- Far Eastern University (FEU) earned recognition in the Golden Kubeta Awards(GKA) for their clean toilet facilities among schools and universities
- The university earned the highest votes in different social media platforms
- Maynilad’s Golden Kubeta Awards is an awareness and education campaign that seeks to bring the conversation about proper wastewater management to the mainstream
For this year,the Far Eastern University (FEU) won the first place for having the most cleanest toilet facilities among schools and universities in the Philippines in the Golden Kubeta Awards(GKA).
With more than 10,000 social media votes,FEU tops the Schools and Universities category and won the People’s Choice Award.
Among the winners of the conpetition also include Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) in the Terminals and Stations category, National Museum of Natural History in the Government Offices category, and Xentro Mall Polangui in the Malls and Restaurants category.
The nominees were crowd-sourced via different social media platforms with nominees posting photos of their toilets and hashtagging it #GoldenKubeta to qualify.The criteria were functionality (40%), aesthetics (30%), amenities (20%) and overall comfort (10%).
Xentro Mall’s Antipolo branch was last year’s grand winner.However, there was no grand winner for this year- only winners in each of the four different categories. This was the after effect of a standards change that acquainted a physical review segment with the judging. The four victors got the most noteworthy last scores, following a thorough three-advance determination process that consolidated physical reviews with online life casting a ballot.
Maynilad’s Golden Kubeta Awards is an awareness and education campaign that seeks to bring the conversation about proper wastewater management to the mainstream. It also envisions clean and comfortable public restrooms in establishments, regardless of type and industry, all over the country.
It is part of Maynilad’s Kubeta PH campaign, an integrated information, education, and communication campaign that aims to spur positive action from all stakeholders on wastewater management. It is likewise done in conjunction with World Toilet Day, a United Nations observance day that is meant to spread awareness and prompt action on the global sanitation crisis.
“While serving only the West Zone, we believe it is our duty to help the public understand wastewater management better, in the hopes of spurring positive action that will, ultimately, result in the rehabilitation and preservation of our water bodies,” Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez said in his speech during the awards ceremony.
“We hope that all of you here today will also be our partners in spreading the gospel of proper wastewater management. Our collective effort in ensuring that wastewater is properly treated before being discharged to different bodies of water will ensure a better future for the next generation,” he further said.