Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos urged the government to reexamine the duopoly of water concessionaires in Metro Manila.
The Ilocos Norte politiko said a performance review is needed for Manila Water and Maynilad amid Metro Manila’s water supply shortage.
“Can we continue to leave the system in the hands of only two players?” Marcos asked.
“Given the billions the concessionaires make yearly from water resources built with public funds, government needs to conduct a performance review in terms of efficiency of services,” she added.
Marcos also asked Filipinos to conserve water.
“A few small changes in our routine can go a long way when it comes to conserving water. Tandaan, pwedeng mawalan ng lovelife, huwag lang ng tubig,” Marcos quipped.