Bataan barangay gets water system

Saturday / September 1, 2012


Orani — A Clark investor has donated a water system with purifier to upland settlers who have been deprived of clean drinking water for decades.


Dennis Wright, chief executive and president of Peregrine turned over recently the facility to the beneficiaries in Barangay Tala, this town.


Peregrine is the developer of the Global Gateway Logistics City in Clark Freeport.


“I called up the chairman (Bases Conversion and Development Authority Chairman  Felicito Payumo)  and I asked him if there was a need in Bataan and he said yes, and that was how the water source came about to be deployed here,” said Wright.


Payumo, native of Dinalupihan, served as three-term congressman of Bataan first district that included Orani.


Parish Priest Alex Indino here said community folk had to buy their supply from the lowlands.


“It was very difficult for residents of Tala particularly the poor to get drinking water,” he said joined by settler Emily Fabian, who said the households were thankful to the firm


Payumo inspected the portion of the Bataan National Park in Tala here, where a landslide triggered by recent monsoon rains had damaged water pipes.


Commending Wright, he noted that the water source could provide 290 gallons of drinking water a day for households on the slopes of Mt. Natib inside the Bataan National Park.


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