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Water taps no longer run dry in Barili, Cebu

With abundant sources of fresh water from most of the town’s rivers and watershed areas, water shouldn’t be scarce in Barili. Yet, according to Magdaleno Bargamento of Kauswagan Water Services & Sanitation Cooperative (KAWSSCO), the coop struggled to provide enough potable water to nearly 2,500 household consumers. “Ang Barili, way problema sa water source; ang […]

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A coastal village with no water to drink

Clean water need not be scarce for residents of this coastal village that is named after a river and lies along the shores of a great gulf. The irony is that, for years, they had no potable water nearby. Fetching water was a daily struggle for residents of Ilog town, Negros Occidental. Ilog (or river), […]

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DIWAGRIMPCO’s Journey in Delivering Potable Water to Ilog Residents

Ilog is a 2nd class municipality in Negros Occidental composed of 15 barangays. The area was named as such because of its proximity to the Ilog-Hilabangan river basin. In addition, Panay Gulf lies on its left side which makes fishing one of the residents’ main forms of livelihood. Despite being surrounded by different water bodies, […]

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