Cebu City: Water crisis eases as La Niña brings rain

Pia Piquero 06/19/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The long drought brought by El Niño may finally be coming to an end as La Niña ushers in much-needed rain to Cebu City. The Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) reports improvements in…

Excavation permits: MCWD execs hopeful these will be approved

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 05/15/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As they expressed their confidence under the acting mayor’s “leadership”, they also look forward that their projects to address the water crisis will be realized anytime soon. The Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD)…

Daluz ‘confident’ with Cebu City acting mayor Garcia’s leadership

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 05/14/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — To address the water crisis in Cebu City, Acting Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia is willing to “talk and sit down” with the officers in charge of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD). Garcia,…

Wasted water: One-third of the water produced by MCWD is wasted

Josh Almonte 05/04/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More than one-third of the water production in Cebu has been relegated to wasted water. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said that the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) found that the non-revenue water…

Rama fights back, to file ‘tsunami’ of cases vs MCWD, CPA

Josh Almonte 05/01/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama would file a “tsunami” of lawsuits against those who sued him and members of his team. “Kami sad magpusot-pusot sad ta’g file og kaso,” Rama said in an…

MCWD: Operations ‘back to normal’ after security breach

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 04/17/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The operations at the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) “have returned to normal,” the water district announced on Wednesday, April 17. Yesterday, April 16, the MCWD announced the suspension of their operations after…

Mandaue Councilor to MCWD: Allow consumers to pay water bills on staggered basis

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/16/2024

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – A Mandaue City Councilor is urging the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) to allow city residents to pay on a staggered basis their bills for the months of March and April. Councilor Jennifer…

MCWD leadership dispute: LWUA-appointed acting general manager resigns

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 04/16/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Lawyer John Dx Lapid, acting general manager of the Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD) and who was appointed by the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA), has resigned from his post. Lapid said he…

Rama: ‘No breach’ happened in MCWD

Josh Almonte 04/16/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “There is no such thing as breach,” in the MCWD said Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama during the Ingna’ng Mayor on Sugboanong Channel on Tuesday, April 16. This is after the Metropolitan Cebu…

MCWD leadership dispute: Daluz tells Lapid to resign

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 04/15/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Lawyer Jose Daluz III, the chairman of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD), has asked his colleague, Lawyer John Dx Lapid, to resign as head of the water district’s Customer Care Division. Daluz…

Authority dispute between MCWD, LWUA deepens

Pia Piquero 04/13/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The interim board of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) faced a tough situation when they held their first meeting in the board room of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) on April…

Water crisis escalates in Cebu City: Bureaucratic delays hamper desalination projects

Pia Piquero 04/11/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – It was already 3 a.m. at the Pasil Fish Market when the hubbub of voices finally died down. Dina, a fish vendor, breathed a sigh of relief as they managed to sell all…

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