Ateneo Innovation Center & SolaRain's First Installation in a School

Ateneo Innovation Center & SolaRain's first installation in a school happens in the island of Culion, part of the Calamianes group of islands in Palawan. The Jesuit-run Loyola College of Culion is the beneficiary of the Ateneo Grade School's donated clean water system. The installation was done by SolaRain as part of its company social responsibility efforts. Culion, which used to be a leper colony, is a remote island with a scarce supply of drinking water and electricity. According to Fr. Adriano "Bogs" Tapiador, S.J., president of Loyola College, schoolchilren get sick due to frequent intake of softdrinks (which is a lot cheaper than bottled water) and/or drinking contaminated water sourced from the water district. Thus, he decided to have the donated clean water system installed in the school rather than in their  own convent where it was originally intended. He is planning to have the same system installed by its own students in every grade level. Fr. Bogs was present the whole duration of the installation to learn the process and SolaRain vouched to assist for the complete transfer of technology.

Installation was completed on 10 April 2013.

(From right: Fr. Adriano “Bogs” Tapiador, SJ, Mr. Paul Cabacungan, Fr. Dario Saniel, SJ, Mr. Jerbel)

In the office of Fr. Bogs Tapiador, President – Loyola College of Culion, Palawan, we installed the LED lighting and emergency cellphone charging station.


Ateneo Grade School Assistant Headmaster for Formation, Fr. Dario Miguel Saniel, SJ. having the first taste of the clean water from the system.