MCWD deploys 27 water tanker trucks for Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) will be deploying 27 water tanker trucks around Cebu City to help alleviate water shortage in some areas here.  Lawyer Jose Daluz, III, the chairman of the board of…

MCWD to seek water sources at properties owned by Cebu City government, Church

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/09/2019

CEBU CITY — Recognizing the need to resolve the water supply shortage, Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak  has submitted three proposed resolutions supporting the proposal of Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD) to conduct the exploration of several…

The travails of MCWD: Part 3

Fernando Fajardo 10/30/2019

Based on my observation on the current brouhaha involving the perceived worsening water supply in Metro Cebu, nothing much had been done yet by the Metro Cebu Water District to improve its coverage and performance since I…

Labella tells MCWD Board: Step down or face legal consequences

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has warned the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) Board of Directors that if they do not step down from their posts following their termination on October 15, 2019,…

Political names among candidates for MCWD Board

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella confirmed on Thursday afternoon, October 17, 2019, that at least 25 names–including some prominent political names–have been recommended for the new Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Cebu…

MCWD chair speaks out: We are not at fault for water crisis

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/16/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Chairman of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD), Joel Marie Yu, broke his silence on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, a day after Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella terminated the water utility’s Board of…

Tompar tells Metro Cebu LGUs: Build gabion dams

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Build more dams in Metro Cebu’s mountains, not roads. This is the long term solution that Engineer Antonio Tompar, the President of Mactan Rock Industries, Inc., is proposing to address Cebu’s water crisis.…

The gnawing water supply problem in Metro Cebu

Fernando Fajardo 10/09/2019

Water is vital for all forms of life. It covers 71 percent of the Earth’s surface but they are not all drinkable. The oceans contains 97 percent of this water while another 2 percent is frozen at…

Cebu City mayor creates water advisory committee to address water shortage issues

Irene R. Sino Cruz 10/08/2019

CEBU CITY— With Metro Cebu currently facing water shortage, Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has created a water advisory committee. “We have to look into the water shortage,” Labella said in an interview. In his Executive Order…

MCWD Board explains side to Cebu City Council

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Only four of five members of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) faced the Cebu City Council on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, during the council inquiry on the…

MCWD faces backlash from LGUs; Liloan wants MOA with MCWD terminated

Rosalie Abatayo 09/27/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Metro Cebu Water District faces a backlash from the local government units in its service areas amid shortage in water supply. The respective councils of the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, Talisay, and…

Province eyes charges vs MCWD over water supply shortage

Rosalie Abatayo 09/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Due to the woes on water supply in Metro Cebu, the Cebu Provincial Capitol is asking the Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas to look into possible charges against officials of the…

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