Laguna Water and Manila Water Foundation collaborate to improve access to adequate sanitation in Biñan
Manila Water Foundation Executive Director Reginald Andal (4th from left), Barangay Malaban Captain Dennis Salandanan (5th from left), and Laguna Water General Manager and COO Shoebe Hazel Caong (3rd from right) lead the ribbon cutting ceremony of the 3-cubicle toilet in Barangay Malaban in Biñan.
In celebration of the 2019 World Toilet Day, Laguna Water and Manila Water Foundation donated a 3-cubicle public toilet in Barangay Malaban in Biñan, Laguna. The said sanitation facility was inaugurated during the World Toilet Day celebration in the said barangay last November 29, 2019.
"As part of our mission to end open defecation, we provide marginalized communities with public toilets to help them improve their sanitation situation," said Manila Water Foundation Executive Director Reginald Andal.
Attending the World Toilet Day celebration were around 150 residents of Barangay Malaban. Adding value to the program is Laguna Water's presentation of its Tamang Sanitasyon Equals Kalusugan, Kalinisan, at Kaunlaran ng Bayan (TSEK ng Bayan) advocacy program.
Through TSEK ng Bayan, Laguna Water educates people that regular cleaning of septic tank should be practiced to achieve proper sanitation, which would lead to healthier and more sustainable communities.
Laguna Water General Manager and COO Shoebe Hazel Caong shared that the company has already started its septic tank cleaning or desludging services in 2018.
"Our septic tank cleaning or desludging service is instrumental in protecting Laguna's natural resources such as Laguna Lake. Moreover, it will help prevent families from acquiring diseases caused by contaminated water," said Caong.
Laguna Water and Manila Water Foundation champion the need to improve access to adequate and equitable sanitation. Hence, these two organizations have been implementing programs and other initiatives that promote importance of safely managed sanitation to marginalized sectors.
World Toilet Day is celebrated every 19th of November. It aims to inspire people to take action in addressing the global sanitation crisis.< Back to News and Updates