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Water concessionaires collecting in advance

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It is not only Meralco that is overcharging its customers.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

8 glasses a day

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Last week I talked about the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System’s abrogation of its contract through the exclusion of tax it had committed to include. But there were other questionable decisions it made. It said there were some errors in the financial reports submitted by the concessionaires, but these are relatively minor items that could have been clarified with the latter, particularly as the external, independent auditors had found no such faults.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

8 glasses a day (1)

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I am writing on the water deal for a third time because I think this is a “watershed” in the PPP (public-private partnership) program. (And this opinion piece will be in two or three parts because of space limitation). Here is a success story being threatened by changes that, if upheld, could do the general economy great harm…

Posted: September 25th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The MWSS emerges from excess

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Government service is sacrifice. The duty of being a public servant requires courage and heart to leave the silence and comfort of private life.

Posted: July 20th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Flooded with water issues

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I want to continue on the water case because it’s much more than an issue of whether the concessionaires should be given revenue increases, and how much, or not at all.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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