Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Agreement sealed for water system

Agreement sealed for water system
Sun.Star Cebu
July 13, 2011

MORE than 30 households from Sitio Sayaw, Barangay Tabunan, Cebu City will soon have improved access to potable water through the Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) or Pag-ibig Fund’s Potable Water System Project.

The project was sealed through an agreement between the Cebu south branch of Pag-ibig and the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), and involves the establishment of a level two potable water system in Sitio Sayaw.

Sayaw is located some 10 kilometers from the Transcentral Highway, which is 25 kilometers away from the city proper. For years, residents from the sitio had to walk for hours to fetch water.

Pag-ibig Cebu branch officer-in-charge and department manager III Rio Teves, PBSP Visayas regional operations manager Jessie Cubijano and Sayaw Farmers Association president Ricardo Labora recently signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) at Pag-Ibig Fund-WT Corporate Tower, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City for the project.

“As a financial institution that largely deals with housing projects, we know how important water is to every household,” Teves said during the MOA signing.

The project, which is worth P60,000, will take the form of 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.

Under the agreement, PBSP will serve as implementing agency in the construction of the water system, as well as take charge in the monitoring of the project.

The potable water system project signified Pag-ibig Cebu’s commitment to adopt Sitio Sayaw as its community for its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives through the Pag-ibig 1-4-3 Program.