Manila Water - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Manila Water


Manila Water proceeds with water service interruption

Aug 14, 2018 - 4:49 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Manila Water to cut water supply for 14 hours in Mandaluyong, San Juan, Pasig, Quezon City

Ayala-led Manila Water bags P400-million deal in Bulacan

Apr 26, 2018 - 3:05 PM

The water project is estimated to have delivered a billed volume of 22 million liters per day by the end of a 25-year period

Ayala Corp net income up 16% in 2017

Mar 12, 2018 - 4:16 PM

The net income of the Ayala Group's holding firm hits P30.3 billion in 2017, with Ayala Land leading the subsidiaries

Manila Water expands into Thailand

Feb 19, 2018 - 5:25 PM

The Ayala-led water distributor takes an 18.72% stake in Thailand's East Water which holds concession contracts to operate in 11 locations

Duterte asked to stop illegal logging in vital Ipo Watershed

Feb 14, 2018 - 12:50 PM

A group asks President Rodrigo Duterte to look into the lack of protection for the Ipo Watershed, despite the payment by Metro Manila residents of environmental fees in their water bills

LIST: Hotlines, social media accounts during emergencies

Dec 19, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Bookmark this page for a handy list of emergency hotlines you can call or text, plus Facebook and Twitter accounts to contact

Ayala Corp net income up 39% to P8.2B in Q3 2017

Nov 10, 2017 - 4:49 PM

The result means that AC’s net income for the first 9 months of 2017 is up 18% to P23.2 billion, primarily because of the strong performances of Ayala Land and AC Energy

Group leads call for proper handwashing

Oct 09, 2017 - 5:23 PM

Manila Water Foundation will once again lead a month-long celebration of the Global Handwashing Day

Ayala Corp net income up 9.1% to P15.1 billion in 1st half of 2017

Aug 14, 2017 - 12:10 AM

BPI is the Ayala Group s top earner for the period followed by Ayala Land

Call for nominations: MWF prize for engineering excellence

Jun 20, 2017 - 1:16 PM

Deadline of nominations is extended to July 31

Water interruption in Pasig, Taguig, Pateros May 15-16

May 11, 2017 - 9:26 PM

Around 53 000 households will be affected See the list of barangays here

Ayala Corp nets P26B in 2016, eyes power and digital for the future

Mar 13, 2017 - 9:30 PM

The conglomerate sets up a slew of energy and e commerce investments although the bulk of its earnings still comes from traditional sectors

Ayala Corp's P20-B shelf registration gets SEC green light

Jun 24, 2016 - 12:56 PM

Proceeds from the fund raising activity will be used mainly to refinance the group s P10 billion bond maturing in April 2017

HEALTHY PACE. Ayala Chairman and CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala says conglomerate will continue to strengthen its growing portfolio of power and infrastructure investments. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ayala Corporation beats target net income ahead of plan

Mar 10, 2016 - 8:05 PM

Real estate telecommunications and power generation businesses performed well in 2015 says Fernando Zobel de Ayala

Inclusive business now just 'good business'

Feb 17, 2016 - 8:29 PM

Firms with a cause are increasingly using their models to scale up generating investor interest and changing the world at the same time and there is huge potential for them in the Philippines says global experts

INCLUSIVE SHIFT. Experts discuss the changing investors changing mindsets towards inclusive businesses at the a discussion that opened ADB's 2nd Inclusive Business Asia Forum on February 17. (from left) Ferdinand de la Cruz - COO Manila Water, Heekyung "Jo" Min executive Vice President Creating shared Value- Cj Group, Dr. Dilip Kulkarni - President of Sustainable Agriculture- Jain Irrigation, Lito Camacho of Credit Suisse and Eriko Nishikawa of IFC. Photo by Chris Schnabel/Rappler

Unpaid forest guards stop work in critical watershed

Feb 01, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The Ipo Watershed – part of a watershed system which provides 97 of Metro Manila s water needs – is now vulnerable again to illegal logging and burning – no thanks to MWSS oversight

FIGHING ILLEGAL LOGGING. Ipo Watershed bantay gubat or forest guards find illegally-cut lumber floating in a river. Photo from Fredd Ochavo/UP Mountaineers

APEC 2015: 20,000 PH firms engaged in development work

Nov 12, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Top government officials and business leaders come together to discuss inclusive business models to kick off APEC 2015’s crowning week

Gov't approves standby water for Bulacan, Pampanga farmers

Oct 01, 2015 - 4:35 PM

The National Water Resources Board has also decided to further reduce the water allocation for Metro Manila in October

THIRSTY RICE. Palay is particularly sensitive to drought conditions because it depends on a stable supply of water to grow. File photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler

Hours of weaker water flow in 155 NCR villages start Sept 21

Sep 16, 2015 - 5:39 PM

These Manila Water serviced villages will experience below normal water pressure from 10 pm to 5 am starting Monday September 21

7-hour water disruption in 900 villages starts Sept 16

Sep 11, 2015 - 2:28 PM

After that week the number of hours without water will be increased until affected villages in Metro Manila and Cavite experience more than 12 hours without water

9 everyday chores you can do using less water

Sep 02, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Changing the way you brush your teeth or wash your car can go a long way in saving precious drops of water Here s how you can prepare for the water lean months ahead

LIST: Maynilad villages to be affected by 12-hour water disruption

Sep 02, 2015 - 5:38 PM

UPDATED Residents of 11 Metro Manila cities and 4 localities in Cavite are encouraged to store water the day before the start of water disruption

355,500 homes in NCR face water disruption starting September

Sep 01, 2015 - 12:14 PM

These households may have less than 12 hours of water supply in the coming days as the government conserves water in preparation for drier days ahead

DRIPPING AWAY. People line up to get water in Manila. File photo by EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Maynilad to increase water charges effective July 1

Jun 09, 2015 - 5:48 PM

Manila Water meanwhile will lower its charges effective on the same date

MWSS approves new Metro Manila water rates

May 16, 2015 - 3:02 PM

New Metro Manila water rates will take effect next month MWSS says

ADJUSTMENTS. MWSS approves an increase in Maynilad water rates and a reduction in Manila Water tariffs. Photo by AFP

Ayala net income declines 8% in Q1

May 13, 2015 - 1:45 PM

The decline is due to the absence of the P1 8 billion one time gain from the sale of its BPO unit in 2014

Manila Water seeks P79B compensation from gov’t

Apr 24, 2015 - 9:26 AM

The utility firm says it needs to be paid for projected losses from 2015 to 2017 due to the arbitration ruling that bars it from recovering its corporate income tax

Arbitration body to Manila Water: Cut basic water charge

Apr 21, 2015 - 4:57 PM

The Ayala led company is a public utility and therefore cannot pass on its corporate income tax to consumers the arbitration panel rules

Ayala Corporation remains bullish in PH

Apr 10, 2015 - 7:00 PM

While it is exploring other opportunities in Southeast Asia the conglomerate is still seeing – and riding on – the country’s growth potentials Jaime Augusto Zobel De Ayala says

Bulk water supply seen to solve Baguio’s water woes

Apr 09, 2015 - 10:28 AM

The project is under study as Baguio City faces a serious water problem aggravated by continuous population growth without sustainable water management solutions in place

No water in Rizal areas March 15-18

Mar 14, 2015 - 3:42 PM

Manila Water is working on a natural calamity mitigation project that will temporarily cut off water supply in several barangays in Rizal

WATER SUPPLY. People line up to get water in Manila. File photo by EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Manila Water to lower charges in Q2

Mar 13, 2015 - 8:07 PM

Effective April 1 regular consumers using 10 cubic meters of water monthly will pay a reduced P137 68 monthly from P139 23

DOF verifies Maynilad’s P3.44B claim

Mar 13, 2015 - 6:15 PM

The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System maintains that Maynilad would not incur losses as it is allowed to recover its investments for the rest of the concession period

Pay us P3.44B, Maynilad asks gov’t

Mar 11, 2015 - 2:04 PM

The claims will continue to rise as long as the MWSS refuses to implement the rate hike Maynilad says

MWSS suspends Maynilad tariff adjustment

Mar 07, 2015 - 7:39 PM

This is to make sure there are just and equitable water rates for consumers says the MWSS Regulatory Office chief regulator

MWSS suspends Maynilad tariff adjustment as Manila Water case concludes

Maynilad willing to hike rate in tranches

Jan 06, 2015 - 6:57 PM

The company says it is willing to hike the basic charge in equal tranches for a 3 year period to minimize impact on its customers

Manila Water rates to go up

Dec 21, 2014 - 3:34 PM

Manila Water customers will see an increase in their bills in the first quarter of 2015 as the company accounts for fluctuating foreign exchange rates that arise from borrowings used for expansion

Clean hands, better health: Global Handwashing Day

Oct 31, 2014 - 3:32 PM

Manila Water Foundation doubles its reach for Global Handwashing Day

Metro creeks: Less trash, but water quality not improving

Sep 24, 2014 - 7:56 PM

In Metro Manila 70 of households depend on septic tanks which may leak human waste into underground aquifers or don t have septic tanks and get rid of waste unregulated means

Higher billed volume boosts Manila Water H1 profit

Aug 08, 2014 - 8:27 PM

The Ayala led utility firm also plans expansion outside Metro Manila and other Asian countries

MWSS appoints new chief regulator

Jul 09, 2014 - 5:56 PM

UP professor Joel Yu assumes the role after Emmanuel Caparas resigned as acting chief amid a dispute over the proposed adjustment of water rates in 2013

Bulacan deforestation ‘drying up’ Metro Manila water supply

Jun 17, 2014 - 8:16 AM

Environmentalists blame two government agencies for mismanaging a vital watershed

BLACKENED. Forest fires like this photographed in April 2014 are often used for charcoal-making or to clear away land for farming. Photo from Fredd Ochavo

MWSS acting chief regulator resigns

Jun 11, 2014 - 11:43 PM

Emmanuel Caparas resignation which takes effect June 30 comes amid a dispute arbitration over the proposed adjustment of water rates in 2013 by two concessionaires

Gov't seeks investors for $1-B water projects

Jun 08, 2014 - 8:40 PM

The 3 water infrastructure projects aim to improve water security for Metro Manila and surrounding provinces

WATER SECURITY. La Mesa Dam supplies water to Metro Manila and nearby provinces. Photo from Twitter by @trish_roque

WEF Global Growth Companies: Manila Water among 20 cited

May 20, 2014 - 9:30 PM

The companies were recognized by the World Economic Forum for their growth and contribution to the region

Ayala Corp spending P190B for 2014 expansion

Mar 12, 2014 - 7:23 AM

The country s oldest conglomerate eyes to sustain the double digit growth in its earnings

EXPANSION. The Ayala group is spending billions of pesos to grow its core businesses this year

Meralco returns to PSE index

Feb 24, 2014 - 10:41 PM

The change follows the PSE s review of its indices covering trading from January to December 2013

BACK IN. Meralco will rejoin the Philippine Stock Exchange Index. AFP Photo

Top consumer issues of 2013

Dec 29, 2013 - 4:57 PM

Filipinos were mostly concerned about the rising costs of goods and services

Japan's Mitsubishi sells part of Manila Water stake amid arbitration

Dec 17, 2013 - 1:28 PM

Mitsubishi sells part of its Manila Water stake to Ayala Corporation amid an arbitration case with regulator MWSS over water rates

LOWER RATES. The water regulator orders a reduction in water rates in Metro Manila. AFP PHOTO

11 firms awarded for exemplary corporate governance

Nov 20, 2013 - 5:17 PM

Five publicly listed firms and 6 trading participants are recognized during the 2013 Bell Awards sponsored by the Philippine Stock Exchange

BEST PRACTICES. The Philippine Stock Exchange recognizes firms that adhere to high corporate governance standards in its annual Bell Awards. This photo shows PSE president Hans Sicat delivering his remarks during the awards night on November 19. PHOTO BY CHERRIE REGALADO/RAPPLER.COM