Bayan Muna Representatives have filed a measure seeking to ban cross-ownership between distribution utilities (DUs) and power generation companies (Gencos) “to stop the anti-consumer self-dealing transactions among these companies.”
House Deputy Minority leader and Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate on Sunday called on the leadership of the House of Representatives to continue the investigation on the alleged overcharging of Manila Electric Company (Meralco) last year.
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday welcomed the reduction of electricity rates by the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) this August, expressing gratitude to the company for heeding the call of the House of Representatives to find ways to cushion high electricity rates.
MANILA – Senate Committee on Energy chair Sherwin Gatchalian has implored the Energy Regulatory Commission to penalize Manny Pangilinan’s Manila Electric Company (Meralco) for “non-compliance” with the agency’s directives, which eventually resulted in the bill shock of many power consumers.
Senator Nancy Binay has urged the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) to provide its customers with a clear and easy to understand explanation on how their electric bills were computed during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
Administration Senator Francis Tolentino is pushing for tax payment deductions for the additional expenses incurred by work-from-home employees, particularly on electricity consumption during the span of the pandemic period brought dreaded COVID-19 disease.
Senator Risa Hontiveros has urged the government to “use the full force of the law” to put an end to abusive and “anti-consumer” billing practices of Manny V. Pangilinan’s Manila Electric Company (Meralco) amid the series of quarantine lockdowns brought by the coronavirus pandemic.
Administration Sen. Imee Marcos warned that unresolved higher water and electricity costs amid the coronavirus pandemic “will dampen the appeal of President Rodrigo Duterte’s anointed candidates in the 2022 polls.
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