DOH Ok's potable water for Trinidad barangays
By Rey Anthony H. Chiu
TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, April 25 (PIA) -- The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) gave the pink slip for the cleanliness and sanitation of water in Barangays Guinobatan, Bongbong, and Hinlayagan Norte of Trinidad town in Bohol.
Trinidad Mayor Roberto Cajes facilitated the implementation of the initial three water systems in Trinidad’s 16 waterless barangays.
Cajes knows that access to potable water eliminates water-borne diseases, provides more productivity to families, as well as increases the general health conditions of his people.
Trinidad, a town almost 100 kilometers from Tagbilaran City had problems in accessing to potable water.
One of the major programs of the Aquino administration is the President’s Priority Program on Water or (P3W) that the Department of Interior and Local Government implements through its banner brand “Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig Para sa Lahat.”
With the P3W, local officials led by Mayor Cajes, with the Department of Interior and Local Government, DOH, and the National Anti-Poverty Commission, identified 16 barangays of the town as beneficiaries of the project.
These barangays are Poblacion, San Vicente, Kinan-oan, Hinlayagan Ilaya, Sto. Tomas, Guinobatan, Tagum Norte, Tagum Sur, La Victoria, Catoogan, Soom, San Isidro, Banlasan, Bong-bong, Mabuhay Cabiguhan, and Kauswagan.
DOH-7 officials tested the water that gushed from the taps in the three initial barangays, and then gave the people the go signal to gather their drinking water from the barangay tap stands.
Still up for implementation in neighboring barangays, the P3W is expected to benefit residents of 134 more barangays of the town. (mbcn/rahc-PIA 7, Bohol)