Xentro Mall Leads the Awardees of the 2nd Golden Kubeta Awards

by - November 24, 2018

My friends know that I’m such a stickler when it comes to public toilets. They already know that once we’re in a new place my first question would always be, “Maganda ba CR nila?” It’s just that I believe that one’s comfort room is a reflection of an establishment especially if you are a local government or food establishment where there’s constant traffic for use of safe toilets.

Maynilad,  the water and wastewater services provider of cities and municipalities that form the West Zone of the Greater Metro Manila Area in the country hold for the second time the Golden Kubeta Awards. The Golden Kubeta 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.

This is further emphasized thru the speech of Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez  during the 2nd Golden Kubeta Awards held at the UP when he shared, “Through the Golden Kubeta Awards, Maynilad aims to spread awareness about the importance of clean toilets to a person’s health and hygiene. But beyond personal hygiene and health, we want this campaign to be a jump-off point to educate the public about the need for proper wastewater management – about how managing liquid wastes in the right way can also lead to better health for all and to a better environment for future generations.”

At the awarding, Xentro Mall in Antipolo, Rizal, the Government Service Insurance System building in Pasay City, and Troi Oi Vietnmese restaurant in Iloilo City emerged as the top three awardees of this year’s cycle of the Golden Kubeta Awards.




The three garnered the most number of social media votes during a three-day polling period from Nov. 15-17. Voting was done through the Kubeta PH Facebook community page, with all positive reactions counting as votes for each nominated establishment

Before breaking into the Top 3, Xentro Mall, GSIS, and Troi Oi were selected as part of the 14 finalists from a pool of more than 400 nominees sent in by social media users via Facebook from the start of the year to the beginning of November.

The 400 nominees were then narrowed down based on the current state of their comfort rooms, as well as interviews with the establishments to answer the question why they believe they should be among the Golden Kubeta awardees for this year.

The following criteria were used for the nomination and final judging:

Functionality – e.g. basic features such as working flush and faucet

Aesthetics – look of the comfort rooms

Overall comfort – e.g. space, ventilation, accessibility, etc.

Amenities– e.g. soap, hand dryer, toilet paper, bidet, etc.

The awards ceremony was held at Ang Bahay ng Alumni, University of the Philippines Diliman, coinciding with the celebration of World Toilet Day.

World Toilet Day aims to emphasize the need for safe toilets for all by 2030 – one of the objectives stated in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal No. 6: Sanitation and Water.

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