Wawa Dam also known as Montalban Dam is a gravity dam constructed over the Marikina River in the municipality of Rodriguez in Rizal province, Philippines. The slightly arched dam is situated in the 360-metre (1,180 ft) high Montalban Gorge or Wawa Gorge, a water gap in the Sierra Madre Mountains, east of Manila. It was built in 1909 during the American colonial era to provide the water needs for M ...
anila. It used to be the only source of water for Manila until Angat Dam was built and Wawa was abandoned. Due to insufficiency of water supply for Metro Manila, there was a strong clamor to reuse the dam.
Wawa Dam and River or Montalban Dam News
Sitio Wawa in Rodriguez (formerly Montalban) in Rizal, lies in between the 426-meter high Mount Pamitinan and 424-meter high Mount Binacayan. Its abandoned reservoir is visited mostly by hikers and mountaineers as the jump-off point for the trek to either beginner-friendly mountain, two of three mountains in a well-loved trilogy hike (the other is 517-meter high Mount Hapunang Banoi). The two mountains form a scenic view that appears like a portal to the sky, hence the name wawa, the Dumagat term for "entrance." Wawa Gorge is also the place to be for the relatively new, adrenaline-pumping and ...
Metro Manila is not exactly the most bike-friendly destination. The city itself, with the urban sprawl, horrible traffic and lack of bicycle lanes is not the best place to explore on two wheels. Sure, you can find areas for urban biking in the city around the Mall of Asia (MOA), CCP Complex, Bonifacio Global City and Circuit Makati, but these are mostly paved and you'll be exposed to the polluted city most of the time.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is ready to accept applications for Special-Use Agreement in Protected Areas (Sapa) after Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu recently announced the lifting of the moratorium that stopped the awarding of tenurial instruments in protected areas.
The scheme was suspended in 2011 by then-Environment Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje, according to DENR officials, because it failed to generate revenue and improve protected area management.
Essentially, Sapa promotes public-private partnership (PPP) through environment-friendly business vent ...
A visit to the old dam of Wawa Montalban.
Do you want to escape the city life just for a day? Are you looking for a place to visit near Metro Manila where you can relax, take landscape photos and enjoy the wonders of nature? There?s a place in Rodriguez, Rizal approximately one hour drive from Metro Manila called Wawa Dam.
Wawa Dam is a gravity dam constructed over the Marikina River in the municipality of Rodriguez in Rizal province, Philippines.