March 22, 2016
#BeyondElections2016 | As International Water Day is celebrated, water right advocacy group Water for the People Network (WPN) reiterates how neoliberal privatization has displaced jobs in the public water sector and led to more expensive water. The United Nations themed this year’s Water Day “Better Water, Better Jobs”. It stated that that 1.5 billion […]
March 5, 2015
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February 24, 2015
Instead of paying Maynilad, government should start putting capital into regaining control of water service Maynilad’s call for government to pay so-called losses from the non-implementation of the arbitration ruling is patently anti-consumer. According to advocacy group Water for the People Network (WPN), this is another basis to immediately terminate the concession agreement with the […]
May 11, 2014
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September 19, 2013
IBON Features | COMMENTARY | By Sonny Africa | The MWSS unfortunately basically still operates within the bounds of the defective anti-consumer concession agreements with liberal rate-setting schemes, business-biased dispute settlement, and weak regulation The MWSS decision is welcome in being the first rollback since privatization in 1997. If implemented, it should give consumers some […]
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 […]