Sen. Cynthia Villar has set up portable hand-washing stations in areas where people usually converge, such as tricycle terminals, markets, 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 several barangays in Las Pinas City.
Villar said 10 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.