PGMA inspects main irrigation canal in Lubao
Lubao, Pampanga (29 October) -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo inspected the main irrigation canal of Barangay San Isidro here which residents and barangay officials have requested her to rehabilitate.
The canal, used for the irrigation of farmlands, still has non-concrete portion stretching some 1.5 kilometers towards the Porac-Gumain river, its main source of water.
Residents have been complaining of the build-up of silt and debris clogging the irrigation canal.
The residents and local government officials, led by San Isidro Barangay Captain Emmanuel Santos, are asking the President for funding assistance in the amount of P500,000 for the concreting project.
Once completed, residents in Bgy. San Isidro stand to benefit from the improved irrigation capabilities of the canal. (PIA) [top]