By Liezelle Soriano
MANILA — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. redoubled his efforts to create a Department of Water Resources to define policies and carry out structural changes on water management that will handle a variety of concerns, including the “critical” fresh water supply in the nation.
The Isabela province’s top authorities, who spoke in favor of the chief executive, were in attendance when the Chief Executive made this statement.
The creation of the Department of Water Resources was one of the legislative priorities that Marcos offered to Congress in his first State of the Nation Address in July.
Meanwhile, in his meeting with officials in Isabela, they also discussed several programs to address agricultural challenges in the province and the whole Cagayan Valley.
It includes building new dams and rehabilitation of existing ones, enhancement of post-production and irrigation facilities as well as renewable energy.
Among those who joined the meeting were Isabela Gov. Rodito Albano, Vice Gov. Faustino Dy III, and Reps. Antonio Albano (1st district), Ian Paul Dy (3rd district), Joseph Tan (4th district), Faustino Michael Carlos Dy III (5th district), Faustino Dy V (6th district) and Allan Ty (LPGMA partylist) and former Cauayan City Mayor Bernard Faustino Dy. (ai/mtvn)