Farmers-irrigators slammed the unfounded opposition of some non-government organizations on the proposed upgrading of the Malinao Dam, in Pilar town.
The Malinao Dam Federation of Irrigators Association, Inc., had passed Resolution No. 1, Series of 2010 manifesting their apprehension of any negative impact of the actions of an NGO representative, opposing the dam upgrading.
The resolution also earnestly requested His Excellency President Benigno Simeon Aquino III for the earliest implementation of the Malinao Dam Upgrading Project for the Bohol Integrated Irrigation System (BIIS).
A reported “walkout” by representatives of NGOs during the second stakeholders meeting held Dec. 8, 2010 in Pilar town.
A certain Ms. Ira Pamat of the Women Development Center, made an objection as to the correction made by the NIA Secretariat of an alleged insertion in the MOU, the upgrading of Malinao Dam as solution of the water shortage problem in the BIIS service area.