Press Statements

RP gov’t urged to resist EU pressure for ‘economic integration’

May 28, 2010

The Philippine government should assert its right to implement the development policies that it needs. The just-concluded EU-ASEAN foreign ministers meeting in Madrid ended with apparent agreement on economic integration mechanisms and the EU calling the ASEAN countries not to implement protectionist measures. But according to research group IBON, the Philippine government should assert its […]

Stop Angat Dam privatization: Presidentiables dared to prove independence from big business interests

April 28, 2010

Water for the People Network | Among the interested buyers of the Angat HEPP are some of the most politically influential business groups in the country and perceived backers of some presidentiables Advocacy group Water for the People Network (WPN) today challenged presidential candidates to prove that they are not beholden to big business interests […]

As El Niño threatens irrigation supply: water used by golf courses can supply 1,500 has of rice paddies per day

April 14, 2010

There may be enough supply if consumption is regulated among wasteful users such as golf courses. * Correction-In Metro Manila including in Antipolo… “around 18,576 cubic meters of water per hectare per day is spent for golf courses” SHOULD HAVE READ “around 18,576 cubic meters of water per day is spent for golf courses. “ […]

PSALM told to stop bidding: Public water sector, not private power, should manage Angat dam, group says

March 23, 2010

Water for the People Network | Press Release | Water supply for irrigation and domestic use has been declining in recent months due to the El Niño phenomenon and has been particularly harsh on the vulnerable sectors Advocacy group Water for the People Network (WPN) today said that the water sector, instead of private power […]

World Water Day: Government urged to abandon plan to privatize Angat Dam

March 22, 2010

Water for the People Network | Privatization threatens access to water of 28,000 farmers, 14 million consumers As the country marks World Water Day today, we call on government to abandon its plan to privatize water facilities like the Angat Dam amid longstanding issues of lack of people’s access to water. It is alarming that […]

New water source not needed; Laiban deal setback temporary, continued vigilance urged

March 6, 2010

Water for the People Network, promoting people’s control over water services and resources Anti-water privatization alliance Water for the People Network (WPN) today said that the termination of the proposed P52-billion Laiban Dam is just a temporary setback for its proponents and called on all concerned sectors to remain vigilant and continue to oppose moves […]