Pambawi sa perwisyo: Poe wants Manila Water to refund consumers over water crisis

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By Marie P. Ruiz

Senator Grace Poe supports calls to demand an immediate refund and impose penalties against Manila Water for the worst water crisis that Metro Manila has experienced.

Poe is also pushing for compensation for local government units that suffered due to the unannounced water interruption that angered residents.

Poe said Manila Water should also consider a “two month amnesty” on water bills.

She said “Imposibleng walang kompensasyon sa konsumer dahil tayo’y nangungunsumi sa ngayon. Pati ang local government, ang laki na ng gastos nila para mabigyan sila ng suporta habang walang tubig.

Poe said the decision and amount of penalty that Manila Water faces should come out anytime soon.

She also backed a proposal of Senator Panfilo Lacson to defer the charging of fees by Manila Water for its water treatment facility in Cardona, Rizal that is not yet operational.

Poe added the water concessionaire should help barangays that still do not have water.

She said “Dalas-dalasan nila ang pagdala ng water tanks.”