WATCH: How Filipino engineers are helping solve developmental problems in PH

Engineers are essential to improving people’s lives. They help design projects that help solve developmental problems, provide livelihood to many Filipino families, and create technologies that will help other engineers with their research.

On September 30, 10 am, Rappler, in partnership with Manila Water Foundation, is hosting a live roundtable discussion to talk about the ways Filipino engineers are making a difference in the lives of underprivileged communities and marginalized sectors.

We will answer questions such as: What kind of support do Filipino engineers require to innovate and come up with solutions to help solve problems in water, sanitation, sustainability and the environment? How can they keep abreast with the latest developments in tech and trends in this rapidly changing world? And what is the importance of recognizing their talents and efforts?

Our speakers include:  

  • Mr. Reginald M. Andal, Executive Director, Manila Water Foundation
  • Engr. Federico A. Monsada, President, Philippine Technological Council
  • Dr. Ricardo F. Orge, Senior Science Specialist, Philippine Rice Research Institute; 2017 MWF Prize for Engineering Excellence awardee

The roundtable discussion will be moderated by actress and events host, Issa Litton. 

Bookmark this page to watch the live stream of this discussion on Monday, 10 am.  –


Manila Water Foundation

Manila Water Foundation is the non-profit corporate foundation of the Manila Water group of companies. Guided by its vision to become the enabler of change that will uplift the quality of life of Base of the Pyramid (BoP) communities, it spearheaded programs that focus on Water Access and Sanitation, Community Assistance and Livelihood, and Water Education – part of which is the campaign for proper and regular handwashing.

more about Manila Water Foundation