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HOUSE PANELS APPROVE DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES BILL – SALCEDA

The House committees on Government Reorganization and on Public Works and Highways approved a consolidated bill creating the Department of Water Resources (DWR) that would ensure reliable, safe, quality and affordable water supply for all. It was Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Salceda, the chairman of the technical working group (TWG) tasked to consolidate the […]

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HOUSE PANELS ADOPT MEASURE CREATING DEPARTMENT OF WATER

The House Committees on Public Works and Highways and on Environment and Natural Resources adopted a proposed measure that seeks to create a new government office to rationalize the country’s water, irrigation, sewage, and sanitation systems as part of long-term measures to prevent a water crisis. House Bill No. 8068, or the “Department of Water, […]

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CREATE A DEPARTMENT OF WATER – GO

Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) and 2019 senatorial candidate Bong Go backed a proposal to create a Department of Water, which President Rodrigo Duterte himself supported, to ensure adequate supply of clean water for home use as well as for irrigation. He echoed the President’s support for the proposal creating an agency that […]