Rama hopes new LWUA exec will resolve MCWD’s leadership dispute

Pia Piquero 02/25/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has expressed hope that the leadership dispute at the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) will now be resolved following the appointment of the new head of the Local…

MCWD eyes additional Board members from other LGUs

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 01/25/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The MCWD might include more members on its Board of Directors coming from other LGUs being served by the agency. The new members would represent the other highly-urbanized cities, including five municipalities under…

2 seats now ‘vacant’ at MCWD board as a result of leadership dispute

Pia Piquero 12/23/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Two seats at the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) have been declared as vacant. Lawyers Danilo Ortiz and Earl Bonachita, who used to represent the civic and education…

MCWD Board to hold elections on Dec 5, City Hall frowns at ‘out of context’ exercise

Rashe Zoe Sophia Piquero 11/29/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) board of directors is scheduled to conduct its election of officers on December 5. Despite Mayor Rama appointing new members to the MCWD board, the MCWD issued…

Rama taps Feliciano to enhance security in the city gov’t

Rashe Zoe Sophia Piquero 11/28/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama enlisted the assistance of retired Major General Melquiades Feliciano to enhance security measures in the Cebu City government. Feliciano is the appointed chairman of the Metropolitan Cebu Water…

MCWD to implement revised water rates starting Dec 1

Rashe Zoe Sophia Piquero 11/18/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) will implement a revised water rate structure for commercial and industrial consumers starting Dec. 1. Lawyer Jose Daluz III, the MCWD chairperson, said its implementation is ‘aligned’…

MCWD general manager to keep post despite Rama’s call for removal

Rashe Zoe Sophia Piquero 11/16/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines –  The MCWD general manager has refused to step down from his post despite Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama’s call for his removal. Engineer Edgar Donoso, Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) general manager would…

MCWD generators to be deployed to ensure continued water supply during possible weather disturbance

Rashe Zoe Sophia Piquero 11/16/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines –  MCWD generators totaling 74 units will be deployed to ensure a continued distribution of potable water in the event of a total blackout during the expected weather disturbance this week. The Metropolitan Cebu…

MCWD: Legal counsel of previous board tells Rama “end this madness”

Rashe Zoe Sophia Piquero 11/10/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The legal counsel of the previous MCWD board of directors called out Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama to reinstate the former directors back into office. Lawyer Amando Virgil Ligutan, legal counsel of Augustus…

Osmeña hits Rama on replacement of MCWD officials

Rashe Zoe Sophia Piquero 11/09/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña has something to say about the controversies surrounding the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD). In a written statement released on Thursday, Nov. 9, Osmeña said that Mayor…

MCWD board row: Late Mayor Labella’s termination of directors questioned

Rashe Zoe Sophia Piquero 11/08/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Lawyer Amando Virgil Ligutan, legal counsel of the previous Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD), questioned the validity of the termination of the previous MCWD board members by the…

Replacement of Daluz as MCWD chair was ‘legal and valid’

Rashe Zoe Sophia Piquero 11/03/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Lawyer Carlo Vincent Gimena, the head of the Cebu City Legal Office, said that the removal of Joey Daluz III as chairman of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) and the appointment of…

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