Kaliwa Dam is the development of a new water source in order to meet the increasing water demand in Metro Manila and other nearby provinces. Around 300 indigenous people will be displaced from their ancestral lands and large parts of 3 villages with around 10,000 people in Rizal and Quezon will be submerged, if the construction pushes forward.

Writer and Photographer: Gigie Cruz

Amy Astoveza

"Who would need a concrete house, if this would entail losing our ancestral land?  I can’t imagine what would happen to my 10 children and my grandchildren if they push us away from our land.  If the project pushes through, what will be left of their [read more]

Mike Santos

"This made me realize the value of water.  Water is life.  It is important that we ensure that people have constant water supply. Mike Santos OIC Barangka Drive, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila Writer and Photographer: Gigie Cruz I am Mike Santos, [read more]

Lemuel S. Fortunado

"If the dam project pushes through, we will be restricted and will lose the freedom to roam our ancestral lands. They will not be ours anymore. This is a happy place right now but might become chaotic when outsiders come in. Lemuel S. Fortunado [read more]

Ipe Carbonera

"I don’t know the exact source of our water, but based on the news, the climate, particularly the soaring temperatures causes our water resources to dwindle. I am not sure if we will experience the same thing this coming year. Ipe Carbonera 40 years [read more]

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