Coalition condemns water companies for human rights violations, economic sabotage

The Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) condemned the recent ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in Singapore ordering the government to pay P7.39 billion for supposed losses and other arbitration related costs incurred from June 1, 2015 to November 22, 2019. “The public should be warned that we are not just being asked to […]

Groups opposing Kaliwa Dam call on gov’t to scrap ECC, reveal true cost of project

The Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) and other groups under the Sectors Opposed to the Kaliwa Dam (STOP Kaliwa Dam) network trooped to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) today to push for the scrapping of the application for an environmental compliance certificate (ECC) for the controversial New Centennial Water Source-Kaliwa Dam Project. […]

Put Essential Services in Public Hands

The  Senate and House hearings  on  the  water  crisis generated a  flood of  criticisms  on the  murky water business of Manila Water and its hazy relationship with a government body, MWSS, that is  supposed  to  regulate the company.  The system of water governance is bad.  The  legislators described  the system as  “inefficient”, “mismanaged”, “incompetent”. In addition, the […]