Villanueva received the Certificate from W4W Global Operations Director Caitlan Rowe.
Implemented in partnership with W4W Philippines, Gawad KATUBIGAN is one of the Bank's Corporate Social Responsibility Programs, which started as a small disaster response project in 2015.
Apart from providing the water filtration units, W4W also provides training to community leaders and health workers on the proper usage and maintenance of the water filters.
The Philippines was likewise cited as among the biggest contributors to W4W's programs due to LANDBANK's extensive support, which allows W4W Philippines to significantly expand the coverage and reach of its initiatives.
JSIC developed W4W as a result of a need expressed by the U.S.
According to James Bohling, head of the W4W project, W4W will fill a near-term capability gap.
An important benefit of W4W is reduced "logistical clutter." "We're cutting out a lot of the administrative, logistical, and operational 'fat' typically associated with traditional wired networks," Bohling explained.