Amid the tirade of President Duterte versus Manila Water and Maynilad, Manila Bulletin writer asked where are the Senators and Vice President Leni Robredo to fight for our rights?
Krizette Laureta Chu of Manila Bulletin wrote on Facebook that PRRD was very angry at Manila Water because the government has just been ordered by international tribunal to pay P7.4B to the Lopez-owned company.
An obviously very angry Chu remarked that public will pay the private company, not President Duterte. The public who have been paying them to sell to us what should have been a government-owned service. The public will pay when we have suffered though many crises.
Chu explained that the P7.4B is the amount Manila Water claims it lost from June 2015 to November 2019 because the public didn’t approve their price hike back then.
On top of the P7.4B, the international tribunal also ordered us to pay them 100% of their court expenses and 85% of other expenses. Sanamagan!
In anger, Chu could only exclaim, where are the Senators and Vice President Leni Robredo to fight for our rights?
The most revolting part is that the Senators and Robredo are nowhere to be found because these company owners are the sponsor of her projects.
Chu declared only Duterte – the man they hate—will go up against these people because he doesn’t owe these oligarchs anything.
“Only Duterte is fighting against the oligarchy while you are all trained to blame China for everything, while our fellow “Filipinos” will make sure we are oppressed, Chu remarked.
Check some of the comments of netizens below.
One commented that the contract between the water companies and the government was erroneous, hence it is void from the very start.
An erroneous contract is void ab initio.
No power from the beginning. Nobody can sue the govt. The constitution protect the govt to be sued in all of its action but the senators allowed an onerous contract that is disadvantageous to the govt.
Another commenter remarked that decision is not applicable to the Philippines because we have our own courts. Called it a big bluff. “Wala naman bisa ang desisyon na yan, international tribunal, eh anong pakialam niya sa mga ganyang issues! We have our own courts! A BIG, BIG BLUFF basta makapag-political statement na pakana nanaman ng mga idiots!”
This netizen called it economic sabotage.
“Economic Sabotage tlaga gnawa ng mga ito sa ating bansa..”
Source: Krizette Chu