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Mindoro’s Sato says there is pressing need to protect PH’s watersheds

Occidental Mindoro Lone District Rep. Josephine Ramirez Sato said there is a need to conserve and protect the country’s watersheds as water is a key element in human survival and sustainable development.

The lady politiko said such approach is needed in line with the global observation of World Water Day this March 22.

“Water is a very important economic resource and the key to human survival and sustainable growth and development,” Sato, a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, said.

A former Governor of Occidental Mindoro, Sato called on various stakeholders to help protect and conserve watersheds, particularly on isolated small islands like Mindoro, to ensure sustainable management of its freshwater resources.

“We should protect and conserve our water source to secure the future of our children and children’s children,” the lady politiko added.

Like other critical watersheds in the Philippines, Mindoro’s watersheds are fragile and need protection against various threats, Sato stressed.

“We need to come up with a comprehensive plan to sustainably manage our freshwater resources,” Sato said.

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