Thursday, June 13, 2013

Boracay Water recognized in first ever Boracay Day

Photo shows Boracay Water General Manager and COO Ben Mañosca and Operations Officer Mike Nool, (eighth and ninth from left) holding the plaques of appreciation together with the Boracay Water team.

Water and wastewater operator Boracay Water, was recently recognized by the Municipality of Malay during Boracay’s Inaugural Day, for the company’s valuable contribution in promoting the Island’s sustainability, most especially for being the water and wastewater champion in Malay’s Boracay Beach Management Program (BBMP). The water company is one of the four private companies that were recognized during the celebration. The other companies were San Miguel Corporation, Boracay Foundation Inc., and Petron Foundation Inc.

The BBMP was launched by the Local Government Unit of Malay in 2010 to bring together Environment Champions who will work together on planning and implementing projects to preserve the beauty of Boracay Island. Boracay Water was also one of the staunch supporters in the series of events leading to the first ever Boracay Day, as a hydration sponsor of the Boracay Flores De Mayo and an active supporter of the Pot Session Program, a seedling-production activity in support of the rehabilitation of the Nabaoy Watershed.

Boracay Water, one of the three subsidiaries of East Zone water concessionaire Manila Water, was formed in 2009 through a joint venture agreement with the Tourism Infrastructure Authority and Enterprise Zone Authority or TIEZA (formerly known as Philippine Tourism Authority) to operate the water and wastewater services in the Island of Boracay, Malay, Aklan, particularly in its three barangays -- Manoc-Manoc, Balabag, and Yapak.

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