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Duterte: Water firms liable for graft, plunder

first_imgPresident Duterte made the statement as the Department of Justice announced that it is working to revise the concession agreements with Maynilad and Manila Water after they found several “onerous” provisions in the deals. MANILA – President Rodrigo Dutertewanted to talk with the people behind the controversial 1997 water concessionagreements as he insisted on not paying the Maynilad and Manila Water. “Hindi ito maareglo hangga’t hindi ko makausap ‘yung mga (water) concessionaire,” says President Rodrigo Duterte. PCOO The President also claimed that the water companies have cheated the public of trillions of pesos for passing corporate income tax payments to the consumers and for their failure to establish wastewater treatment facilities “Kaya sabi ko, paano mo aregluhin ‘yan ngayon? They say na, “aregluhin natin.” How? How will I compromise? It’s plunder. That is the classic economic plunder. How can now I tell the people as President: Adre, p***, aregluhin na lang natin ‘to. Tell me. Tell me those f****… Tell me kung papaano ko sabihin sa tao?” he added.center_img “Trillion ‘to, sobra. The fact alone that all these years we were paying a fee para sa water treatment but it’s never came into being all these years. Then corporate income tax was passed on to the Filipino people,” Duterte said. “Kayagusto ko silang makausap. Hindi itomaareglo hangga’t hindi ko makausap ‘yungmga concessionaires,” the President said in a speech at the Malacañang onMonday evening. The President last week threatened to pursue economic sabotage charges against the water distributors as he claimed that Filipinos were being “milked by billions.”/PNlast_img read more

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Girls volleyball Lakers have 2-1 start

first_img Tags: Cazenoviavolleyball A Friday-night visit to Jordan-Elbridge followed, and the Lakers swept the Eagles 25-11, 25-14, 25-6. Then it took part in the “Hornets’ Nest” Tournament Saturday at Fayetteville-Manlius against a field that included Liverpool, Cicero-North Syracuse, Jamesville-DeWitt, Fulton and Oswego.Once done with this busy week, Cazenovia turned to a pair of important league matches this week as it hosts LaFayette on Tuesday and goes to Skaneateles two nights later.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story The Lakers lost, 25-21, 25-18, 25-20, to the Bobcats, with Kylie Fenton earning seven kills and Helen Hauser adding five kills. Josie Avery earned 18 assists as, defensively, Maddie Waite got 17 digs and Lindsey Clements added five digs.In its OHSL opener last Tuesday night, Cazenovia played at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown and dominated that match, sweeping past the Rebels 25-7, 25-4, 25-14.Avery had the big night thanks to her unusual double-double of 10 aces and 10 assists. Fenton finished with four aces, adding three kills as Hauser, Waite and Maren Smith had three aces apiece. Quinlan Emhoff contributed three aces.center_img So much of the season for the Cazenovia girls volleyball team might hinge on whether Lindsay Lawson returns to the court.The senior hitter is committed to Harvard University for basketball in the fall of 2020, but has also helped the volleyball Lakers to glory, leading them to the 2017 Section III Class B title and the program’s first-ever state final four appearance.Recovering from injury, Lawson watched as Cazenovia began 2019 by hosting Bainbridge-Guilford, the two-time defending state Class D champions, at Buckley Gym.last_img read more