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There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam

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Here we go again. Every summer, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) warns of a water shortage and an impending water rationing.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Water warning

That water is a precious resource is dramatized every time the dry season hits a blazing peak from March to May. That means now, when authorities warn that the dams supplying water to Metro Manila are approaching critical levels. In the provinces, high temperatures and lack of water are not only affecting farmlands needing irrigation but also exacerbating the horrific conditions in evacuation centers.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Breathing spell

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Come June, “I hope we can toast together,” Manila Water Consortium president Gerardo Ablaza Jr. said. Toast what?

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘And not a drop to drink’

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With the heavy rains there’s water everywhere, and yet we’re running out of potable water! Flooding is a perennial problem in Metro Manila and many other parts of the country. It poses a challenge to our government, which reportedly needs two decades or more to complete a flood-control master plan. If one travels to Baguio […]

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘IOUs’ against tomorrow

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“Make failure your tutor, not your undertaker.” The Philippines’ 142 cities watch a tutorial unfold on Cebu’s spreading shortages of an irreplaceable resource: water. Diseases surge when taps run dry.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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  • Taiwan insurer buys 20% of RCBC for P18B
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  • Netizens blast sexy model for using cop connection to beat traffic violation
  • Palace backs prepaid SIM registration
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  • Editorial cartoon, October 2, 2014
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