10,000 solar bottles to light up houses soon PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 24 July 2011 16:25

Soon, thousands of urban and rural residents will soon ‘see the light’ as the Armed Forces of the Philippines teams up with My Shelter Foundation in setting up 10,000 solar bottle bulbs in various households across the country.

“The AFP is supportive of efforts to harness renewable to harness renewable sources of energy to sustain our needs,” said AFP Chief General Eduardo SL Oban, Jr. He added that the activity is geared towards the creation of healthy and peaceful communities.

Oban directed the AFP’s Civil Military Operations (CMO) Groups and CMO units of the Unified Commands to help the foundation to set up the solar bottle bulbs in coordination with the local government units, other organizations and sponsors.

CMO units of the Philippine Army from the infantry divisions down to the battalions will execute the project in their assigned local communities. Likewise directed are the CMO units of the Philippine Navy in the National Capital Region, Northern and Southern Luzon, Eastern and Western Mindanao, and Visayas.CMO offices from headquarters down to the wing-command level of the Philippine Air Force are also tasked to carry out the project.

The solar bottle bulb project of the My Shelter Foundation founded by social entrepreneur Illac Diaz, seeks to tap potential sources of energy. “It solves two problems—environment and social poverty,” said Diaz.

Diaz added that light is an important part of our daily life and access to it is a right of everyone. He added that through this project, the group can provide the whole country with sustainable light energy, at the same time bridge the gap between social classes.

My Shelter Foundation is a non-stock non-profit organization that aims to create a system of sustainability and replicability through its capability-building and employment generating projects.