March 22 is World Water Day… but in COWD water has been our main concern throughout the five decades of our existence as an institution.


This year’s theme is “Water for Peace.”


When we cooperate on water, we create a positive ripple effect – fostering harmony and building resilience to shared challenges. We must act upon the realization that water is not only a resource to be used and competed over – it is a human right, intrinsic to every aspect of life.


COWD on its part celebrated this day by giving foldable fans and IEC materials to one hundred (100) concessionaires in the Administrative Building in Corrales. Meanwhile, as part of its CSR programs, PR personnel alongside Engineering visited partner barangays/institutions namely Lumbia, Camaman-an and Malasag Elementary School in Cugman to deliver water tanks and some IEC materials relative to water conservation and rainwater harvesting. It was an ample avenue as well to discuss pertinent matters regarding their water supply concerns.


This World Water Day, we all need to unite and use water for peace, laying the foundations of a more stable and prosperous tomorrow.



The National Women’s Month Celebration has become a platform to spotlight women’s accomplishments and address ongoing and emerging issues related to women’s empowerment and gender equality.


Grounded on the objective of transforming culture toward a more equal and inclusive future, it echoes the target outcomes in the updated Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Plan for 2019-2025 towards transforming gender norms and culture.


In COWD, the vision extends to incorporating gender mainstreaming in the bureaucracy - men joining the cause for equality, establishing a solid framework to support and protect women, children, persons with disabilities, Indigenous Peoples, Muslims, and those with diverse Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression (SOGIE).


Last March 8, four hundred (400) female concessionaires were able to receive hygiene kits, IEC materials, and tokens which were given simultaneously in all offices (Corrales, Kauswagan and Tin-ao). This is our simple way of showing extra care and appreciation to all the women and their pivotal role in the society.


Happy Women’s Month, Women and Everyone!