(Eagle News)—The chief operating officer of Manila Water has resigned.
In an interview over GMA’s radio dzbb, Dittie Galang, the water concessionaire’s corporate communications manager, said the resignation of Dino Carpio, who has served the company for 22 years, was effective today, April 16.
“Tinanggap ng board of directors ang kaniyang resignation pero magtratrabaho pa rin siya until the end of the month,” Galang said.
Galang said the board had assigned Abelardo Basilio as Carpio’s replacement.
Carpio’s resignation came a day after President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadline for his decision on whether to terminate the contracts of water concessionaires and fire Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System officials amid the water shortage that grappled Manila Water customers in Metro Manila and nearby provinces in March.
Manila Water had blamed the declining water levels at La Mesa dam for the shortage, but the Palace did not buy this, saying both the water firm and Maynilad sourced their water from Angat dam.
Maynilad customers, the Palace noted, did not experience any water shortage.