As I packed and repacked my bag amidst this scene, I was nudged by an ominous feeling which was madeeven heavier by the dark rain clouds that hung over the watershed.Our trip even before it started was typified by uncertainty on almost all levels. The weather was uncertain asthe system that was crawling across Luzon was relegated to low pressure area status by the weather bureau, even as it dumped rain all across the Metro for the most part of the week.As to how we were to get to the watershed, there was a problem with the vehicle that was reserved to us byManila Water - apparently, it was no longer available. There was also uncertainty on whether we could enter the watershed owing to the weather. Ipo dam is a secured facility with its own complement of private securityguards augmented by an army outpost. Manila Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) is presently incharge of security and if they deem it too dangerous for us to proceed owing to the rain, they may refuse togrant us entry into the watershed.