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The case versus ERC and Meralco (part 1)

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Part 1 on the Case versus Energy Regulatory Commission and Meralco

Teddy Casiño


(First of three parts)

The case of Bayan Muna vs. Energy Regulatory Commission and Meralco, for which the Supreme Court has issued a temporary restraining order preventing Meralco from imposing the highest power rate hike in Philippine history, alleges three things:

1. That the ERC abused its power by approving a P4.14/KwH rate hike which Meralco requested via a mere letter and which ERC approved within one working day last Dec. 9, allegeldly to preempt a congressional investigation scheduled on Dec. 10;

2. That the ERC failed in its mandate as provided for in the law to "protect the public from anti-competitive practices and abuse of market behavior of industry players" considering the monopolistic structure of the industry and the dubious circumstances surrounding this particular increase – eight plants making unscheduled shutdowns at the exact time when the Malampaya gas facility and several other power plants were undergoing scheduled maintennance;

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Author: pchan_august

Juris Doctor (Law) Graduate. Iskolar ng Bayan. Activist. Environmentalist. Frustrated Singer, Poet and Writer. Computer Enthusiast. Servant of the Masses. God's Servant.

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