Manila Water Foundation calls for action on World Toilet Day
Manila Water Foundation led activities in the celebration of World Toilet Day (WTD) with the theme: "Accelerating Change”. MWF, the social development arm of Manila Water adds: Accelerate Change. Sanitasyon, Lahat Aksyon!" A World Toilet Day Sanitation Fair attended by Special Science students and parents was held at F. Ma. Guerrero Elementary School in Paco, Manila in partnership with the City of Manila LGU, Department of Education Schools Division Office of Manila and private sector partners, joining hands to promote proper sanitation for good health.
The 2023 World Toilet Day theme serves as a reminder of the importance of having clean and safely-managed sanitation facilities, which form part of personal and public health. Safely managed sanitation facilities and practices also contribute to and support environmental protection.
Manila Water Foundation encourages everyone to do their Aksyong Pang-sanitasyon. This includes disposing of used paper products in designated bins and not throwing anything in the toilet bowl, availing of septic tank desludging services from Manila Water and ensuring the cleanliness of toilet facilities in households and public spaces.
Joining the World Toilet Day Sanitation Fair as booth partners are PHILUSA Corporation, Kalinisan Chemicals Corporation, HappyTap, and Lixil SATO. Company representatives showcase their products and demonstrate how they can contribute to public and community health by enabling good sanitation practices through their products and innovations.
Accelerating clean and proper sanitation nationwide
In collaboration with GNPower Mariveles Energy Center Ltd. Co. (GMEC), Manila Water Foundation, through its Ahon Sanitasyon program, has contributed hygiene and sanitation facilities to the public cemetery and the Mariveles View Deck in the Municipality of Mariveles, Bataan. This initiative is in line with the Department of Health's Zero Open Defecation Program (ZODP) advocacy and health education campaign.
For a wider reach of the World Toilet Day theme, Manila Water Foundation handed over hand hygiene, toilet cleaning and deodorizing products from PHILUSA Corporation for the Quezon City Health Department’s Health Centers and for washrooms of the LRT-2 serving the commuting public.
Additionally, online contests were initiated to bolster the promotion of World Toilet Day. These contests include the TikTok challenge titled "May Bidet ba Dzai," aiming to underscore the importance of clean and safe toilets. Furthermore, the "Aksyon Pang-sanitasyon" contest on Facebook provides an interactive platform to remind netizens of proper sanitation practices, such as flushing toilets, maintaining cleanliness, and availing septic tank desludging services.
Emphasizing that everyone has a role to play in "Accelerating Change," Manila Water Foundation encourages the public to join the campaign. Through water access, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), we all say: "Sanitasyon, Lahat Aksyon!"
Manila Water reminds the public especially in the holiday season of get togethers, parties and festivities, to maintain clean and proper sanitation facilities for good health and well-being.