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Thank You, Lord for a bit of good news.

DOTC to upgrade toilets in all airports, ports
by Zen Hernandez, ABS-CBN News

MANILA, Philippines – The Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 (NAIA-1) may soon be able to shake off its title as the “world’s worst airport.”
After President Aquino noticed leaky faucets in the airport’s toilets when he made the rounds during Holy Week, the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) is looking to upgrade and rehabilitate all the toilets not just in NAIA, but in all airports, ports, train stations and Land Transportation Office waiting rooms.
The DOTC will soon open the bidding for the rehabilitation and upgrade of 786 toilets and the construction of 231 new ones.
Transportation Secretary Mar Roxas said he has noticed a lot of the toilets require repairs, but the procurement of equipment for each agency would cost a lot. Thus, the DOTC opted for bulk purchasing, which would translate into 30-35% in savings. (Read more)

My note:
I hope the government would consider upgrading the restrooms of government offices, starting with the Department of Tourism, where many foreigners wander. I visited last January and found toilets even worse than NAIA.
My apologies to the DOT, but the restroom was just begging to be photographed and renovated.
I know I said I love old mirrors, but this is just ridiculous.

DOT restroom

Apologies to DHL

DOT restroom

I saved water because I didn’t want to touch the faucet—or the soap

DOT restroom

A wooden board as a quick fix

DOT restroom

Perhaps new tiles are in order? New everything?

DOT restroom

Kind regards,
C

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