With all the members of the Board of Trustees, I am privileged to report to you an outstanding performance of the MWSS for 2012.  We made good on all our major operations and organization commitments and successfully instituted reforms, unprecedented and unheard of in the Corporation, in all its long and eventful history.

[wpcol_1half]The MWSS success story for the past two years (2011 and 2012) was largely due to the early and timely official statement of the present Administration for a long-term strategy on water security, immediately setting a well-defined course for itself at the very start of its incumbency.  With a definite output in mind, the performance targets for each year were established, driving performance and charting the needed action plans.  These were complemented by organization and management changes to support the requirements of these major infrastructure projects.  The more critical changes are now in place and this year, 2013 will see more accelerated implementation of this Administration’s strategies.

Let me take this opportunity to congratulate the present Administration of MWSS for its tenacity and determination in forging ahead with all its projects of the Corporation to make good on all its commitments.  It made a bet on a corporate strategy of Water Security Legacy to achieve our vision of being the true prime mover and guardian of water security in the MWSS service area and ensuring that such an aspiration can be fulfilled and sustained by creating a capable and strong organization.  The numbers and narratives included in this Annual Report tell the whole story of successes and pressures; gratification and frustration; plans and visions.

I sincerely express my gratitude and admiration to each of the members of the Board of Trustees for the full support and active participation in transforming this Corporation into one that we can all be proud of.  We have just started and the work ahead is still daunting, but with your support and the resolve of the present MWSS Administration, I remain confident that our promised legacy will be achieved.



RAMON B. ALIKPALA[/wpcol_1half_end]