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“In the allocation of water resources, there should be preferential treatment and affirmative action for the poor and marginalized sectors.” – The Filipino People’s Water Code By IBON FOUNDATION IBON Features — The petitioned water rate hike by Metro Manila water companies is still being reviewed but 42-year-old Malou Lopez is almost certain that the…

Progressive groups call looming water rate hike a robbery

This year, private water concessionaires are up for ‘rate rebasing,’ meaning they would substantially increase water rates to pass on the costs of their planned projects, some of which would not be implemented but will be charged to consumers anyway. This is aside from the usual rate increases.

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