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Maynilad service interruption April 26

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Maynilad clients are advised to store water due to a scheduled supply interruption on April 26 in Las Piñas, Muntinlupa and Caloocan areas.

The service interruptions will be as follow:

1) 11:00 p.m. (Thursday) to 3:00 am (Friday)

* Barangay Almanza Dos, Las Piñas City

* Barangay Poblacion

* Tunasan (Muntinlupa)

This is due to the maintenance works at Daang Hari pump station.

 

2) 11:00 p.m. (Thursday) to 4:00 a.m. (Friday)

*Barangay 152, Caloocan

This is due to the maintenance works at Macaneneng corner Bangkal streets.

 

– UNTV News and Rescue

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Maynilad reminds customers to brace for possible water interruption

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, October 29th, 2018

Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) is reminding its customers to store enough water supply as the West Zone concessionaire may implement water service interruptions due to oncoming Typhoon Rosita.

According to Maynilad, strong winds and heavy rains brought about by typhoons usually increase the turbidity or haziness of the raw water coming from Ipo Dam, hence they will be forced reduce water production in their La Mesa water treatment plants.

For update and inquiries, Maynilad can be reached through their text hotline and social media accounts.

MAYNILAD WATER
Text Hotline: 0998-8641446
Email: customer.helpdesk@mayniladwater.com.ph
Social media accounts (Twitter: @maynilad, Facebook: MayniladWater)

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Water rate hike to push through next month

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Friday, October 26th, 2018

 

 

 

MANILA, Philippines – Increase in water rates beginning month of November will push through after the water concessionaires Maynilad and Manila Water decided to defer their respective arbitration case from the Manila Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS).

“Both parties are talking right now and have agreed in principle to temporarily suspend the arbitration case,” said MWSS Chief Regulator Patrick Ty.

Last week, the MWSS announced its plan to suspend the implementation of the water rate hike due to the pending arbitration case filed by Maynilad seeking to collect corporation income tax from consumers. The said petition was denied by the Regulatory Board.

“Hindi po pwede i-pass on ang income tax sa publiko dahil ito po hindi kasama sa business tax, ayon sa concession agreement only business tax is recoverable so hindi kasama ang income tax sa business tax,” Ty explained.

Based on the approved water rate adjustment, Maynilad will add P6.22/cu.m while Manila Water will add P5.73/cu.m to consumers’ billing on a staggered basis until 2022. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Mon Jocson)

MWSS Approved Rates:

Maynilad | Manila water

October 2018 P0.90 | P1.46

January 2020 P1.95 | P2.00

January 2021 P1.95 | P2.00

January 2022 P0.93 | P0.76-P1.04

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MWSS mulls suspension of water rate hike

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2018

 

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Manila Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) is likely to postpone the impending water rate hike due to the arbitration case filed by Maynilad against the agency.

Last week, the MWSS received a dispute notice questioning the regulatory board’s decision to exclude the corporate income tax from the approved water rate hike.

According to the MWSS’s chief regulator Patrick Ty, this is not possible.

“Hindi po pwede i-pass on ang income tax sa publiko dahil ito po ay hindi kasama sa business tax. Ayon sa concession agreement, only business tax is recoverable so hindi kasama ang income tax sa business tax,” he explained.

The pending arbitration case, according to MWSS, is the reason why the water regulatory board is contemplating on a suspension of the water rate hike supposedly set next week.

The agency said they will do their best to defer a potential increase in water rate charges.

As of this writing, it is only Maynilad that has filed an arbitration case.

The MWSS warned that they will also suspend the implementation of water rate hike by Manila Water if the latter will file a similar arbitration case.

Meanwhile, consumers need not worry because the MWSS assured to order the two water concessionaires to return the excess in collection once the water rate hike takes effect.

Based on the approved request, Maynilad will collect an additional P5.73/cubic meter while Manila Water will collect an additional P6.22/cubic meter starting next week.

The MWSS divided the amount into four tranches to be collected over the next four years.

For its part, Maynilad said filing the arbitration case is just appropriate.

“If we do not file a dispute notice, Maynilad would be construed to have waived its claim on the recoverability of CIT—a right that was affirmed with finality in our first arbitration with the MWSS,” said Jennifer Casipit-Rufo, MWSS’ Head for Corporate Communications. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Mon Jocson)

 

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