CNWD Marks 45th Year

260 indigent families in Baragay Caringo, Mercedes received early Christmas gifts of assorted groceries, clothes etc. while, 229 people from civic organizations, schools, NGOs, barangay officials, the armed service and CNWD-PWCN employees joined the Walk for Mampurog River 3 marking the 45th founding anniversary of Camarines Norte Water District (CNWD), November 5-10, 2018.

On the theme Addressing Water Security through Partnership, CNWD/PWCN blessed its new laboratory last November 8 and Pulot Plastik para sa Pabakod was launched on November 5 at Don Miguel Lukban Elementary School in Brgy. Mabilo 2, Labo, Camarines Norte.

In line with the celebration, speaking before the employees of CNWD and PWCN during Family Day at Palms Beach Resort in Cayucyucan, Mercedes, GM Maria Antonia Bernardina F. Boma exhorted the employeesto work not only for the company but for the community as well to insure concessionaire’s satisfaction through better water service. She reiterated the need for everyone to stay focus in the office’s task of giving customer satisfaction in all aspects of the company’s operations.

Concessionaires also had their day during the 1 week celebration as souvenir items were distributed and snacks were made available on the anniversary date, November 8.

Meanwhile, the Board of Directors headed by Chairman Adolfo Ogad and GM Boma thanked PWIC Operations Head Antonio E. Galvez and PWCN Branch Manager Mark Anthony F. Muroda II for PWCN’s cooperation and assistance during the anniversary celebration as it serves to further cement the working and fraternal relation between CNWD and PWCN.

CNWD RECEIVES QMS ISO 9001:2015 AWARD

Camarines Norte Water District was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for the successful implementation of a Quality Management System (QMS) certified to the International Organization fo Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 at ceremonies held October 25, 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

The award was received by Department Manager Engr. Froilindo I. Villauz.

In a letter of Invitation addressed to GM Maria Antonia Bernardina F. Boma, Benjamin F. Diokno, Secretary of Budget and Management and Chairperson of the government Quality Management Committee (GQMC), underscored that the event would give due recognition to the quality and productivity improvement efforts of the various government agencies in their respective quality management system (QMS) resulting in increased citizen satisfaction.

GM Boma expressed gratification over the recognition as it demonstrates CNWD's unflinching efforts towards the attainment of total customers' satisfaction.

The award were signed by DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno, DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez, DILG OIC Eduardo M. Ano, Deputy Executive Secretary Albert A. Bernardo of the office of the Prisident and Engelbert C. Caronan, Jr. President and Executive Officer of the Development Academy of the Philippines.

CSC AWARDS BEST SMOKE-FREE GOVERNMENT AGENCY TO CNWD

The Camarines Norte Water District (CNWD)was awarded as Best Smoke-Free Government Agency for its outstanding contribution to the CSC advocacy for a smoke-free bureaucracy under CSC MC No. 17, s. 2009 garnering a compliance rating of 100%. The award was given on September 21, 2018 during the CSC’sregional awarding rites for the 2018 Search for Outstanding Government Workers and the Search for Best Smoke-Free Government Agency.

The award was received by Engr. Froilindo I. Villaluz, CNWD Department Manager B during the awarding rites. The CNWD first joined the search in 2015 and was nominated and awarded a Certificate of Recognition as Finalist. For three (3) consecutive years, starting 2016, CNWD has been the Best Smoke-Free Government Agency.

The awarding was the highlight of the month-long celebration of the 118th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary with the theme “Lingkod Bayani: Maka-Diyos, Makatao, Makabayan”.

Last August 9, 2018, a personnel from the CSC Regional Office conducted a validation of the implementation of no smoking policy of CNWD including smoking prohibition, smoking area and no smoking signages in the office premise and vehicles.

CNWD/PWCN EMBARK ON PLASTIC WASTE REDUCTION

The Groundbreaking of Pulot Plastik Para sa Pabakod (PPP) Program of Camarines Norte Water District (CNWD) and PrimeWater Camarines Norte (PWCN) was held last September 25, 2018 at CNWD Orchard, Barangay Mabilo II in the Municipality of Labo.

The groundbreaking ceremony was followed by the piling-up of ecobricks which will serve as the fence of CNWD Orchard and the Labo Storage Tank (LST). Ecobricks are made of clean plastic containers stuffed with plastic wastes. The required weight for each 1.5 container is 500 to 580 grams. A total of 312 ecobricks were installed in the first span of the fence, however, 15,000 ecobricks are neededto complete the 158 linear meters fence.

GM Boma encouraged everyone to take part in the activity as this environmental advocacy aimsto lessen plastic wastesin our community which contribute to the degradation of the environment. Vice Mayor Francisco and the members of Sangguniang Bayan of Laboexpressed their support to all the environmental advocacies of CNWD and PWCN like the Pulot Plastik Para sa Pabakod Program.

The activity was attended by the Sanguniang Bayan Official of Labo headed by Vice Mayor Severino Francisco, officials of Barangay Mabilo II with their Barangay Captain, Hon. Jonathan Fruto, Rotary Club of Daet North members together with their president Mr. Antonio Villafuerte, students and Teachers of Don Miguel Lukban Elementary School, officials and employees of PWCN, members of the CNWD Board of Directors, CNWD employees headed by GM Maria Antonia Bernardina Boma.

Previous to this, the PPP program was launched last July 31, 2018 thru collection of plastic wastes from four barangays in Daetwhich were subsequently stuffed into clean plastic containers. CNWD and PWCN set a few hours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for the making of ecobricks. CNWD, supported by PWCN, is the first water district to have this kind of project. PPP aims to create a positive impact to the environment by reducing plastic wastes, teach and develop skills and creativity in building structures out of ecobricks and foster widespread community participation in programs designed to preserve the environment. The fence is expected to be completed by March 2019.

CNWD/PWCN holds Ecobricks Workshop

Forty nine (49) participants from seven service municipalities of CNWD/PWCN and Jose Panganiban attended the first Ecobricks Starter Workshop held last September 26, 2018 at the 4th floor, CNWD Admin. building.

The organizations and agencies that were represented in the workshop were Federation of Senior Citizens of Daet, Cam. Norte, Inc., Ananda Marga Special Academic Institution (AMSAI) Unlad-Bata Bicol in Jose Panganiban, Daet Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (DATODA) Inc., Alawihao Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (ALATODA) Inc., Rural Improvement Club (RIC) of 7 service municipalities, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) – Daet and Department of Education (DepEd).

Mr. Michael Resurrection and Mrs. Liza Resurrection, speakers from SIFCARE-Global Ecobricks Alliance (GEA), introduced the participants to the theories and mechanics of ecobricks. Participants were requested to bring waste plastics, clean plastic container and scissor which they used to make ecobricks. After the activity, participants were able to make stools out of 500 ml ecobricks.

The CNWD/PWCN tied up with SIFCARE, a non-government organization and a community assistance arm of Science of Identity Foundation Philippines Inc. (SIF) whose advocacy is the promotion and cultivation of wisdom, spiritual love, compassion and actions in the service of mankind and environment.

The first ecobricks workshop is part of the environmental advocacy of the CNWD/PWCN to address plastic wastes which have been polluting water bodies, destroying marine life and aggravating flooding incidents.


     Camarines Norte Water District (CNWD) pioneered the concept of a privately run water utility in the Bicol Region when it became the first water district to be established in Region V as mandated by Presidential Decree 198 otherwise known as the Water Utilities Act of 1973. Water districts, however, were categorized as government owned and controlled corporations with the entry of the final judgment of the Supreme Court Ruling on March 12, 1992 declaring water districts as government entities.