While observing strict protocols related to COVID-19, Manila Water recently organized a ceremonial signing of the usufruct agreement that will set the ball rolling for the construction of the Hinulugang Taktak Sewage Treatment Plant in Antipolo City. Participating in the signing ceremony are DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, Antipolo City Mayor Andrea B. Ynares, as well as Manila Water President and CEO Jose Rene D. Almendras, and Chief Operating Officer Abelardo P. Basilio.
As the pandemic persists, Manila Water Foundation (MWF), together with its partners P&G Safeguard Philippines, JCI Quezon City Capitol, and the Quezon City Government, formally inaugurated four new handwashing facilities and rehabilitated two (2) existing ones in various strategic public areas in Quezon City on September 4.
Manila Water net income for the first half of 2020 was relatively flat, increasing 1 percent from the same period last year to ₱2.48 billion. The lower contribution from domestic subsidiaries, coupled with recognition of additional estimates for various exposures across the group, weighed down on earnings.
Manila Water Foundation believes in the crucial role of proper sanitation and hygiene in combating the spread of the coronavirus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic. Through its Agapay Sanitasyon program, MWF partnered with like-minded organizations bring hygiene and sanitation products to households in Barangay Labangon, Cebu City and health workers in Metro Manila.
While the community quarantine became the "New Normal," many Filipinos still lack access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). Now more than ever, we need to ensure that more communities apply WASH practices in communities, homes, schools, and health care facilities to help prevent the spread of the virus. Manila Water Foundation (MWF) has the expertise and the experience to bring WASH interventions to where it is needed the most and to help as many Filipinos as possible fight the pandemic.