28 October 2013
“The Power is in your hands”, is this year’s theme for the Global Handwashing Day (GHD) which is usually celebrated globally every 15th of October. However, because of some activities and commitments of the region and divisions in ARMM the date of the celebration varies. The region slated this celebration on October 31, 2013 but the Division of Tawi-Tawi had it yesterday October 24, 2013.
The GHD activity started with a motorcade in downtown Bongao with support from Civic Organization React Philippines (Lobster), Police Patrol Unit and traffic division of the municipal office. A short program was held after the motorcade followed by the inauguration of the new WaSH facility of Datu Halun Laboratory School that can accommodate 70-75 pupils all at once. The PTCA President Mr. Nasilin Pajiji did the honor of cutting the ribbon together with Principal Shaiha A. Irahani in recognition of their (PTCA) great contribution for its construction. It was witnessed by Fit for School, Health & Nutrition personnel, school heads, teachers, nurses, pupils, barangay officials and partners/guests. As the host school DHLS facilitated the smooth conduct of the whole activity.