In partnership with Laguna Water and Water.org, over 80 households from Barangay Pulong Santa Cruz in Sta. Rosa City, Laguna can now have access to piped-in water connections inside their homes through Manila Water Foundation's Ahon Tubig program.
Barangay Councilor Basilia Pag-ong expressed her gratitude for the initiative. "Nagpapasalamat kami kasi isa ang aming barangay sa napili niyong beneficiary ng Ahon Tubig. Laking kaginhawaan po ito sa aming mga ka-barangay. (We are grateful because our Barangay was chosen as one of the beneficiaries of Ahon Tubig. This will have a huge impact in our community," she said.
In a speech, partner Water.org Local Facilitator Ariel Lozano encouraged the audience to spread the word about the benefits of safe water connections. "It is our hope that you, Ahon Tubig recipients, will be our trumpet of good news to your communities."
Previously known as Tubig Para sa Barangay, Ahon Tubig aims to address the water supply needs in the country by delivering stand-alone water access interventions such as connections, systems and technologies. Through the program, MWF hopes to bring water access to more households across the country, thus, promoting a healthy society.