Given how political and business interests have aligned themselves with the current administration, it is uncertain how long proverbial faucets will have to be left running to reach clarity on the issue of water privatization.
60 Bacolod employees fired as Villar firm takes over public water utility
Federation of government employees unions COURAGE said the dismissal of 60 employees violated the constitutional and legal rights of government employees to security of tenure.
Approval of water privatization deal in Bacolod ‘hurried,’ ‘without proper study’ – GM
The joint venture, says the BEU and others against the joint venture, would turn water from a natural resource to a profit-generating commodity, to the detriment of consumers. For starters, the union says, a 12 percent value-added tax will be automatically tacked onto water bills once the deal is closed.