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President Duterte says Manila Water and Maynilad must 'return' billions of pesos to the government and accept the new deals crafted by his administration, or else face cases
To avoid bill shock, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System says the public can settle their accounts 'in drops'
Meter reading will resume this June, and Manila Water and Maynilad will start serving disconnection notices by August or September, depending on the type of customer
As the lockdown limits people's movements in Metro Manila, Maynilad and Manila Water offer digital ways for customers to view their water bills
Ayala's power, water, and infrastructure businesses will all be under a new holding company called AC Energy and Infrastructure Corporation
While Manila Water and Maynilad say there is sufficient supply, they again remind the public to use water responsibly
The water crisis of 2019 hits Manila Water hard. Can Enrique Razon turn the company around?
Enrique Razon's Prime Metroline Holdings intends to make a mandatory tender offer for the shares of Manila Water at an offer price of P13 per share
The Ayalas get to keep most of Manila Water's assets, but Enrique Razon's Trident Water will be running the show
Discussions with water concessionaires will start in March, says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
Enrique Razon Jr brings in P10.7 billion in fresh funds for Manila Water. The Ayala group remains a shareholder with a 38.6% stake.
As government reviews its water contract, the embattled Ayala-led company decides to raise additional capital and funding so it could 'take decisive actions as needed'
(UPDATED) Citing the tactics of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, President Rodrigo Duterte warns he would incarcerate the water concessionaires executives if they bring the issue to court. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo clarified that legal processes will still be followed.
'The people should know.... Putangina, pag hindi, babarilin ko yung bayag mo,' says President Rodrigo Duterte as he amps up threats against the Ayalas and businessman Manny Pangilinan
The concessionaires say tap water remains safe
(UPDATED) Malacañang says that even if Maynilad and Manila Water accept the new deal crafted on the government's terms, there would still be no guarantee that they would be spared from prosecution for the original alleged 'onerous' contracts
Critical issues surrounding the Manila Water and Maynilad contracts with government threaten not just the water concessionaires but other current and potential public-private partnership projects
President Rodrigo Duterte says people displaced by the projects will be compensated and relocated
Governor Gwendolyn Garcia says they have discovered alleged multiple violations, and that the consortium has failed to pay the provincial government's share
The Duterte government has shown a propensity to disrespect contracts, ignore property rights, and harass businesses
Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia claims there are multiple violations by the consortium, where Manila Water is one of the members
While the government must not be beholden to investors, it is essential that it does not trivialize their investments, must treat them with fairness and reason, and exemplify stability and confidence to attract investments
(UPDATED) Several Maynilad projects are already suspended amid the uncertainty of the concession agreement extension
Vice President Leni Robredo says she favors a careful review of the country's water concession agreements to avoid knee-jerk decisions that could affect investor confidence in the Philippines
(UPDATED) 'Should liberality be used in favor of the concessionaire to the detriment of the public and the government?' says Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete
Manila Water, Metro Pacific Investments, and DMCI are the biggest losers in the Philippine Stock Exchange on Wednesday, December 11, as the government's battle with water concessionaires continues
The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System admits the government's existing resources aren't enough to provide water services
Former MWSS chief Angel Lazaro III says the consultants they hired back in the 90s sought the bidders' comments on the draft water deal
Guevarra reveals it is the DOJ that recommended revoking the extension of Maynilad and Manila Water
Both Maynilad and Manila Water tell lawmakers they found out about the cancellation only on the same day the MWSS announced it in a House hearing
After waiving billions of pesos in claims, Manila Water and Maynilad will see the end of their concession agreement in 2022. New companies may come in by then.
Defining the relationship of Manila Water and Maynilad with state regulators has several legal and business implications
President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to 'take everything' from the two firms if he is not satisfied with how they explain 'onerous' provisions in their concession agreements
(UPDATED) Maynilad and Manila Water say they will no longer implement arbitration rulings which compel the government to pay them billions of pesos
Part 2: What is 'onerous' now was logical before. Rappler looks at the history of how government enticed the private sector to take over water services.
In the event that Manila Water and Maynilad do not agree to the revision of contracts, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says 'then we go to court'
A water crisis in 1997 sealed the deal for both Manila Water and Maynilad. The same problem might end it, too.
'Pakainin ko 'yung pera sa kanila,' says the Philippine leader, in defiance of an arbitration court's decision on what the government owes the Ayala-led water concessionaire
'Some members of the Cabinet want an overhaul of the existing concession agreements. Others are thinking of more drastic actions,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
President Duterte also orders the filing of charges against 'all those involved' in the concession agreements with Manila Water and Maynilad, claiming the deals are studded with provisions that harm Filipinos
(UPDATED) Manila Water says it is open to a workable arrangement in implementing the arbitral ruling, as President Rodrigo Duterte launched tirades against the company
Manila Water's win against the government refuels President Rodrigo Duterte's determination to scrap the concession agreement of the Ayala-led company as well as that of Manny Pangilinan's Maynilad
Manila Water scores a victory against the Philippine government over a spat in rate hikes
Watch the hearing live on Rappler
Prior to privatization in 1997, water was distributed, not by private corporations, but by a government agency called the MWSS. It did a crappy job.
The President may take this course of action if the water shortage reaches emergency levels, says Malacañang
Malacañang also denies that the water shortage, the second in 2019, is being used to push for the Kaliwa Dam project signed with China
Check out Manila Water's rotational water service interruption schedule here
The Angat Dam's level remains low, which means Maynilad and Manila Water customers could face yet another round of daily service interruptions