House approves 25-year franchises for Maynilad, Manila Water
Updated: Dec 2, 2021
MANILA – The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on third and final reading the measures seeking to grant franchises to water concessionaires Maynilad Water Services and Manila Water Co.
The chamber approved House Bills 9422 and 9423 granting a 25-year franchise to Maynilad Water Services and Manila Water Company, respectively.
Both bills garnered 206 affirmative votes, 7 negative votes, and zero abstention.
Under the bills, the Maynilad will keep its services in the west zone including the province of Cavite, while Manila Water will retain its services in the east zone of Metro Manila including the province of Rizal.