Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat urged the government to strengthen its drive to protect watersheds.
The Ifugao politiko explained that the country risks losing critical water sources if the country’s watersheds are destroyed.
Baguilat also said once the country’s watersheds are destroyed, it will be the agricultural sector that will be the most affected.
“This means that the productivity of our already vulnerable fishermen and fisherfolk will dwindle and keep them in the grip of poverty. We cannot have that,” he said.
“They are already the most affected by rising food prices. We should do all we can to boost that farm output to keep prices down and increase the revenues of our food producers,” he added.