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By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – The Philippines has the most expensive electricity rates in Asia, a study by International Energy Consultants (IEC) showed. The Philippines is also the only country with a privatized power industry and without government subsidy, according to IEC. Main Story: Epira, the culprit behind high power rates a>…

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL and RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – One of the reasons behind the expensive electricity rates in the country is the debt acquired by the National Power Corporation (Napocor). Main Story: Epira, the culprit behind high power rates a> Sidebar: The big three in the power industry Napocor’s debt, which…

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star June 8, 2011 marked 10 years of implementation of the controversial Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA), which then President Arroyo railroaded into approval by the 11th Congress and promptly signed. This law has systematically hastened the transfer of control over power generation and…

NEWS RELEASE JUNE 10, 2011 Ten years after the promised cheaper power rates through the EPIRA (Electric Power Industry Reform Act), consumers will again be jolted by another increase, this time in the generation charge. GABRIELA, a mass organization of women from across different sectors, pointed out that the impending increase announced by Meralco, will…

PRESS RELEASE July 16, 2010 “PNOY: Positively Nothing On Youth interests” As thousands of youths nationwide hit the streets today for what has been dubbed a ‘National Day of Action for Education’, Anakbayan national vice-chairperson Anton Dulce summed up the 16-day old administration of Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino with the four previously-mentioned letters. The youth group…

PRESS RELEASE March 15, 2010 “LET the IPPs provide the reported power lack in Mindanao than declaring a state of emergency in Mindanao.” This is the stand of Makabayan Coalition Northern Mindanao on Friday’s pronouncement declaring the island-region under a state of calamity. Makabayan Coalition composed of the six progressive partylist groups, individuals and other…

With the impending 36 percent hike in electricity rates, AGHAM, an organization of scientists and technologists, called anew for the scrapping of the EPIRA or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act, and the VAT on electricity. BY BULATLAT The AGHAM (Science and Technology for the People), an organization of scientists and technologists, has called anew…

Much controversy has surrounded the Arroyo administration’s recent proposal to build a national broadband network (NBN) in tandem with a Chinese firm. Reports of corruption are rife; accusations are exchanged between the Philippine President Gloria Arroyo’s very own allies. But what is a national broadband network, really? And is this a project that most Filipinos…