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…

MECO incurs over P400M in losses due to Odette

Futch Anthony Inso 02/03/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Mactan Electric Company (MECO) has recorded an initial loss of P400 million caused by super typhoon Odette in December 2021. Engr. Gilbert Pagobo, senior vice-president and general manager of MECO, confirmed the…

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…

Garcia to ERC: Address power supply woes in Bantayan Island

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/23/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — To address the long-time energy supply problem in Bantayan Island, Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia urged the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to issue a Provisional Authority to Operate to the new power generator…

Gov’t urged to include electricity bills in relief program

Ronnel Domingo 04/20/2020

With electricity consumers given relief through a staggered payment of bills that accumulated during the enhanced community quarantine, Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian is urging the government to include power bills in the Social Amelioration Program (SAP).Also, the consumer-welfare…

60-MW Toledo solar power plant gets ERC nod, switches on

Victor Anthony Silva 07/26/2017

The First Toledo Solar Energy Corporation (FTSEC) has switched on its 60-megawatt (MW) solar power plant in Toledo City in southwestern Cebu after it was awarded a certificate of compliance (COC) by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC).…

Puzzle in the ERC

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 11/21/2016

“Isang malaking palaisipan” (great puzzle) was how one netizen described reports that Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) Executive Director Francisco Villa Jr. took his own life owing to pressure in the approval of agency procurement contracts minus proper…

Stalled power supply deal won’t hurt Cebeco 2, says Cebu firm’s GM

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/11/2016

THE stalled power supply deals from a power supplier based in Luzon and the power distributor supplying parts of northern Cebu will not affect the power distributor’s operations. Lowell Belciña, Cebu 2 Electric Cooperative (Cebeco 2) general…

New genset to solve woes

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 05/19/2016

The independent power distributor of Bantayan Island in northern Cebu plans to buy a generator set to address the power supply problem on the island. Engineer Lee Rivera, general manager of the Bantayan Electric Cooperative Inc. (Banelco),…

Veco: No more white slip disconnection notice

Izobelle T. Pulgo 04/18/2016

The Visayan Electric Company (Veco) announced Thursday last week that it will no longer issue white slip disconnection. Veco said that they will implement their “no visit policy” for its residential customers starting July 1. With the…

Veco seeks to recover capex for cable project

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 11/26/2014

The Visayan Electric Co. (Veco) will ask the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to let the consumers pay for the capital expenditure for their P78 million underground cable line project. Recovering the capital expenditure from the consumers for…

Senate to summon actor Matt Ranillo over ‘pork’ scam

02/13/2014

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate blue ribbon committee will summon actor Matt Ranillo and other personalities to its next hearing on the P10 billion “pork barrel” scam. Aside from Ranillo, the committee, acting on Senator Antonio “Sonny”…

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