President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to unmask all the individuals and groups who drafted the plunder-worthy contracts that gave Salim-Consunji of Maynilad and Ayalas of Manila Water lavish perks.
“I will reveal all of them. I’m just trying to finish the…I will reveal who are they so you can ask them…Ayala and Pangilinan, bakit mo ginawa sa amin ,” Duterte said in a speech. Duterte was referring to Manila Water chair Fernando Zobel de Ayala and Maynilad chair Manuel V. Pangilinan. Duterte was adamant that these bilyonaryos answer him or he would make them lose something between their legs.
“Bigyan mo ako ng sagot kung hindi babarilin ko ‘yang bayag mo,” Duterte
The contract was signed during the administration of President Fidel V. Ramos in 1997 and was crafted by former Public Works Secretary Gregorio Vigilar and chair of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), his chief of staff Mark Dumol and ACCRALaw’s Eusebio Tan as legal adviser.