You might also like

“Villar Spearheaded Toilet Bowl Installation Project in Baseco Compound”

Coming together is a beginning; Keeping together is progress; Working together is success. – Henry Ford

Baseco Compound is among the most depressed areas in Metro Manila. As you walk through their alleys, you’ll see make shift houses, children walking around barefoot and families constantly striving and thriving to find means on how to make a living. Unknown to many people, 80% of the households here doesn’t have their toilet bowls. Their “business” could be done anywhere and who knows where their waste could end up?

Now, Baseco Compound which was once the most depressed area is beginning to become a better and safer place. Due to her constant visit in the community, Senator Cynthia Villar have seen how the practice of defecating in open or public spaces poses a grave threat to the environment thereby affecting the residents’ health. The lady senator noted that poor sanitation has caused the contamination of water sources and spiked incidences of deadly water-borne diseases like diarrhea, cholera and typhoid fever and illnesses such as intestinal worm infection and malnutrition.

'The root cause of diseases is a dirty environment. And if residents are openly defecating anywhere, all kinds of illnesses could affect all of them, especially the children. I am confident that if the families are given toilet bowls, then this gross practice of open defecation will stop, ' Villar said.

Having thought that, the Senator on January 19, 2017 moved to address hygiene and sanitary problems as she joined numerous government agencies in the launching of the Toilet Bowls for Baseco Residents Project.