PAMASKONG PATUBIG PARA SA TIMAK. Subic Shutter Club members pose for a souvenir shot with residents of Sito Timak, Morong, Bataan, beneficiaries of the group’s humanitarian outreach project that brought readily potable water to the village. Photo by Alan Mauricio Fabricante.

Christmas came early for the fifteen (15) families, composed of some 70 individuals, of the remote village of Timak, Bgy. Sabang, Morong, Bataan, thanks to the photography group Subic Shutter Club (SSC)


The group, normally used to taking (pictures – that is), went out of its way to this time do the giving of something basic but very important necessity in every human’s day to day life – WATER

For decades, men, womenand children in Timak never had the convenience of having ready water when they need it. To cook food, bath, laundry and for drinking water, they always have to walk 100 meters to fetch water from a spring and another 100 meters back with heavy loaded containers of various shapes and sizes. This is no longer the case.

According to Mark Louie G. Meru, SSC decided to help the village upon learning of its residents’ predicament and started to seek out sponsors to cover the cost of putting up a 1,700 meter reinforced hose, a Project they called: Pamaskong Patubig para sa Timak.

Keppel Subic Shipyard, keeping true to its image of being a “caring and sharing” company, immediately responded along with PTT, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Slimmers World Subic, Sam’s Pizza, DMLSubic Freeport Corporation, City Homes and various individuals.

Last week, SSC members braved the one (1) hour drive and 45 minutes walk to Sitio Timak to join residents in simple inaugural of the water supply line. Gift packages were also given to residents who were also treated to games and activities that livened-up the usually sleepy village south o the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

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