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Duterte to Ayalas, Pangilinan: Agree to 'fair' water contracts, I’ll forget cases

Jun 05, 2020 - 10:49 AM

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

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulates the personnel of the Philippine Army and Philippine Air Force for their successful operations against the New People's Army as he delivers a speech following a meeting at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang, Manila on May 26, 2020. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

MWSS says consumers in Metro can pay water bills in staggered amounts

May 29, 2020 - 3:55 PM

To avoid bill shock, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System says the public can settle their accounts 'in drops'

Water disconnections to resume by August, September 2020

May 21, 2020 - 2:45 PM

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

You can now text Maynilad, Manila Water for bills

Apr 29, 2020 - 2:10 PM

As the lockdown limits people's movements in Metro Manila, Maynilad and Manila Water offer digital ways for customers to view their water bills

FALSE: Meralco, Maynilad waive March 2020 billings

Apr 06, 2020 - 1:37 PM

The two utility services companies are only offering an extension period for payments

Manila Water, Maynilad: 'Enough supply' amid coronavirus scare

Mar 11, 2020 - 4:25 PM

While Manila Water and Maynilad say there is sufficient supply, they again remind the public to use water responsibly

Duterte and MVP shake hands, set meeting

Mar 05, 2020 - 11:31 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte plays nice with Manny Pangilinan after months of railing against the businessman in speeches

CORDIAL. President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with businnessman Manny Pangilinan on March 5, 2020. Screenshot RTVM

Duterte to Maynilad, Manila Water: Accept new deals or rot in jail

Jan 19, 2020 - 2:36 PM

(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.

MARCOSIAN THREATS. President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he speaks during the thanksgiving gathering of The Fraternal Order of Eagles (TFOE) held at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on January 17, 2020. Photo by Malacañang

Duterte threatens to reveal individuals behind 'onerous' water deal

Jan 16, 2020 - 9:44 PM

'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

THREATS. President Rodrigo Duterte once again lashes out at private concessionaires Maynilad and Manila Water. Malacañang photo

Manila Water, Maynilad supply 'not affected' by Taal Volcano ashfall

Jan 13, 2020 - 4:45 PM

The concessionaires say tap water remains safe

A view of the Taal volcano after sunrise taken in Tagaytay on January 13, 2020. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

'Time of reckoning': Duterte offers new deals to Maynilad, Manila Water

Jan 07, 2020 - 2:57 PM

(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

DUTERTE'S THREATS. President Rodrigo Duterte doubles down on threats of a government takeover if Maynilad and Manila Water will not accept new contracts crafted on the government's terms. Malacañang photo

[ANALYSIS] Writing contracts on water

Jan 06, 2020 - 1:07 PM

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

'Last resort': Duterte pushes for Kaliwa, Wawa dams

Dec 30, 2019 - 7:17 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says people displaced by the projects will be compensated and relocated

'BUILD THE DAMS.' President Rodrigo Duterte pushes for the construction of two dams to solve the water crisis in Metro Manila in a speech in Digos City on Monday, December 30, 2019. Screenshot from PCOO video

[ANALYSIS] Duterte’s foul attacks on big business: What is he up to?

Dec 19, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The Duterte government has shown a propensity to disrespect contracts, ignore property rights, and harass businesses

[ANALYSIS | Point of Law] Water contracts mess: Fiasco for the investing public

Dec 17, 2019 - 8:30 AM

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

Manny Pangilinan gears up for battle: Maynilad not for sale

Dec 17, 2019 - 7:37 AM

Manny Villar to take over water distribution in Metro Manila? 'We will not sell.... We will not stand down,' MVP tells Maynilad executives

Maynilad, Manila Water bankruptcy feared if extension talks fail

Dec 16, 2019 - 1:01 PM

(UPDATED) Several Maynilad projects are already suspended amid the uncertainty of the concession agreement extension

UNCERTAINTY. Manila Water and Maynilad may declare bankruptcy if the concession agreement will not be renewed. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Careful review of water concession agreements needed – Robredo

Dec 15, 2019 - 5:26 PM

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

WATER. Residents of Hill top, Brgy. Bagong Ilog in Pasig City on March 12, 2019, queue for water after the barangay experienced water shortage for several days cause by the operational adjustments conducted by Manila Water. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DOJ again flexes legal muscle in water row

Dec 12, 2019 - 7:41 PM

(UPDATED) 'Should liberality be used in favor of the concessionaire to the detriment of the public and the government?' says Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete

FLEX. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra leads the DOJ review that prompted the revocation of extension of contracts of Manila Water and Maynilad. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Down the drain: Manila Water, Maynilad owners' shares plunge to near-decade low

Dec 11, 2019 - 8:20 PM

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

MWSS: For now, we need Manila Water, Maynilad

Dec 11, 2019 - 7:40 PM

The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System admits the government's existing resources aren't enough to provide water services

WATER WOES. Metro Manila residents line up for water amid a shortage of supply. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ex-MWSS chief: Water deal not 'onerous' in 1997

Dec 11, 2019 - 7:21 PM

Former MWSS chief Angel Lazaro III says the consultants they hired back in the 90s sought the bidders' comments on the draft water deal

NOT ONEROUS. Former MWSS chief Angel Lazaro III says the water deal was logical at the time they signed it in 1997. Screengrab from Senate website

Legally yes, realistically no: Duterte's powers to take over water operations

Dec 11, 2019 - 6:33 PM

Guevarra reveals it is the DOJ that recommended revoking the extension of Maynilad and Manila Water

LEGAL BASIS. President Rodrigo Duterte's latest threat of a water takeover finds its legal justification from Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra.

Maynilad on revoked extension of deal: 'Very grave concern'

Dec 11, 2019 - 1:50 PM

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

'VERY GRAVE CONCERN.' Maynilad president and CEO Ramoncito Fernandez is against the cancellation of the extension of their concession agreement with the government. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MWSS cancels Manila Water, Maynilad concession agreement extension

Dec 11, 2019 - 11:00 AM

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.

Manila Water, Maynilad: We're not public utility companies

Dec 10, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Defining the relationship of Manila Water and Maynilad with state regulators has several legal and business implications

Duterte threatens Manila Water, Maynilad with expropriation

Dec 10, 2019 - 5:54 PM

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

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 44th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on December 2, 2019. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Maynilad, Manila Water will no longer demand payment from gov't

Dec 10, 2019 - 2:41 PM

(UPDATED) Maynilad and Manila Water say they will no longer implement arbitration rulings which compel the government to pay them billions of pesos

Risky business: Why gov’t made sure Manila Water, Maynilad would earn

Dec 09, 2019 - 9:32 PM

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.


PH government admits it's unable to take over water operations

Dec 09, 2019 - 5:10 PM

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'

WATER CONCESSIONAIRES. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says teams from DOJ, DOF, OSG and OGCC are working on revising the water concession agreements with Maynilad and Manila Water. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Public interest, private hands: How Manila Water, Maynilad got the deal

Dec 06, 2019 - 12:32 PM

A water crisis in 1997 sealed the deal for both Manila Water and Maynilad. The same problem might end it, too.

Duterte orders crafting of new water concession agreements

Dec 04, 2019 - 5:07 PM

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

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrives at the Malacañan Palace for the ceremonial signing of the Postponement of the 2020 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections Act and the Malasakit Center Act on December 3, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

How does Duterte intend to solve the water crisis?

Oct 31, 2019 - 9:00 PM

The President seeks ‘extraordinary powers’

[ANALYSIS] Duterte to take over water distribution? That spells disaster

Oct 31, 2019 - 11:56 AM

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.

Duterte mulls gov't takeover of Maynilad, Manila Water if water shortage escalates

Oct 29, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The President may take this course of action if the water shortage reaches emergency levels, says Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte answers queries from members of the media during the oath-taking ceremony of the newly appointed government officials at the Malacañan Palace on October 28, 2019. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Water shortage may prompt 'drastic' action from Duterte vs Manila Water, Maynilad

Oct 28, 2019 - 2:21 PM

Malacañang also denies that the water shortage, the second in 2019, is being used to push for the Kaliwa Dam project signed with China

The militant women’s group Gabriela hold a protest rally outside the MWSS in Balara, Quezon City on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, to condemn water concessionaires Manila Water and Maynilad implement rotational water interruption in Metro Manila. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Maynilad to begin rotational service interruptions on October 24

Oct 23, 2019 - 8:16 PM

Maynilad's service interruptions will persist until the water level of Angat Dam reaches normal levels. Check out the schedule here.

Maynilad, Manila Water warn service interruptions may happen again

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:45 PM

The Angat Dam's level remains low, which means Maynilad and Manila Water customers could face yet another round of daily service interruptions

WATER WOES. A volunteer distributes water from a firetruck to residents of Barangay Oranbo, Pasig City on March 12, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Maynilad to cut off water supply for 11 days in 5 cities

Sep 24, 2019 - 9:20 PM

Parts of Las Piñas, Parañaque, Muntinlupa, Imus, and Bacoor will have water service interruptions from September 27 to October 7. Here are the specific areas and schedules.

SC fines Maynilad, Manila Water P900M each for lack of sewage lines

Aug 06, 2019 - 5:54 PM

(UPDATED) The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System is held jointly liable for both amounts charged against Maynilad and Manila Water

SCHEDULE: Maynilad water interruptions for July 2019

Jul 05, 2019 - 9:05 PM

Here is the schedule of service interruptions for Maynilad customers in Metro Manila, Bulacan, and Cavite

Manila Water, Maynilad to still get limited supply from Angat Dam

Jul 03, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The Angat Dam's water level inches up, but the reduced allocation for concessionaires will remain until the dam is back to its minimum operating water level

As water interruption continues in the Metro, residents of Mandaluyong getting a water supply from Manila Water, June 22, 2019. Angat Dam is now reported in critical low level. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

EXPLAINER: It's the rainy season, but why does the water shortage continue?

Jul 02, 2019 - 9:23 PM

Despite the rain, Metro Manila's main water source is still at critical level

SCHEDULE: Maynilad water interruptions for June 2019

Jun 19, 2019 - 11:45 AM

Here is the schedule of service interruptions for Maynilad customers in Metro Manila, Cavite, and Bulacan

Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite face water interruptions in June 2019

Jun 18, 2019 - 9:05 PM

(UPDATED) The supply that Manila Water and Maynilad are getting from the Angat Dam is reduced further, leading to water interruptions

With their empty water containers, buckets and gallons, Residents of Hilltop, Barangay Bagong Ilog in Pasig City troop to a water rationing site of the local government unit on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The barangay is experiencing water shortage caused by the operational adjustments conducted by Manila Water and El Niño. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Maynilad water interruptions to last until May 14

Apr 30, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Certain areas in the cities of Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Bacoor, and Imus are affected by Maynilad water interruptions. Check the schedules here.

Utility firms, Quezon City gov't agree to simplify transactions

Apr 16, 2019 - 3:20 PM

The processing of excavation permits is expected to be faster, after the signing of a memorandum of understanding between utility firms and the Quezon City government

Maynilad water service interruptions set for Holy Week 2019

Apr 11, 2019 - 3:05 PM

West Zone concessionaire Maynilad says it will conduct network upgrades. Check the list of affected areas and their water service interruption schedules here.

Manila Water laying pipes to get supply from Maynilad

Apr 02, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Pipe laying is being conducted along E Rodriguez Sr Avenue in Quezon City, as Manila Water continues to deal with a supply shortage

Nagsasagawa ang Manila Water ng paglalatag ng linya sa E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave. sa Quezon City upang bigyang daan ang “cross-border water sharing” ng tubig mula sa Maynilad. Photo from MWC

MWSS eyes Laguna Lake as additional water source

Mar 26, 2019 - 7:25 PM

MWSS Administrator Reynaldo Velasco says Laguna de Bay should be dredged to improve its water quality, therefore making it easier to source water

MWSS Administrator Reynaldo Velasco gestures during a congressional hearing, on March 18, 2019, on the water shortage being experienced in many areas in Metro Manila and Rizal province. Photo by Darren Langit