- Written by Thelma E. Diego
- Published: 11 February 2015
Siayan municipality in the Province of Zamboanga del Norte has been declared by then National Statistics Coordination Board (NSCB) as the poorest municipality in the country. Access to safe drinking water is one of the major development concerns of the government.
In its effort to make local technology work for the people and to provide practical solutions to pressing issues, the Department of Science and Technology-IX, through the Provincial Science and Technology Center (PSTC) in Zamboanga del Norte, distributed some 50 units of DOST’s Ceramic Water Filter to selected Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries who have limited or no access to potable water.