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KEEP WATER SUPPLY STABLE IN DRY SEASON – POE

Senator Grace Poe asked water concessionaires and concerned government agencies to double down on their collaborative efforts to mitigate the impact of the dry season on water supply across the country. “We need all hands on deck to ably manage the water requirements of our consumers, especially in the face of another possible virus surge. Complacency […]

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METRO MANILA TO HAVE STEADY WATER SUPPLY – DENR

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), through the National Water Resources Board (NWRB), continues to closely monitor the water level in Angat Dam and its operations amid its low-set water level. Acting Environment Secretary Jim Sampulna said members of the NWRB’s Technical Working Group in the management of water supply from Angat Dam […]

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NCR HAS ENOUGH WATER FOR DRY SEASON — DENR

Amid the decreasing water level in Angat Dam, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Acting Secretary Jim Sampulna assured the public that the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) remains on top of the situation as it continues to undertake measures to ensure sufficient water supply during the dry season. “The NWRB will be in […]

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CIMATU ASSURES OF ‘ENOUGH WATER’ FOR PH THIS YEAR – PANELO

With the dry season just around the corner, Malacañang said Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has assured that the country will have “enough water” for the year. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Cimatu gave his assurance to President Rodrigo Duterte during the 47th Cabinet meeting as part of the government’s action plan in preparation for the […]

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MANILA WATER, MAYNILAD NOT YET OFF THE HOOK – MARCOS

Senator Imee Marcos has started moves in the Upper House to investigate the water concession contracts and accomplishment records of Manila Water and Maynilad Water Services. Marcos has filed Senate Resolution 259 to examine which provisions in the original and extended concession agreements were contrary to government interests and why the two water companies have […]

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APPLY FULL FORCE OF THE LAW VS MANILA WATER, MAYNILAD – HERRERA

A party-list lawmaker said the 18th Congress and the Duterte administration should apply the full force of criminal, civil, and administrative laws against water concessionaires Manila Water and Maynilad. Bagong Henerasyon Party-list Rep. Bernadette Herrera made the statement following warnings by the two companies that water rates will be raised should the government revokes the […]

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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, […]