Drilon lauds P12B water deal in Iloilo


Senator Franklin Drilon has welcomed the P12-billion joint agreement between the Metro Pacific Water Investments Corp. (Metro Pacific Water) and the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) on the water distribution and septage management in Iloilo City.

Officials of Metro Pacific Water and MIWD signed the 25-year joint venture agreement on December 8, 2018 at Grand Xing Imperial Hotel.

“At last we have a solution. Now we will be relying on MetroPac to be able to provide us not only the relief that the Ilonggos are looking for but also progress,” Drilon said in his speech during the ceremonial signing at Grand Xing Imperial Hotel.

He lamented that the insufficient of supply and inefficient water delivery system that has affected at least 840,000 residents of Iloilo City and neighboring towns of Maasin, Cabatuan, Sta. Barbara, Pavia, San Miguel, Oton, and Leganes.

Present in the signing rite were Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito Fernandez, Metro Pacific Investments Corp. President Jose Ma. K. Lim, Metro Pacific Water President Laurence Rogero, MIWD Board Chairman Teodoro Robles, MIWD Director Juanito Acanto, and MIWD General Manager Imelda Magsuci.