On the water shortage

The President is aware and concerned of the sufferance of the residents of Metro Manila due to the present water crisis.

The President is directing the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (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.

Failure to act or comply with this directive, the President will personally go to them and make the responsible officers account for such failure.

Salvador S. Panelo Chief Presidential Legal Counsel & Presidential Spokesperson