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President Duterte speaks during the 38th National Convention of the Philippine Association of Water Districts at at the SMX Convention Center in SM Lanang Premiere, Davao City on February 2, 2017. (Screenshot from RTVM / MANILA BULLETIN)

Govt plans to put up central water agency

By Genalyn Kabiling The government will soon establish a central water agency to ensure the efficient management of water resources in the country. President Duterte…

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, involves pumping large quantities of water and chemicals at high pressure deep into the Earth to fracture rock to stimulate the flow of natural gas or oil (AFP Photo/DAVID MCNEW) / MANILA BULLETIN

Fracking can harm drinking water, says US agency

  By Agence France-Presse Hydraulic fracturing to release natural gas and oil can have a negative impact on the quality and availability of drinking water…