Friday, September 30, 2011

New Waterhope Station Now Open

Cutting the ribbon: (left to right) Froilan Parado, CCT Corporate Secretary;
Danielle Saleh of Water for Water Foundation;
and David Bussau of the Wholistic Transformation and Resource Center. 
Ms. Viel Aquino-Dee, sister of President Noynoy Aquino,
makes a brief speech.
Praise the Lord for the opening of another CCT Waterhope station, this time in Caloocan City, just north of Manila.    

The new water station will provide high quality yet affordable drinking water to the residents of Caloocan's Barangay 88, as well as an additional source of income for potential water dealers and delivery workers. The station was built in partnership with Waterhope, a social enterprise which provides affordable safe drinking water to communities where access to this basic human need is challenged.

Guests at the dedication ceremony on September 3, 2011 included heads and representatives of partner-organizations involved in this project, as well as local government officials. Gracing the occasion with their presence were David Bussau,  of Wholistic Transformation and Resource Center; Danielle Saleh, founding partner of Water for Water Foundation; and  Sunil D'Sonza representing Pepsico a founding member of Waterhope.

Also present was Ms. Viel Aquino Dee, sister of President Noynoy Aquino.  Like her late mother, former president Corazon Aquino, Ms.Dee is a active and staunch supporter of micro finance efforts and other projects for the poor in the Philippines. She is currently the vice chair/treasurer of the Assisi Development Foundation.

A five-gallon container of water from a Waterhope station dealer costs P25.00, P5.00 – P15.00 pesos lower than the same amount from other water suppliers.

CCT has two other Waterhope stations, one in Pasay City, and another in Quezon City.

Parade of Colors by members of the Boys Brigade,
Magdalena, Laguna

Froi Parado of CCT makes the
welcome remarks.

Elena Uy from Pasay
talks about God's blessings on her work as
a Waterhope dealer...

...and so does Milagros Dumaran of Bagong Silangan
in Quezon City.

Virginia Sto.Tomas shares
her testimony.
The Folklorico Dance Company
impress the guests with
a vigorous Tinikling rendition.

Bishop Jonel Milan gives an
inspirational talk.

Waterhope General Manager Ziggie Gonzales
introduces the Caloocan water station.

Danielle Saleh of Water for Water Foundation

Sunil D' Souza of Pepsico

VOH-Las Pinas Drum and Lyre
provide music for the event.

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