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MWSS: Water firms cannot pass on SC penalties to consumers

WATER concessionaires Manila Water Co. and Maynilad Water Services, Inc. are not allowed to pass on the financial penalties imposed by the Supreme Court to its consumers, the regulator said on Friday.

Former military general appointed to MWSS board

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has appointed Emmanuel B. Salamat, a former commander of the Northern Luzon Command (NolCom), as member of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) board of trustees, Malacañang announced on Wednesday.

No increase in MWSS water allocation yet despite Angat level improvement

THE NATIONAL Water Resources Board (NWRB) on Wednesday said it will maintain its water allocation to Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage (MWSS) at 36 cubic meters per second (CMS) to help in first improving the water level in Angat Dam.

MWSS fines Maynilad

THE METROPOLITAN Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) is penalizing Maynilad Water Services, Inc. for failure to comply with service obligations as stipulated in its concession agreement with the government.

Duterte replaces MWSS chief

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte announced on Thursday that he has chosen a new chairman of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), saying retired Army General Ricardo Morales will take over.

Duterte threatens anew to sack MWSS officials

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has threatened anew to sack Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) officials if the water shortage continues during the El Niño period.

MWSS pressed to look into liabilities of Manila Water

THE Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) on Friday asked the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage (MWSS) to “immediately” hold a public hearing to look into possible liabilities of Manila Water Co. Inc., in connection with the water crisis in Metro Manila.

Lawmaker mulls negligence case against MWSS

THE BOARD of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) may face an administrative complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman for gross negligence over the water crisis in Metro Manila.

No more hearings on water situation — GMA

HOUSE Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said on Friday that she is planning to cancel any further congressional meetings on the water situation and would rather focus on addressing Metro Manila’s water supply rather than discuss the idea that Manila Water Company, Inc.’s customers not be billed this month.

DENR says documents lacking for Kaliwa Dam ECC application

THE Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) has not yet submitted complete documentation for its Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) application covering the proposed Kaliwa Dam, which means the project cannot move forward, the environment department said.

Water firms urged to build new tunnel from Angat

STATE AGENCY Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) is asking Metro Manila’s two water concessionaire to build a P3.2-billion tunnel that will convey water from Angat dam at times when the capital’s sole water source has excess capacity.

SC: MWSS exempted from real property tax

THE SUPREME COURT (SC) declared that Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) is exempted from paying real property tax on its properties in Quezon City.

MWSS orders annual audits of Manila Water, Maynilad

THE Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), which regulates the water industry, said it will audit the financial performance of the country’s two biggest water concessionaires in June and will subsequently repeat the exercise yearly.

MWSS, NIA to jointly carry out key projects

THE Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) and National Irrigation Administration (NIA) will share resources to better participate in the government’s infrastructure program, MWSS said.

MWSS asks Razon-led venture to withdraw case

METROPOLITAN WATERWORKS and Sewerage System (MWSS) has asked the joint venture led by port and casino magnate Enrique K. Razon, Jr. to withdraw a case against the state agency and release water to a concessionaire if he wants the dam-and-power project to proceed.

MWSS tests Bulacan bulk water supply system

THE P24.4-billion Bulacan bulk water supply project that will supply water to consumers in a number of municipalities and cities in the province is on a test run in time for a formal launch in January 2019, its implementing agency said.

Water rates to go up in January

CUSTOMERS served by Metro Manila’s two water concessionaires will notice a slight increase in their bills starting Jan. 1, after the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) approved rate adjustments based on inflation and the movement of the peso against the US dollar.

MWSS evaluating options if water concessionaires win SC case

THE Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) is evaluating its options, including returning to negotiations, should the Supreme Court (SC) decide in favor of Metro Manila’s two water concessionaires that their corporate income tax (CIT) is an expense that can be passed on to consumers.

Foreign business chambers call for Cabinet-level water ‘czar’

FOREIGN BUSINESS chambers said the Philippines needs to designate a “water czar” with sufficient powers to bring stakeholders together in resolving the impending water crisis.

MWSS says no imminent water shortage

THE Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) has downplayed fears of a water shortage expressed by a water concession holder, saying that no shortage is imminent.

MWSS downplays fears of water shortage in 2021

Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) has downplayed the alarm sounded off by one of its water concessionaire that the Philippine capital is likely...

Water shortage seen by 2021 without Laguna Lake project

MANILA WATER Co., Inc. has raised the alarm over a possible water shortage starting in 2021 if it fails to get approval for the construction of a new water source from Laguna Lake ahead of the target completion of the Kaliwa dam in Quezon province by 2023.

Water concessionaires seek to raise rates to fund P183-B capex

METRO MANILA’S two private water concessionaires plan to spend a combined P183.531 billion starting this year through 2022 for projects that will allow them to meet the requirements of their concession agreement, including service continuity and water security.

Metro Manila’s water tariffs rising

CUSTOMERS of Metro Manila’s two water concessionaires will soon see an increase in their bills, the sector’s regulator announced on Thursday.

Metro Manila water rates to drop on April 1

Water rates in areas covered by Metro Manila's two water concessionaires will be cut starting on April 1 after the state agency on water...

MWSS expects three Chinese firms to buy Kaliwa dam project bid...

Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) expects three Chinese companies to secure procurement documents before the government agency bids out the Kaliwa dam project...