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Philippines Water Utilities Face Duterte Accusations

MANILA

President Duterte said he is keen on meeting with the officials from Manila Water and Maynilad, as well as the government lawyers who were behind the 1997 water concession agreements, which the Department of Justice described as “onerous.” The Chief Executive has also reiterated this threat that those behind the government contracts with the water concessionaires are liable for “economic plunders.” Prior to this, Duterte accused them of committing economic sabotage.

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