Clean water supply will be soon available to BF Homes Las Piñas residents including the Paranaque area after Maynilad and BF Homes Inc., agreed to a settlement brokered by Mayor Vergel ‘Nene’ Aguilar with the help of Senator Manny Villar.
The agreement ended several months’ stand-off over road diggings and pipelaying because of legal issue and residents of Las Piñas and Paranaque affected by the water problem can now heave a sigh of relief as the legal battle between Maynilad and BF Homes Inc. is now over.
The problem reached the attention of city hall when residents called on Mayor Aguilar to use his police power to facilitate entry of Maynilad services into BF Homes Las Piñas portion. But the mayor rejected the idea calling it absurd and illogical. Aguilar said it would be foolish for the city government to do something which was already been declared contrary to law and the Constitution, citing the same case in Paranaque that was swiftly struck down by the court as illegal.
Aguilar pointed out that it is always his desire to facilitate and broker a win-win solution to problems involving the best interest and welfare of the residents. In this particular case, he is happy that he has proven correct that the water services issue was resolved by striking a better deal among the stakeholders.
“I am a consensus builder and do things for the best interest and benefit of all, Aguilar said.”
Aguilar further explained that his administration for the past 15 years has always been consistent in protecting the interest and welfare of the city residents, earning for Las Piñas a reputation as one of the best managed cities in the country.
“I don’t want people to be denied of clean water and be burdened by a long court battle like what happened in BF Paranaque. I share the residents’ common dream of having a clean water supply denied from them for so long,” Aguilar said.