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Duterte got bad advice on Angat solution to water shortage: MWSS says no such thing as 150 days of water Mar 15, 2019 @ 20:17

Duterte got bad advice on Angat solution to water shortage: MWSS says no such thing as 150 days of water


The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System said it could not comply with President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to release 150 days supply of water from Angat dam to slake the thirst of water-deprived consumers in the East Zone of Manila Water Co.

In a tweet by ABS-CBN’s Alvin Elchico, MWSS Administrator Reynaldo Velasco said: “Hindi tama ang inadvise kay Presidente. There is no such thing as 150 days. Sinabihan ko na sina (Communications) Secretary (Martin) Andanar at Executive Secretary (Salvador) Medialdea, na mali ang advise kay Presidente.

This was confirmed in a tweet by China Global Television Network (CGTN) correspondent Barnaby Lo: “Sorry to burst your bubble but I just got off an interview with Manila Water and they don’t see how they can comply with Pres. Duterte’s order when apparently there’s no infra for the flow of more than 1600 mld of water from Angat, that’s less than the demand.”

Just hours before Velasco’s statement, Duterte ordered Manila Water
Co. of the Ayala group and Maynilad Water Services Inc. of the Metro
Pacific-Salim and Consunji groups to release water from Angat dam by
noon on March 15 to ensure sufficient supply of water in Metro Manila.

Duterte orders MWSS to release Angat Dam water: Gawin niyo kung ayaw nyo managot!

Velasco’s clarification is just one of the conflicting statements on the true state of the water supply situation in Metro Manila after an ex-MWSS engineer suggested the opening of a bypass facility between Angat and La Mesa as the simplest solution to Manila Water’s water woes. MWSS Chief Regulator Patrick Ty was adamant that the bypass has never been closed.

Water shortage scandal! MWSS shuttered bypass for Manila Water so Maynilad could monopolize La Mesa supply – 30-year MWSS engineer

MVP speaks out on murky water supply scandal: No shortage in Maynilad, no stealing Manila Water’s share in Angat

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