Tuesday, June 07, 2011

More water for upland barangays

More water for upland barangays:
Pag-IBIG Fund signs agreement with PBSP for
construction of two potable systems

More than 30 households from a mountainous sitio in Cebu will have improved access to water through the  Pag-IBIG Fund’s Potable Water System Project.

This project was sealed through an agreement between Pag-IBIG Fund Cebu South Branch and Philippine PBSP, which involves the establishment of a Level 2 potable water system in sitio Sayaw of upland barangay Tabunan, Cebu City. 

The Pag-IBIG Potable Water System Project, worth P60,000.00, will take the form of spring boxes that collect water from springs and other natural water resources in upland areas and keep stored water safe from contamination. The project will allow for two distribution stations for the households within the area.

 From lower left - PBSP Visayas Regional Manager Jessie Cubijano, Sayaw Farmers Association President Ricardo Labora, Pag-IBIG Fund Officer-in-Charge and Department Manager Rio Teves and Pag-IBIG Fund Assistant Officer-in-Charge for Support Services Gloria Llenos sign the MoU for the water system   

"This is our way of saying thank you to our stakeholders. With projects like this, we make sure that our funds go to something more worthwhile, which leaves a lasting effect to our community," Teves said.

The potable water system project signalizes Pag-IBIG Cebu’s commitment to adopt sitio Sayaw as its community for its following CSR initiatives through the Pag-IBIG 1-4-3 Program, a flagship initiative of the institution aimed at funding long-term projects to adopted needy communities as its expression of corporate social responsibility. Funds for the program are obtained from P500 contributions of all Pag-IBIG employees.

Pag-IBIG selected Sayaw as its community because of its difficult access to potable water and other basic social services. For years, residents from the sitio have to walk for hours to access water from the source.

"We are truly grateful to Pag-IBIG for this assistance. Now, we have a potable water facility we could call our own and the health of our children is secured," Labora said.
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