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Manila Water narrows supply gap

Jul 10, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Manila Water says it is drawing more supply from its treatment plant in Rizal and from deep wells, and was able to reduce its system loss

As water interruption continues in the Metro, residents of Mandaluyong getting a water supply from Manila Water, June 22, 2019. Angat Dam is now reported in critical low level. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

DA, DILG to provide solar water systems for off-grid barangays

Jul 09, 2019 - 1:55 PM

The Department of Agriculture and the Department of the Interior and Local Government will team up to provide water for irrigation as well as for drinking to far-flung barangays

Photo from Shutterstock

FALSE: Robredo 'proposes widening pipes' as solution to water crisis

Jul 08, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo never said the water crisis could be solved by widening water pipes

SCHEDULE: Maynilad water interruptions for July 2019

Jul 05, 2019 - 9:05 PM

Here is the schedule of service interruptions for Maynilad customers in Metro Manila, Bulacan, and Cavite

SCHEDULE: Manila Water interruptions for July 2019

Jul 05, 2019 - 9:05 PM

Here is the schedule of service interruptions for Manila Water customers in Metro Manila and Rizal

MWSS wants to keep deep wells open

Jul 04, 2019 - 4:55 PM

MWSS Chairman Reynaldo Velasco is proposing that deep wells remain open even after the water supply in Metro Manila and nearby areas stabilizes

MWSS Administrator Reynaldo Velasco gestures during a press conference at the MWSS office in Quezon City, on March 18, 2019, on the water shortage being experienced in many areas in Metro Manila and Rizal province. Photo by Darren Langit

Manila Water, Maynilad to still get limited supply from Angat Dam

Jul 03, 2019 - 6:25 PM

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

As water interruption continues in the Metro, residents of Mandaluyong getting a water supply from Manila Water, June 22, 2019. Angat Dam is now reported in critical low level. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

EXPLAINER: It's the rainy season, but why does the water shortage continue?

Jul 02, 2019 - 9:23 PM

Despite the rain, Metro Manila's main water source is still at critical level

Balipure asks fans to stop 'castigating' embattled import

Jul 01, 2019 - 4:47 PM

Balipure team management says import Danijela Dzakovic, who hit her teammate Jewelle Bermillo, 'has sincerely apologized' and 'appropriate sanctions' were meted out

'FORGIVE HER'. The Balipure team management asks fans to forgive import Danijela Dzakovic for her unsportsmanlike action. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Balipure import gets away with warning after viral hit on teammate

Jun 30, 2019 - 4:25 PM

PVL organizers argue that the remorseful gesture of Danijela Dzakovic towards Jewelle Bermillo after the incident was not televised

APOLOGETIC. Danijela Dzakovic profusely apologizes to libero Jewelle Bermillo for hitting the back of her head. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Balipure import faces likely sanction for striking teammate

Jun 29, 2019 - 10:00 PM

Danijela Dzakovic shockingly hits Balipure libero Jewelle Bermillo after a fumbled play, but the Montenegrin spiker later apologizes

ALL IS WELL. Danijela Dzakovic assures that everything is well between her and Jewelle Bermillo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PVL: Pacifictown, BanKo Perlas march into semis

Jun 29, 2019 - 8:33 PM

The Lady Troopers and the Perlas Spikers complete the semifinal cast of the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference

A-GAME. Olena Lymareva-Flink brings out her best game in the tournament, firing 29 points to book Pacifictown a semis slot. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

MWSS penalizes Maynilad over Las Piñas water shortage

Jun 28, 2019 - 1:00 PM

(UPDATED) MWSS orders Maynilad to refund Las Piñas customers who were severely affected by the water service interruption last May

Inflation, water crisis weaken consumer outlook in Q2 2019

Jun 25, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Consumers were pessimistic, but businesses were upbeat for the 2nd quarter of 2019, according to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas surveys

Solution to Metro Manila's water woes? More dams, says lawmaker

Jun 25, 2019 - 1:10 PM

Bulacan 1st District Representative Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado says more dams may need to be constructed in Quezon, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, and Bulacan

Amid water crisis, San Juan’s Wattah Wattah festival pushes through

Jun 24, 2019 - 12:47 PM

(UPDATED) The San Juan City government pushes through its annual Wattah Wattah festival amid a water supply crisis, but says it reduced the number of water trucks for the celebration

WATTAH WATTAH. Residents of San Juan City on Monday, June 24, 2019, frolic as water from a firetruck is sprinkled on them during the Wattah Wattah Festival in honor of Saint John the Baptist . Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Creamline snaps PetroGazz's perfect run for share of PVL lead

Jun 22, 2019 - 9:05 PM

The Cool Smashers exact revenge on the Angels behind Alyssa Valdez, Jia Morado and Thai import Kuttika Kaewpin

REVENGE. Jia Morado (left) and Risa Sato come up for a block against Janisa Johnson. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PVL: Creamline dominates Motolite, nails semis slot

Jun 19, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Creamline spoils Myla Pablo's Motolite debut as the Cool Smashers pick up their sixth straight win

GROWING CHEMISTRY. Creamline setter Jia Morado (left) dishes the ball to middle blocker Aleoscar Blanco. Photo by SportsVision

SCHEDULE: Maynilad water interruptions for June 2019

Jun 19, 2019 - 11:45 AM

Here is the schedule of service interruptions for Maynilad customers in Metro Manila, Cavite, and Bulacan

SCHEDULE: Manila Water interruptions for June 2019

Jun 18, 2019 - 11:05 PM

Here is the schedule of service interruptions for Manila Water customers in Metro Manila and Rizal

Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite face water interruptions in June 2019

Jun 18, 2019 - 9:05 PM

(UPDATED) The supply that Manila Water and Maynilad are getting from the Angat Dam is reduced further, leading to water interruptions

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

Less water to be used in San Juan's 'Wattah Wattah' Festival

Jun 18, 2019 - 2:59 PM

Less wet, but more tourists for this year's 'Wattah Wattah' Festival in San Juan City

Hundreds of Individuals gather along Sto. Domingo St. in San Juan City on Sunday, June 24, 2018, for a shower of water during the 16th Annual Celebration of the Wattah-Wattah Festival in honor to St. John the Baptist. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

PVL: Motolite turns back Pacifictown, PetroGazz still perfect

Jun 16, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Motolite stuns Pacifictown for its 2nd win in the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference

2ND WIN. Motolite edges out Pacifictown in a five-set thriller. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Residents of island in Albay struggle to get daily water supply

Jun 15, 2019 - 8:51 AM

Many residents of San Miguel Island in Tabaco, Albay, take daily boat trips to available water sources after their wells dried up due to prolonged El Niño

FULLY STOCKED UP. A couple on a boat full of filled water containers. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia

PVL: Creamline cruises to 4th straight win over Balipure

Jun 12, 2019 - 5:01 PM

The Creamline Cool Smashers finish solo 2nd after the first round

ON A ROLL. After dropping its first assignment, defending champion Creamline strings up 4 straight wins. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Are you an engineer for social good?

Jun 06, 2019 - 2:07 PM

Be the next Manila Water Foundation Prize for Engineering Excellence awardee and get a chance to promote your social development projects

PVL: Banko Perlas survives gutsy Motolite

Jun 05, 2019 - 8:41 PM

The young Motolite team puts up a challenge against Banko Perlas

X-FACTOR. Kia Bright powers Banko Perlas to a hard-earned win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PVL: Pacifictown spoils Motolite's debut

Jun 01, 2019 - 7:18 PM

Motolite gets a baptism of fire against a veteran-studded Pacifictown team

BOUNCE BACK. Pacifictown earns its second win in the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Water interruptions hit QC earlier than scheduled as pipeline gets damaged

May 23, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Manila Water initially scheduled service interruptions from Friday to Saturday, May 24 to 25, but a DPWH contractor damaged a pipeline, causing the supply to be cut off starting Thursday, May 23

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

How did the Earth get its water? Asteroid sample gives a surprising answer

May 04, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Thanks to the Japanese Hayabusa mission, we now have fresh evidence

ASTEROID. Asteroids known as ‘S-type’ contain a lot more water than we thought. Oliver Denker/Shuttestock

Maynilad water interruptions to last until May 14

Apr 30, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Certain areas in the cities of Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Bacoor, and Imus are affected by Maynilad water interruptions. Check the schedules here.

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

22-hour water interruptions expected as Cebu’s Jaclupan dam dries up

Apr 25, 2019 - 9:55 PM

The water service in households in the affected areas has been reduced to two hours a day

JACLUPAN. This photo shows Metropolitan Cebu Water District's Jaclupan Facility. File photo from MCWD's website

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

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Walang tubig, kuryente, pera – penitensya ngayong Kuwaresma

Apr 15, 2019 - 9:37 AM

Paaano ba tayo sasampalataya, magiging Kristiyano, at higit sa lahat, magiging tao sa panahon ni Rodrigo Duterte?

Maynilad water service interruptions set for Holy Week 2019

Apr 11, 2019 - 3:05 PM

West Zone concessionaire Maynilad says it will conduct network upgrades. Check the list of affected areas and their water service interruption schedules here.

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

Duterte Cabinet draws up plan vs El Niño, water shortage

Apr 02, 2019 - 11:24 AM

Installing water tank systems in all Department of Health hospitals and dredging waterways are some ways the Duterte government plans to address the impact of the ongoing dry spell

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 36th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on April 1, 2019. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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