Mali eh: CamNorte Councilor Bandelaria tells colleagues to put foot down on Prime Water


Councilor Marlon Bandelaria is prodding his fellow Provincial Council members to retackle the Camarines Norte Water District’s (CNWD) move of entering into a joint venture agreement (JVA) with Prime Water.

This was bared in a Brigada News FM Daet report Thursday (May 18) after member-consumers raised complaints in connection with the JVA, which is reportedly meant to privatize the CNWD in Daet.

Among these complaints is the imposition of value-added tax (VAT) despite the lack of improvement in services contrary to what had been promised by Prime Water.

Earlier, Bandelaria delivered a privilege speech assailing Prime Water over the company’s enforcement of VAT.

It was learned that the water utility earlier vowed to impose the VAT only after reaching a certain water pressure level that would serve its consumers better.

The complaints regarding Prime Water has already reached the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA).