Meralco Rates


February 17, 2018

The Lesson That Matters from the Ombudsman Suspension of the ERC Commissioners

David Celestra Tan, MSK 12 February 2018 When the Office of the Ombudsman handed down on December 21, 2017 its decision finding the Five (5) Commissioners of the ERC guilty of neglect of duty and abuse of discretion in favoring […]
February 9, 2018

CounterPoint: Our Rates are high because of Sweetheart Deals with Sister Generators and of Anomalous PBR rate methodology by ERC.

David Celestra Tan, MSK 9 February 2018 (This is MSK’s response to the viewpoint of Mr. Kris Balibukel  on our article Coal or LNG is not an either or question posted on December 5, 2017)   We agree with the point […]
February 6, 2018

Viewpoint: Phil power rates high because consumers pay for energy security and environmental sustainability

From Mr. Kris Balibukel February 5, 2018 The recent past reveals that the country achieved high energy security (from a high share of indigenous energy comprising of Malampaya gas, a geothermal program that made the Philippines the second biggest geothermal […]
January 24, 2018

Mahal na Pangulong Duterte, Pwede Po Kaya After TRAIN, “NO to Gravy TRAIN” naman?

David Celestra Tan, MSK 23 January 2018 The way the electric consumers are being stirred up against the Duterte administrations TRAIN it is as if they are being thrown literally under the train. Of course anytime taxes and utility rates […]
January 18, 2018


David Celestra Tan, MSK 17 January 2018 When the widespread power blackouts hit the country in early 1990’s the government and consumers gave in to all the juicy and overpriced contracts and waived environmental compliances.  Thus was born the “power […]
January 15, 2018

Viewpoint: Devanadera’s Letter is Misleading the President in Effort to save guilty ERC Commissioners. They must do the Honorable and Step Down peacefully so reforms can start at ERC.

Evelyn Viray-Jallorina, ABP Convenor 12 January 2018 Hon. RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE President of the Republic of the Philippines Malacanang, Manila 1005              Thru:  Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea Subject:  Administrative Penalty Imposed on the Five […]
January 15, 2018

Viewpoint: Ombudsman’s Unfounded Suspension of the ERC Commissioners Will Have Severe Economic and Financial Impact on the Country

Atty. Agnes VST Devanadera Chairperson and CEO, ERC 22 December 2017 RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE President of the Republic of the Philippines Malacanang, Manila 1005 THRU: Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea Dear President Duterte: Allow me again to convey my sincere […]
December 30, 2017

Electric Consumers’ 12 New Year’s Wishes on ERC

David Celestra Tan, MSK 30 December 2017 We hope that the OMB findings on infractions of the five ERC Commissioners in evidently facilitating Meralco’s evasion of the CSP deadline, will lead to somethings better not only to changes in personalities […]
December 28, 2017

MERALCO POWERGENS 3,551mw Power Supply Contracts – Are they Midnight? Are they not Sweetheart? Are they Cartelization?

David Celestra Tan, MSK 27 December 2017 Meralco and their supporters are going to great lengths to deny that these contracts are midnight and that they are not sweetheart deals? What is a Midnight contract or appointment? A contract or […]
December 23, 2017

Urgent Biddings Needed to Assure Future Power Supply. Lets Hope Old ERC Officials are Not Recycled

David Celestra Tan, MSK 22 December 2017 The suspension of the four (4) ERC Commissioners by the Office of the Ombudsman over the inexplicable postponement of the CSP policy will throw in limbo the 3,551mw that Meralco signed with sister […]