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× Duterte warns: ‘I will seize’ Maynilad, Manila Water over ‘onerous’ deals

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday threatened to take over privately-owned Maynilad Water Services, Inc. and Manila Water Company, Inc. amid what he called "onerous" 1997 water concession agreements.

Duterte said he wanted to talk to the water concessionaires as well as to the government lawyers involved in the drafting of the contracts.

"I will expropriate everything…

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