MANILA, Philippines — The release of waters from Magat Dam isn’t the first time that it has caused severe flooding and destruction, IBON Foundation, a non-profit development organization specializing in research, pointed out on Thursday.
In a statement posted on social media, the group said “Magat Dam aggravates mining, logging, [and] land conversation impact,” and that indigenous farms and communities have been flooded in the past because of the dam.
“Ifugao lands were inundated in 2008 because of increased sedimentation in the dam’s reservoir. Cagayan and Isabela were also flooded by the dam during Typhoons Pedring and Quiel in 2011,” it added.
IBON Foundation also point…