St Williams Cathedral in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
June 18, 2021, Laoag City, Philippines - St Williams Cathedral in Laoag City, about 700 kilometers north of Manila sets example by installing an UV Sanitation Gate to keep away viruses inside the Church. The pioneering move is an act not seen in any church
The stand-alone facility is commonly used in airports and gathering centers used by diplomats and VIP. This type of Gate is equipped with a UV light technology that has been proven to penetrate and inactivate surface pathogens, such as bacteria, parasites, fungi, and viruses. Just step into the Cleanse Portal and make a slow 360-degree turn of Far-UVC.
The (UV) body and skin-friendly light in the Sanitation Gate has the energy of small radio waves with visible light much less X-rays or gamma rays used to disinfect surfaces, air, and liquids.
The Gate was invented for tanning saloon but modification has been scientifically made and as a means to kill germs, bacteria and viruses. It is used to kill SARS-CoV-2, and the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. It makes the germs or viruses incapable of performing the processes that it needs to survive.
Studies indicate that there’s no harm to humans from continuous low dosages of 222 nanometers, far-UVC light and effectively inactivates over 90% of contaminants, based on the intensity and brief exposure time described.
The state-of-the-art Korean-made technology employs various combinations to inactivate pathogens, including Far UV-C (200-230nm), UV-C (231-280nm) and UV-A (365nm).
The combination of UV light and air filtration to decrease airborne pathogens in high traffic locations employs UV technology with the Cleanse sanitization process that modifies and destroys the genetic material (DNA/RNA) of bacteria and viruses.
The germicidal properties of UV light, part of the non-visible spectrum, can be harnessed to effectively sanitize the air, water and surfaces at the appropriate wavelength and fluence (dose), exposure to the Sanitation Gate destroys the genetic material in viruses, bacteria and mold, preventing replication.
The Korean-made technology was donated by Simon Kim Rakmo, CEO of DMC Asia Solutions Corp. Its made for industrial use for any high traffic or critical entry point to significantly reduce infection transmission rates in preparation for the San Guillermo Shopping Complex in the city center of Laoag.
The technology is ADA compliant, the standard that all electronic and information technology must be accessible to people with disabilities.
The free-standing Portal is first in the Philippines among Churches. It was brought and installed by Ren Sibonga, CEO of Dantru Development Corp, and by Hinoba-an Mujin Construction Inc., CEO Rafael Agcaoili.
As of Press time, Paoay Church is now being arranged to be the next to receive the UV Sanitation Gate. The Saint Augustine Church, commonly known as the Paoay Church, was completed in 1710, the church is famous for its distinct architecture highlighted by the enormous buttresses on the sides and back of the building.