Operation Pa-Tubig

Operation Pa-Tubig provides safe and easy access to clean potable water in marginalized waterless communities. Done in partnership with Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), this program helps improve health and sanitation, and uplifts living conditions and quality of life in these communities.

With easy access to safe potable water, benefited communities are able to meet all their water needs for drinking, personal care and household use. The safety of young children, who are often tasked to do the fetching of water from distant unsafe sources, is also ensured; while time previously spent for fetching water is more efficiently used for more important family and education concerns.

Beneficiary communities are engaged in the management of the project, by mobilization of a team that will see through the maintenance and sustainability of the water system. Training of the community organization, capacitation in the management and maintenance of the water system, and engagement of all stakeholders is undertaken by PBSP.

Started in 2001, Operation Pa-Tubig has benefited several communities throughout the country.

Region Sites No. of Families Benefited No. of Students Benefited
NCR Bayanan, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila 80
Region I San Agustin, San Fernando City, La Union 60
Region II Santo Tomas, Tuao, Cagayan 200
Region III Bantug, Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija 280
Region IV-A Mascap, Rodriguez, Rizal 100
Cawayan, Real, Quezon 100
Region IV-B Aporawan, Aborlan, Palawan including Aporawan National High School 240 326
Region V Panlayaan, Sorsogon City, Sorsogon 295
Region VI Alegria, Sibunag, Guimaras 322
Region VII Estaca, Dagohoy, Bohol 653
Kaongkod, Madridejos, Bantayan Island, Cebu 94
Maalat, Madridejos, Bantayan Island, Cebu 86
Pili, Madridejos, Bantayan Island, Cebu 84
Pooc, Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu Including Pooc Elementary School 42 83
Kinatarkan, Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu 60
Sillon, Bantayan, Bantayan Island, Cebu 135
Sungko, Bantayan, Bantayan Island, Cebu 76
Buhisan, Cebu City, Cebu 160
Region VIII Lucerdoni, Tarangan, Samar 100
Region X Dologon, Maramag, Bukidnon 50
Pagatpat, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental Including Pamalihi Elementary School 105 110
CAR Ambassador, Tublay, Benguet 50

More communities will soon have access to safe potable water as Operation Pa-Tubig continues to install more water systems in the country.