Laguna Water and DILG Calabarzon seal partnership to empower LGUs

Laguna Water General Manager Shoebe Hazel B. Caong (right) and DILG CALABARZON Regional Director Manuel Q. Gotis (left) signed the Memorandum of Agreement for the collaboration of the two organizations in various projects related to local governance and water and wastewater. 

Laguna Water and the Department of the Interior and Local Government- CALABARZON (DILG CALABARZON) sealed their partnership with a Memorandum of Agreement signed last June 26 during the 2nd Quarter Multi-Sectoral Advisory Committee (MSAC) Meeting Cum Sangguniang Kabataan Mandatory Training (SKMT) Exit Conference held at the Drilon Hall of Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) in Los Banos, Laguna.

Laguna Water General Manager and COO Shoebe Hazel B. Caong and DILG CALABARZON Regional Director Manuel Q. Gotis signed the MOA for the collaboration of the two organizations in projects and activities that will empower local government units and promote good local governance. 

"The need for collaboration between different sectors of society arises from our goal of achieving sustainable development. I believe with us working together, we will LWC; L- lead change; W-win over challenges; and C-champion community development," said GM shoebe.

Under the agreement, Laguna Water will share its resources and expertise to provide solutions to challenges related to water and wastewater.  DILG, in return, will help the company promote its advocacy programs and establish touch points with local government units in the province of Laguna.

Laguna Water has been DILG’s partner in various initiatives such as the Manilabayanihan program. The two parties team up to raise public awareness about the importance of adequate sanitation and to encourage local government units to champion used water management.

“It is our pleasure to be part of the multi-sectoral partners of DILG. Different sectors working together, pooling their resources, knowledge, and expertise, would really make a big difference in this world,” GM Shoebe said. 

After the MOA signing, Laguna Water, through its Communications and Branding Manager Dustin Ibanez, shared its Tamang Sanitasyaon Equals Kalusugan, Kalinisan, at Kaunlaran ng Bayan (TSEK ng Bayan) program, an advocacy campaign on used water management. TSEK ng Bayan highlights the connection of used water management to the achievement of adequate sanitation, which will help promote good health and well-being and conserve the environment, particularly the water resources.

Also present during the MOA signing were DILG CALABARZON Local Government Capability Development Division Chief Eloisa G. Rozul, DILG Laguna Provincial Director Darrell I. Dizon, Laguna Water Regulatory and External Affairs Head Sol Teresita N. Dimayuga, and Laguna Water Stakeholder Relations Manager Dianne Marie Cunanan.

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