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Greenpeace to monitor Angat levels

Feature story | April 12, 2010 at 6:00

Greenpeace today set up a “Water Watch” camp in Angat Reservoir, Metro Manila’s main water source, to highlight the urgent threat to the country’s water resources. Greenpeace is calling on the public to take every measure to conserve water and...

Greenpeace set up a "Water Watch" camp in

Image | April 12, 2010 at 6:00

Greenpeace set up a "Water Watch" camp in Angat Reservoir, Metro Manila’s main water source, to highlight the urgent threat to the country’s water resources. Greenpeace is calling on the public to take every measure necessary to conserve water...

Is our water supply sufficient?

Blog entry by Jen Bernardino (Solar Generation - Pilipinas) | April 12, 2010 2 comments

From Solar Generation - Pilipinas I know that Sunday should be a rest day given the busy schedules we have weekly but seeing that the climate is continuously changing every second, we shouldn’t be taking a break from taking care...

Water Watch: Day1

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 12, 2010 2 comments

Dead fish that were landlocked when the waters subsided can be found around the water camp area The star-lit tapestry in the sky signals the end of our first day at camp. The day started at around 5AM when I was met in the office...

What would it be like if everybody pitches in?

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 13, 2010 1 comment

13 April 2010 Greenpeace volunteers waterproofing the camp. The first night at the Greenpeace Water Watch camp, we were met by light drizzling, which eventually turned into a considerable downpour at around 5:00AM and...

Water Watch: Day 2

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 14, 2010 2 comments

One of the volunteers waterproofing the camp. Early this morning our sleep was cut short by what started out as a drizzle of rain that suddenly became a shower that caught us all by surprise. Our day started with putting things...

Water Watch: Day 3

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 14, 2010 12 comments

14 April 2010 Dried up water tributary. It’s the third day here at the Greenpeace Water Watch Camp in Angat Dam. The night before had been a very clear, starry evening, unlike the previous drizzly night, but the day saw...

A Greenpeace activist places a sign to mark

Image | April 15, 2010 at 6:00

A Greenpeace activist places a sign to mark how the water levels of Angat dam have been receding daily since April 12. The sign "180 m" delineates the dam's critical level which it breached Wednesday, April 14. The reservoir's waters are...

A Greenpeace activist places a sign to mark

Image | April 15, 2010 at 6:00

A Greenpeace activist places a sign to mark how the water levels of Angat dam have been receding daily since April 12. The sign "180 m" delineates the dam's critical level which it breached Wednesday, April 14. The reservoir's waters are...

Signs placed by Greenpeace volunteers mark

Image | April 15, 2010 at 6:00

Signs placed by Greenpeace volunteers mark how the water levels of Angat dam have been receding daily since April 12. The sign "180 m" delineates the dam's critical level which it breached Wednesday, April 14. The reservoir's waters are...

Signs placed by Greenpeace volunteers mark

Image | April 15, 2010 at 6:00

Signs placed by Greenpeace volunteers mark how the water levels of Angat dam have been receding daily since April 12. The sign "180 m" delineates the dam's critical level which it breached Wednesday, April 14. The reservoir's waters are...

A Greenpeace activist places a sign to mark

Image | April 15, 2010 at 6:00

A Greenpeace activist places a sign to mark how the water levels of Angat dam have been receding daily since April 12. The sign "180 m" delineates the dam's critical level which it breached Wednesday, April 14. The reservoir's waters are...

Water Watch: Day 4

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 15, 2010 1 comment

The water level in Angat Dam breached the 180 meter above sea level (masl) critical point at around 3pm on April 13, and we got word that it finally made the news headlines this morning. A news crew from the GMA network, led by...

Day 4 in pictures

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 15, 2010 2 comments

Here are some images on our 4th day on camp: The Water Watch team. Pioneering plant species establish in what used to be a river bed. Molluscs on dried up river beds. Dumagat...

A Greenpeace activist places a sign to mark

Image | April 15, 2010 at 18:47

A Greenpeace activist places a sign to mark how the water levels of Angat dam have been receding daily since April 12. The sign "180 m" delineates the dam's critical level which it breached Wednesday, April 14. The reservoir's waters are...

Greenpeace "Water Watch" camp stays vigilant

Feature story | April 16, 2010 at 6:00

Greenpeace today stepped up its call for the need for urgent political action to climate-proof the country's water resources as water levels in Angat Dam breached its critical level.

Can you count how many they are?

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 16, 2010 2 comments

View of the night sky from the Water Watch Campsite. Astronomers say that on a clear, moonless night in a place far away from city lights, you should be able to see about 2000 stars. The darker the skies, the more stars you can...

Water Watch: Day 5

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 16, 2010

When the GMA news crew arrived at camp today, we had to make some quick decisions whether it would be prudent to bring them along with us to try and cross the Kamanoyo mountain to get to the main body of Matulid River on the other...

Greenpeace boat team: Saan galing ang tubig na iniinom nyo?

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 16, 2010 3 comments

Greenpeace boat team members, Tomas and Moss show us where our drinking water comes from. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrO6D087Jvw] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pnowlyiozc] Chuck Baclagon

Water in numbers

Video | April 16, 2010 at 21:15

On April 13, 3 pm, the declared critical level of 180 meters above sea level (masl) for the Angat Reservoir was reached. As of April 15, 1 pm, the water level stood at 179.5 masl. As a consequence water the flows into the pipes of Metro Manila...

Angat’s tributaries already dried up

Feature story | April 19, 2010 at 6:00

Dried up tributaries indicate that the situation of Angat Dam can worsen in the next few weeks, Greenpeace said today, following the results of an expedition in the reservoir conducted last weekend by a team of Greenpeace volunteers accompanied...

Greenpeace volunteers from the Water Watch

Image | April 19, 2010 at 20:20

Greenpeace volunteers from the Water Watch Camp inspect the now dried up Matulid River, the largest tributary of the Angat Reservoir. A team of kayakers and mountaineers, assisted by Mt. Everest summiteer Romi Garduce, went around tributaries in...

A kayak team from the Greenpeace Water Watch

Image | April 19, 2010 at 20:23

A kayak team from the Greenpeace Water Watch Camp are stopped short by silt and hard ground during their inspection into the now dried up Matulid River, the largest tributary of the Angat Reservoir. A team of kayakers and mountaineers, assisted...

A Greenpeace volunteer from the Water Watch

Image | April 19, 2010 at 20:29

A Greenpeace volunteer from the Water Watch Camp inspects a tilapia nest now exposed in the river floor of Matulid, the largest tributary of the Angat Reservoir. The white line on the cliffs in the background mark where the water level used to be...

Numeriano Alabado (2nd from left)

Image | April 21, 2010 at 17:45

Numeriano Alabado (2nd from left), a farmer from Brgy. Mangumbali, Candaba, 60 kilometers North of Manila, shows a portion of his rice field, 5 hectares of which can no longer yield crops due to the lack of water. Alabado and other farmers in the...

Farmers and their children look at a Greenpeace

Image | April 21, 2010 at 18:15

Farmers and their children look at a Greenpeace paramotor (a powered paraglider) as it surveys drought-affected rice fields in Brgy. Mangumbali, Candaba, 60 kilometers North of Manila. Some rice fields remain unplanted due to the lack of Water...

Members of the Greenpeace Water Watch team

Image | April 26, 2010 at 6:00

Members of the Greenpeace Water Watch team, accompanied by Filipino Mt. Everest Summiteer Romi Garduce last April 17-18 expeditions to Angat Dam's tributaries, survey the Matulid River, Angat's largest tributary. This whole area used to be...

Water levels in Angat Dam have been receding

Image | April 26, 2010 at 6:00

Water levels in Angat Dam have been receding by 1 meter in less than five days to the current El Nino. Greenpeace set up a weeklong Water Watch Camp in the reservior from April 12, to monitor the situation as the levels breached the critical 180...

Dried up tributaries indicate that the situation

Image | April 26, 2010 at 15:16

Dried up tributaries indicate that the situation of Angat Dam can worsen in the next few weeks, Greenpeace said today, following the results of an expedition in the reservoir conducted last weekend by a team of Greenpeace volunteers accompanied...

Members of the Greenpeace Water Watch team

Image | April 26, 2010 at 18:40

Members of the Greenpeace Water Watch team, accompanied by Filipino Mt. Everest Summiteer Romi Garduce last April 17-18 in expeditions to Angat Dam’s tributaries, survey the Matulid River, Angat’s largest tributary. This whole area used to be...

A Greenpeace paramotor (a powered paraglider)

Image | April 26, 2010 at 18:43

A Greenpeace paramotor (a powered paraglider) surveys drought-affected rice fields in Pampanga. The Greenpeace Water Watch project moved from its fixed camp in Angat Dam on April 19 to a mobile station that travelled across Central and Northern...

Greenpeace pursues Presidential candidates on water protection

Feature story | April 27, 2010 at 6:00

Greenpeace today submitted letters of demand to presidential candidates to push them for their commitments to protect the country’s water sources. Greenpeace bikers delivered the letters, along with images of drought affected areas in the...

Greenpeace bikers today toured the headquarters

Image | April 28, 2010 at 13:42

Greenpeace bikers today toured the headquarters of the nine presidential candidates to deliver, along with images of drought-affected areas in the country, letters of demand to push for commitments to protect the country’s water sources. The...

Greenpeace bikers today toured the headquarters

Image | April 28, 2010 at 13:49

Greenpeace bikers today toured the headquarters of the nine presidential candidates to deliver, along with images of drought-affected areas in the country, letters of demand to push for commitments to protect the country’s water sources. The...

Greenpeace bikers today toured the headquarters

Image | April 28, 2010 at 13:55

Greenpeace bikers today toured the headquarters of the nine presidential candidates to deliver, along with images of drought-affected areas in the country, letters of demand to push for commitments to protect the country’s water sources. The...

Greenpeace bikers today toured the headquarters

Image | April 28, 2010 at 14:00

Greenpeace bikers today toured the headquarters of the nine presidential candidates to deliver, along with images of drought-affected areas in the country, letters of demand to push for commitments to protect the country’s water sources. The...

Greenpeace bikers today toured the headquarters

Image | April 28, 2010 at 14:12

Greenpeace bikers today toured the headquarters of the nine presidential candidates to deliver, along with images of drought-affected areas in the country, letters of demand to push for commitments to protect the country’s water sources. The...

Greenpeace activists "sleep in" at presidentiables’ campaign headquarters, Demand...

Feature story | May 6, 2010 at 6:00

Greenpeace today warned those vying for the next presidency against sleeping on climate change issues that greatly impact on the everyday lives of Filipinos. The environmental group emphasized the warning by holding a “sleep in” at the campaign...

A Greenpeace activist wearing a face mask

Image | May 6, 2010 at 15:39

A Greenpeace activist wearing a face mask of presidential aspirant Gilbert Teodoro sleeps on a mat depicting a drought parched soil at Teodoro’s campaign headquarters in Mandaluyong City.

A Greenpeace activist wearing a face mask

Image | May 6, 2010 at 15:50

A Greenpeace activist wearing a face mask of presidential aspirant Gilbert Teodoro sleeps on a mat depicting a drought parched soil at Teodoro’s campaign headquarters in Mandaluyong City. Seven Greenpeace activists were arrested at the campaign...

Seven Greenpeace activists were arrested

Image | May 6, 2010 at 15:58

Seven Greenpeace activists were arrested at the campaign headquarters of Gilbert Teodoro following the action and were released without charges after two hours. A similar “sleep in” action was held simultaeneously at Noynoy Aquino’s campaign office.

A Greenpeace activist wearing a face mask

Image | May 6, 2010 at 16:03

A Greenpeace activist wearing a face mask of presidential aspirant Gilbert Teodoro sleeps on a mat depicting a drought parched soil at Teodoro’s campaign headquarters in Mandaluyong City.

Greenpeace activists arrested during “sleep in" at Gibo’s campaign headquarters

Feature story | May 6, 2010 at 18:22

Seven Greenpeace activists have been arrested following an action this morning in which they “slept in” at the campaign headquarters of presidential candidate Gilbert Teodoro. The action began before ten in the morning today. Police began the...

Mission accomplished!

Feature story | May 9, 2010 at 6:00

A week ago, only five presidential candidates had so far committed to our call for urgent water protection measures when elected.

Greenpeace activists urge a "sleeping" presidential

Image | May 9, 2010 at 22:28

Greenpeace activists urge a "sleeping" presidential aspirant Senator Benigno Simeon Aquino III at his campaign headquarters in Mandaluyong City, to sign the commitment to prioritize water protection in the first hundred days of office should he...

A Greenpeace activist at Aquino’s campaign

Image | May 9, 2010 at 22:38

A Greenpeace activist at Aquino’s campaign headquarters in Mandaluyong City, holds a "sticky note"' calling on presidential aspirant Senator Benigno Simeon Aquino III to sign the commitment to prioritize water protection in the first hundred days...

A Greenpeace activist wearing a face mask

Image | May 9, 2010 at 22:44

A Greenpeace activist wearing a face mask of presidential aspirant Senator Benigno Simeon Aquino III sleeps on a mat depicting a drought parched soil at Aquino’s campaign headquarters in Mandaluyong City.

World Environment Day: Bearing Witness Trip- Angat Watershed

Blog entry by Yhurri Mahinay / Solar Generation – Pilipinas | June 5, 2010 1 comment

From Solar Generation - Pilipinas Where does water come from?  A question that has been asked of me unexpectedly in one of the meetings I’ve attended for a cause.  I was taken aback for it was actually the first time that I heard...

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