[30 June 2014] Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) recently donated machines that produce safe drinking water to several barangays in the Calamianes group of islands in northern Palawan.
Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) recently donated machines that produce safe drinking water to several barangays in the Calamianes group of islands in northern Palawan.
Smart turned over Waterboy machines to nine fishing communities that had no access to potable water. Developed by GreenFocus Global, Inc., Waterboy “harvests” humidity from the air, purifies it through a five-stage process, condenses it, and then dispenses it as pure drinking water. Each machine is capable of producing up to 30 liters of water per day.
The turnover was undertaken in partnership with Ecosystems Improved for Sustainable Fisheries (Ecofish), a project of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, which seeks to conserve marine biological diversity and improve the profitability of the fisheries sector.
In the photo taken during the Waterboy turnover to the Guadalupe Elementary School and Coron School of Fisheries, Barangay Tagumpay Annex are (from left to right): GreenFocus managing director Cody Bodlovic, Barangay Tagumpay representatives Joel Vedeja, Floram de los Santos, Tess Rostata, and Lala Daculla, GreenFocus managing director Ron Valencia, Ecofish senior resource economics specialist Rina Maria Rosales, Ecofish community relations specialist Josie Quijano, Smart public affairs manager Jill Lava, and Coron municipal local government operations officer Alfredo Balane, Jr.