Aeta families seen to benefit from Clark water facility
SOME 150 families, mostly Aetas, residing at the Freeport subzone are the beneficiaries of a newly-renovated water facility is seen to benefit 150 families, most of them belonging to Aeta indigenous groups, at the Clark Freeport, according to the Clark Development Corp. (CDC).
The project, a partnership between Clark Water Corp. (CWC) and Manila Water Foundation (MWF), was launched in a ceremonial switching on Wednesday at Sitio Haduan.
In attendance were CDC president and CEO Manuel Gaerlan, CDC chair Edgardo Pamintuan, CWC general manager Christina Cruz, and Sitio Haduan tribal leader Roy Tanglao, according to a CDC statement.
Gaerlan said the project “aims to provide safe and potable water for communities near Clark Freeport.”
He said the state-owned firm will continue to promote inclusive development through various Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects.
“CDC is taking care of our neighbors, hindi lamang po itong main zone, hindi lamang po para sa sarili naten, hindi lamang para sa pagnenegosyo, kasama po dapat ang pag asenso ng mga pamayanan na nakapaligid sa Clark Freeport Zone at Clark Special Economic Zone,” Gaerlan said.
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