Water rates and profits through the years
December 20, 2019
Water You Up To, Mr. President?
December 13, 2019
BY SONNY AFRICA
Pres. Rodrigo Duterte is posturing against oligarchs again. This time, the tough talk is against corporate water giants Manila Water and Maynilad.
Renegotiation of CA not enough without renouncing privatization –WPN
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.
Gone, water gone!
March 23, 2019
Beyond water interruptions: Expensive water and connection woes burden consumers
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 […]
WPN Position Paper on the Water Crisis
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 […]
WPN: Water crisis confirms failure of water privatization
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 […]
New Year blues: Inflation-driven water rate hikes to hound consumers
December 29, 2018
Water firms are not yet finished with squeezing higher water rates out of consumers. Advocacy group Water for the People Network (WPN) said that the most recent approval of water rate hikes for implementation this New Year shows that government prioritizes water firms’ profits over minimizing the impact of high inflation on water consumers, particularly […]
Suspend rate hike, scrap CA with water firms, govt told
October 24, 2018
The Water for the People Network (WPN) said that government should not accede to the ruling of an international arbitral court granting the Maynilad Water Systems, Inc. petition to collect its corporate income tax (CIT) from consumers. The water rights group agreed that any impending water rate increase amid the ongoing dispute on pass-on CIT […]