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Indahag barangay councilor Silvestre Reyes and an aide inspect a pipeline in Sitio Pikas that was cut off with a handsaw. (photo by Joey Nacalaban)

Saboteurs strike, leave Indahag folk with no water supply anew

By JOEY NACALABAN
Correspondent .

THOUSANDS of residents of Indahag have lost their water supply after a still unidentified group cut off the village’s main water line for the nth time.

Barangay chairperson Jocelyn Dahino said it was a case of sabotage, and whoever was behind it already did it more than 10 times already.

Indahag has a population that swelled to 26,000, owing to the relocation sites for storm “Sendong” survivors.

Officials said the saboteurs used used rocks at first to damage Indahag’s main water line, and then they burned portions of the line on several occasions.

“Bag-o pa gani naayo ang naguba nga linya gibalikan na pud sa suspek niadtong June 9,” Dahino said.

This time, Dahino said, the saboteurs used a handsaw in cutting off the water pipe in Sitio Pikas, just  half a kilometer ftom the village’s water source.

Indahag councilor Silvestre Reyes said one of the suspects has been identified but they want to catch the person in the act.

Indahag is located some two kilometers from the city proper. Its water system is run by the barangay, and its water source is in Mapawa, Malasag.

Mayor Oscar Moreno has offered a reward of P20,000 for anyone who could provide information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects.

City social welfare and development officer and city administrator Teodoro Sabuga-a said city hall has set aside some of P3.1 million for the rehabilitation of Indahag’s water line.

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