After their initial deployment last January 13, water tankers from Manila Water and its operating unit, Laguna Water, continue to provide much-needed water to those affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano, also with help from its other operating unit, South Luzon Water. The tankers readily visited evacuation areas in Tanauan City, Batangas City, Sto. Tomas, San Luis, and Taal in Batangas Province as well as in Alfonso, Cavite. They were also able to deliver water to evacuation centers in Lipa, Calaca, Bauan, Alitagtag, and Nasugbu in Batangas; Cabuyao, Sta. Rosa, and Binan in Laguna, as well as Tagaytay City.
Manila Water has made available thirty (30) water tankers to provide for the needs of evacuees affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano, in various sites in Southern Luzon. Deployed water tankers will be refilled by Laguna Water and their personnel will also lend assistance with the tankering activities. Meanwhile, Manila Water Foundation (MWF) will also be sending 2,000 units of 5-gallon bottles of potable water to various evacuation sites, in coordination with the Batangas Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO).
Press Statement on the Award Recently Issued by an Arbitral Tribunal in favor of Manila Water as Administered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration
Manila Water would like to state certain facts in the interest of public discussion on the award recently issued by an arbitral tribunal in favor of Manila Water as administered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA). We wish to clarify that the PCA is an internationally recognized inter-governmental organization.
On November 19, the world celebrated World Toilet Day, but the call for proper sanitation does not stop there. Closing its monthlong celebration of World Toilet Day, Manila Water Foundation, Inc., in partnership with Laguna Water, recently gathered over 150 community members at Malaban Elementary School and turned over a three-cubicle public toilet at Barangay Malaban in Biñan City, Laguna, aiming to promote proper sewage management and sanitation practices for its nearby communities. The event promoted the importance of safely managed sanitation in the country, especially for marginalized sectors.
Held at the biggest high school in the Philippines in terms of student population, hundreds of parents and students gathered at Rizal High School in Pasig City to call for proper sanitation for all to kick off the celebration of World Toilet Day, a global advocacy day observed every November 19 about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. Organized by Manila Water Foundation (MWF) and In coordination with Manila Water Company (MWC), City Government of Pasig, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Department of Health (DOH), the World Toilet Day celebration rallied the participants to raise awareness on the environmental and health risks of open defecation and improper sanitation practices.