December 20, 2019
December 13, 2019
Pres. Rodrigo Duterte is posturing against oligarchs again. This time, the tough talk is against corporate water giants Manila Water and Maynilad. It is a popular and justified stance – the firms make billions of pesos every year while consumers suffer expensive water and incomplete services.
December 9, 2019
The Water for the People Network (WPN) said that government should renounce water privatization and assert water as a human right whose provision should be under effective public control. This is the most important basis for terminating the concession agreements (CA) between the State and private water firms.
April 20, 2019
The water crisis is far from over. Water interruptions as well as safe water accessibility and affordability issues persist. Water-related infrastructure are also being built on loans and under potentially onerous deals with other countries that subvert Philippine sovereignty. The matter has been undermining Filipino consumers and the nation’s interests. Here is the conclusion of […]
March 26, 2019
The Kaliwa Dam loan agreement is designed to unduly favor Chinese interests over that of the Philippines. IBON Foundation raised this concern in the wake of the release, upon public pressure, of this and other loan agreements. Metro Manila private water concessionaire Manila Water Company, Inc. and the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage Systems (MWSS) have […]
March 23, 2019
March 21, 2019
By the Samahan at Ugnayan ng mga Konsyumer para sa Ikauunlad ng Bayan (SUKI) The ongoing water shortage is just the latest among water problems that consumers have been struggling with for decades. Despite privatization and its promises, poor consumers across the metropolis still suffer expensive water, erratic connections, and inadequate services. The government and […]
March 19, 2019
WPN: Water crisis confirms failure of water privatization IBON Foundation/Water for the People Network (WPN) Position paper submitted to the Office of Sen. Grace Poe, Chair of the Senate Committee on Public Services, in line with the hearing to investigate the water shortage in Metro Manila The Water for the People Network (WPN) holds […]
March 16, 2019
Advocacy group Water for the People Network (WPN) said that the ongoing water crisis confirms the failure of water privatization and the need for public control of this essential service. The group said that the disruption of water services for over a million Metro Manila residents amid growing water concessionaire profits is unacceptable. Water services […]