Regulator offloads Manila concession question

Philippines regulator MWSS is offloading its Manila concession headaches after international arbitration delivered conflicting decisions. Despite claiming compensation, both concessionaires are hedging their bets elsewhere.


Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), the Philippine national regulator, has decided that the issue of whether or not Manila Water and Maynilad are public utilities “has to be settled with finality in a court of law,” after an international arbitration body provided two conflicting rulings.

MWSS refused to implement an arbitral appeals panel decision by the...

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