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Kaliwa Dam bidding looks rigged for China Energy – COA

Aug 19, 2019 - 4:40 PM

Two other bidders were included 'merely to comply' with the requirement that there be at least 3 bidders, says an audit observation memorandum

CONTROVERSIAL. The Kaliwa Dam project is up for construction in the 3rd quarter of 2019, yet it still faces heavy opposition from various groups. Photo from MWSS

Angat Dam inches up above critical level, thanks to monsoon

Jul 19, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The southwest monsoon brings rain over the Angat Dam, causing its water level to rise slightly above 160 meters on Friday, July 19

On Friday, June 21, 2019, the water level of Angat Dam, the main source of water for Metro Manila and nearby provinces, is seen to be on its critical mark at 160. 28 meter despite the onset of the rainy season. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Angat Dam drops below critical level again

Jul 11, 2019 - 3:30 PM

The Angat Dam's water level plunges to 159.93 meters as of 6 am on Thursday, July 11

On Friday, June 21, 2019, the water level of Angat Dam, the main source of water for Metro Manila and nearby provinces, is seen to be on its critical mark at 160. 28 meter despite the onset of the rainy season. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Yes, it's raining, but not much over Angat Dam

Jun 26, 2019 - 2:50 PM

The Angat Dam's water level is still decreasing even after the onset of the rainy season. For consumers, this means more water interruptions.

On Friday, June 21, 2019, the water level of Angat Dam, the main source of water for Metro Manila and nearby provinces, is seen to be on its critical mark at 160. 28 meter despite the onset of the rainy season. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Angat Dam plunges below critical level

Jun 22, 2019 - 8:40 AM

The Angat Dam's water level drops to 159.78 meters as of 6 am on Saturday, June 22, even below the critical 160 meters

On Friday, June 21, 2019, the water level of Angat Dam, the main source of water for Metro Manila and nearby provinces, is seen to be on its critical mark at 160. 28 meter despite the onset of the rainy season. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Water interruptions likely if Angat Dam level dips further

Jun 17, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Though the rainy season is underway, the amount of rainfall is still not enough to boost the water level of the Angat Dam

Photo from MWSS

22-hour water interruptions expected as Cebu’s Jaclupan dam dries up

Apr 25, 2019 - 9:55 PM

The water service in households in the affected areas has been reduced to two hours a day

JACLUPAN. This photo shows Metropolitan Cebu Water District's Jaclupan Facility. File photo from MCWD's website

[OPINION] Part 2 | Road to damnation through Chinese-funded dams

Apr 13, 2019 - 9:00 AM

We predict that future administrations will have to cancel the Kaliwa and Chico projects and default on the Chinese loans, which will result in the Philippines being sued by China in arbitration proceedings that have been designed to favor the creditor

[OPINION] Part 1| Kaliwa and Chico Dams: More than just debt of money

Apr 12, 2019 - 10:30 AM

The Chico River loan agreement may prove to be a template for future loan agreements that the Philippines enters into, effectively compromising our patrimonial assets

Cebu's Buhisan Dam all dried up

Mar 29, 2019 - 9:27 AM

The Metro Cebu Water District implements water rationing in 16 areas in Cebu City

BUHISAN DAM. Photo from mwcd.gov.ph

Kaliwa Dam deal 'as onerous' as Chico River project

Mar 24, 2019 - 2:26 PM

(UPDATED) 'The choice of law and the venue for disputes is once again surrendered by the Philippines in favor of China,' senatorial bet Neri Colmenares tells Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Kaliwa Dam: Is China’s involvement cause for concern?

Mar 21, 2019 - 2:12 PM

The Duterte government seems to be exaggerating the benefits of the Kaliwa Dam project and downplaying its costs and risks

Japanese firm renews alternative Kaliwa water proposal

Mar 18, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Japanese firm Global Utility Development Corporation is stepping back into the picture over 10 years after it first proposed the Kaliwa Intake Weir

With their empty water containers, buckets and gallons, Residents of Hilltop, Barangay Bagong Ilog in Pasig City troop to a water rationing site of the local government unit on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The barangay is experiencing water shortage caused by the operational adjustments conducted by Manila Water and El Niño. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Critical dams to have ‘way below normal’ rainfall Feb-March

Jan 06, 2016 - 3:19 PM

El Niño is likely to grip the country until June while 85 of the country could experience drought by the end of April

DRY MONTHS AHEAD. PAGASA Senior Weather Specialist Anthony Lucero explains the drought expected in many provinces in the country until June 2016. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Smaller dam to irrigate Bulacan, Pampanga crop fields –NIA

May 13, 2014 - 3:09 PM

The Bustos Dam can supply water to irrigate the remaining rice fields in Bulacan and Pampanga amid low levels of the Angat Dam

Photo courtesy of PPP Center