A pearl buried inside a tightly-shut shell is practically worthless. Government information is a pearl, meant to be shared with the public in order to maximize its inherent value.

The Transparency Seal, depicted by a pearl shining out of an open shell, is a symbol of a policy shift towards openness in access to government information. On the one hand, it hopes to inspire Filipinos in the civil service to be more open to citizen engagement; on the other, to invite the Filipino citizenry to exercise their right to participate in governance.

This initiative is envisioned as a step in the right direction towards solidifying the position of the Philippines as the Pearl of the Orient  a shining example for democratic virtue in the region.

I.  Agency’s Mandate & Functions

As mandated in Section 93 of the General Appropriations Act of 2013 (or RA 10352), this contains the following information

The METROPOLITAN CEBU WATER DISTRICT, by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 198, is formed for the purpose of the following to wit:

“Section 5. Purpose – Local Water Districts may be formed pursuant to this Title for the purpose of:

  • Acquiring, installing, improving, maintaining and operating water supply and distribution systems for domestic, industrial, municipal, and agricultural uses for residents and lands within the  boundaries of such district
  • Providing, maintaining, and operating waste water collection, treatment and disposal facilities, and;
  • Conducting such other functions and operations incidental to water resource development, utilization and disposal within such district, as are necessary or incident to said purpose.”
    (Chapter II, Pupose and Formation, Section 5 of PD 198)


MCWD envisions itself to be a progressive and economically viable utility firm that provides adequate, safe, potable and affordable water and an effective sewerage system for Metro Cebu.


We are committed to undertake continuing exploration and development activities, aimed at the preservation and sustainability of our water resources. We must always adhere to sound practices in preserving our natural environment.

Our capability to provide proper services must continuously improve by designing and managing the growth of infrastructure in an innovative, timely, safe and cost-effective manner and conforming to internationally accepted standards.

We shall operate and maintain our facilities in an optimal manner, making total quality an integral part of our performance.

It is then indispensable to nurture a highly-motivated workforce, with a strong spirit of collaboration, deeply committed to professionalism, and firmly focused on productivity.

The workforce shall be upheld and inspired by a competent management team dedicated to the common good of MCWD.

All these tasks must be accompanied by sound and prudent financial management with the overriding goal of providing better services to the people of Metro Cebu.


II. Annual Financial Reports
IV. Major Projects, Programs & Activities, Beneficiaries & Status of Implementation
VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units
Modifications Made Pursuant to the General & Special Provisions (Not Applicable)

Not applicable

Annual Reports on the Status of Income Authorized by Law to be Deposited Outside the National Treasury (Not Applicable)

Not applicable

II.  Annual Financial Reports

III.  DBM Approved Budgets & Corresponding Targets 

IV.  Major Projects, Programs & Activities, Beneficiaries & Status of Implementation

V.  Annual Procurement Plan

VI.  QMS Certification of at Least One Core Process by an International Certifying Body (ICB)

VII.  System of Ranking Delivery Units

VIII.  The Agency Review & Compliance Procedure of Statements & Financial Disclosures

IX.  The Financial People’s Freedom to Information (FOI) Manual

X.  Modifications Made Pursuant to the General & Special Provisions (Not Applicable)

XII.  Annual Reports on the Status of Income Authorized by Law to be Deposited Outside the National Treasury
(Not Applicable)

XIII.  Other Good Governance Conditions

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