Formation of Working Committees for Poonbato
Elsa Novo, chairperson of Samahang Katutubo ng Poonbato pinpointed areas in Poonbato and Belbel where the water springs are located
General assembly of Belbel residents in preparation of the construction of the water system
Water committee proceeded to Eastern Barangay Poonbato for site inspection of water sources
A water site was identified in Belbel Community as possible source of water
Second water spring site was identified in Belbel
Ayta community at the small water impounding site in Poonbato.
Hoses connected the spring to a water tank.
Hoses were connected to the water impounding project (SWIP) to bring the water source nearer to the Ayta communities.
Women Aytas getting water. The SWIP shortened the distance that they had to walk to get water by 4 kilometers.
Engineering Construction- Belbel Water Tank
RBA Training in Belbel
Solar Panel installed in Poonbato
Aytas looking up at the lighted bulb powered by the solar panel. There is no electricity in Poonbato.
The Margot water reservoir is used for drinking, domestic uses and irrigation.
Farmer operating the water pump to irrigate hid farmland in Margot.
Corn can now be planted in Margot because the farms have access to water.
Vegetable gardens have been planted in Margot for crop diversification.
Note the “lahar” soil. It has been 22 years since the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.
The community discussed the policies on usage and maintenance of the water project in Margot, Pampanga
Processing of herbal teas.
Zambales Parateachers Values Formation Training Activities:
Vies, one of the parateachers, discussed the module and teaching plans.
Elsa Novo explained the program details to parateachers from Bgy. Poonbato.