MECO commends Lapu Council for urging ERC to OK application

Futch Anthony Inso 08/05/2022

LAPU-LAPUA CITY, Philippines — The Mactan Electric Company (MECO) welcomed the move of the Lapu-Lapu City Council in passing an ordinance urging the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to act on the application of MECO to purchase electricity…

Due to rising fuel costs, Cebeco III imposes power rate hike 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More energy distributors here in Cebu are imposing hikes in electricity rates due to the continuing rise in fuel costs. The Cebu Electric Cooperative III (Cebeco III) recently announced that the new power…

Cebeco I imposes power rate hike

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Customers of Cebu Electric Cooperative – I (Cebeco-I) should brace for an increase in their electricity bills. This was after the power utility distributor on June 4 announced that they had imposed an…

P800K Visayan Electric bill settled

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The erroneous Visayan Electric bill that reached P877,000 for a single residential household has been resolved. Jreal Mary Mae Punay-Sarmiento, a member of the Punay family, said Visayan Electric has reached out to…

CCPO exec: Report individuals or groups extorting money for power restoration

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 01/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Cebu City policemen are urging the public to report to their office individuals or groups who ask for money in exchange for restoring power in their respective areas. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla,…

Power back in Aloguinsan, Pinamungajan towns

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Residents in midwestern Cebu greeted 2022 with a good news. Power is back in all localities covered by the Cebu Electric Cooperative III’s (Cebeco III).  Cebeco III announced on social media that they…

More linemen in Metro Cebu to help in power restoration

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Visayan Electric on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, has reenergized over 100,000 households in its franchise area as more help from Luzon and Mindanao has come.  The power distributor on Wednesday announced that more…

Cebeco III: Energy restored in 32k households

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Electricity is back in over 30,000 households in the midwestern portions of Cebu province. The Cebu Electric Cooperative III (Cebeco III) reported having reenergized 32,053 of the 105,452 households, translating to an accomplishment…

Go easy on electricity bills, utility firms told

Chris Panganiban, Karl R. Ocampo 12/26/2021

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has ordered power firms to refrain from disconnecting consumers until February to give them time to settle their unpaid bills, particularly in areas devastated by Typhoon “Odette” (international name: Rai). As other…

Energy in 3 south Cebu towns ‘partially restored’, more linemen deployed in Metro Cebu

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones, Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Electricity has returned in at least three towns in south Cebu and more than 2,000 households in Metro Cebu as of Tuesday, December 21, 2021. Cebu Electric Cooperative I (Cebeco I) reported on…

We need power – Cebu City Mayor Rama tells NGCP

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 12/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City needs power as soon as possible. This was the message of Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) to hasten the rehabilitation of the…

Rama: National government aid must go directly to the barangays

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is asking national officials to directly give the aid they plan to send to the barangays. He said that the city government is focused on road clearing and…

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