MSK Viewpoints

January 15, 2018

Viewpoint: Devandera 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 […]
December 19, 2017

Govt’s Right to Tax Power Comes with Obligation to Protect Electric Consumers From Exploitation

David Celestra Tan, MSK 17 December 2017 The new government tax on coal and diesel will be painful additions to the monthly electric bills of the already overcharged and overburdened Filipino electric consumers. It will add P0.12 per kwh to […]
December 13, 2017

ExciseTax on Coal Not As Damaging to Consumers as Apathetic Implementation of True CSP Policy

David Celestra Tan, MSK 10 December 2017 Our comrades in the Pro Consumer Advocacy movement have asked why MSK is not among the protesters against the proposed tax on coal.  Well, the reason is in our view it would be […]
December 5, 2017

COAL OR NATURAL GAS IS NOT AN EITHER OR QUESTION

David Celestra Tan, MSK December 5, 2017   There is an ongoing battle for the minds of the people and policy makers between pro-coal and pro-LNG. It is however not an either or question. The country needs a diversified energy […]
November 29, 2017

New ERC Chair Agnes VST Devanadera Will be Good if She Listens to Her Own Heart and Soul

David Celestra Tan, MSK 28 November 2017 It is a good sign that President Duterte took time to choose carefully the new Chairman of the Energy Regulatory Commission in whose hands the fate of 100 million electric consumers would depend. […]
November 9, 2017

Viewpoint: UPDATE: WAR ON CORRUPTION IN BUSECO AND OTHER ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES IN MINDANAO

By the Mindanao Coalition of Power Consumers November 5, 2017 from David Tauli In the period 2013-2014, sixteen electric cooperatives in Mindanao entered into anomalous contracts for power supply for their consumers with the 405-MW coal power plant of the […]