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Palace assures public of protection vs. power rate abuse

Malacanang on Sunday assured the government’s resolve to protect public welfare from any unreasonable power rate increases.

Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said it would not allow unjustifiable power rate hikes to be passed on to consumers.

“Tinitiyak po ng pamahalaan na mapangangalagaan ang kapakanan ng mga mamamayan at hindi po pahihintulutan ang pagsasamantala ng sino man o ‘yon pong labis o ‘di makatuwirang pagsingil,” he said in a press briefing over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan.

Coloma made this assurance after power distributor Manila Electric Company (Meralco) announced that electricity rates would rise by about P62 this month due to higher generation and universal charges and taxes on power. The higher rates shall apply to residential customer with an average of 200 kilowatts-hour consumption.

“Tinututukan po nang masinsin ang sitwasyon hinggil diyan,” he said.

Coloma said the Department of Energy has supervision over power rates while the Energy Regulatory Commission is mandated to set electricity prices. (PNA) CTB/LDV

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