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Water utility stakeholders protest Angara bill

Friday, July 20, 2012

Water utility stakeholders protest Angara bill

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  • Friday, 20 July 2012Employees’ unions of water districts around the country mounted simultaneous protests against the privatization of water utilities.
The union, all under the Water System Employees’ Response (Water), an affiliate of the Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees or Courage, staged pickets during their lunch break, from noon to 1 p.m., to oppose Senate Bill 2997 authored by Sen. Edgardo Angara.

Different groups in the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) Region also joined the protest against privatization bill of water utility.

The measure seeks to privatize all water districts in the country, but critics said its enactment would put consumers at the mercy of profiteers and deprive them of their right to a basic resource..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/nation/item/1788-water-utility-stakeholders-protest-angara-bill

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