GMA TO BAIL OUT THE LOPEZ EMPIRE Taxpayers to Shoulder 8 Billion Pesos in MAYNILAD Debts

The BANTAY TUBIG NETWORK has gathered information from reliable sources that points to a multi-billion deal being struck between the government of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and the Lopez family for the bailout of the financially troubled Maynilad Water Services Inc. (Maynilad) and its parent company, Benpres. This company, which has provided horrendous service to its…

Dagdag Presyo, Bawas Serbisyo!

June 19 – The Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) picketed today the MWSS to denounce the regulatory body for conspiring with the water concessionaires Maynilad and Manila Water in jacking up water rates through a mysterious scheme called rate re-basing. While the previously approved rate adjustment that more than doubled the current water prices to…

Thousands Marched to Celebrate the Labor Centennial and to demand the country’s withdrawal from the WTO!

GMA hounded by protesters in Cebu and Davao! Workers vow to fight water and power rate increases, oil price hikes and added taxes! Tens of thousands of workers belonging to the Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) today poured into the streets of Manila, Cebu, Bacolod, Davao and Cagayan de Oro to commemorate the 100th year…

DESPITE ITS DISMAL SERVICE PERFORMANCE, MAYNILAD HAS THE NERVE TO ASK FOR WATER RATE INCREASE!

More 200 workers belonging to the Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) trooped to the headquarters of Maynilad this morning to demand the delivery of a long-delayed promise of water service connection in their area and to protest water rate increases. Two years ago, the protesting workers, mostly residents of Maligaya Park Subdivision that straddles Quezon…