Everyday, before dusk settles, 66-year old Aling Rosing walks almost a kilometer bearing empty water jugs. She stops by an artesian well, the only source for clean drinking water in her barangay. “It’s a good day today,” Aling Rosing says with a smile. “There’s water coming out of the pump.” Such simple joys make the trek back to her little hut a little more bearable. Read more..
Water situation in the Philippines. The Philippines obtains its water supply from different sources. These include: rainfall; surface water resources (i.e., rivers, lakes, and reservoirs); and groundwater resources. The country has 18 major river basins and 421 principal river basins as defined by the National Water Regulatory Board (NWRB). Download