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Maynilad reduces supply due to muddy water from Ipo Dam

Aug 14, 2018 - 12:31 PM

Affected are barangays in Bulacan, Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Quezon City, Manila, Pasay, Makati, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, and Cavite

Metro Pacific net income rises by 15% in 2017

Mar 01, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The increase to P13.2 billion in 2017, from P11.5 billion in 2016, is largely due to Meralco and Global Business Power

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

Metro Pacific eyes more toll roads, water projects in ASEAN countries

Nov 08, 2017 - 6:15 PM

For Indonesia alone, Metro Pacific CEO Jose Maria Lim says his firm is exploring dozens of toll road concession deals

What is wastewater and why does it matter?

Aug 29, 2017 - 11:27 AM

Maynilad is our—and the government’s—hardworking partner in ensuring proper wastewater management

PH gov't told to pay Maynilad over P3B for delayed tariff hike

Jul 26, 2017 - 7:40 AM

An arbitral tribunal orders the Republic of the Philippines to reimburse the country s largest water concessionaire of its losses from unenforced tariff adjustments

BIG VICTORY. In a decision dated July 24, the three-man arbitral tribunal unanonimously upheld the validity of Maynilad's claim against the government to compensate the water concessionaire for the delayed tariff adjustments from 2013 to 2017. Rappler file photo

Maynilad pours P13B into water services expansion, infrastructure

Feb 07, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The water company expects to generate around 40 549 jobs from its capital spending budget program this year despite delays in the implementation of its arbitral award

TARIFF HIKE DELAYS. This capital expenditures for water infrastructure development are implemented despite delays in arbitral award, granting Maynilad a tariff adjustment

Metro Pacific to spend around P60 billion in 2017

Jan 18, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The P60 billion programmed spending does not include acquisitions and new projects that Metro Pacific may acquire through bidding

The country's top honchos, Manuel V. Pangilinan, Ramon S. Ang, Hans Sy, and Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, come together to sign a Memorandum of Agreement fixing the squabble on the MRT-LRT Common Station deal, Wednesday, January 18, at the Dusit Hotel in Makati City.

Public utilities, gov't regulators told: 'Have a sense of community'

Oct 13, 2016 - 11:44 PM

Hindi kayo forever diyan former MMDA chief Bayani Fernando who is now Marikina 1st District Representative tells public utilities and state regulators at a House hearing

Maynilad reduces water production due to monsoon rain

Aug 14, 2016 - 2:59 PM

Erosion increases the amount of sediments at the Angat Dam forcing Maynilad to reduce water production

MPIC ends 2015 with higher profits despite regulatory uncertainties

Mar 01, 2016 - 8:13 PM

Earnings would be stronger if we were simply allowed to play on a level regulatory playing field says MPIC s president and CEO

REGULATORY UNCERTAINTIES. Its strong growth was achieved despite uncertainties in tariff rate adjustments for its water, rail and tollroad businesses

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

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

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

Class suspensions: Tuesday, August 11

Aug 11, 2015 - 2:12 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of schools and areas where classes have been suspended for Tuesday August 11 due to water service interruption

Water supply task force formed to serve affected Makati areas

Aug 08, 2015 - 12:08 PM

Acting Mayor Kid Peña forms a task force to provide water to areas in Makati covered by Maynilad s service interruption from August 10 18

TO THE RESCUE. The new 'Kidlat Task Force: Tubig sa Palanan' is a response to the Maynilad water service interruption in the next two weeks.

Water service interruption in some Maynilad areas August 10-18

Aug 04, 2015 - 11:21 AM

UPDATED Scheduled water interruptions on August 17 18 in Caloocan Las Piñas Makati Manila Muntinlupa City Parañaque Pasay and parts of Cavite are no longer pushing through

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

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

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

VIDEO: Miriam's water pick-up lines and leadership tips

Mar 25, 2015 - 5:02 PM

‘Many Filipinos are happy with okay na or puwede na ’yan… Notwithstanding our history and economic condition can we change our culture? Yes ’

WATER JOKES. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago tailor fits her pick-up lines for Maynilad employees. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Rappler’s #HungerProject story wins Water Warrior Award

Mar 17, 2015 - 3:53 PM

The recognition is part of the country s celebration of World Water Day

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 to spend P17.3B for 2015 capital expenditure

Jan 27, 2015 - 4:05 PM

The bulk of the utility firm’s capital expenditure will be spent on wastewater management infrastructure projects

Maynilad provides water tanks, stations for Jan. 18 papal mass

Jan 15, 2015 - 1:18 PM

The company would deploy 11 water tankers and set up 15 water stations at the Quirino Grandstand for the Mass attendees

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

Maynilad bares P37M service upgrade in Navotas Fish Port

Nov 28, 2014 - 6:03 PM

Once completed in the first quarter of 2015 water supply is seen to increase in the area from 4 to 5 hours daily to 24 hours a day

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

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

MPIC posts strong Q1 results, but cites 'uncertainties'

May 07, 2014 - 6:01 PM

Units Meralco and Maynilad gave high contributions for the January to March period

ROBUST 3 MONTHS. Infra conglomerate MPIC says all its business units performed well in the Jan-March 2014 period. Photo taken from MPIC website

Maynilad: 2-3 day water interruption on Holy Week

Apr 13, 2014 - 9:50 PM

Maynilad customers should expect 2 3 days of water interruptions over the Holy Week

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Maynilad, 3 gov't agencies lead World Water Day Celebration

Mar 20, 2014 - 3:03 PM

This year s World Water Week emphasizes the relationship between water and energy in the context of sustainable development

Water, power businesses lift Metro Pacific's 2013 earnings

Mar 19, 2014 - 5:39 PM

Metro Pacific units Maynilad and Meralco perform strongly

STAYING STRONG. Infra conglomerate MPIC says all its business units performed well in 2013. Photo taken from MPIC website

Women leaders in PH's water sector: Fishes out of water?

Feb 24, 2014 - 2:54 PM

How long should we wait for gender equality in the water utilities sector – and is this the key towards water security?

WOMEN AND WATER. There are only a few women who are involved in the actual management of our planet's water resources, the Asian Development Bank says. Romeo Gacad/File/AFP

Top consumer issues of 2013

Dec 29, 2013 - 4:57 PM

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

MPIC says 2013 profit looks strong, 2014 uncertain

Nov 06, 2013 - 2:10 PM

The infrastructure conglomerate says it can t provide pointers for 2014 due to uncertainties surrounding tariffs of water and toll road units

Photo taken from MPIC website

Cagayan completes historic V-League sweep

Oct 20, 2013 - 7:08 PM

Cagayan Valley outlasts Smart Maynilad in 5 sets to take the V League crown

CHAMPIONS. Dionela and the Lady Rising Suns are champions again. File photo by Rappler/Roy Secretario.

Water rate cut 'undermines sanctity of contracts'

Oct 08, 2013 - 8:00 AM

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Philippines raises alarm over the decision of water regulator MWSS to cut water rates

WATER DISPUTE. A foreign business group says the water rate cut undermines sanctity of contracts. Photo by AFP

Maynilad sues PH govt over water rate cut

Oct 04, 2013 - 2:35 PM

Water regulator MWSS is facing its second arbitration case against its move to cut rates

WATER RATES. The water regulator will decide on September 12 how it will adjust water rates in Metro Manila. Photo by AFP

Perfect 10 as Cagayan survives Smart-Maynilad

Sep 29, 2013 - 8:07 PM

Cagayan Valley survives Smart Maynilad in 5 grueling sets

SURVIVAL. Dionela and the Lady Rising Suns survived a stiff challenge by Smart. File photo by Rappler/Roy Secretario.

MWSS rate cut order weighs down PSEi

Sep 12, 2013 - 4:28 PM

The main index and the share prices of companies that have stakes in water utility services all went down after the water rate cut is announced

First time: MWSS cuts water rates

Sep 12, 2013 - 2:13 PM

The water regulator cuts rates charged by Manila Water and Maynilad for the first time since services were privatized in 1997 The water firms say they will sue government

WATER RATES. The water regulator will decide on September 12 how it will adjust water rates in Metro Manila. Photo by AFP

The price of water: Areas of controversy

Sep 11, 2013 - 1:30 AM

The MWSS will announce new water rates on Sept 12; How does the regulator compute a fair rate of return for the capital Manila Water and Maynilad invested?

WATER RATES. The water regulator will decide on September 12 how it will adjust water rates in Metro Manila. Photo by AFP