Philippine Lawmakers Call for Action to Avert Water Crisis

22 Jul 2013 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MANILA, Philippines

National lawmakers in the Philippines are urging legislative action to prevention a severe water crisis in the country in five years.Two congress members, Edgardo Angara, a senatorial candidate of the ruling Liberal Party, and Bernadette Herrera-Dy of the New Generation, a sectoral party at the House of Representatives, have called for the creation of a Water Regulatory Commission to act as an independent super-body to regulate Philippine water utilities.The commission would impose a 12 percent return of investment cap to maintain affordable prices for water supply and distribution to the public, according to the congressional members...

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