Sixty households in Frederick, Allen, Northern Samar do not have sanitary toilets. The residents solely rely on improvised comfort rooms situated in their respective backyards.
Toilet Bowl: P800.00 x 60pcs = P48,000.00
Cement: P237.00 x 4bags/family = P948.00 x 60 families = P56,880.00
Aling Milagros, a resident in Frederick, stated that her family has a cubicle made of dilapidated wood at the back of their house. The cubicle serves as their toilet. It has cracked pail and water dipper inside. However, it does not have toilet bowl, good enough supply of water, and other necessities of a comfortable toilet. This regrettable condition is not limited to Aling Milagros’ household. There are more than sixty (60) families that suffer from unhygienic practices.
Because of the unhealthy and contaminated lifestyle, people in Frederick are reported to suffer from different kinds of diseases. Thus, it is imperative that this community be installed with well-structured comfort rooms with functioning toilet bowls. It is also important to provide health awareness training and seminars that would empower the people to promote a healthy and hygienic community. The appropriate government agencies and community leaders would be the forefront of this endeavor. Through this collaborative effort, people in Frederick would be able to live healthier and more comfortable lives.