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Rappler's latest stories on water districts


COA tells Angeles water district to cut supply as uncollected bills hit P75M

May 31, 2020 - 9:21 PM

Among the customers that failed to pay are the city government, the city engineer's office, the city's hall of justice, and at least 23 public primary and secondary schools

LWUA: Angeles City Water District spends P28M yearly on 'ineffective' UV disinfectant

Feb 27, 2020 - 10:31 AM

Local Water Utilities Administration's Jeci Lapus says ACWD's 'failure...to make a thorough engineering study and post-project evaluation on the beneficial use of UV disinfectant had cost the government more'

COA rejects PrimeWater's P24-million claim vs Nueva Ecija water district

Feb 16, 2020 - 7:05 PM

State auditors say Villar-owned PrimeWater Infrastructure Corporation failed to show proper documentation proving that the Jaen Water District owes millions of pesos

3 La Union water district officials get 6 years for graft

Dec 18, 2019 - 2:50 PM

'The subject funds were merely made to appear as COLA when the actual intention of the accused was simply to bilk the company of its limited public funds for their pure selfish interests,' says the Sandiganbayan

Axed Cebu water execs to push through with case vs Labella

Dec 17, 2019 - 8:07 PM

While the Metro Cebu Water District withdrew as a complainant against Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella, the 3 executives fired remain plaintiffs

WATER WOES.Axed executives of the Metro Cebu Water District are pushing through with their case filed agains the Cebu City mayor. Photo from Cebu City Public Information Office

With P9.68B in assets, Davao City Water District is richest in PH

Oct 23, 2019 - 9:12 PM

The 488 water districts in the country reported combined assets of P83.44 billion in 2018, the Commission on Audit reports

Sandiganbayan junks Palawan governor's bid for reinvestigation of graft case

Mar 03, 2019 - 6:35 PM

The anti-graft court says Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez did not present any new evidence

BID DENIED. This file photo shows the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ayala-led Manila Water bags P400-million deal in Bulacan

Apr 26, 2018 - 3:05 PM

The water project is estimated to have delivered a billed volume of 22 million liters per day by the end of a 25-year period

CDO gov't wants more players to supply city with water

Dec 03, 2017 - 2:00 PM

This comes amid issues with one of the city's current bulk water suppliers

Lanao town water chief indicted for graft over P10-M ghost project

Aug 07, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Tugaya Water District Acting General Manager Jamaloden Faisal received the funding in 2011 but the Ombudsman says the project remains non existent

Office of the Ombudsman Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

COA: 8 GOCCs, 55 water districts released P727M questionable allowances

Nov 01, 2016 - 4:37 PM

According to COA s 2015 Annual Financial Report on GOCCs the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office topped the list with P429 82 million in questionable allowances to its officials and employees in 2015

67 areas in Metro Cebu face water disruption

Apr 20, 2016 - 12:12 AM

This is up from the 44 areas previously announced

#NoWater: Cebu homes run dry

Apr 14, 2016 - 8:52 PM

A state of calamity has been declared in both the city and province

Image courtesy Paulo Andrade / Rappler

Cebu City gov't, private sector meet to address water shortage

Apr 11, 2016 - 8:39 PM

Attendees of the emergency meeting include representatives from the MCWD SM Malls Gaisano Country Mall and Castle Peak Hotel and the National Irrigation Administration among others

COLLABORATION. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama invites residents and representatives from the private sector to collaborate in addressing the city's water shortage. Photo by Kent Pepito/Rappler.com

Baguio to have enough water supply despite El Niño

Jan 26, 2016 - 11:52 AM

The rain catchment has fully restored water and will be utilized during summertime when our spring sources cannot be tapped says the Baguio Water District

RESTORED WATER SOURCE. The Mount Santo Tomas basin. Rappler photo

Effects of dry spell in Zamboanga City continue to worsen

Jan 15, 2016 - 12:01 PM

Local officials fear that apart from rivers drying up and crops being damaged El Niño will cause bush fires

DREADED DROUGHT. Rice farmers are among the most vulnerable to the impacts of the ongoing El Niño.

COA orders 28 gov't firms to return P626M in illegal allowances

Nov 02, 2015 - 8:30 PM

The top 3 offenders in COA s list are the Philippine Economic Zone Authority Duty Free Philippines Corporation and Metro Cebu Water District

COA hits Cebu water provider over P90M 'illegal' perks

May 29, 2015 - 9:36 AM

According to state auditors Metro Cebu Water District employees gave themselves illegal allowances bonuses and other incentives

Cebu water district won't return P53M disallowed bonuses yet

May 08, 2015 - 12:27 PM

Metro Cebu Water District will ask the Commission on Audit to reconsider its decision that the bonuses given to MCWD officials and employees were not legal

COA to water districts: Return P90M illegal bonuses

May 04, 2015 - 7:55 PM

Six water districts are covered by the order with Metropolitan Cebu Water District on top of the list for more than P50 million in unauthorized incentives

Bulk water supply seen to solve Baguio’s water woes

Apr 09, 2015 - 10:28 AM

The project is under study as Baguio City faces a serious water problem aggravated by continuous population growth without sustainable water management solutions in place

Aboitiz-led joint venture to build PH’s largest water supply facility

Mar 18, 2015 - 5:19 PM

The agreement with the Davao City Water District is worth P10B and is seen to benefit more than 1 million residents of the city

Cebu assured of water supply despite El Niño

Mar 18, 2015 - 11:34 AM

The Metro Cebu Water District says it has reserves which can last until July this year or at the expected end of the El Niño phenomenon

Aboitiz-led JV bags Davao bulk water supply project

Jun 23, 2014 - 6:54 PM

The project will be the country’s first bulk water system with a treatment facility fully powered by renewable energy

Tagaytay tourism taking water away from Cavite residents?

Jun 19, 2014 - 6:03 PM

The National Water and Resources Board allows a private company to extract water from 4 rivers to supply it to Tagaytay potentially depriving other towns

TAGAYTAY TOURISM. A commercial boom in the popular tourism destination is threatening the city's water supply. Photo from Drumlanrig from Wikimedia Commons

COA to agencies: Return P2.3-B bonuses

Jan 15, 2014 - 7:50 AM

UPDATED The Governance Commission for GOCCs responds to the COA order

GRACEFUL EXIT. COA Chairperson Grace Pulido-Tan leaves the Senate after enduring a one-hour grilling from Sen Jinggoy Estrada. The feisty Tan holds her ground and at times answers back. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Japanese technology helps keep water clean in Yolanda-hit areas

Jan 08, 2014 - 5:40 PM

The water filtration technology will assist 1 400 households in Daanbantayan Cebu