“In the first place, it is unfair to charge consumers pass-on amounts for Meralco’s obligation to its suppliers. Secondly, averaging as a basis for billing is unreasonable and grossly and stressfully untransparent. Thirdly, Meralco cannot cite higher power generation cost because there have been no spikes in the global price of oil.”
The MWSS and the water companies did not give the consumers’ groups documents or explanations of the basis of raising water rates. Representatives of consumers’ groups repeatedly asked to no avail.