Continued water supply in Partido Area assured

MANILA —The Governance Commission for Government-Owned and Controlled Corporation under the Office of the President ensured the public that there will be no disruption of the Partido Development Administration (PDA)’s operations, such as its water distribution services, pending the finalization of its disposition by the Privatization and Management Office.

It further clarified that the memorandum that abolished the PDA does not order the stoppage of the water distribution services.

“PDA shall guarantee and safeguard the continuous supply of water to its covered communities until disposition,” the letter of the Governance Commission reads.

Said letter, dated October 8, 2018 was addressed to Mr. Jimmy V. Deleña, PDA Chairperson; Mr. Ramon F. Fuentebella, PDA Administrator; Atty. Gerard L. Chan, Chief Privatization Officer; Benjamin Diokno, Secretary, Department of Budget and Management; Eduardo M. Año, Department of Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge; Jay Daniel R. Santiago, General Manager, Philippine Ports Authority; Francisco B. Verdejo, Jr., Acting Secretary to the Sanggunian, Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Province of Camarines Sur; Miguel Luis Villafuerte, Governor, Province of Camarines Sur; Jeci A. Lapuz, Administrator, Local Water Utilities Administration; Nelson Bueza, Garchitorena Municipal Mayor; Delfin Pilapil, Jr., Lagonoy Municipal Mayor; Marilyn Cordial, Caramoan Municipal Mayor; Raquel Lim, Goa Municipal Mayor; Evelyn Fuentebella, Sagñay Municipal Mayor; Antonio Chavez, San Jose Municipal Mayor; Sandy Ondis, Siruma Municipal Mayor; Pamela Rinah Fuentebella, Tigaon Municipal Mayor; and Ruel Tuy, Tinambac Municipal Mayor.

The same were invited to attend an urgent conference on October 22, 2018 at the Office of the Governance Commission in Makati City pursuant to the monitoring functions of the Governance Commission on the disposition of assets and implementation of the abolition of the PDA per Memorandum Order No. 29.

The PDA Board was also reminded of its obligations under M.O. No. 29 to ensure the following: preservation and maintenance of the assets of the PDA, and assistance to the PMO in the disposition of said assets; settling of the liabilities of the PDA; issuing the Notice of Termination to all affected officers and employees of the PDA within 60 days from the issuance of this Order; maintenance of a minimum number of personnel necessary to preserve and maintain the assets of the PDA, and assistance in the liquidation of its corporate affairs; settling the retirement and/or separation benefits of affected officers and employees of the PDA; and performing other acts necessary to implement the abolition of the PDA.