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THE ADMINISTRATOR of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) said on Friday that it had given the country’s two largest water concessionaires a chance to renegotiate new terms of their contract with the government, ending speculation on their fate while clarifying issues that have arisen since Dec. 3.
CHINA ENERGY Engineering Co. Ltd. has been issued last month a notice to proceed with the preparatory work for the construction of the P12.2-billion Kaliwa dam that is planned to be Metro Manila’s new water source, an official of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) said on Wednesday.
THE GOVERNMENT REGULATOR has assured that the Wawa bulk water supply project is up for final approval, Prime Metroline Infrastructure Holdings, Corp. (Prime Infra), the water company led by businessman Enrique K. Razon Jr., said on Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 said the Philippines needs to designate a “water czar” with sufficient powers to bring stakeholders together in resolving the impending water crisis.
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.
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.
Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) expects three Chinese companies to secure procurement documents before the government agency bids out the Kaliwa dam project...