‘Meralco TV ads are self-serving…’
Manila city council opposes high electricity rates
Raymond Palatino of multisectoral alliance POWER hopes that City Resolution 6165, ‘A Resolution Expressing the Strong Opposition of the City Council of Manila to the High Electricity Rates Charged by Power Companies’ will inspire other city councils in Metro Manila to pass a similar measure.
ERC to decide on another Meralco rate hike
Even as the Supreme Court has yet to decide on petitions against its November-December rate hike, Meralco is asking for the approval of a “provisional” hike, reasoning that the second tranche of the stalled rate hike is not covered by the high court’s TRO.
Duet for EPIRA | Power industry, Aquino govt defend EPIRA at SC hearing
Since the inception of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market, there were only five times when the bid offer went up to P62, but this is the first time that a generating company (Therma Mobile or TMO) was able to sell at that high a price.
Show the Supreme Court, Aquino gov’t your anger over rate hike, groups urge public
Lights off on Feb. 17 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., a big rally at the Supreme Court on February 18.
#StrikeTheHike, youth groups slam power rate hike
MANILA – Members of progressive youth group Anakbayan-National Capital Region and consumers’ group #StrikeTheHike Network stormed Gate 7 of Malacañang Palace on Monday, Feb. 10 on the eve of the scheduled oral argument on Meralco’s power rate hike at the Supreme Court today, Feb. 11. The groups protested the inaction of President Benigno S. Aquino…
A matter of political will
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective In December of 2013, when Meralco’s petition for a rate hike was approved, Malacañang scrambled to justify it. Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma said the rate hike is neither “arbitrary nor unreasonable.” Coloma echoed Meralco’s justification that the rate increase would be “temporary” because of the “maintenance shutdown of the Malampaya…
Opposition to Meralco rate hike persists despite 13-cent slash in rates
Protesters dislike the increase-now, explain-later attitude implied by actions of government regulators.
Against power rate hike, workers, youth call for Jan. 21 Blackout Protest
“We find it revolting that Meralco is the No. 1 corporation in the country in terms of profits while the Philippines is No. 1 in Asia in terms of costly electricity rates.”
Ni MARK ANGELES Bulatlat.com Sandali. Bakit kailangang tayo pa ang magtipid para lang mamantikaan ang kanilang mga bibig? Meralco. Ang liwanag ng kulimbat. Para tayong kinukuryente sa bayag. Kaya heto ang liham ng pasasalamat: Mahal kong Meralco, nakita mo ang nangyari sa nahuling akyat-bahay? Ganyan din ang aabutin mo ‘pag makuyog ng taumbayan.
Power rate hike generates anger, ‘lights off’ protest set today
“It is simply callous and insensitive for big business and the government to connive and bring forth this pestilence to the people just weeks after our nation suffered from Typhoon Yolanda, and mere days before Christmas.” – Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon