By Nani Roxas
There are two difficult things about the move seeking emergency powers for President Aquino under Section 71 of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (Epira), to deal with the impending shortage in electricity expected in the summer of 2015. The first is that the conditions leading to such “emergencies” have been known and identified since 2012. And the second, the use of such emergency powers to lease 300-350 megawatts of diesel generator sets does not guarantee that the same “emergency” will not recur after 2015.
By Rina Jimenez-David
“BRIGHT IDEAS” is the name Meralco is giving to its customer information drive to “educate” long-suffering consumers who want to cut down their electricity bills. Or, as the company politely puts it, to educate consumers “on electricity cost and energy efficiency so they can make informed decisions on managing their consumption.” According to Meralco, […]
By Mary Anne V. Gudito
My friends say I’m atat (overeager). They see me as someone who can’t wait for things to happen at their own pace. I can’t help but agree.
By Jose Ma. Montelibano
“If one day China should change her color and turn into a superpower, if she too should play the tyrant in the world, and everywhere subject others to her bullying, aggression and exploitation, the people of the world should identify her as social-imperialism, expose it, oppose it and work together with the Chinese people to overthrow it.” ~ Deng Xiaoping speech at the United Nations, April 10, 1974
Now that the Energy Regulatory Commission has ruled (finally) that the December 2013 and January 2014 rate increases were invalid, when will Meralco refund the bill deposit that it applied to our bills for those months? It should be sooner, not after three consecutive years of prompt payment of the monthly bills.