MWSS completes payment of its retirees as it sets up a payment center in its lobby on 19 July 2011. The MWSS will be completing payment this year of all additional retirement benefits of the remaining 1,000 MWSS Privatization retirees under the R.A. 1616 scheme. The water agency has already paid P346 million to 1,131 retirees who invoked the provisions of RA 1616 which the Supreme Court recognized in 2008 after an eight-year legal battle between the claimants and the Commission on Audit. This is on top of the pension benefits the retirees received in 1997 under the Early Retirement and Incentive Package (ERIP).