Thursday, May 7, 2009

Cagsiay 2 Elementary School Gets Access to Potable Water

Last March 25, a newly-rehabilitated spring box, water pipeline and overhead water tank were turned over to Cagsiay 2 Elementary School in Mauban, Quezon.

This was made possible through the Quezon Power (Philippines) Ltd. Co.(QPL)/Ramcar, Inc.’s Balik Baterya funds. Around 2.6 tons of ULABs were donated to PBSP and the funds were used to cover bulk of the cost of materials. QPL and the community covered the labor cost and a portion of the materials.

Chuckie Rivera, Program Manager of QPL, alluded to teachers’ troubles prior to the water system construction. “Ang mga titser, di na lalaki ang muscle dahil sa kabubuhat ng tubig. Dahil pwede nang dumiretso ang tubig sa bawat classroom.”

The project is also a big help to Cagsiay 2 Elementary School’s existing feeding program and in maintaining proper hygiene in the school. The Barangay Health Unit will ensure potability of the water supply by regular testing and water purification.

Leading the turn-over ceremony were QPL Public Affairs Director Ms. Litz Santana and PBSP Assistant Director Mr. Rene Fortuno. Also present were DepEd District Supervisor Dr. Josefina Baquiran, Cagsiay 2 barangay officials and the school’s PTCA.