Stressing that the stewardship of Metro Manila’s water supply in the east and west zones are in good hands, Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System Administrator Reynaldo V. Velasco congratulated Manila Water President and CEO Ferdinand M. Dela Cruz and Maynilad President Ramoncito S. Fernandez for their recent recognition and accolades respectively from various sectors.

“The water sector particularly MWSS takes pride in having two best engineers and excellent managers as partners in service who are now at the helm of Maynilad and Manila Water whose individual leadership goes beyond the borders of their respective zones but are equally recognized by prestigious groups on account of their good stewardship and being in a class of their own,” Velasco said.

In a letter, Velasco congratulated Manila Water President Ferdz de la Cruz for his
conferment as the 2017 Most Distinguished Alumnus Award by the University of the Philippines Alumni Engineers (UPAE) Association, Inc. during the UPAE 70th Anniversary and Alumni Homecoming held last month.
The annual UPAE awards program recognizes outstanding UP alumni engineers who have distinguished themselves in their areas of specialization and whose contributions have made them outstanding models of inclusive growth.

In his acceptance speech, de la Cruz said: “I would like to dedicate this recognition to a number of people who have allowed me to grow personally and professionally, including the men and women of Manila Water who tirelessly work 24/7 to provide excellent water and used water services in Metro Manila, in other parts of the country, and increasingly in the ASEAN region. I have been awed by the quality of the work they do and they are walking manifestations of how great Filipino engineers can be.”

Meanwhile, the MWSS Chief also congratulated Maynilad President Mon Fernandez for his twin election as new president of the influential Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) and as Chairman of the Philippine Basketball Board of Governors.

Fernandez is the 69th president of the MAP, which has been promoting management excellence for nation-building since its inception in 1950.

Fernandez holds directorships in Metro Pacific Investments Corp., Metropac Water Investments Corp. and some subsidiaries of PLDT Inc. including Pacific Global One Aviation Company, Tahanan Mutual Building and Loan Association, and First Pacific Leadership Academy.

He has been the president and CEO of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC), Tollways Management Corp. and MPCALA Holdings.

A BS Industrial Management Engineering graduate of De La Salle University, Fernandez also holds an MBM from the Asian Institute of Management.

He completed his Advanced Management Program of IESE (Spain)/University of Asia and the Pacific in 2014.