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SENATE TO PROBE LOOMING WATER CRISIS – VILLANUEVA

Is the government better prepared to address the looming water crisis this year? Senator Joel Villanueva has sought an inquiry into the preparation of different government agencies and stakeholders to avert the negative effects of an anticipated water shortage in the summer months. “The water shortage in 2019 caught most of our people by surprise. […]

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ENSURE SAFE WATER FOR ‘BAKWITS’ – PANGANIBAN

Evacuees in Mindanao or “bakwits” who have been displaced due to conflict also face a water crisis which government should resolve to provide them with access to clean water, ANAC-IP Rep. Jose T. Panganiban, Jr. said on Thursday. “May problema rin sa tubig ang mga bakwit natin, na karamihan ay mga Lumad, kabataan, at kababaihan, […]

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EMPOWER LGUs TO PREVENT WATER CRISIS – TOLENTINO

With the national government already taking steps to address water supply problems as a result of the El Niño, senatorial aspirant Francis Tolentino on Monday said proposals to resolve the water crisis should involve and empower local government units “that are at the frontline of this problem.” Tolentino said he agreed with proposals floated regarding […]

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IMPLEMENT REFORMS IN THE WATER SECTOR – ANGARA

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara is seeking wide-ranging reforms in the water sector to ensure the availability of the precious resource across the country at all times in the wake of the water shortage in most parts of Metro Manila and Rizal province. According to Angara, the water shortage also exposed the lack of a master […]

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GOV’T EYEING SHORT AND LONG-TERM SOLUTION TO PH WATER CHALLENGES – NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Thursday revealed that government was in the midst of preparing short and long-term solutions to address the country’s water needs, proposals that will require executive action and the passage of new legislation. Nograles said that department secretaries, agency heads and representatives at the high-level inter-agency meeting on water security at […]

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INVEST MORE IN WATER INFRASTRUCTURE – ANGARA

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara said government should invest more in water infrastructure and implement practical local government measures like rainwater collection to help the country cope with drought and consequent water shortages during the dry season and El Niño events. “Since droughts and water scarcity have become a more common occurrence, it is necessary that […]

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CASTELO, BENITEZ CALL FOR JOINT HEARING ON WATER CRISIS

Quezon City 2nd District Rep. Winnie Castelo is calling for a joint hearing of the House committees on Metro Manila Development and Housing on the water crisis now affecting many parts of Metro Manila. Castelo, chairman of the House Committee on Metro Manila Development, said he wants to find out together with Housing Committee Chairman […]

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PALACE WORKING ON EO TO ADDRESS PH WATER ISSUES – NOGRALES

With areas of the National Capital Region (NCR) now being affected by water service interruptions, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Wednesday revealed that several government agencies are working on an Executive Order (EO) that would allow government to properly address the country’s water issues. “Even before parts of NCR suffered water supply problems, the Economic […]