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Kaliwa dam project gets Duterte’s go-signal

/ 05:42 AM December 31, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte has given the go-signal to the China-funded New Centennial Water Source Kaliwa Dam in Quezon province as a “last resort” for Metro Manila’s dwindling water supply.

The President also assured the indigenous peoples in Rizal and Quezon who will be affected by the project that he would pay for their relocation.

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“This endless … This water. I can give you a little bit of an elbow room to move. Those who are living there, they are, of course, they are all natives. They are trying to delay the project by … And we need water,” he said in a speech in Digos City, Davao del Sur, on Monday afternoon.

He went on: “Manila without Wawa and Kaliwa Dam, this will be the last resort to have water for Manila. I will order them to go ahead and we will pay the natives and we will relocate them.”

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