Business group donates water filtration system to Westmincom


The military’s Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) has thanked a business-led organization for donating a water filtration system to benefit the soldiers and communities in Mindanao.

Westmincom commander Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana recently received the mobile water filtration system and its testing equipment and chemicals from Reynaldo Antonio Laguda, executive director of the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), which was founded by 50 companies.

“This mobile water system will help poor communities in Mindanao to gain easy access to potable water which is a necessity for living,” said AFP chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Felimon Santos Jr., in his statement read by Sobejana.

The mobile water filtration system is capable of treating 20 cubic meters of salt and brackish waters. The PBSP aided victims of Typhoon Haiyan and Marawi siege through this water filtration system.

“The military extends its heartfelt gratitude to the PBSP for this gesture of support. The delivery of basic services to poor and conflict-affected communities is an avenue to end armed struggles and realize peace in Mindanao,” Sobejana added.