Manila Water Takes Environmental Movement to Calabarzon

Photo shows (L-R): Laguna Water General Manager Melvin John Tan, Manila Water Branding and Market Research Head Fernando Busuego, and DENR-CALABARZON Regional Director Reynulfo Juan during the signing event.

Manila Water, supported by its subsidiary Laguna Water, continues to expand its Toka Toka environmental movement as it added the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – CALABARZON Region IV A to its growing list of advocates.

In the recently-held partnership seal signing, Manila Water Branding and Market Research Head Fernando Busuego said that the strength of the advocacy lies in getting more committed individuals from different sectors who will work together in achieving a sustainable solution towards environmental protection.  Toka Toka is the first and only environmental movement in the country focused on used water management.

"We cannot do it alone. The Toka Toka environmental advocacy is reaching out to all stakeholders - communities and institutions alike to do their share in protecting our environment and reviving our waterways," said Busuego.

Laguna Water General Manager Melvin John Tan also assured that the company will put a premium on environmental protection as it increases its service coverage in Laguna.

"Environmental protection has always been embedded in our operations. With Laguna Water’s new mandate to expand water service as well as provide proper sanitation and used water services to the entire of Province of Laguna, active environmental stewardship will be encouraged in more communities," Tan shared.

Representing DENR-CALABARZON, Regional Director Reynulfo Juan signed the pledge to implement environmental information, education and communication efforts, tree planting, waterways clean-up and other activities as the agency’s share in the Toka Toka campaign.

"We will support the Toka Toka program, firmly believing that it is a very good avenue where DENR will be able to inculcate and develop sound environmental habits to protect our rivers. We will involve communities to start practising like proper waste disposal in their own homes as part of their Toka or share,” said Juan. He added that Toka Toka provides simple doable acts that individuals or institutions can do in addressing the environmental challenges the province faces."

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