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(UPDATED) Manila Water says 20 barangays in Quezon City will have no water for 10 hours from Friday to Saturday, May 24 to 25
The Philippine government has the obligation to provide water for all. Using private companies to fulfill the right to water does not absolve the government of its obligation.
Manila Water's net income drops by 27% to P1.23 billion in the 1st quarter of 2019
Social media users lament how city dwellers experience extremes, such as drought in the summer and floods when there's rain
The Angat Dam's water level drops to 179.97 meters on Sunday, April 28, below its minimum operating water level of 180 meters
Manila Water says it will abide by the decision of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System
The processing of excavation permits is expected to be faster, after the signing of a memorandum of understanding between utility firms and the Quezon City government
Manila Water appoints Abelardo Basilio as acting chief operating officer
Pipe laying is being conducted along E Rodriguez Sr Avenue in Quezon City, as Manila Water continues to deal with a supply shortage
The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System is looking into penalizing Manila Water even though the concession agreement does not empower the agency to do so
Unless we act wisely, we may find out too late that the enemy is not without, but within
MWSS Administrator Reynaldo Velasco says Laguna de Bay should be dredged to improve its water quality, therefore making it easier to source water
Mar Roxas' camp maintains the claim is 'fake news' and 'completely illogical' for him to say. The page that posts the claim is also unable to provide proof of the quote's source.
(UPDATED Manila Water also announces that it will not charge its 'most severely affected' customers – those without water for 24 hours a day for a week – for the month of March
Rappler goes around Pasig City to ask how a most basic human need – or the lack of it – affects a community
Walang magawa ang mga residenteng apektado kundi maghanap ng paraan upang makaipon ng tubig na gagamitin sa araw-araw. Paano tayo dumating sa puntong ito?
Some of the last 11 barangays still suffering from water shortage are in high areas, making supply restoration there harder, says MWSS Administrator Reynaldo Velasco
Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez says building two Kanan dams would 'entail no cost to the government,' unlike getting a loan from China for the Kaliwa Dam
President Rodrigo Duterte scolds Manila Water and Maynilad executives and threatens to fire MWSS officials during his meeting with them in Malacañang
The Cardona water treatment plant was supposed to begin operating in 2018 and could have prevented the shortage crisis. A senator also questions why consumers were charged for it as early as 2015.
MWSS officials will likely be asked to give an update on what has been done to address the water shortage affecting parts of Metro Manila and Rizal, says Malacañang
Manila Water and government officials will face senators on Tuesday, March 19, at 10 am
Japanese firm Global Utility Development Corporation is stepping back into the picture over 10 years after it first proposed the Kaliwa Intake Weir
Manila Water CEO Ferdinand dela Cruz says they have restored water supply to 80% of the East Zone, or around one million customers
The House of Representatives looks into the worst water crisis that struck the capital in recent history
But the company is unable to give a definite answer on this proposal
We need strategic thinking, not magnanimous confessions of guilt. We need a solution that does not hurt the environment or hand over more power to a foreign loaner.
Vice President Leni Robredo calls on the Duterte administration to explain why it is opting for a Chinese loan for the Kaliwa Dam, instead of a public-private partnership
The House and Senate are set to launch separate probes into the water crisis. Rappler explains the facts and lists other questions that still need answers.
To address the Metro Manila water crisis, a draft executive order places the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) under the Office of the President
'We don't have a Department of Water that would centralize all activities having to do with water resource, distribution, and supply so we don't get into this kind of crisis,' says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia
Netizens are quick to point out the insensitivity of the joke during a water crisis that is affecting not just households, but also businesses, hospitals, and schools
Some praise President Rodrigo Duterte for his order to address the water crisis. MWSS, however, says he is ill-advised.
Given the hazards these deep wells may pose, Antiporda said that these will only be open up to October
MWSS chief regulator Patrick Ty explains that the high demand is still the main reason for the water supply shortage
President Duterte's order is effective noontime, March 15, 'good for 150 days, in order to supply the affected areas in Metro Manila and deliver, as well as distribute sufficient water to the residents,' says Malacañang
Manila Water says the yellowish water coming out of faucets is not toxic and is safe to use
Manila Water communications manager Dittie Galang says the company will never 'compromise the level of service' it gives to customers
The heads of Manila Water and Maynilad, chiefs of government agencies involved in water supply, and mayors of affected cities are being invited to the hearing
More plastic spoons and paper plates, limited drinks, disrupted operations. Manila Water's supply woes are causing environmental and economic impact.
If reports are true that Angat Dam is not at a critically low level, inefficiency and mismanagement may be to blame for the water crisis in parts of Metro Manila, says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo
'It's the fault of the government because it is the responsibility of the government to source all this water,' says MWSS Chief Regulator Patrick Ty
Hospitals have not been spared by the water shortage hitting parts of Metro Manila. How do doctors and patients cope?
Water interruptions will last 6 to 21 hours daily, 'until the rainy season sets in'
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says Manila Water assured him that hospitals would have enough water supply, given that 'lives are at stake'
The Kaliwa Dam would cost P12.2 billion to build, with 85% set to be funded by China and the remaining 15% to be shouldered by the Philippines
The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System wants a long-term plan to prevent a repeat of the ongoing water shortage
Rizal Medical Center in Pasig is among the hospitals hardest hit by the current water crisis
(UPDATED) The executive order would establish reforms in agencies that deal with water, says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, as he assesses the water shortage also hitting hospitals
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