CITY OF MALOLOS – With the theme Ikaw, Ako, Minamahal ang Kalikasan, the Provincial Government of Bulacan through Bulacan Environment and Natural Resources Office (BENRO) formally launched the Environment Month observation held at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium earlier today.
In line with this, Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado united with the Bulakenyos called time and again the attention of the national government for the immediate repair and rehabilitation of Angat Dam.
“Angat Dam si situated on the highest spot of the mountain, pinakamataas po ito, at kung ito ay mabubugnos, lahat ng daanan po n’yan ay para kang nasagasaan ng tren, ang taas nyan. Kapag tinamaan ng lindol yan pwede ka bang magtago sa ilalim ng mesa eh tubig na rumaragasa yan faster than bullets,” Alvarado said.
Alvarado also said that he recently had a meeting with the Korean Water Corporation who will spearhead the rehabilitation of the said dam to discuss the plans and cooperation needed for the activity to push through.
“Marami silang mga plano, pero iisa lang ang sinabi ko, simulan agad ang pagpapatibay, dahil according to a scientist, the result will be unimaginable, kung ito ay mabugnos, wala ang Bulacan, wala ang Pampanga, bahagi ng Metro Manila, saan sila kukuha ng tubig na iinumin, water is life, without water there is no life,” the governor said.
Aside from this, Alvarado also stated that the bidding for the replacement of the brittle rubber check gates of Bustos Dam has already started, while the Bulacan Bulk Water bidding is currently ongoing with hope that its process will embark this coming November.
Coastal roads in the province are also under study by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) through the programs and projects of the Regional Development Council III headed by Alvarado.
Meanwhile, Ms. Elizabeth Apresto, officer-in-charge of BENRO announced the activities lined up for the Environment Month.
Some of the activities include the Sagip Kalikasan Dulot ay Pangkabuhayan (SKDP) exhibit of the products out of waste recyclable materials on June 2, Lakbay Aral of the SKDP, BENRO and MENRO and City ENROs at the Villar Foundation in Taguig, Rizal come June 18 and tree planting activity of the PGB employees in San Mateo, Norzagaray as part of observation of the Arbor day on June 25.
The graduation of the 1,500 individuals from 10 municipalities who undergone Skills Training on Waste Recyclable Materials will also be held in this coming June 29 coinciding the symposium on Solid Waste Management in Baliwag, Bulacan.
Prior to this, the newly elected officers of BENRO Association and SKDP also took their oath to protect the environment and preserve the province’s rich natural resources.