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Lawmakers say there’s no legal basis

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Lawmakers say there’s no legal basis

Written by  Charlie V. Manalo  Wednesday, 01 August 2012

While agreeing to terminate its investigation into unauthorized water rate hikes, members of the House of Representatives yesterday were unanimous in their conclusion there was no sufficient legal basis for water concessionaires to justify the series of hikes in water rates imposed on consumers in Metro Manila and adjoining localities.

However, the House committee on good government bared it will not submit an official report on this finding as senior lawmakers insisted there is no reason for the House panel to continue with the investigation.

Upon a motion by Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, the House panel decided to pass on the investigation to the committee on government enterprises and privatization.

Rodriguez said there is no reason to support the claim of “malfeasance and misfeasance” in the course of the grant by the state-run Manila Waterworks and Sewerage System of for water increases submitted by Manila Water Co. and the Maynilad Water Services Inc..... MORE

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