Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez celebrated his 63rd birthday through an outreach activity and launch of a program that provided water access to some 420 urban poor families in Bacoor City, Cavite.
The program—called “Pag-asa sa Patubig Partnership” (P3)—connects waterless, underprivileged communities to Maynilad’s distribution system. P3 is a partnership between Maynilad and “Tubig Pag-asa” (TPA), a Filipino social business created by global non-government organization Eau et Vie.
Before Maynilad connected the P3 beneficiary community to its distribution system, the residents relied on water vendors that sell overpriced water. “The P3 program is one of our contributions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to attain water access and sanitation for all by 2030,” said Fernandez.
Coinciding with the P3 launch is the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)-focused outreach activity for indigent communities, the highlight of which was Fernandez’s distribution of homecare products, hygiene kits and school supplies to the beneficiary families from Barangay Talaba II.
Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base. It is the agent and contractor of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) for the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, which is composed of the cities of Manila (certain portions), Quezon City (certain portions), Makati (west of South Super Highway), Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon all in Metro Manila; the cities of Cavite, Bacoor and Imus, and the towns of Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario, all in Cavite Province.
PHOTO CAPTION: Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez celebrates his 63rd birthday with a thanksgiving outreach, distributing school supplies and homecare products to families in Brgy. Talaba II, Bacoor, Cavite, which is also the community beneficiary of Maynilad’s pro-poor water service delivery scheme.