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× Original water deals expiring in 2022 must be respected

MANILA, Philippines--- Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III urged the government on Monday to respect the original contracts with the Manila Water Co. and Maynilad Water Services Inc. that would expire in 2022.

The water concessions, however, were extended until 2037 during the time of then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

But for Pimentel, a lawyer, the extension not implementable since the…