Quezon province has reiterated its opposition to the construction of the Kaliwa Dam in Infanta, with Governor Danilo Suarez warning that he would file the appropriate cases in court to block the project.
Suarez said he is united with the Save Sierra Madre network that is also opposing the project. He added that for as long as he is Quezon governor, the proposed P12-billion project will never get off the ground.
“I’m with you, I don’t like Kaliwa dam either. If you would continue Kaliwa Dam, I’d see you in court,” said Suarez.
Residents of Real, Infanta and General Nakar towns, collectively known as REINA, and indigenous peoples groups have reiterated their opposition to the massive dam project in the wake of the floods and landslides caused by the recent typhoons in parts of Quezon.
Suarez already got the backing of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Quezon headed by Vice Governor Samuel Nantes, which approved and passed a resolution last November 27 giving the governor the authority to take necessary steps to stop the Kaliwa project.The project is being pushed to help secure the water needs of Metro Manila and its surrounding localities. SOVEREIGNPH