Marcos says EO creating Water Resource Management Office already signed
MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Thursday announced that he has already signed an executive order (EO), creating the Water Resource Management Office.
“We in the government signed an EO wherein we created the office of the water management,” Marcos said in a speech during the opening of the 6th Edition of the Water Philippines Conference and Exposition at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
Malacañang has yet to release a copy of the EO.
According to the president, creating the said office is necessary to form a more cohesive policy among water supply agencies.
“There are many agencies that are involved in water supply and water management and it has just evolved that way,” Marcos said.
“But what we are going to try to do is to make it a more cohesive policy so that there’s planning at a national level and in what way we can maximize the management of what water we have,” he added.
The chief executive first announced the creation of the water management office in February.