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LKI appeals to MWSS Board on water rate hike

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September 26, 2018
Mr. Franklin J. Demonteverde
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Metropolitan Waterworks & Sewerage System
Diliman, Quezon City
Re: Rate Rebasing, Manila Water and Maynilad
Our consumer group, Laban Konsyumer Inc. submitted to the Chief Regulator, Mr. Patrick Lester N. Ty of the Regulatory Office a position paper with questions dated September 3, 2018 for the 4th Rate Rebasing Period, which was received on September 4, 2018 by the RO with information that formal reply will follow.
Moreover, the MWSS Board approved the rate hike of Maynilad rate hike effective October 1, 2018. Also, industry sources said the MWSS Board will approve the Manila Water rate hike in the meeting of September 27, 2018.
We respectfully appeal to the MWSS Board to consider the position paper submitted by the Laban Konsyumer Inc. in the absence of the reply from the Regulatory Office for both the rate hike of Maynilad and Manila Water. Our primary advocacy is the right to know of consumers, and that the services consumers pay for are justified and reasonable. The consumers deserve full transparency and responsibility from the regulators.
We attach a copy of the September 3, 2018 letter.
Thank you very much.
Very truly yours,
Atty. Victorio Mario A. Dimagiba, AB, LLB, LLM
Cc: Mr. Patrick Lester N. Ty