251st blog … aling remy, lubog ba o angat ang anggat!?!

pag nakontrol ng mga pribadong tao o kompanya ang mga lawa, ilog at batis ng katagalugan, wala ng mangyayari sa kinabukasan ng mamamayan!  

wala ng karapatang manatili pa ang gobyerno, magiging walang saysay ang republika o ano mang porma ng pamahalaan  …

ganyan ang matagal ng gustong mangyari ng mga namumuhunang negosyante sa mundo, tulad ng ginawa nila sa kuryente at tubig na kabuhayan ng mga mahihirap na mamamayan …

lahat magagawa nila dahil sila na ang panginoon!

Nothing is known about the history much less the etymology of Angat dam in bulakan. The only thing obvious is that Angat was a tributary of the town of kingwa and that the name Angat is one of the beautiful tagalog words which means “elevated or on top”.

But when the europeans came to manila and explored the island of luzon more three hundred years ago, they changed the identity of Angat and the lake on top of its mountains that became “sierra madre” to the foreigners.

The lake itself is a god-made edifice that is meant to allow the free flow of water on earth, and they transformed the lake into a dam to be controlled by men instead..

Ignorant of the tagalog language, people from the north and west started to pronounce the name as ang-gat that up to now even the native descendants think that the correct pronunciation of the name is the way and manner of tongues of the foreigners.

The consonant nga of the tagalog baybayin has always been unique but weird for non-tagalog, in the same manner that they say ping-ga for the authentic tagalog pinga.

On May 7, 1975, ex-president Marcos signed a decree to construct a dam in the lake of Angat followed by another dam in Magat, and the operations of these dams started in 1983.

The dam project was financed by the world bank and the total project cost was US$3.4B in 1975 for which the philippine government is still indebted in about forty years until today and tomorrow.

All the dams that were built with a promise of the world to end the floods in metro manila, the promise of sufficiency of electric power in all of luzon and the promise of well-being of the tagalog natives for a very bright future.

Marcos was ousted from office due to his accumulation of wealth from the loans that he made under the name of the philippines.

The towns of San Rafael and Bustos bound the town of Angat in the north, and in the east is the vast sierra madre, a name given by the conquering spaniards, in place of the original “amang bundok”.

To the south is the town of Norzagaray and westward is Pandi that was a part of Balagtas and originally known as Bigaa.

Angat Dam is located in at the hilltop of barangay San Lorenzo, supplying chlorinized water to Metro Manila that was remembered as Katagalugan of the kingdom known as Mabunga.

The lakes and the rivers had been the source of water that used to be potable for the tagalog inhabitants in the beginning.

Downstream from Angat dam is Ipo dam, while the other dams that were subsequently built are the Ambuklao, Binga, and San Roque dam.

Then, the rivers and lakes in metro manila became the dumping ground of garbages and industrial wastes and the breeding home of mosquitoes.

Angat dam also powers a hydro-electric plant run by the national power corporation which has been privatized by the present government in compliance with the terms of the philippine loans from IMF and world bank.

An elite capitalist group is eyeing the ownership of the entire lake for their selfish advantage and this includes the lopezes who stood to monopolize the manila electric company since its inception, together with the aquinos, cojuancos, roxases and marcoses.

The old forgotten a-ngat lake supplied fresh, potable and unadulterated water without chlorine through the rivers, streams and waterfalls, and was the home of the indigenous natives known as dumagat.

Now, the ang-gat dam is the origin of a diaspora of the dumagat.

On September 13, 1977, Marcos issued another decree creating a town in bulacan and named it after a certain Remedios Trinidad Romualdez whose descendant is none other than his wife, Imelda.

It being the largest town in Bulacan now, Remedios Trinidad is partially embracing two major portions of the Angat watershed and forest reservation and Biak-na-Bato national park, which area could be the hidden depository of golds of the Magdiwang faction of Katipunan.

The municipality covers seven barangays, namely Pulong Sampalok, Kamatsile, Bayabas, Kabayunan, Kamatsin and Kalawakan of the old forgotten A-ngat.

This is the real story of Angat, soon to be renamed Lubog … sa utang!

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