Water for the People Network

Water for the People Network

Promoting people's control over water services and resources

IBON INTERNATIONAL UPDATES

Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

Read more..

Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

Read more..

What is missing in the G-20 agenda?

Read more..

Decent work for all

Read more..

Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

Read more..

Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

Read more..

What is missing in the G-20 agenda?

Read more..

Decent work for all

Read more..

Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

Read more..

Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

Read more..

What is missing in the G-20 agenda?

Read more..

Decent work for all

Read more..

Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

Read more..

Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

Read more..

What is missing in the G-20 agenda?

Read more..

Decent work for all

Read more..

Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

Read more..

Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

Read more..

What is missing in the G-20 agenda?

Read more..

Decent work for all

Read more..

Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

Read more..

Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

Read more..

What is missing in the G-20 agenda?

Read more..

Decent work for all

Read more..

Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

Read more..

Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

Read more..

What is missing in the G-20 agenda?

Read more..

Decent work for all

Read more..

Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

Read more..

Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

Read more..

What is missing in the G-20 agenda?

Read more..

Decent work for all

Read more..

Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

Read more..

Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

Read more..

What is missing in the G-20 agenda?

Read more..

Decent work for all

Read more..

Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

Read more..

Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

Read more..

What is missing in the G-20 agenda?

Read more..

Decent work for all

Read more..

Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

Read more..

Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

Read more..

What is missing in the G-20 agenda?

Read more..

Decent work for all

Read more..

Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

Read more..

Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

Read more..

What is missing in the G-20 agenda?

Read more..

Decent work for all

Read more..

Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

Read more..

Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

Read more..

What is missing in the G-20 agenda?

Read more..

Decent work for all

Read more..

Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

Read more..

Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

Read more..

What is missing in the G-20 agenda?

Read more..

Decent work for all

Read more..

Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

Read more..

Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

Read more..

What is missing in the G-20 agenda?

Read more..

Decent work for all

Read more..

Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

Read more..

Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

Read more..

What is missing in the G-20 agenda?

Read more..

Decent work for all

Read more..

Statements
Water System Employees' Response/ WATER's Position Paper on the Water Sector Reform Act of 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Water System Employees' Response (WATER)   

Junk SB 2997! Stop water privatization! Defend our jobs, fight for public service!

A POSITION PAPER ON SENATE BILL 2997 – WATER SECTOR REFORM ACT OF 2012


As public service workers in the various water districts of the country, we acknowledge and welcome the United Nations’ July 28, 2010 General Assembly Resolution declaring that safe and clean drinking water and sanitation is a human right essential to the full enjoyment of life and all other human rights. Worldwide, the picture is bleak as 884 million people are without access to water.

 

The said body calls on governments of the world to scale up efforts in ensuring clean, adequate and accessible water especially in poor countries. The challenge now therefore lies in putting this commitment into concrete actions.

 

Read more...
 
The Victory of the Italian People is a Victory for the People’s Global Struggle against Water Privatization! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   

For the first time since 1995, a referendum managed to reach a quorum in Italy and of the 57% of the population that voted (about 26 million), 96% voted to keep their water services public. This is a remarkable achievement for Italians and for the thousands of activists who spent months in the spring and early summer doing outreach at local markets and public spaces, handing out information, and registering people in a petition to demand a series of national referenda to overturn the water privatization law.

Read more...
 
Preserve the Integrity of the Mekong Waters, Cancel the Xayaburi Dam Project! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   

The Mekong River provides the people of the region with an abundance of natural resources, making it central to the livelihoods of millions of people and the lifeline of Southeast Asia. The Mekong River’s central role in the lives, ecology and cultures of the region should place the river’s protection as a top priority for decision-makers to ensure sustainable economic growth, protect food security and promote regional peace and prosperity.

 

Read more...
 
Stop Angat Dam privatization PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   

PRESIDENTIABLES DARED TO PROVE INDEPENDENCE FROM BIG BUSINESS INTERESTS

Advocacy group Water for the People Network (WPN) today challenged presidential candidates to prove that they are not beholden to big business interests and issue a categorical statement that they will not allow the privatization of the Angat Dam and undermine people’s access to water.

 

Read more...
 
WPN deplores Maynilad rate hike PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   

An ordinary costumer of the Maynilad Water Services Inc. will start paying next week as much as P55.8 more per month due to a rate hike approved by the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS). For many of its clients in the west zone of Metro Manila, the increase is deplorable because of the rising cost of living and worse, the rate hike is not even meant to improve the dismal service of Maynilad but to make its planned reprivatization more attractive to potential buyers.

 

Read more...
 
MWSS officials should resign for continued mishandling of Maynilad PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   

The entire Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) and its administrator Orlando Hondrade should resign en masse for consistently compromising the public interest with their mishandling of the case against Maynilad Water Services Inc.

 

Allowing the suspension of Maynilad’s payment of concession fees (or the amount due to MWSS creditors prior to its privatization in August 1997) covering September to December 2005 worth $17.93 million is just the latest in a long list of anti-people decisions made by the MWSS leadership. What is worse is that the public is made to suffer the subservience of MWSS to the interest of private and foreign business such as its plan to borrow $30 million to pay for the maturing debts of Maynilad. Meanwhile, as Maynilad is again relieved of financial obligations, its customers are forced to pay P55.8 (for those consuming 30 cubic meters) more per month starting this year, and this does not yet include the impact of the expected VAT (value added tax) increase.

 

Read more...
 
No to Maynilad reprivatization PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   

After a bitter experience with Benpres and French company Suez, we do not see the rationale behind the rush to reprivatize Maynilad Water Services Inc., a step that will begin on Monday’s annual shareholders’ meeting of the company.

 

The argument of the Department of Finance (DOF) that reprivatization would save the government almost $53.67 million is an insult to some 5.7 million Maynilad customers. In the first place, the government could have avoided such undue financial burden if it did not allow Maynilad to get away with corporate rehabilitation.

 

Under the corporate rehabilitation plan, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) will shell out $22.67 million in subscription fees to buy 84% of the water utility. In addition, it will borrow $31 million from the World Bank for Maynilad’s capital and operating expenses as well as to fund the programs identified in the rehabilitation plan, thus a total amount of $53.67 million.

 

Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 Next > End >>

Page 1 of 2