DPWH ordered to act on Angeles erosion problems

ANGELES CITY, PHilippines – President Arroyo has ordered Public Works Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane to personally look into the erosion problem at the Balibago creek which has already led to property losses worth P80 million and threatens to collapse an estimanted P500 million more worth of property in this city’s tourism district.

Malacañang’s External Affairs Secretary Edgardo Pamintuan told The Star the President conveyed to him her instructions to Ebdane after he informed her on Saturday afternoon about the worsening erosion problem amid frequent freak weather dumping unusually heavy volumes of water in this city and nearby areas.

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