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January 2020

WASH Story: Working Together for Proper Sanitation at Sitio Monicayo

"Masayang masaya po ako na magkakaroon na po [kami] ng toilet, [at] malapit na po 'yung toilet. Kahit anong oras, pwede nang dumumi," community member Erlin Robina said.

Erlin is one of the 45 recipients of the ongoing toilet project at Sitio Monicayo in Mabalacat City, Pampanga. With the construction under the works, the new toilet is no longer just a dream for Erlin and her neighbors, but a reality in the making.

Sanitation phase begins

MWF joins Ayala Group, Partners for Taal Relief

43 years after its previous eruption in 1977, the Taal Volcano shook the country on January 12 with its spews of ashes and lava.

This prompted the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)  to order an evacuation in the municipalities surrounding the shores of Taal Lake, also issuing an Alert Level 4 that warns of a hazardous eruption within hours to days. According to the NDRRMC situational report for January 18, 16,174 families or 70,413 individuals took shelter in 300 evacuation centers.

Agapay Tubig for Taal Evacuees