Water for the People Network

Ensure sufficient, safe and accessible water during COVID-19 crisis

April 8, 2020

WATER FOR THE PEOPLE NETWORK

POSITION PAPER | As more and more COVID-19 cases are discovered in the Philippines, especially in Metro Manila, and in over 200 countries around the globe, ensuring sufficient, safe and accessible water is more important than ever.

Dam(n)ming the Philippines

March 14, 2020

The ongoing construction of megadams physically threatening communities and the environment, continues to unfold and warrant government and public attention too. Adding this voice on the International Day of Rivers and Against Large Dams: #MalalangEkonomiya #MayMagagawa #ProtectTheEnvironment #UpholdPeoplesRights #NoToKaliwaKananLaibanDams #NoToOnerousChinaLoans #PeoplesControlOverPeoplesResources

Renegotiation of CA not enough without renouncing privatization –WPN

December 9, 2019

NEWS

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.

Unmet targets: Poor water and sanitation service is failure of privatization

October 25, 2019

WATER FOR THE PEOPLE NETWORK

The public sector has to have the key and central role in providing water and sanitation services. These cannot be made dependent on the narrow profit-seeking motives of private corporations.

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 […]

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 […]