Solon pushes creation of Dept of Water Resource Management

Futch Anthony Inso 02/11/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A lawmaker is pushing for the establishment of a national framework for water resource management that is spelled out in the proposed Department of Water Resources Management (DWRM) as a long-term solution to…

Cebu Province secures interim water agreement with MCWD

Rashe Zoe Sophia Piquero 11/30/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Province entered into an interim agreement with the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) to prevent water stoppage in Cebu after the termination of a contract between CMWD and MCWD. The official contract…

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…

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’…

Vienna fountain decried for ‘ugliness,’ excessive costs

Agence France Presse 11/11/2023

VIENNA—A fountain in Austria’s capital commemorating 150 years of Vienna’s modern water system has drawn fierce criticism for its perceived “ugliness” and excessive costs. The 1.8-million-euro ($1.9-million) fountain was commissioned by the city’s left-wing government led by Social Democrat…

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…

Lack of water worsens misery in Gaza Strip as Israeli airstrikes continue

Associated Press 10/15/2023

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip — As Israel pounds the Gaza Strip with airstrikes, Laila Abu Samhadaneh, 65, is anxious about water. The besieged Gaza Strip’s 2.3 million people don’t have access to clean, running water after Israel…

Water to reach 4,000 Lapu-Lapu residents soon — MCWD

Wenilyn Sabalo 07/01/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some 4,000 individuals in Lapu-Lapu City are expected to have water in their areas soon. This developed after the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) commissioned two wells in Lapu-Lapu City on Monday, June…

Daluz welcomes MEU’s move to withdraw petition for his ouster

Wenilyn Sabalo 06/29/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) Chairman Atty. Jose Daluz III welcomed the recent move of the MCWD Employees Union (MEU), withdrawing its petition for his ouster. “Nagpasalamat ko sa atong workforce for supporting…

PrimeWater says it has nothing to do with moves to privatize MCWD

Doris Bongcac and Wenilyn Sabalo 06/24/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – PrimeWater Infrastructure Corp., whose name was dragged into alleged initiatives to ‘privatize’ the Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD), said that they do not engage in the ‘outright purchase’ or the ‘full privatization of…

No reshuffling at MCWD, Daluz still chair

Wenilyn Sabalo 06/02/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The status quo remains at the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) as of Friday, June 2, 2023. The position of MCWD chairman was not declared vacant and no election took place to alter…

MCWD awaits LWUA approval for water tariff increase

Wenilyn Sabalo 06/01/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) is still awaiting the approval of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) for its proposed 60 percent water tariff increase. In a press conference on Thursday, June…

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