When we were doing our Motorcycle Tour around Banton Island in Romblon Province I saw a sign stating the statistics of Barangay Balogo. I found the number of Comfort Rooms a bit funny. Growing up in the city where a house usually has one or more comfort rooms, I always thought that when a house was built a Comfort Room would automatically come with it. I found the answer to my ignorance in the Waste Management Seminar of Northern Palawan Provincial Hospital in one of the islands in Taytay, Palawan.
When the participants were asked on what were their common/major environmental problem, one of the participants answered that there were only a few Comfort Rooms in their town. This leads to citizens urinating and defecating anywhere there is cover. Nature could handle a certain amount of excrement to decompose, but for a community it’s too much.
Mostly this is a problem on island towns as the materials to build a proper Comfort Room is not available. There’s also the problem with people not being able to afford the materials.
Now I know why it’s important to count the number of Comfort Rooms in a barangay. Hopefully, there’s enough for everyone.
Follow my Banton Island, Romblon Series
- Boat from Banton Island to San Agustin, Tablas Island
- Motorcycle Tour around Banton Island
- Banton Island Church
Follow my Romblon Province Series