About us

The WATER FOR THE PEOPLE NETWORK is a Philippine-based campaign network that supports the various water-related struggles at the grassroots in order for them to achieve national and international projection. It also serves as an information and resource center as well as a coordinating body for joint actions and campaigns on the national and international levels.

The Steering Committee is composed of representatives from the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan), IBON Foundation, Confederation for the Advancement and Recognition of Government Employees (COURAGE), Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP), Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) Cordillera People’s Alliance (CPA), Center for Environmental Concerns (CEC), Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment, Gabriela and the Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay).


  1. Hi Water for the People

    My name is Jamie Beddow and I represent SnagFilms. We are an online library of more than 2500 documentaries that can be streamed and embedded at any time for free.

    I wanted to let you know about a new film of ours called “The Fight for Water.” The film examines the Santa Rosa oil spill and the environmental challenges that face the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. Among other challenges, the availability of potable water poses a serious crisis for Ecuador.

    The film can be watched (for free) in its entirety here:

    The film can also be embedded into a blog post by clicking the “Snag This Film” button directly underneath the title. Please let me know if you are interested or if you have any questions about embedding the film.



  2. The owners of maynilad (DMCI) and Manila Water ( Ayala ) are also cornering most of the multi million construction and supply contracts in their respective companies. Contracts for construction and supply of sewerage water treatment plants, reservoirs, water treatment plants, source developments projects, etc are being cornered by DMCI in Maynilad at costs embarassingly higher than normal costs. The high costs of these projects eventually result to higher water rates. Kumikita na sa pag operate ng maynilad, lumikita pa sa mga kontrata sa loob.This is a clear case of conflict of interest as the owners themselves are doing businesses inside their own businesses at the expense of the public. This practice should be exposed and not allowed at all.

  3. […] the onset, groups like the Water for the People Network (WPN) have been arguing that the crux of the issue on exorbitant water rates is the Concession […]

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