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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

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

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

Top consumer issues of 2013

Dec 29, 2013 - 4:57 PM

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

Japan's Mitsubishi sells part of Manila Water stake amid arbitration

Dec 17, 2013 - 1:28 PM

Mitsubishi sells part of its Manila Water stake to Ayala Corporation amid an arbitration case with regulator MWSS over water rates

LOWER RATES. The water regulator orders a reduction in water rates in Metro Manila. AFP PHOTO

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

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

MWSS chair did not quit — official

Sep 12, 2013 - 3:08 PM

An official of the water regulator denies reports that MWSS chairman Ramon Dondie Alikpala has quit

NOT RESIGNED. Ramon Alikpala did not quit, according to an official of the MWSS. Screengrab of YouTube interview with Rappler

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

MWSS, water firms and taxes: Big trouble, little impact

Jul 19, 2013 - 8:13 PM

The issue on whether income taxes will be passed on to consumers or not has less impact on water rates than an adjustment in the firms guaranteed returns

MAIN POINT. The issue on whether income taxes will be passed on to consumers or not has less impact on water rates than an adjustment in the firms' guaranteed returns. Photo by AFP

Maynilad customers to see higher bills in August

Jun 17, 2013 - 6:52 PM

Beginning July 3 Maynilad s average all in tariff will go up P0 17 per cubic meter The increase will be reflected in the August bills of customers

HIGHER BILLS. Maynilad customers will see higher water bills as the water distributor factors in foreign exchange adjustments. Photo from Maynilad's website