Waves for Water Philippines Gives Clean Water Access Across All 82 Provinces Over the Past Decade

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Global humanitarian organization Waves For Water (W4W) Philippines, in its mission to provide clean water access to every Filipino in need, has implemented water filtration systems in all 82 provinces — a milestone which they celebrated in their 10th year anniversary and thanksgiving night on November 15 at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Quezon City.

“To date, we are very much excited to announce that Waves For Water Philippines has brought the benefits of clean water to 204,773 families and impacting 2,010,500 people.” Waves for Water Philippines Country Director Jenica Dizon-Mountford shared.

Tubig Na10: Gabi ng Pagkilala at Pasasalamat, recognized all of W4W’s partners, donors, volunteers, and creatives who were instrumental in implementing programs and disaster responses that helped improve the lives of over a million Filipinos. According to Dizon, the awardees stand as a testament to the collective commitment for the organization’s mission to bring clean water access, sanitation, and hygiene solutions in all provinces of the Philippines that need it most.

Award for Legacy in Outreach and Nation-Building

The ALON Award for Legacy in Outreach and Nation-Building celebrates the individuals, organizations, and donors that have dedicated their time and deliberate efforts to making exceptional contributions to humanitarian work and civic development.

“Alon” in Tagalog means “wave” — signifying the profound impact of collective efforts, and the ripples of positive change created across communities throughout the Philippines.

A fundamental right

Jon Rose, Founder of Waves For Water, said that “Access to clean water is a fundamental human right.” Over the last decade, Rose has witnessed the transformative impact that W4W Philippines has had on the lives of countless Filipinos.

Waves For Water Philippines has constructed rainwater catchment systems and communal taps, deployed handwashing stations, built latrines, conducted hygiene promotion activities, and empowered people to take control of their own futures.

“Spanning from the Northernmost Region of Batanes to the Southernmost part of Tawi-Tawi, and reaching as far west as Palawan and east as Catanduanes, we have surfed, hiked, climbed, flown, sailed, kayaked, paddle boarded, biked, rode and drove to the farthest corners of the Philippines bringing access to clean water,” W4W Philippines Chairman of the Board Carlo Chen-Delantar said.

Delantar also proudly announced that W4W Philippines has been granted a 5-year accreditation from the

Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC). This accreditation signifies that donations to W4W Philippines will have a prolonged and heightened impact on Filipinos. PCNC grants this privilege exclusively to organizations that demonstrate exceptional standards in governance, transparency, and effectiveness.

Tubig Na10, a continued mission

Witnessed by more than 200 donors, partners and volunteers who attended the celebration, W4W Philippines vowed to continue its mission by expanding more of its programs to make more meaningful impacts to its beneficiaries.

As they launch Tubig Na10, a promise for the future is made tonight. Delantar and Dizon welcome everyone to envision another decade of making waves and transforming lives hand-in-hand with the communities they serve. Together, we’ll continue making clean water, sanitation, and hygiene a reality for all.

“Being a humanitarian simply means being human—acknowledging our shared humanity and duty to each other to build a society where basic human rights, including access to clean water and sanitation, is not a luxury but a universal reality.” Dizon shared.

Lastly, to commemorate the decade milestone, W4W Philippines launched “Intertidal”, a coffee table book detailing stories and showcasing captivating photographs of over hundred missions across the country.

The organization also collaborated with 10 local artists and creative groups to design limited edition shirts. For those keen to support the cause, the exclusive items are available at passtheglass.ph.

 

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