Provision of Potable Water Program (SALINTUBIG Program - Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig Para sa Lahat)

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I.     PROFILE/ RATIONALE OF THE HEALTH PROGRAM

Provision of safe water supply is one of the basic social services that improve health and well-being by preventing transmission of waterborne diseases. However, about 455 municipalities nationwide have been identified by NAPC as waterless areas that are having households with access to safe water of less 50% only. As a result, diarrhea and other waterborne diseases still rank among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the Philippines. The incidence rate for these diseases is high as 1,997 per 100,000 population while mortality rate is 6.7 per 100,000 populations. The Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig sa Lahat Program (SALINTUBIG) is one of the government’s main actions in addressing the plight of Filipino households in such areas.

The program aims to contribute to the attainment of the goal of providing potable water to the entire country and the targets defined in the Philippine Development Plan 2011-2016 Millennium Development Goals (MDG), and the Philippine Water Supply Sector Roadmap and the Philippine Sustainable Sanitation Roadmap. To attain this objective, One Billion and Five Hundred Million Pesos (Php 1,500,000,000) is appropriated to the DOH through Item B.I.a of the 2011 General Appropriations Act (GAA). The appropriation is a grant facility for LGU to develop infrastructure for the provision of potable water supply.

 

A.   OBJECTIVES

        1.    To increase water service for the waterless population

        2.    To reduce incidence of water-borne and sanitation related diseases

        3.    To improved access of the poor to sanitation services

B.   TARGETS

        1.    Increased water service for the waterless population by 50%

        2.    Reduced incidence of water-borne and sanitation related diseases by 20%

        3.    Improved access of the poor to sanitation services by at least 10%

      4.    Sustainable operation of all water supply and sanitation projects constructed, organized and supported by the Program by 80%.

 

II.   ABOUT THE STAKEHOLDERS/ BENEFICIARIES

The program is designed to be implemented by DOH, NAPC and DILG. The NAPC will perform as the lead coordinating agency, the DOH will provide the funding and ensure the implementation of various water supply projects and the DILG will be in-charge of the capacity building of LGUs. The implementing guidelines define the specific roles of each agency.

The DOH, NAPC and DILG used the data from the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction for identification of the target municipalities which compose of the following:

  • 115 Waterless Municipalities
  • Waterless Areas based on the following thematic concerns:

              Poorest waterless barangays with high incidence of water borne diseases 

              Resettlement areas in Bulacan,  Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas and Albay

              Health Centers without access to safe water

 

III. PROGRAM COMPONENT/ACTIVITIES

A.   Rehabilitation/expansion/upgrading of Level III water supply systems including appropriate water treatment systems.

B.    Construction/rehabilitation/expansion/upgrading of Level II water supply systems.

C.   Construction/rehabilitation of Level I water supply systems in areas, where such facilities are only applicable.

D.   Provision of training for existing or newly organized water users associations/ community-based organizations.

E.    Support for new and innovative technologies for water supply delivery and sanitation systems.

F.    Training, mentoring, coaching and other capacity development assistance to LGU on planning, implementation and management of water supply and sanitation projects.

 

IV. STATUS OF THE PROGRAM

       Summary of Physical and Financial Status Report

       2012

      2013

     Monthly Status Report per Site

        2011 & 2012

      2013

Administrative Issuances

 

V.     PROGRAM MANAGER(S)

A.   FULL NAME(S) OF PROGRAM MANAGERS

      1.    ENGR. JOSELITO M. RIEGO DE DIOS

      2.    ENGR. MA. SONABEL S. ANARNA

      3.    ENGR. LUIS F. CRUZ

      4.    ENGR. GERARDO S. MOGOL

      5.    ENGR. ROLANDO I. SANTIAGO

      6.    ENGR. CATHERINE J. OLAVIDES

 

B.   PARTNER ORGANIZATION/ AGENCIES AND THEIR CONTACT DETAILS

      1.    DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT (DILG)

             Francisco Gold Condominium II, EDSA cor. Mapagmahal St, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines 1100

             Contact No.: Tel. No. 925-0330 / 925-0331; Fax No. 925-0332

 

     2.    NATIONAL ANTI-POVERTY COMMISSION (NAPC)

            3rd Floor, Agricultural Training Institute Building, Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines1101

            Trunklines: 426-5028 / 426-5019 / 426-4956 / 426-4965

            Facsimile: 927-9796 / 426-5249

            Email: napc.gov@gmail.com

 

     3.    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

             Environmental and Occupational Health Office Division

             Bldg. 14, San Lazaro Coumpound, Rizal Ave., Sta. Cruz, Manila 1003

             Tel.: 732-9966 local 2324 to 2326

             Fax: 711-7846

             Email: litoriego@yahoo.com, masonabel@yahoo.comlouiedpogi@yahoo.com, roilayasantiago@yahoo.com