ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal, Sept 11 — The Rizal provincial government distributed toilet bowls, jerry cans and water disinfectants to 60 families of Barangay Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal as it intensifies its disaster preparedness program through the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sub-program province-wide.
Governor Jun Ynares together with provincial, municipal and barangay health officials and workers led the distribution of WASH paraphernalia to families living in mountain barangays in a ceremony in Brgy. Sampaloc.
The WASH program is considered an intervention in health care and sanitation in communities and post-disaster situation in evacuation centers and holding areas. The provincial government, in its continuing efforts toward building disaster-resilient communities, has intensified its campaign and preparation to lessen the impact of calamities and disasters.
Aside from the distribution of WASH materials, the provincial government has also intensified its information and education activities to orient families and communities on the WASH program as part of disaster preparedness program.
“We shall exert more efforts and continuously provide the needed interventions in our mission to build disaster-resilient communities,” Gov. Ynares said. (Rizal PIO/CPG/GG,PIA4A)