Palikuran bawat tahanan! DOH to build 5M toilets in Boracay

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Some P5 million worth of sanitary toilets and septic tanks for 192 households are being built in Boracay Island, the Department of Health said.

The DOH said the new facilities are in three barangays of the world-famous island in Malay town in Aklan province.

DOH-6 Assistant Regional Director Ma. Julia Villanueva said they are waiting for the approval of a resolution by the Malay municipal council (

Once approved, the resolution allows Mayor Ciceron Cawaling to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the department for the fund transfer.

“We are prioritizing these 192 households so that all households on the island will have sanitary toilets,” she said.

“We hope to realize the project before the end of the year because the DBM (Department of Budget and Management) is strict in terms of the utilization of the budget,” she added.

Villanueva said they found out about the 192 households having no sanitary toilets during the coordination meeting for Boracay Rehabilitation Plan last May.

The DOH has been campaigning for zero open defecation in communities and encouraging the public to have their own toilet facilities to achieve universal health care.