President Peter & First Ann Pam Manzano, together with the presidents of RC Paranaque Metro and a few other clubs in District 3830, drove northwest of the metro last Saturday, February 6, for a meeting with their local partner Task Force Morong to assess the needs of the community on a joint water project in Morong, Bataan.
The project, a joint undertaking with the Rotary Club of Paranaque Metro, wi th suppor t from a number of other clubs, calls for the construction of a water impounding structure in Barangay Binaritan to supply the residents of the Morong Upland Homeowners Association with water for their household and farming needs. Directly benefitting from the project are 200 families residing in the area.
The impounding facility, located about a kilometre from the community it is to serve, is designed to hold up to 12,000 US gallons of water, which will be sourced from a river watershed. T he f unding requirement of P10 0,0 0 0, which covers cos t of 01 materials such as cement, gravel and sand, rebars and pvc pipes, is shared by the clubs, with P50K provided by RC Makati and the balance pf P50Kput up by the other clubs.
The cost of labor is not factored in because the Morong Task Force Kalikasan has been tasked to contribute sweat equity, with members to work on the project the bayanihan way. The project is scheduled for completion in three months.