LEGAZPI CITY, March 30 -- Hundreds of farmers in Ligao City are looking forward to an increase in their harvest in the next cropping season after a PHP30-million dam project was completed in their area early this month.

In a phone interview on Thursday, Albay 3rd District Rep. Fernando Cabredo said the dam project would provide sufficient water to irrigate rice lands dependent on rain for a long time.

"This is indeed proof that if there's a will, there is a way to help our farmers who clamor for a supply of water and allow them to plant rice for two planting seasons," Cabredo said.

He said the dam project, also known as the "Libtong Reservoir", is located in Sitio Libtong, Barangay Cabarian.

It can impound rainwater and supply abundan...