Press Release
September 15, 2020

Villar sets up portable hand-washing stations in crowded areas

Sen. Cynthia Villar has set up portable hand-washing stations in areas where people usually converge such as tricycle terminals, market and crowded communities to provide a way for people to keep clean outside their homes.

The portable hand-washing station is made of steel with angle bar framing and plain sheet cover. It features a stainless steel sink with faucet and liquid soap dispenser. It is operated by foot pedal for easy hands-free washing. Water supply is tapped from the water line and the liquid hand soap is provided by the barangay.

"We installed these portable stations to make sure that people who frequent crowded areas have a way to wash their hands whenever the need arises. We cannot overemphasize the fact that handwashing is the most effective way to slow down the spread of diseases, such as COVID-19," Villar said.

As of latest count, 50 portable handwashing stations were installed in barangays in Las Pinas City. These include Ilaya (beside entrance/exit of Balite Balon & in front of Multi-purpose Madrigal); Manuyo 1 (along Tramo beside barangay outpost, Cleanville entrance & Boracay entrance); Manuyo 2 (Greenvalley entrance/exit at Pineapple & Purok 5 Exodus St. near barangay satellite office); D. Fajardo; E. Aldana (entrance/exit at De Castro) Pulanglupa 1 (Bernabe & Evergreen); Pulanglupa 2 (Beside Health center and basketball court of St. Joseph & Entrance gate of Topsville and Sandigan); CAA (tricycle terminal - Sampaguita, Balikatan tricycle terminal, Receiver Talipapa, Pagsasarili Talipapa & Narra); Zapote (Basa 1 & Pag-asa); Pamplona 1 (Florante kaliwa, Bonifacio-J.P. Rizal Sts. & Long Beach) ; Pamplona 2 (entrance of Batibot Compound & Kaimito St., Verdant Village) ; Talon 1 (Talipapa at Golden Acres & Barangay Health center at Gonden Acres Annex); Talon 2 (tricycle terminals at Sunshineville, Sta. Cecilia & Cecile's Restaurant, Manggahan, Carvaggio, Nursery & Satima) Talon 3 (entrance at St. Louie Phase 1 & entrance at Urbanville Phase 3 Subd.); Talon 4 (entrance gates of Everlasting Homes & Christ the King); Talon 5 (Samata & Emmaus Sto. Niño); Almanza 1 (St. Mary's Homes & San Isidro); Almanza 2 (Pugadlawin & Rebecca); Pilar (Gloria Compound Silver St. gate & Pag-asa Compound Doña Josefa entrance); and Pamplona 2 (Castillo & Talango).

Around the city, people were seen excitedly lining up to try the newly-installed handwashing stations. Barangay leaders and tricycle drivers have also expressed their gratitude to Villar for this project. Villar said ten more units will be installed in other areas. The portable handwashing station is a project of Villar and her daughter, Las Pinas Rep. Camille Villar for the people of Las Pinas as a model that can be replicated by other LGUs.

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