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  • The Philippines is an archipelago of more than 7,109 islands and has a population of over 100 million. 
  • The capital of the Philippines is Manila and the national language is Filipino.  The Philippines is also the 3rd largest English speaking country in the world.
  • There are more than 200 volcanoes in the Philippines, but only a few are active. 
  • The Philippines was a Spanish colony from 1521 to 1898.  The Philippines gained its independence from the United States on July 4, 1946, making it the first Southeast Asian country to gain independence after World War II.
  • Arthur MacArthur, Jr., was named the Governor-General of the Philippines in 1900.  His son, General Douglas MacArthur was named Field Marshall of the Philippines in 1937 by Philippine President Manuel Quezon. 
  • Los Angeles, California was co-founded in 1781 by a Filipino named Antonio Miranda Rodriquez.
  • Karoake was invented in the Philippines — not Japan.

Got Agua Communities - Philippines

"Sixteen million (or approximately 1 in 6) Filipinos lack access to a safe and sustainable water supply, derailing the country’s growth."  — Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III

The Philippines is among the countries in the Asia Pacific region with “the highest rates of water-related fatalities.”

In the Philippines, Got Agua? is working with elected officials, local government units, and the athletic, business, entertainment and legal communities to partner with local communities to develop local solutions to their local water needs.  Water. Life. Love.

Our Communities

Got Agua? Travels to Tabon, the Philippines’ Cradle of Civilization

Nationwide, one out of ten Filipinos – almost 10 million people - lack access to basic water. In some regions of the country, almost forty-percent of Filipinos lack such access. These numbers were released in July by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF in the report, titled “Progress on Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: 2017 Update and Sustainable Development Goal Baselines.” 

Read more: Got Agua? Travels to Tabon, the Philippines’ Cradle of Civilization

Altavas, Aklan

Got Agua?, an international water charity, recently broke ground on its first project in the province of Aklan. Although this is not the first of its kind in the Philippines, this is the pioneering project partnership between Got Agua? and Habitat for Humanity, a relationship spearheaded by Got Agua? President Rocco Puno. “The two international organizations share a common mission in uplifting the lives of Filipinos – there are plenty of synergies in working together, and we hope this is the first of many projects”, he said. 

Read more: Altavas, Aklan

Buenavista, Guimaras

Got Agua? Trustees Lauren Hickey, Raya Isabel Puno, Rocio Puno, Samantha Abello, Madeleine Myronowicz, Matthew Myronowicz and a team of Got Agua? volunteers from the United States and the Philippines traveled to three barangays in Buenavista, Guimaras.

Read more: Buenavista, Guimaras

NHA Housing Project – Calauan, Laguna

Got Agua? Trustees Lauren Hickey, Sana Karimi, Rocio Puno and Madeleine Myronowicz and a team of Got Agua? volunteers from the United States and the Philippines traveled to the NHA Housing Project located in Calauan, Laguna. 

Read more: NHA Housing Project – Calauan, Laguna

Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Relief

Super Typhoon Haiyan, known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, devastated large areas of the central Philippines, in early November 2013. It is the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record, killing at least 6,100 people and injuring almost 30,000 people.  Haiyan is also the strongest storm recorded at landfall, and unofficially the strongest typhoon ever recorded in terms of wind speed.  

Read more: Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Relief

Muntindilaw, Antipolo

Brgy. Muntindilaw, Antipolo City, Philippines

Working with Cong. Roberto Puno (Antipolo) and Muntindilaw Antipolo Barangay Captain Merlita Molina, Got Agua? rehabilitated five drinking water wells that serve more than 1,500 residents of Muntindilaw. Many of the rehabilitated wells had been inoperable for more than a year.

Read more: Muntindilaw, Antipolo

Calamba, Laguna

Brgy. Muntindilaw, Antipolo City, Philippines

In Sitio Palanan, Barangay Halang, Got Agua? worked with Barangay Captain Eulogio L. Precilla and members of his staff to install a piping system connecting two wells that were otherwise cut off to the community during the rainy season.

Read more: Calamba, Laguna

Get Involved Now!

There is hope.  We know how to bring people clean water and improved sanitation.  Proven solutions to the water crisis currently exist and are simple and cost-effective.  Increased global awareness, proper funding, local community participation can make universal safe drinking water a reality.  Support Got Agua? today.