Kalibo Water District Manager Fired

Atty. Edmund Peralta

The Metro Kalibo Water District (MKWD) board of directors has dismissed Atty. Edmund R. Peralta as MKWD general manager.

Blogger Ryan Zabal of Akeanforum reported that Peralta’s removal took effect this week after a special board meeting of MKWD directors on May 18, 2020.

MKWD directors chaired by Atty. Ariel Gepty, vice chair Roselita Sausa, secretary Jean Velarde, members Didi Quimpo and Engr. George Rovero signed two resolutions that formed the basis for Peralta’s dismissal.

The report said the MKWD directors scored GM Peralta’s failure “to address recurring issues of unreliable and unsustainable water supply.”

“Peralta failed to attend meetings as ex-officio member of the Board of directors,” the resolution stated. It also noted the GM’s “ineffectual” performance as head of procurement.

The MKWD board in Resolution 26 also appointed Engr. Lydio Ureta, division manager for construction and maintenance as the acting general manager.

Atty. Edmund Peralta, 74 was appointed MKWD general manager on January 2018. Prior to his stint as GM, he served as chair of the MKWD board of directors.

Categorized as a “large” water district MKWD supplies potable water to concessionaires in Kalibo, New Washington, Banga, Balete and Batan towns in Aklan.

MKWD has also a bulk water supply agreement with Numancia Water District and Datem Water Inc.*

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