KUWTT: Maynilad cuts his serve for 2.9M | October 19, 2021
Good day. Here are the articles from the Manila Times of Tuesday, October 19, 2021.
READ: Maynilad cuts service for 2.9million
Nearly 3 million Maynilad Water Services customers in parts of Metro Manila and Cavite will not have water supplies during certain hours from October 25 to 28. as part of the flood control project of the Ministry of Public Works and Roads (DPWH). Maynilad needs to realign its seven-foot-diameter pipe along Sobriedad at the corner of Cristobal Street in Manila. Padua said the outages, ranging from 25 to 85 hours, will affect 2.9 million Maynilad customers, including 420,000 in Sampaloc, Manila, without water for three days. The cuts will affect parts of the cities of Las Piñas, Makati, Manila, Parañaque and Pasay in the Metro Manila area as well as Bacoor City, Cavite City, Imus City, Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario in Cavite. While the pipe realignment activity is underway, Maynilad will perform concurrent maintenance work to maximize downtime, Padua said.
READ: Ex-solgen attacks Isko party and supports Leni
Former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay resigned from Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso’s Aksyon Demokratiko party and endorsed Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo’s presidential candidacy. In a tweet on Monday, Hilbay said his departure from Aksyon was due to “ethical considerations”. Aksyon chairman Ernest Ramel said on Monday that Hilbay’s departure from Aksyon Demokratiko and his support for Robredo would not derail the party’s plans for the 2022 election. While acknowledging that Hilbay “was a good representation “from the party when it ran for the Senate in 2019, his departure was cushioned by the crowd of others who” will run in the 2022 election from different and larger political parties. “
READ: Give Rappler a chance – Marcos
FORMER Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. called on his supporters to give Rappler a “chance” after he yelled at the online news company for allegedly manipulating an online presidential poll. Marcos thanked his supporters for verifying the facts of the investigation by Rappler, Facebook’s fact-checker in the Philippines, who conducted an online survey of presidential preference in the 2022 election. He asked them to stay vigilant amid reports that certain poll trends for the presidential race were being rigged to favor certain candidates, especially those with low poll counts. Last week, a group of vloggers and Marcos supporters called Rappler about his questionable online poll.
READ: DoH calls for caution as crowds fill malls and parks
The Department of Health (DoH) reminds the public to continue to follow health protocols as crowds began to return to malls, markets and parks after the National Capital Region moved to level d alert 3 Saturday. Restrictions in Metro Manila have been relaxed, allowing many facilities to open at 30% capacity and exclusively to fully vaccinated people. But Deputy Health Secretary Maria Rosario Vergeire has reminded the public not to be complacent as the Covid-19 situation in Metro Manila continues to improve.
BUSINESS: Launch of the sustainable finance roadmap
On the business side, the government will launch a roadmap on the use of low-carbon energy to support global efforts to fight climate change, the Ministry of Finance (DoF) announced on Monday. In a statement, the Ministry of Finance said that the Interagency Technical Working Group for Sustainable Finance (Green Force) led by the Ministry of Finance (DoF) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), in partnership with the Embassy in Manila (BEM), will launch the Philippines roadmap and guidelines for sustainable finance on Wednesday. This event will present the Philippine Sustainable Finance Roadmap and Guiding Principles on Policy and Regulatory Gaps in Promoting Sustainable Investments through Finance, Implementing Sustainable Government Initiatives, Facilitating Investments in public infrastructure and the development of projects that promote sustainable financing in the Philippines. The master plan will also provide an overview of the sustainable finance landscape in the Philippines.
SPORTS: TNT, Magnolia seals final showdown
Leading in sports, it will be a survival from the strongest in the next PBA Philippine Cup final to the best of seven teams as disjointed teams TNT and Magnolia, both relying primarily on effort rather than talent, s ‘will face this coming week. The two defensive-minded teams make their return to the championship round. For the Tropang Giga, this will be the second consecutive season the team has qualified for the Philippine Cup final – both took place in a bubble setup.
READ: Opinion and editorial
Antonio Contreras and Yen Makabenta are the top columnists today. Contreras discusses a candidate’s supposed division tactics, while Makabenta believes it’s time to chart the country’s roadmap to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Today’s editorial believes the upcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit gives the bloc a chance to redeem itself. Read a full version in the newspaper’s opinion section or listen to Voice of the Times.
For more news and information, get a copy of Manila weather on paper, subscribe to his digital edition or connect to www.manilatimes.net. follow us on Twitter, Facebook Where Instagram and Track the times.
On behalf of the Manila Times, here is the report by Aric John Sy Cua. Have a good Tuesday coming.