SCHEDULE OF ERC HEARINGS:
SEPTEMBER 18, 2PM
PSALM pPetition for the Recovery of National Power Corporation Stranded Contract Debts Portion of the Universal Charge for the Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao Grids (2009-047RC). See guidelines
* Republic Act 7832 or the Anti-Pilferage of Electricity provides that “before immediate disconnection may be allowed, there has to be a written notice to the party caught violating the law.” also read this
* Households in many, if not all urban poor communities in Metro Manila are charged higher for electricity connection A total of PhP 5,500 is being collected by a "free lancer" (one who facilitates electricity connection/access from Meralco). The free lancer charges P1,500 for city hall wiring permit (In 2007, the electrical permit fee if paid directly to the city hall was only P98!) while the Meralco service deposit costs P1,570 (Again in 2007, this only costs P1,160).
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