On 05 May 2022, the MWSS Regulatory Office (RO)— represented by Chief Regulator Atty. Patrick Lester N. Ty—participated in the conference titled “25 Years of the Manila Concessions: Looking Back and Looking Forward,” organized by the World Bank Water.

In his presentation, Chief Regulator Ty emphasized the important provisions of the Executive Order (EO) No. 149, which strengthens the powers and independence of the MWSS RO.

He also discussed the requirements under the legislative franchises granted to Manila Water and Maynilad, as well as the salient changes in the Concession Agreements, that aim to better protect the interest and welfare of the consumers.

The World Bank Water conference was also attended by Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System – Corporate Office Administrator Engr. Leonor C. Cleofas, Manila Water President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Jose Victor Emmanuel A. de Dios, and Maynilad Water Services, Inc. Chief Operating Officer Mr. Randolph T. Estrellado.

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