Duterte orders MWSS to release Angat Dam water: Gawin niyo kung ayaw nyo managot!
By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte has directed the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) to release water from Angat Dam by noontime today, March 15.
“The President is aware and concerned of the sufferance of the residents of Metro Manila due the present water crisis,” his spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Friday.
“The President is directing the MWSS to demand from the Manila Water Company, Inc., Maynilad Water Services, Inc. and other responsible offices to release water from Angat Dam by noon time today, March 15, good for 150 days, in order to supply the affected areas in Metro Manila and deliver, as well as distribute sufficient water to the residents thereof,” Panelo added.
Duterte’s directive came after some residents of Metro Manila complained of water interruption in the areas covered by Manila Water.
The President, Panelo said, will hold MWSS, Manila Water, and Maynilad accountable if they fail to obey his order.