Who could have ever ever imagined that water, freely accessed decades ago, is now sold like a beverage and that a small-sized bottle (330 ml) of this natural resource would now cost about P10, or around 2.2 percent of the minimum daily wage of P456?
We commend Neal Cruz for his boldness in expressing his outrage over the unbridled rise in power, water, communications and road toll rates that have become a heavy and unbearable yoke on every Filipino (“Water, power firms overcharging the public,” Inquirer, 2/24/13).
By Neal H. Cruz
As we celebrate the 27th anniversary of the 1986 People Power Revolution that freed us from the shackles of a dictatorship, perhaps we should also start another revolt to free us from the shackles of greedy private corporations. I am referring to the utility companies, such as water, power, communications and toll road operators, which [...]
We are in support of the MWSS Development Program, especially here in Cavite City. We also appreciate the superb service it is giving our community.
We would like to thank Peter Wallace for writing about the importance of developing a new water source for Metro Manila (“Twiddling your thumbs ,” Inquirer, 7/19/12).
By Peter Wallace
Let’s talk about the other water problem: the water we use. A human being needs about 150-200 liters of water a day. For a population of 94 million, that’s around 19,000 million liters per day. A population of 170 million, a short 30 years from now, will need around 34,000 million liters per day.
It’s a road, a water catchment and a power generator all rolled into one. The proposed North Luzon East Expressway seeks to cut travel time from Quezon City to Nueva Ecija by a third, collect water that can provide a week of Metro Manila’s needs and generate electricity of up to 120 megawatts (MW).
By Juan L. Mercado
“In shallow waters, shrimps will make fools of dragons.” That Asian adage is the backdrop for the 21st World Water Week conference which opened in Stockholm Sunday. Over 2,000 scientists, bankers and economists are discussing, in this annual meeting, “Water in an Urbanizing World.” Set aside, for now, is the need for food, homes, schools [...]
ANGAT DAM is Metro Manila’s principal source of drinking water. The two big concessionaires handling the distribution of water in Metro Manila are subject to the regulatory authority of the MWSS. It is no secret that both concessionaires have made huge profits from the business. In as much as the MWSS and its two concessionaires [...]