last September 27, 2011 Typhoon Pedring hit the Philippines and caused damaged throughout the country. One of the major affected areas was Baseco compound in Metro Manila. 2000 homes were totally washed up, and the people were evacuated and in urgent need of food, clothes, and drinking water. JCI Makati immediately responded by sending 2000 liters of drinking water. Chairman for this project is JCI member Greg Mercado.