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Big Brother in Makati

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Big brother has conquered the country’s premier financial district as Makati City rolled out a new wireless network infrastructure in a bid to hasten response to accidents and ease road congestion by providing live traffic updates via the Internet and social media.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Arbitration of water rates

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Finally, after months of indecision, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System ruled on the petitions for rate increase filed by Metro Manila water concessionaires Manila Water Co. and Maynilad Water Services Inc.

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Water firms to appeal MWSS rate cut order

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The two Metro Manila water service concessionaires will dispute the order of Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System’s (MWSS) for a rate reduction by filing an appeal before an arbitration panel.

Posted: September 16th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

MWSS water rate cut order ends stock market rally

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The local stock market’s four-day rally ended on Thursday after a government order to cut water tariffs weighed down on large companies with investments in private water concessionaires.

Posted: September 12th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Nadecor corporate melee

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Here’s another case in the growing list of companies being fought over by their shareholders.

Posted: September 3rd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Like fees out of water

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The crucial point in the hot issue over the water concessions in Metro Manila is actually the contract between the two water companies and government outfit MWSS.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Consumers seek writ of kalikasan against MWSS

Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS). Photo from http://www.mwss.gov.ph

A coalition of consumer groups in Metro Manila and nearby provinces has asked the Court of Appeals to issue a “writ of kalikasan” to stop the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) and its two concessionaires from using a combined sewerage drainage system.

Posted: July 21st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sanctity of contracts

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The bashing that Manila Water Co. and Maynilad Water Services Inc. went through recently in connection with their concession agreement with Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System illustrates the difficulty of doing business with the government.

Posted: July 19th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

MWSS in hot water over claims of anomaly

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The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System is taking heat from consumers and its employees amid allegations of nontransparency in setting water rates and the anomalous hiring of consultants.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

New water rates seen to take effect in July

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New water rates may take effect as early as the third week of July once regulators wrap up the rate rebasing process this month, according to the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System.

Posted: June 13th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

P100B in water supply projects readied

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The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) has lined up P100 billion worth of major infrastructure projects this year in a bid to ensure water supply security for the country.

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Gov’t approves funding for MWSS projects

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The government has approved funding for feasibility studies as well as technical assistance on several projects of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) worth at least P45 billion.

Posted: December 9th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

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