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LWUA: Angeles City Water District spends P28M yearly on 'ineffective' UV disinfectant

Feb 27, 2020 - 10:31 AM

Local Water Utilities Administration's Jeci Lapus says ACWD's 'failure...to make a thorough engineering study and post-project evaluation on the beneficial use of UV disinfectant had cost the government more'

COA orders water officials to refund millions in meal, hospital allowances

Nov 26, 2017 - 3:31 PM

'Government employees who unwittingly received disallowed benefits or allowances are not liable for their reimbursement if there is no finding of bad faith,' the COA says

REFUND. The Commission on Audit declares as illegal P74.558 million worth of meal and hospitalization allowances given to Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) officials and employees from 2012 to 2014.

Lanao town water chief indicted for graft over P10-M ghost project

Aug 07, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Tugaya Water District Acting General Manager Jamaloden Faisal received the funding in 2011 but the Ombudsman says the project remains non existent

Office of the Ombudsman Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

News Briefs: February 23, 2017

Feb 23, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Thursday February 23

10 gov’t firms fail to remit P68B in dividends – COA

Oct 31, 2016 - 7:09 PM

State auditors find that from 2004 to 2014 these GOCCs either did not declare failed to record failed to remit or under remitted their dividends

Ombudsman files 2 new criminal charges vs Pichay

Oct 21, 2016 - 3:08 PM

Prosecutors say Prospero Pichay Jr caused undue injury to LWUA when he used its funds to sponsor a National Chess Federation of the Philippines chess tournament held in honor of him

Pichay file photo by Rhona Wise/AFP

Gatchalian brothers, Pichay face charges for bank takeover

Jun 01, 2016 - 7:18 PM

The Ombudsman finds probable cause to indict the 3 newly elected lawmakers – along with 23 others – for the questionable acquisition by LWUA of a Laguna based thrift bank in 2009

INDICTED. The Ombudsman recommends the filing of cases against 2016 poll winners Rexlon and Sherwin Gatchalian, and Prospero Pichay. Photos from Rappler and EPA

COA execs face criminal indictment over multi-million-peso bonuses

Nov 06, 2015 - 1:28 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says the COA executives and employees were obviously motivated by malicious intent to favor self interest at the expense of the public

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LWUA lost P80M in bank takeover, Pichay to face charges

Apr 17, 2015 - 6:11 PM

Besides former LWUA administrator and Congressman Prospero Pichay Jr current Valenzuela Representative Sherwin Gatchalian and Alay Buhay Party list Representative Weslie Gatchalian are set to be indicted

COA orders return of P815M illegal benefits

Nov 02, 2014 - 6:37 PM

The COA 2013 annual financial report on 23 government owned and controlled corporations GOCCs says the incentives were given without legal basis

Gov't pours P1.7B into water projects nationwide

Jul 09, 2014 - 10:17 AM

The fund release was charged against the Department of Public Works and Highway’s budget for water supply and sanitation for poverty areas and tourism priority sites

WATER PROJECTS NATIONWIDE. Providing proper and sustainable water supplies and sanitation facilities would be crucial in enriching tourism growth and development, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad says. File photo by EPA / ROLEX DELA PENA

Drilon ally Rene Villa quits gov't post

Dec 07, 2013 - 1:51 PM

Linked to pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles Villa resigns from LWUA Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma says it is a personal decision

Photo courtesy of the Local Water Utilities Administration