Personnel of DOST XII in collaboration with 11th & 12th Special Forces Company and Office of 2nd District Congressman Ferdinand Hernandez of South Cotabato conducted site visit and evaluation to the geographically-isolated and disadvantageous Indigenous People (IP) communities in Sitio Lamdel, Sitio Blit & Sitio Bago in Brgy. Ned, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato last June 26, 2021.
The conduct of the assesment resulted to the possible provision of potable water through the installation of Hyraulic Ram Pump of the DOST XII from the identified water sources.
The hydraulic ram pump generally pumps and filters water from its source, eliminating the daily trek of our tribal brothers and sisters living in the mountainous area.
Barangay Ned Kagawad Lef Bantal said that the joint initiatives would be a big help to the struggle of the residents in potable water accessibility.
She further added that hundreds of residents will benefit from the said government collaborative effort.
The site visit was joined by some barangay kagawad and leaders of IP's tribal groups of the said communities.