Is there politics going on behind water situation in Pilar Village?
Alabang Bulletin, through our email address email@example.com, once again received a concern over a very important matter happening in one of the villages in the south–Pilar Village in Las Pinas.
Here is the email in full:
I am a resident of Pilar Village. I was reading your page and I just wanted to share or actually just voice out my “irritability” with our situation here in Pilar, particularly in our street (we’re near the church, I’ll just not give out my actual address). 2012 just entered and I don’t want to start my year in this sort of “getting into my nerve” day-to-day dilemma.
Well, what am I talking about… water… tubig… the most basic need of man, that’s being deprived by who knows who in this community. Why do I say being deprived? Because when the talk about getting MAYNILAD into our village and the communication between Pilar Waterworks-Maynilad-LP Mayor’s office started… lo and behold… we started to have a continuous supply of water. Unlike for the past years, we only receive 30 MINUTES OF WATER SUPPLY (excluding 15 min of dirty water) so 15 minutes in total do we receive everyday for the past years! Daily we get our water supply from water trucks (who by the way pays a certain fee to our baranggay for their entrance in the village).
And so, the continuous water supply for the past month means Pilar Waterworks can give its residents a non-stop water supply. Unless, there’s something behind all of these.
Why do I think like there’s some-kind-of hanky-panky going around… blame it to baranggay official who told us… “pagpumasok na ang MAYNILAD, marami ang mawawalan ng trabaho” HUH?! TRABAHO? Who are they talking about? The residents of Pilar? Or those people who are delivering water who happens to be non-residents? Or wala lang kita ang baranggay (because of the fees they charge to these deliveries).
Its irritating because the nearby villages will already have water supply from MAYNILAD. Actually, nilaktawan kami sa paghukay ng MAYNILAD. And this is because of the very “proactive” baranggay officials we have. Hindi ko alam kung para ba sila sa mga “true” residents of Pilar Village, who pays their village dues, o para dun sila sa mapapakinabangan nila. Ang haba na ng inupo ng mga officials dito (same partido), pumalit na nga ang asawa, at nakabalik na muli andg dating officials, pero wala pa rin silang nagawa para i-improve ang rasyon ng tubig sa Pilar! Very proactive nga!
Some are also telling us the high price that will be charged to us… Uhmmmm….mataas din po binabayaran monthly para sa pagkuha ng tubig sa iba… Remember, this is a lifetime investment… if we need to change for the better… then let’s do it! Eto lang po…. Kung gugustuhin ng pagbabago, may paraan. Kung ayaw, maraming dahilan!
Now that the talks between Maynilad and Pilar has died down, we’re back in our old daily ways… rasyon uli ng tubig!
Hopeless case na po ba kami sa pagpasok ng MAYNILAD?
I am just one voice, and I don’t know if I will be heard.
The resident is correct. He/She is just one voice. But we in Alabang Bulletin hope that someone somewhere can and will do something about this.
After all, everyone deserves water, right?