PNoy wants clogged drainage systems probed

Posted at Jun 20 2013 06:18 PM | Updated as of Jun 21 2013 02:18 AM

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MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino wants to get to the bottom of the recent massive flooding in Metro Manila.

The President has ordered the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to look into allegations that vandals deliberately clog Metro Manila's drainage systems to make money out of stranded commuters and motorists.

Aquino also asked the justice department to find out how some establishments were able to secure titles for properties built along waterways.

He also wants a comprehensive report on Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson's revelation that some local officials postponed the relocation of informal settlers during the elections to get more votes.

On ANC, Valenzuela Mayor Sherwin Gatchalian admitted this is a political reality.

ANC Top Story, June 20, 2013