Palace approves water rate hike

Starting on Feb. 20, there will be an increase in water rates in Metro Manila and nearby areas.

Malacañang Wednesday gave the go-signal for the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) to grant the petition for rate adjustments filed by two water concessionaires.

“It’s not something that you might say [we’re implementing] in spite of the economic condition,” said Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita who asked the MWSS last week to justify the rate increases.

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