For various consumer groups, it is not a question of amending the agreement but scrapping it altogether.
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A hostage to corporate interests
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis The revelation made by the Water for the People Network and Ibon Foundation that the two water concessionaires, Manila Water and Maynilad, make consumers pay for their corporate income taxes, travel expenses, company outings, gifts, flowers, among other irregular exactions shocked the public. And we thought the highly disadvantageous contracts the…
‘Why let water firms charge all their expenses plus profits to consumers?’ groups ask Aquino
“There are more than enough grounds for the rates to go down if regulators will really disallow the charging of questionable items such as the income taxes of the two water concessionaires.” – Renato Reyes, Bayan
News in Pictures: Group Slams Worsening Water Crisis, Privatization
Members of the group under the Water for the People Network (WPN) trooped to the office of the Metropolitian Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) to urge the agency to immediately address the current water crisis in Metro Manila. They said that the failure of MWSS to ensure the provision of clean, adequate and affordable water supply and service in the region is due to privatization.
Laiban Deal Setback Temporary, Group Vows Continued Opposition
PRESS STATEMENT 6 March 2010 Anti-water privatization alliance Water for the People Network (WPN) today said that the termination of the proposed P52-billion Laiban Dam is just a temporary setback for its proponents and called on all concerned sectors to remain vigilant and continue to oppose moves to revive the controversial project. The group noted…
Public Warned: Brace for Higher Water Rates, Poorer Services
The broad-based Water for the People Network has warned the public, particularly Maynilad’s customers, to brace for higher water rates and poorer services from the water firm as the approval of Amendment No. 2 to its Concession Agreement with the MWSS nears. The Water for the People Network also called on the general public to…