Public hearing re MWSS issues on July 31 at 9:00 am #tubigTooBig

There will be a congressional hearing at the House of Representatives this Tuesday, 9:00 am, July 31 at the Ground Floor, Mitra Building, Batasan Complex.

A year ago, Rep Bernadette Herrera Dy delivered a privilege speech that recommended ” COA to make a full audit, not just of Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), but also of the two concessionaires Manila Water Company Inc. (MWCI) and Maynilad Water Services Inc. (MWSI) and declare them as public utilities.

Among the recommendations were “To verify and report on the unpaid receivables of the two concessionaires – PHP138.24 Million for Manila Water and PHP1.417 Billion for Maynilad” and “to verify if the costs and investments by the two concessionaires had been prudently incurred as required by the Concession Agreements and to do such other work that the Regulatory office (RO) may not have done since the inception of the Concession Agreements in 1997. Three session hearings were also done in Congress plus the submittals of investigation documents by concerned individuals covered a wide range of subjects.

What is the progress of the recommendations she gave as shown below?

Executive Summary: Congressional inquiry covered the examination of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerag…

here is the privilege speech of Representative BH Herrera-Dy, House of Representatives, Philippine Congress, delivered during the plenary session on September 5, 2011, based on the Findings and Recommendations (re: MWSS) submitted to the Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability on July 25, 2011

Privilege Speech on the MWSS Report, Findings, & Recommendations 09032011

View Final Report on Rep Bernadette Herrera Dy on MWSS Investigation together with the Committee of Good Government and Public Accountability

Final Report on Rep Bernadette Herrera Dy on MWSS Investigation

Documents from @EdselTupaz

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Updated Juky 15, 2019

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