Tagbilaran City and Cagayan De Oro promotes handwashing

The screenshot photo during the virtual signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for the handwashing stations to be set up in Tagbilaran City and Cagayan De Oro. From upper right hand is Cagayan De Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno, Charlito Manlupig of the Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Tagbilaran City Mayor John Geesnell “BABA” Yap, and Francis Bernard Batoy of the Bohol Integrated Development Foundation. 


USAID’s SURGE Project singled out two cities to advocate the importance of handwashing, Cagayan De Oro and Tagbilaran City. The Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines Incorporated (CCFPI) will fund the installation of handwashing stations in key strategic areas, while the partner non-governmental organizations, the Balay Mindanaw Foundation Incorporated and the Bohol Integrated Development Foundation respectively, will manage the funds, ensure the compliance of recipients, and ensure the safety of public and workers during the actual installation of the handwashing facilities.

The LGUs on one hand should designate a Focal Person who will be responsible in assisting the local counterpart of USAID’s SURGE in the identification of sites, distribution water lines, IEC campaigns, monitoring of the facilities, and the site’s regular inspection and maintenance. In the City of Tagbilaran, eight (8) handwashing sites were identified, namely the Tagbilaran City Tourist Seaport; Causeway Fishport; Tagbilaran City Integrated Bus Terminal; Tagbilaran Central Public Market; Cogon Public Market; Manga Public Market; Plaza Rizal, and CPG Park. City Mayor John Geesnell “BABA” Yap and Cagayan De Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno, with the partner NGOs led the virtual signing via Zoom.