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Manila Water interruptions set May 24-25 due to MRT7 construction

May 20, 2019 - 6:15 PM

(UPDATED) Manila Water says 20 barangays in Quezon City will have no water for 10 hours from Friday to Saturday, May 24 to 25

[OPINION] Water is a human right

May 12, 2019 - 12:00 PM

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.

Supply shortage, penalties hurt Manila Water's profits in Q1 2019

May 09, 2019 - 1:10 PM

Manila Water's net income drops by 27% to P1.23 billion in the 1st quarter of 2019

‘Walang tubig pero baha’: Sudden rains in Metro frustrate netizens

May 08, 2019 - 11:45 PM

Social media users lament how city dwellers experience extremes, such as drought in the summer and floods when there's rain

Angat Dam dips to critical level

Apr 28, 2019 - 12:45 PM

The Angat Dam's water level drops to 179.97 meters on Sunday, April 28, below its minimum operating water level of 180 meters

Photo from MWSS

MWSS slaps Manila Water with P1.13-billion fine for supply crisis

Apr 24, 2019 - 9:30 AM

Manila Water says it will abide by the decision of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System

Utility firms, Quezon City gov't agree to simplify transactions

Apr 16, 2019 - 3:20 PM

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 COO Geodino Carpio resigns

Apr 16, 2019 - 11:50 AM

Manila Water appoints Abelardo Basilio as acting chief operating officer

Manila Water laying pipes to get supply from Maynilad

Apr 02, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Pipe laying is being conducted along E Rodriguez Sr Avenue in Quezon City, as Manila Water continues to deal with a supply shortage

Nagsasagawa ang Manila Water ng paglalatag ng linya sa E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave. sa Quezon City upang bigyang daan ang “cross-border water sharing” ng tubig mula sa Maynilad. Photo from MWC

MWSS eyes penalties for Manila Water after supply woes

Mar 29, 2019 - 7:39 PM

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

[OPINION] Coming soon: Water wars

Mar 28, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Unless we act wisely, we may find out too late that the enemy is not without, but within

MWSS eyes Laguna Lake as additional water source

Mar 26, 2019 - 7:25 PM

MWSS Administrator Reynaldo Velasco says Laguna de Bay should be dredged to improve its water quality, therefore making it easier to source water

MWSS Administrator Reynaldo Velasco gestures during a congressional hearing, on March 18, 2019, on the water shortage being experienced in many areas in Metro Manila and Rizal province. Photo by Darren Langit

FALSE: Mar Roxas urges consumers to suffer through water crisis

Mar 26, 2019 - 5:33 PM

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.

Manila Water waives minimum charge for all customers in March

Mar 26, 2019 - 9:49 AM

(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

WATER RATION. Residents of Rodriguez, Rizal queue for a water ration from the local government on March 24, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Pasig City residents share water supply woes

Mar 23, 2019 - 4:51 PM

Rappler goes around Pasig City to ask how a most basic human need – or the lack of it – affects a community

STRUGGLES. People from all walks of life in Pasig City share their experiences and struggles due to the water crisis hitting parts of Metro Manila and Rizal. Photos by Sofia Virtudes, Nicole Del Rosario, Jillian Siervo, and Isabel Lupac/Rappler

PODCAST: Ano ang dapat mong malaman tungkol sa Metro Manila water crisis?

Mar 20, 2019 - 6:29 PM

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?

With their empty water containers, buckets and gallons, Residents of Hilltop, Barangay Bagong Ilog in Pasig City troop to a water rationing site of the local government unit on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The barangay is experiencing water shortage caused by the operational adjustments conducted by Manila Water and El Niño. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MWSS targets 99% water supply restoration by end of March

Mar 20, 2019 - 3:25 PM

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

Residents fill their water containers from the truck of fire volunteers in Mandaluyong City on March 14, 2019 after a week of water shortage due to the depleting supply of the Manila Water from the La Mesa Dam which is already on critical level, lowest in 12 years. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Quezon congressman Suarez wants Kanan, not Kaliwa Dam

Mar 20, 2019 - 3:10 PM

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

KANAN DAM ADVOCATE. House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez is against the China-funded Kaliwa Dam. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte threatens to scrap Manila Water, Maynilad contracts

Mar 20, 2019 - 7:03 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte scolds Manila Water and Maynilad executives and threatens to fire MWSS officials during his meeting with them in Malacañang

PRESIDENTIAL IRE. MWSS, Manila Water, and Maynilad officials get a full blast of President Rodrigo Duterte's outrage. Malacañang photo

Manila Water slammed for Cardona plant delays, fees

Mar 19, 2019 - 6:30 PM

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.

Duterte to meet with MWSS officials about water shortage

Mar 19, 2019 - 2:00 PM

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

MWSS Administrator Reynaldo Velasco gestures during a congressional hearing, on March 18, 2019, on the water shortage being experienced in many areas in Metro Manila and Rizal province. Photo by Darren Langit

LIVE: Senate probes Manila Water's supply shortage

Mar 19, 2019 - 10:03 AM

Manila Water and government officials will face senators on Tuesday, March 19, at 10 am


Japanese firm renews alternative Kaliwa water proposal

Mar 18, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Japanese firm Global Utility Development Corporation is stepping back into the picture over 10 years after it first proposed the Kaliwa Intake Weir

With their empty water containers, buckets and gallons, Residents of Hilltop, Barangay Bagong Ilog in Pasig City troop to a water rationing site of the local government unit on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The barangay is experiencing water shortage caused by the operational adjustments conducted by Manila Water and El Niño. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Manila Water: Services back to normal by May

Mar 18, 2019 - 1:35 PM

Manila Water CEO Ferdinand dela Cruz says they have restored water supply to 80% of the East Zone, or around one million customers

LIVE: House investigates Manila Water's supply crisis

Mar 18, 2019 - 1:12 PM

The House of Representatives looks into the worst water crisis that struck the capital in recent history

Lawmakers call for refund after Manila Water shortage

Mar 18, 2019 - 12:55 PM

But the company is unable to give a definite answer on this proposal

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: The learned helplessness of our water crisis

Mar 18, 2019 - 9:15 AM

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.

Robredo on China-funded Kaliwa Dam: Bakit uutang tayo?

Mar 17, 2019 - 7:45 PM

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

Residents of Hill top, Brgy. Bagong Ilog in Pasig City on March 12, 2019, queue for water after the barangay experienced water shortage for several days cause by the operational adjustments conducted by Manila Water. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Manila Water’s supply crisis: What we know so far

Mar 17, 2019 - 6:05 PM

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.

Draft order places water board directly under Duterte

Mar 17, 2019 - 12:13 PM

To address the Metro Manila water crisis, a draft executive order places the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) under the Office of the President

WATER EO DRAFTED. The proposed executive order to solve the water crisis will also order the water resources board to craft a national water management master plan. Malacañang photo

We need a Department of Water – Pernia

Mar 16, 2019 - 7:33 PM

'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

NO WATER. Containers are being sold fast in the markets due to the water shortage. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sonny Angara under fire for ‘#ShowerTogether’ tweet amid water crisis

Mar 16, 2019 - 5:23 PM

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

Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MWSS: Duterte given wrong advice on Manila Water mess

Mar 15, 2019 - 7:49 PM

Some praise President Rodrigo Duterte for his order to address the water crisis. MWSS, however, says he is ill-advised.

WATER CRISIS. Residents of Barangay Highway Hills in Mandaluyong City on Sunday, March 10, fetch potable water from a water hydrant. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DENR to open previously shut deep wells amid water crisis

Mar 15, 2019 - 3:58 PM

Given the hazards these deep wells may pose, Antiporda said that these will only be open up to October

Residents fill their water containers from the truck of fire volunteers in Mandaluyong City on March 14, 2019 after a week of water shortage due to the depleting supply of the Manila Water from the La Mesa Dam which is already on critical level, lowest in 12 years. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

MWSS: Water bypass was never closed

Mar 15, 2019 - 1:29 PM

MWSS chief regulator Patrick Ty explains that the high demand is still the main reason for the water supply shortage

PROTEST. Millitant groups storm the gates of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System in Quezon City on March 15, 2019, demanding a solution to the water crisis in Metro Manila. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Duterte orders Manila Water, Maynilad to 'release water' from Angat Dam

Mar 15, 2019 - 12:37 PM

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

PROTEST. Militant groups shout water on during a protest outside the MWSS compound in Quezon City on March 15, 2019, to condemn the water criss in Metro Manila. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Manila Water: Discoloration 'normal' during shortage

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:00 PM

Manila Water says the yellowish water coming out of faucets is not toxic and is safe to use

Manila Water sends 'conspiracy theories' down the drain

Mar 14, 2019 - 9:30 PM

Manila Water communications manager Dittie Galang says the company will never 'compromise the level of service' it gives to customers

House panel to probe water shortage

Mar 14, 2019 - 7:15 PM

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

WATER WOES. Residents of Barangay Sauyo in Novaliches, Quezon City wait for a water ration from the local government on March 13, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Domino effect: Water crisis causing more trash, hurting businesses

Mar 14, 2019 - 4:55 PM

More plastic spoons and paper plates, limited drinks, disrupted operations. Manila Water's supply woes are causing environmental and economic impact.

Panelo: Manila Water shortage may be 'artificial'

Mar 14, 2019 - 1:34 PM

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

Residents of Barangay Highway Hills in Mandaluyong City on Sunday, March 10, 2019, fetch potable water at a water hydrant in the barangay after experiencing low water pressure or no water supply caused by the operational adjustments to address the continuous decline of La Mesa Dam water level. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MWSS on water shortage: It's our fault

Mar 14, 2019 - 1:30 PM

'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

WATCH: In hospitals, water woes take shape where lives are at stake

Mar 14, 2019 - 8:27 AM

Hospitals have not been spared by the water shortage hitting parts of Metro Manila. How do doctors and patients cope?

WATER NEEDED. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III visits the Rizal Medical Center to assess the water shortage condition of the government hospital on March 13, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

LIST: Manila Water service interruption schedule starting March 14, 15

Mar 13, 2019 - 9:10 PM

Water interruptions will last 6 to 21 hours daily, 'until the rainy season sets in'

Residents of Barangay Highway Hills in Mandaluyong City on Sunday, March 10, 2019, fetch potable water at a water hydrant in the barangay after experiencing low water pressure or no water supply caused by the operational adjustments to address the continuous decline of La Mesa Dam water level. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Manila Water: Hospitals will be 'top priority' during shortage

Mar 13, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says Manila Water assured him that hospitals would have enough water supply, given that 'lives are at stake'

WATER NEEDED. Health Secretary FrancisCo Duque III visits the Rizal Medical Center to asses the water shortage at the government hospital on March 13, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Kaliwa Dam to solve Metro Manila water problems – Dominguez

Mar 13, 2019 - 7:00 PM

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

MWSS, utility firms to secure enough water supply in 50-year plan

Mar 13, 2019 - 6:35 PM

The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System wants a long-term plan to prevent a repeat of the ongoing water shortage

RUNNING DRY. The water level at the La Mesa dam in Quezon City, has reached 69.35 ft. from its 78 ft. normal level on March 6, 2019, due to receding water following months of very little rain. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Red Cross sends water tanks to Rizal Medical Center in Pasig

Mar 13, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Rizal Medical Center in Pasig is among the hospitals hardest hit by the current water crisis

RESCUE. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque visits Rizal Medical Center in Pasig City, to witness the distribution of water from the Philippine Red Cross and Manila Water. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Malacañang eyes executive order to address water shortage

Mar 13, 2019 - 5:00 PM

(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

Residents of Hill top, Brgy. Bagong Ilog in Pasig City on March 12, 2019, queue for water after the barangay experienced water shortage for several days cause by the operational adjustments conducted by Manila Water. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Mar 13, 2019 - 1:32 PM

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