Cops build water tank for Ifugao far-flung community

Published January 24, 2022, 3:58 PM

by Philippine News Agency

BAGUIO CITY – A total of 20 families in a far-flung community in the province of Ifugao will benefit from the concrete community water tank that will make potable water accessible to the residents.

Capt. Marnie Abellanida, information officer of the Police Regional Office Cordillera (PROCor), in a media release on Monday said the reservoir is a project of the 1st Ifugao Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC) which was a result of a dialogue with the community during the police officers’ visit in Sitio Halimutok, Barangay Holowon in the town of Lamut.

Abellanida, quoting the PMFC, said some residents cited the need for a concrete water tank in the community that will solve their water supply problem.

Abellanida said the 1st Ifugao PMFC initiated a shoot fest for a cause where they raised P39,000 for the purchase of the needed materials for the construction of the concrete water tank.

He said the construction of the 6’x6’x8’ water reservoir started in December 2021 was completed with the help of the community through providing manpower to complete the project.

The water tank was formally turned over to the residents of Sitio Halimutok on January 19.

Abellanida said Sitio Halimutok is one of the isolated communities in the municipality of Lamut which can be reached only through an almost one hour walk through steep mountains.