The Department of Environment and Natural Resources–National Capital Region (DENR-NCR) recognized the invaluable contribution of Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) in the multi-sectoral effort to protect and rehabilitate the Manila Bay through its wastewater management and estero clean-up drives. The photo shows Maynilad Wastewater Sewer Network Management head Reynaldo Angeles (3rd from left) receiving a plaque of appreciation from DENR-NCR Regional Executive Director Jacqueline Caancan, CESO III (2nd from left) for being DENR’s environmental partner, given during the “Gawad Taga-Ilog 2.0: Search for Most Improved Estero in Metro Manila” held recently at Park Inn by Radisson in Quezon City. Maynilad helped in the clean-up of Estero de San Miguel in Manila, which was awarded the “Most Improved Estero” citation this year.
Meanwhile, DENR Acting Secretary Jim O. Sampulna thanked Maynilad and the city government of Parañaque for partnering with DENR’s Metropolitan Environmental Office–South in developing projects that will reduce pollution in Estero de Tripa de Gallina, Parañaque, including the installation of sewer interceptor lines and construction of a communal septic tank for households near the estero.
Maynilad has been actively supporting the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program of DENR through various initiatives such as its Adopt-an-Estero program, ongoing rehabilitation of the Central Manila Sewerage System, and sewage collection service under the “Project Kubeta Ko” Movement to prevent open defecation in waterways.