Camarines Sur water system to continue despite agency abolition order, questions Malacanang order without Duterte's signature | BICOL TODAY

Camarines Sur water system to continue despite agency abolition order, questions Malacanang order without Duterte’s signature

By Joey Natividad

TIGAON, Camarines Sur ( — The Partido Development Administration (PDA) assured the public that its operations will continue and water supply will not be disconnected despite Malacanang memorandum order 29, ordering the abolition of PDA after the Camarines Sur Provincial Government, thru Resolution 474, urged for its abolition.

PDA officials doubted if the Malacanang order has the knowledge of President Duterte after discovering it was only signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.

Officials said they have consulted lawyers and have discussed legal actions regarding the abolition of PDA which was created by a law, Republic Act 7820.

Over the past two weeks, water consumers in the 4th District have been worrying that the public water supply system might be closed as a result of Malacanang order abolishing the PDA and its assets to undergo liquidation. PDA is the implementing agency for the public water supply system, which was funded by a loan from Denmark.

The towns being serviced by the public water supply projects are Tigaon, Sangay, Goa, San Jose, and Lagonoy. About 100,000 residents benefit from the public water system.

On Tuesday, October 9, a general meeting among consumers was held at the Partido State University in Goa, and discussed the state of the Malacanang order and the impending closure of PDA.

The Malacanang order said PDA did not fulfill its mandate over a period of 20 years since it was created and has been operating at a loss. []


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