Angat Dam to be sold?

The government is selling Angat Dam, says opinion columnist Neal H. Cruz in the October 9 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. "The Arroyo administration is going out and it is selling everything that can be sold," he adds.

If Angat Dam is sold to a private company, Cruz explained, our water bills are likely to go up as a result.

The Angat Dam has been making the news recently because of Typhoon Ondoy, which poured a month's worth of rainwater in just six hours on Sept. 26, submerging most parts of Metro Manila in floodwater. The flooding was thought to have been caused by the release of water from Angat Dam, which officials have denied.

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