Cebu City Council grills MCWD proposed subsidy program

Dyrecka Letigio 08/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The water subsidy program for households consuming less than 30 cubic meters of water is in limbo. The Cebu City Council is apprehensive of granting a P200 million yearly financial assistance to the…

MCWD: Tagbao’s Manggasan Falls a probable water source

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Metropolitan Cebu Water District or MCWD continues to look for new sources of water in Metro Cebu that they hope will help match the demand for water here. This time, the water…

Incumbent MCWD Board refuses to step down despite TRO

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — History seems to repeat itself as the board of directors of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) refuses to step down amid an order from the court. The appointed board of directors of…

MCWD makes preparations for start of dry season

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The rainy season is ending in two months and the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) is expecting another critical season as the start of the dry season draws near. As of February 6,…

Terminated MCWD Board continues to question Labella’s termination order

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The terminated members of the Board of Directors (BOD) of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) will continue to question the termination order of Mayor Edgardo Labella. The camp of Ralph Sevilla, Augustus…

MCWD to provide free water for Devotee City pilgrims

Delta Letigio 01/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) will be providing free water for those who will be occupying the  Devotee City, which will officially be open to devotees on January 17, 2020.  In a statement, the…

MCWD ‘terminated’ board pursues case against Labella, LWUA

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The terminated board members of Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD), who filed a petition to nullify both the notice of termination issued against them by Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella and the decision…

Labella orders having rainwater catchments in establishments

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has ordered the implementation of a 13-year-old ordinance on rainwater conservation that would entail all establishments to have rainwater catchments. The mayor met with the city’s Water Advisory…

Water district revives Cebu City’s Guadalupe well

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 11/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) has revived a once-contaminated well in Barangay Guadalupe and can now supply 200 cubic meters of water per day to 200 households.  In a statement released to the…

MCWD employees’ warning: Water price may surge if privatization pushed

Rosalie Abatayo 10/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Employees of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) have maintained their position against the privatization of the water district in the midst of issues surrounding its leadership. In a press conference held on…

MCWD chairman, general manager resign; LWUA to take over as interim board

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Chairman of the Metropolitan Cebu Water Districts (MCWD) Board, Joel Yu, has resigned from his post on October 22, 2019, one week after he was terminated, together with the rest of the…

Labella sacks MCWD board of directors

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 10/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After consulting with the local water administration, Mayor Edgardo Labella made the move to terminate all members of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) citing their failure to…

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