ARISE DAVAO in cooperation with ARISE ASIA
Arise Davao 2012
Public Common CR donated to the coastal community
Volunteers from Arise Davao Youth Movement turn-over the Public Common CR to the community in Purok 8, Brgy. 31-D, Poblacion, Davao City last July 31, 2012. The turn-over was spearheaded by Arise Philippines National Coordinator – Rev. Danny Lagdamen together with volunteers and Arise Davao Humanitarian Project Committee headed by Mr. Bay’ Arths Cagumbay. The turn-over ceremony attended by Kagawad Teofilo Sacay and Mrs. Sheba Leones, BCW President all of Brgy. 31-D. Dr. Ashley Lopez of City Health Office also attended the turn-over.
The construction of a Common CR is the flagship project of Arise Davao. This is in response to the deepest need of the families living in this coastal barangays wherein more than 50% of the houses don’t have access to a clean and healthy toilet. Or if they have a toilet but they don’t have a septic tank where their waste is thrown directly to the sea or a pipe connected to a canal then to the sea – the Davao Gulf.
According to Mrs. Sheba Leones, the common toilet project will benefit around 100 families in our barangay.
And this is also our little way in supporting the city government thru the implementation of the “City Ordinance No. 0363-10 - Section 11. Construction of Communal Toilets and/or Septic. The City, through the barangay local government unit in the area, shall construct Communal Toilets and/or Septic Tanks in areas where there are informal settlers who cannot afford to build one”, Lagdamen said.
Dr. Lopez shared that it’s his first time to witness a project with this kind. “This is a laudable project done by Arise Davao”, Dr. Lopez added.
"In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness, and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us." - Titus 2:7-8 (NIV)