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. […]