Insensitive, indolent, and ill-informed. Akbayan Partylist denounces Malacañang’s lame-duck response to Metro Manila water shortage, posing serious threats to public health and business—big and small.

No less than PAGASA refuted claims that El Niño caused the water shortage in La Mesa Dam, as other reservoirs still have enough water.

Instead of blaming things on nature and idly waiting for rain, Malacañang should be on crisis management mode, shed light on the curious case of La Mesa Dam, and ensure that this never happens again.

Government should be also preparing for the worst. As a perennial phenomenon, El Niño has proven to be catastrophic not only for households but more importantly, to farmers who rely on irrigation to grow their crops. 

When that happens, they cannot simply point their fingers at the sky. ###