Water Privatization

Maynilad demand for gov’t guarantee reeks of corporate greed

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 […]

Bracing for El Nino

May 11, 2014

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MWSS water rate rollback: Tentative, partial and inadequate

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 […]

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 […]