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UN report reaffirms water privatization amid MWSS rate hike controversy

April 14, 2014

IBON Features | COMMENTARY | By Arnold Padilla | The renewed support for the corporate takeover of water and energy sectors comes at a time that these policies are seriously being challenged by consumers IBON Features— The World Water Day quietly passed by last March 22. It is a United Nations (UN) event that has […]

Water arbitration: Lower bills still uncertain

September 18, 2013

IBON Features | By design, MWSS privatization was meant to protect the interests of the private investors, making effective regulation practically impossible IBON Features— Maynilad Water Services Inc. and Manila Water Co. Inc. have expressed that they are disputing through arbitration the decision of regulators to reduce water rates in the next five years. What […]