Home PEx News and Tech Local and Foreign Issues

A time to look at Meralco


Click
http://meralco2008.blogspot.com/

Electricity is a basic commodity. Just like any basic need, it is an everyday necessity since it runs businesses, education, communication etc.. It is practically a major factor in the country’s development. However, setback comes if private companies supplying us with such need are robbing us by blindly overcharging the end users. If that’s the case, it is a disservice to the community and the government has every right to protect its people.

With the government’s intent of troubleshooting the country of poverty cause to uplift the lives of the people, they have come across Manila Electric Company (Meralco) – a major supplier of electricity in the country. Digging into the Meralco power rates was very timely, considering that oil price hike is unavoidable and the expanded tax is a prime need for the country’s development. The government is right in knowing and looking into the factors that gravely affects the lives of the Filipino people as well as the country’s growth and development. Looking at Meralco and scrutinizing how they charge the populace is a must. Though Meralco is a relatively big firm, it is not, and will not, be immune to public scrutiny especially if disservice is the issue. Disservice to the extent of allegedly robbing the paying clients through jacked up power rates. Certain questions hit the public when the issue on Meralco’s seemingly untransparent transactions was brought out. Meralco is not only the sole electric power distributor in the country. Others includes the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR), National Transmission Corporation (TransCo), East Asia Utilities Corporation (EAUC), Cebu Private Power Corporation (CPPC), Surigao del Sur Electric Company (SURSECO) and Visayan Electric Company (VECO). However, some observant have readily noticed their differences in their rates with Meralco higher than the others. A glimpse of unfairness was foreseeable, even if Meralco issues detailed receipts amongst its clients. The government has been blind on the gross and net income of the company that may, or may not, justify their power rates.

The Senate was right in holding investigation regarding Meralco’s alleged overcharged electric bills. At least the investigation is now focused on the suspected disservice to the Filipinos, unlike past inquiries that centers on political issues and anti-administration drive. Transparency is the main issue against Meralco. With the Senate inquiry, a positive output is much expected by the Filipino people since it will explain everything whether they are being robbed or being charged correctly. Meanwhile, left-leaning organization and opposition members by this time should avoid using the issue against the government and instead, help in getting to the root of what really is affecting the lives of the Filipinos. Perhaps it is high time for them to focus on the welfare of the general public and stop their senseless accusations against the present administration that doesn’t really help in the country’s development.

Click
http://meralco2008.blogspot.com/
«134

Comments

  • lechon xlechon x PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^hubcap is that you :lol: :bop:

    o baka naman pang ?th alternick na ni alphabet boy toh :naughty:
  • BusilakBusilak PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Looking at Meralco is long overdue.
  • Maybe a better way to "solve" the high price of power in the country is to open up the electricity franchise of Meralco to competitive bidders. Also, allowing companies to build cooperatives to generate power for their own needs or for retail would greatly help.

    Instead of the government taking control of companies, the government should look into opening up the market and having private industry lower prices and increase choice through competition and free markets?
  • BusilakBusilak PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^Right, Meralco has a captive market. The suggestion of Garcia, as I heard in one interview, is to have 2 franchisees in MM like what was done in the case of water utilities.
  • Mas maganda if hindi lang isa or dalawa! Katulad ng Cel provider may Smart, Globe at iba pa! Para magcompete siya ng pababaan ng presyo! :naughty:
  • 'Loko talaga itong threadstarter. Sabi na nga ng isang tuta ng Oposisyon dito, tingnan daw ang EPIRA, ERC, NAPOCOR, si Lam-Ang, si Rasputin, si Lobo, at iba pa, wag lang nga mahal na MERALCO at Lopez nila.'

    :lol::lol::lol:
  • Tama meralco ang pagtuunan para lahat tayo makinabang, The ZTE-NBN Deal was cancelled.
  • Winston Garcia Is Doing The Right Thing. Hanggang Yang Mga Lopez Ang Nandyan Sa Meralco Hindi Bababa Ang Kuryente, Baka Nga Some Of The Excess Charges They Are Using To Pay Up The Debts Of Their Other Companies. That's Why They Are Doing All Things Possible To Retain Management Control, Otherwise Why Not Give A Change To Others From The Board To Manage It? Parang Si Marcos Din Iyang Mga Lopez Na Gusto Forever On Top Sa Meralco Na Listed Na As Owned By Stockholders.

    I Can't Take Na Lahat Pala Ng Offices Ng Meralco Ay Libre Ang Kuryente, Ano Iyun Consumers Ang Nagbabayad Ng Kuryente Nila? Grabe. Pati Ang Manpower Nila Sa Offices Sobra Sobra Rin Na Swelduhan Uli Ng Mga Consumers. Ok Lang Ang Mga Field Employees Na Marami.

    Dapat Rin Wag Na Lagyan Ng E-vat Ang Meralco Sa Iba Na Lang, Pahirap Rin Iyan.

    Mag Mark Up Ka Ng 15% - 20% Ok Lang But 53%? Over Na Talaga!
  • geo02107 wrote: »
    Mas maganda if hindi lang isa or dalawa! Katulad ng Cel provider may Smart, Globe at iba pa! Para magcompete siya ng pababaan ng presyo! :naughty:

    I know you put :naughty: but you forgot to mention Sun Cellular. Competition has resulted in more competitive range of prices after Sun entered the market. *okay*
  • BusilakBusilak PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^The limitation in power industry is that the nature of operation cannot accommodate many players in a given area. Think about cabling , wiring and diggings.
  • Busilak wrote: »
    ^The limitation in power industry is that the nature of operation cannot accommodate many players in a given area. Think about cabling , wiring and diggings.

    Ang Meralco ang Pagtuunan ng pansin, huwag! patakasin... JDV gustong mag Witness sa ZTE na cancelled. dahil kasabwat siya sa EPIRA law, to charged the consumer in system loss.
  • BusilakBusilak PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^ I'm one with you in scrutinizing Meralco. Monopolies don't bring out the best in management. But full competition with unlimited players is not advisable in the power industry.
  • micfercab wrote: »
    Winston Garcia Is Doing The Right Thing.


    right? why dont you just look at gsis' stature with him. Kung ako sa kanya, ayusin niya muna ang mga kaso niya bago makialam ng iba.
    It is really evident that Malacanang is lending a hand on this fiasco.
    :bop:
  • The Lopezes have been mis-managing and cheating their customers for decades! It's time for them to go....

    Lopezes OUT!

    Lopezes pahirap sa mamayan!
  • Busilak wrote: »
    ^The limitation in power industry is that the nature of operation cannot accommodate many players in a given area. Think about cabling , wiring and diggings.

    True but other countries are able to let consumers choose their providers. Maybe that's expecting too much of the local power industry--at least break the franchise up into 4 areas, it's quite a huge market and there's more demand (specially at lower prices)
  • pianpian PExer
    right? why dont you just look at gsis' stature with him. Kung ako sa kanya, ayusin niya muna ang mga kaso niya bago makialam ng iba.
    It is really evident that Malacanang is lending a hand on this fiasco.
    :bop:

    My concern in this fiasco would be to eventually pay lower electricity that's why it looks right.

  • .......
    The Senate was right in holding investigation regarding Meralco’s alleged overcharged electric bills. At least the investigation is now focused on the suspected disservice to the Filipinos, unlike past inquiries that centers on political issues and anti-administration drive. Transparency is the main issue against Meralco. With the Senate inquiry, a positive output is much expected by the Filipino people since it will explain everything whether they are being robbed or being charged correctly. Meanwhile, left-leaning organization and opposition members by this time should avoid using the issue against the government and instead, help in getting to the root of what really is affecting the lives of the Filipinos. Perhaps it is high time for them to focus on the welfare of the general public and stop their senseless accusations against the present administration that doesn’t really help in the country’s development.

    I couldn't agree more. The opposition should help address the problem of high electricity rates which have a direct impact on ordinary Filipinos, instead of their crusade to topple the present administration.
  • BusilakBusilak PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    giovannni wrote: »
    True but other countries are able to let consumers choose their providers. Maybe that's expecting too much of the local power industry--at least break the franchise up into 4 areas, it's quite a huge market and there's more demand (specially at lower prices)

    The optimum subdivision of the area should really be studied in more detail. The study should consider the infrastructure needed. Also the division should still result in lucrative business otherwise, investors will not participate.

    For me dividing MM into 2 is already acceptable. There will be basis for comparison like what happened in Manila Water and Maynilad.
  • I Can't Take Na Lahat Pala Ng Offices Ng Meralco Ay Libre Ang Kuryente, Ano Iyun Consumers Ang Nagbabayad Ng Kuryente Nila? Grabe. Pati Ang Manpower Nila Sa Offices Sobra Sobra Rin Na Swelduhan Uli Ng Mga Consumers. Ok Lang Ang Mga Field Employees Na Marami.

    Tama dapt sila magbayad hindi tayo.. ang gagaling ng mga MERALCO.
  • yes... the Meralco abusses the consumer for thier income...
Sign In or Register to comment.