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House probes Metro Manila water interruptions

/ 07:33 AM March 18, 2019
House probes Metro Manila water interruptions

Members of the House of Representatives look into the recent interruptions in water service in parts of Metro Manila. INQUIRER.NET / NOY MORCOSO

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives began on Monday its hearing into water service interruptions experienced in parts of the metropolis, Rizal and Cavite since March 18.

House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, House Metro Manila development committee chair and Quezon City 2nd District Rep. Winston Castelo, Majority Leader Fredenil Castro and Health Sec. Francisco Duque III attended the investigation.

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Representatives from the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System, Manila Water Company, Inc., Maynilad Water Services, Inc., and private stakeholders were also present at the hearing.

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Castelo said they hoped to tackle the cause of the water service interruptions, the duration of the problem and ways to prevent a repeat of these incidents. /cbb

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