We, the concerned citizens of the Philippines, hold the World Bank-International Finance Corporation similarly accountable for the problems that now beset the water consumers in Metro Manila.

1. All we get from the World Bank-IFC-engineered privatization scheme are:
  • PRIVATE CONCESSIONAIRES UNABLE TO DELIVER PROMISED HUGE INVESTMENTS
  • MORE LOCAL AND FOREIGN DEBTS
  • LOSS OF TRANSPARENCY
  • GOVERNMENT BAILOUTS OF CONCESSIONAIRES
  • OVERCHARGING
  • CONTRACT RENEGOTIATIONS (AMENDMENTS 1 & 2)
  • 400% INCREASE IN WATER RATES
  • CHOLERA AND CONTAMINATED WATER
  • POSTPONED PERFORMANCE TARGETS
  • NO IMPROVEMENT IN SEWERAGE SERVICES
2. The RP-MWSS failed water privatization is no different from the water fiascos in:
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Cochabamba, Bolivia
  • Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Nelspruit, South Africa
  • United Kingdom
YOUR WATER PRIVATIZATION POLICY STINKS!
SCRAP WATER PRIVATIZATION POLICY NOW!!!


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