Health Programs

Operation Pa-Tubig

Operation Pa-Tubig provides safe and easy access to clean potable water in 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. With continuing efforts to identify and help waterless communities in the country, Operation Pa-Tubig will see through enabling more people to have access to safe potable water.

Region Sites No. of Families Benefited No. of Students Benefited
NCR Bayanan, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila 80
CAR Ambassador, Tublay, Benguet 272
Region I San Agustin, San Fernando City, La Union 60
Region II Santo Tomas, Tuao, Cagayan 200
Region III Bantug, Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija 285
Region IV-A Cawayan, Real, Quezon 100
Mascap, Rodriguez, Rizal 200
Pakiing, Mulanay, Quezon including Pakiing Elementary School 300 300
Sitio Sampaloc, Tandang Kutyo, Tanay, Rizal 150
Region IV-B Aporawan, Aborlan, Palawan including Aporawan National High School 150 326
Region V Panlayaan, Sorsogon City, Sorsogon 295
Pinit, Ocampo, Camarines Sur 150
Region VI Alegria, Sibunag, Guimaras 322
Region VII Buhisan, Cebu City, Cebu 150
Estaca, Dagohoy, Bohol 653
Kaongkod, Madridejos, Cebu 106
Kinatarkan, Sta. Fe, Cebu 111
Maalat, Madridejos, Cebu 76
Pili, Madridejos, Cebu 60
Pooc, Sta. Fe, Cebu including Pooc Elementary School 60 83
Sillon, Bantayan, Cebu 92
Sungko, Bantayan, Cebu 267
Region VIII Lucerdoni, Tarangan, Samar 100
Region X Sitio Man-Ohay, Dologon, Maramag, Bukidnon 50
Pagatpat, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental including Pamalihi Elementary School 120 110