2.5 billion people in the world lack access to toilets, among other basic sanitation services, posing serious health and environmental risks. Poor sanitation is also regarded as a contributor to worsening poverty and an affront to human dignity. It is time we take toilets seriously.
In 2016, Maynilad launched the #GoldenKubetaPH, a social media contest that recognizes the best public restrooms in the Philippines. The campaign aims to elevate the significance of the lowly “trono” from being a daily habit to a priority development agenda.
Last January 27, 2017, 12 finalists from 101 entries were honored as the country’s most magnificent public toilets through the inaugural Golden Kubeta Awards. These 12 restrooms exemplify cleanliness, accessibility, functionality and responsible water and wastewater management— proving the care given by these establishments to their patrons.
Here are the winners!
Category 1: Commercial Establishment – Petron E. Rodriguez Branch
If you want to be treated like royalty, swing by Petron E. Rodriguez branch! This Golden Kubeta awardee garnered 34% of the votes.
Category 2: Transport Terminals – Park ‘N Ride Lawton
Park ‘N Ride Lawton keeps it clean and green with their nature-inspired Kubeta! This Golden Kubeta winner received 17% of the votes.
Category 3: School – De La Salle University (DLSU)
Nope, this is not a hotel. This is DLSU’s restroom! This Golden Kubeta received 18% of the votes! O diba, mala-hotel ang peg!
Congratulations, winners! Providing cleaner, safer, and better public toilets for everyone is a MUST. We hope this campaign would encourage ALL businesses to strive harder to service their clients with a neat and comfortable toilet.
Remember, our toilet is a reflection of the business we represent!