To be honest, we are not sure whether this project is good or not. But since both the Mt Province provincial government and UNICEF believe that it is worth funding then maybe it is worth funding. What do you think?
Please note that we grabbed the picture above from a random website and that it doesn’t depict the toilet bowls that the provincial government is going to distribute. If our computation is correct that the budget for each bowl will be around P348, then we’re pretty sure that they will be distributing less fancy toilet bowls. The one in the picture is not actually fancy but you know what we mean.
UNICEF Donates Toilet Bowls
Bontoc, Philippines (AHN) – The provincial government of Mt. Province, Philippines, in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has acquired 6,366 toilet bowls. They will be distributed to households without sanitary toilets.
This program came through the initiative of Governor Maximo B. Dalog. He made the request to Dr. Nicolas Alipui, Ambassador and representative of UNICEF, when Alipui visited the province last February.
The 6,366 toilet bowls cost $49,257.09.
With these donated toilet bowls, the governor is confident that before the year ends, all households without sanitary toilet will have one. The lack of a sanitary toilet is one indicator of poverty.
According to Engineer Jeronelio Orprecio of the Provincial Health Office, as of Dec. 2006, there were still 6,290 households in the province without sanitary toilets. That was despite an intensive campaign conducted by concerned agencies and a memo-order issued by Gov. Dalog to government employees and to local officials to construct their own sanitary toilet.
INFO SOURCE: AHN.