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Acting LWUA Administrator Jeci A. Lapus briefs reporters on the LWUA's plans during the Agency's 44th anniversary celebration ...

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New LWUA chief

Two-time Tarlac 3rd district representative Jeci A. Lapus (right) receives the LWUA flag from outgoing Administrator Andres F. Ibarra (left) as the national water Agency's new Acting Administrator in a turn over ceremony held at the LWUA Multi-Purpose Hall during the Agency's flag-raising program on Monday, April 3, 2017...

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Recovered funds

LWUA Administrator Andres F. Ibarra (4th from left) receives a check amounting to P245,649,561.98 from Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp (PDIC) officer Anna Rose Viray, DN-RBM Dept., as part of the settlement claim against the assets of the defunct Express Savings Bank, Inc. (ESBI). To date, LWUA's cash collections and payments in kind from PDIC including the above cited remittance aggregate to P560,984,650.14 which is equivalent to 80% of LWUA's total claims of P700M. Other LWUA officials during the check turn over are Administrative Services chief Atty. Ellen Te; Head Executive Asst. and Board Secretary Atty. Rodelo Franco; Finance & Investment Services chief Redentor Talavera and Sylvia Senatin, Acting Manager, Cash Management Division (not in photo). Read

Investment recovered

recovered bad investmentLWUA Administrator Andres Ibarra (3rd form left) receives the ceremonial check from Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) president Cristina Que Orbeta representing the amount of P197 million as part of the water agency's recovered investments from the now defunct Express Savings Bank, Inc. More recoveries in the form of other assets are to follow. Others in photo are (L-R): Anna Rose Viray, DM-RBM Dept, PDIC; Atty Rodelo G. Franco, LWUA Board Secretary; Ma. Ana Carmela Villegas, SVP/OIC, Receivership and Liquidation Sector; Atty. Nilo Aldrin Lucinario, VP-Receivership and Bank Management Group, both from PDIC. The ceremonial turnover was done last July 28, 2015 at the PDIC office in Makati City. See other photos
Tax condonation for WDs

tax exemptionLWUA Acting Senior Deputy Administrator Edgardo Demayo (left photo), Philippine Association of Water Districts (PAWD) Chairman Romeo Garcia  of Valencia City WD and PRO Arturo Villasan of Nueva Ecija WD discuss over an interview by IBC 13 News the water district tax exemption and recent approval of Senate Bill 2518 which removes conditions imposed for the tax condonation of water districts.
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LWUA clarifies alleged "unauthorized" allowances and benefits

tax condonationThe Local Water Utilities Administration, through its Administrator Andres F. Ibarra has clarified recent news reports that LWUA allegedly granted "unauthorized" allowances and benefits to its officers and employees in Y2013 in the aggregate amount of Php436,182,917.30. According to the LWUA Administrator, said amount was erroneously sourced (Read COA correction and apology here) from the Y2013 COA Annual Financial Report. 
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