Photo Release

November 25, 2020

Pass Measure to Manage Rainwater Runoff: Sen. Grace Poe bats for the approval of Senate Bill No. 579 or the bill providing for the management, control, regulation, and utilization of rainwater runoff during the hybrid hearing led by the Committee on Public Works, Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Poe said water service interruptions in Metro Manila and other cities during the dry season and the worsening flood incidents in the rainy season are proofs that there is a failure in managing this key resource. “We have to capture and store rain water and utilize it for irrigation, ground water recharge, fire-fighting and other water supply purposes. Through this, water is conserved and flooding is mitigated,” Poe said. The senator also said she sympathizes with Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba, who also virtually attended the hearing, for the massive flooding experienced in the province. (Screen grab/ Senate PRIB)