Ambassador Ilan Fluss drinks from the filtered river water using the Israeli-made portable water purifier
The season of gift giving is in the air as the Embassy of Israel, together with the Shalom Club-Nueva Ecija, donated a portable water purifier and food packs to the indigenous peoples of the Bulwagan ng mga Katutubo in Palayan City, Nueva Ecija.
Ambassador Ilan Fluss personally handed over the Israeli-made portable water purifier to the Samahan ng mga Makakalikasang Katutubong Ayta (SaMaKa) officers.
“We hope that the indigenous peoples will have access to clean and potable water with the use of this Israeli technology,” Ambassador Fluss said. “The embassy continues to look for ways on how Israeli technology and innovation will reach and benefit more Filipino people,” he added.
Ambassador Fluss, Deputy Chief of Mission Nir Balzam, and MASHAV Officer Gladys Baniqued-Turiano made a product demo of the portable water purifier showing how the water in the Bacao River is filtered to drinkable water.
Ngayong Pasko, Salo Tayo is an annual Christmas outreach project of the Shalom Club-Nueva Ecija headed by Ms. Lorna Mae Vero in partnership with the Israeli embassy.
The turnover activity was held on December 9 and was participated by Usec. Mr. Rolando M. Rivera; National Commission on Indigenous Peoples-Nueva Ecija Provincial Office (NCIP-NEPO) Provincial Officer Dr. Donato Bumacas; Barangay Chairman of Doña Josefa, Palayan City; Chieftain Lando Belmonte of Domagats; Bgy. IPMR Carling Baclay of Aytas; Provincial IPMR/Board Member of NE Hon. Emmanuel Domingo; Fr. Jacinto Beltran, Exec. Director, BESTI (Diocese of Cab. NGO; and Ms. Eugene Baltazar, director for extension services of the Central Luzon State University.