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(UPDATED) Citing the tactics of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, President Rodrigo Duterte warns he would incarcerate the water concessionaires executives if they bring the issue to court. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo clarified that legal processes will still be followed.
'The people should know.... Putangina, pag hindi, babarilin ko yung bayag mo,' says President Rodrigo Duterte as he amps up threats against the Ayalas and businessman Manny Pangilinan
The concessionaires say tap water remains safe
(UPDATED) Malacañang says that even if Maynilad and Manila Water accept the new deal crafted on the government's terms, there would still be no guarantee that they would be spared from prosecution for the original alleged 'onerous' contracts
Critical issues surrounding the Manila Water and Maynilad contracts with government threaten not just the water concessionaires but other current and potential public-private partnership projects
President Rodrigo Duterte says people displaced by the projects will be compensated and relocated
The Duterte government has shown a propensity to disrespect contracts, ignore property rights, and harass businesses
While the government must not be beholden to investors, it is essential that it does not trivialize their investments, must treat them with fairness and reason, and exemplify stability and confidence to attract investments
Manny Villar to take over water distribution in Metro Manila? 'We will not sell.... We will not stand down,' MVP tells Maynilad executives
(UPDATED) Several Maynilad projects are already suspended amid the uncertainty of the concession agreement extension
Vice President Leni Robredo says she favors a careful review of the country's water concession agreements to avoid knee-jerk decisions that could affect investor confidence in the Philippines
(UPDATED) 'Should liberality be used in favor of the concessionaire to the detriment of the public and the government?' says Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete
Manila Water, Metro Pacific Investments, and DMCI are the biggest losers in the Philippine Stock Exchange on Wednesday, December 11, as the government's battle with water concessionaires continues
The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System admits the government's existing resources aren't enough to provide water services
Former MWSS chief Angel Lazaro III says the consultants they hired back in the 90s sought the bidders' comments on the draft water deal
Guevarra reveals it is the DOJ that recommended revoking the extension of Maynilad and Manila Water
Both Maynilad and Manila Water tell lawmakers they found out about the cancellation only on the same day the MWSS announced it in a House hearing
After waiving billions of pesos in claims, Manila Water and Maynilad will see the end of their concession agreement in 2022. New companies may come in by then.
Defining the relationship of Manila Water and Maynilad with state regulators has several legal and business implications
President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to 'take everything' from the two firms if he is not satisfied with how they explain 'onerous' provisions in their concession agreements
(UPDATED) Maynilad and Manila Water say they will no longer implement arbitration rulings which compel the government to pay them billions of pesos
Part 2: What is 'onerous' now was logical before. Rappler looks at the history of how government enticed the private sector to take over water services.
In the event that Manila Water and Maynilad do not agree to the revision of contracts, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says 'then we go to court'
A water crisis in 1997 sealed the deal for both Manila Water and Maynilad. The same problem might end it, too.
President Duterte also orders the filing of charges against 'all those involved' in the concession agreements with Manila Water and Maynilad, claiming the deals are studded with provisions that harm Filipinos
Prior to privatization in 1997, water was distributed, not by private corporations, but by a government agency called the MWSS. It did a crappy job.
The President may take this course of action if the water shortage reaches emergency levels, says Malacañang
Malacañang also denies that the water shortage, the second in 2019, is being used to push for the Kaliwa Dam project signed with China
Maynilad's service interruptions will persist until the water level of Angat Dam reaches normal levels. Check out the schedule here.
The Angat Dam's level remains low, which means Maynilad and Manila Water customers could face yet another round of daily service interruptions
Parts of Las Piñas, Parañaque, Muntinlupa, Imus, and Bacoor will have water service interruptions from September 27 to October 7. Here are the specific areas and schedules.
(UPDATED) The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System is held jointly liable for both amounts charged against Maynilad and Manila Water
Here is the schedule of service interruptions for Maynilad customers in Metro Manila, Bulacan, and Cavite
The Angat Dam's water level inches up, but the reduced allocation for concessionaires will remain until the dam is back to its minimum operating water level
Despite the rain, Metro Manila's main water source is still at critical level
Here is the schedule of service interruptions for Maynilad customers in Metro Manila, Cavite, and Bulacan
(UPDATED) The supply that Manila Water and Maynilad are getting from the Angat Dam is reduced further, leading to water interruptions
Certain areas in the cities of Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Bacoor, and Imus are affected by Maynilad water interruptions. Check the schedules here.
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
West Zone concessionaire Maynilad says it will conduct network upgrades. Check the list of affected areas and their water service interruption schedules here.
Pipe laying is being conducted along E Rodriguez Sr Avenue in Quezon City, as Manila Water continues to deal with a supply shortage
MWSS Administrator Reynaldo Velasco says Laguna de Bay should be dredged to improve its water quality, therefore making it easier to source water
President Rodrigo Duterte scolds Manila Water and Maynilad executives and threatens to fire MWSS officials during his meeting with them in Malacañang
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.
Given the hazards these deep wells may pose, Antiporda said that these will only be open up to October
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
The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System wants a long-term plan to prevent a repeat of the ongoing water shortage
(UPDATED) Manila Water is looking to replenish and add to its supply of water to quench the demand
The water sharing scheme will be done on a 'staggered' basis, possibly as early as March but more certain by April