Water wars: Duterte orders prosecution of utility owners

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MANILA (Reuters) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday ordered the filing of criminal charges against the Philippines’ two biggest water utilities and demanded new deals to replace contracts “onerous and disadvantageous” for ratepayers, his spokesman said.

The firebrand Philippines leader acted after utility firms Manila Water and Maynilad Water Services won arbitration cases in Singapore against the government…read more

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