The militant party-list bloc in the House of Representatives on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to extend indefinitely the 60-day temporary restraining order (TRO) it had issued which stopped the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) and the power-generating companies (gencos) from collecting the P4.15 kilowatt-hour increase in the generation charge.
By Conrado R. Banal III
The Supreme Court, in a recent landmark decision, seemed to have scolded the Bureau of Internal Revenue over its practice of imposing its rules over and above international agreements such as tax treaties.
By Bong Lozada
Always on the prowl for any anomaly, former Bayan Muna Representative Teddy Casiño said the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) has violated the Supreme Court ruling against the power rate hike.
By Julie M. Aurelio
Indignant consumers on Saturday slammed the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) for another rate increase—one not covered by the Supreme Court’s temporary restraining order (TRO).
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
A retired investment banker on Tuesday petitioned the Supreme Court to stop the government from pushing through with the P64.9 billion Baclaran-Cavite Light Rail Transit 1 (LRT1) extension and the more than P60-billion Manila Railway Transit 7 (MRT7) projects.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
Power generators on Thursday denied they agreed to the Manila Electric Co.’s (Meralco) request to defer its payments, after the Supreme Court ordered the temporary halting of its P4.15 per kilowatt hour (kwh) price hike.
By Miguel R. Camus
A long-delayed plan to hike fares at Metro Manila’s elevated railways would be delayed further as the transportation department has put on hold any increase while waiting for the outcome of a Supreme Court case over the power rate hike by distributor Manila Electric Co., a senior government official said on Wednesday.
By Christine O. Avendaño
, Jerome Aning
Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) engaged in anticompetition and price manipulation when it instructed a power-generating firm to sell power at a high price because this would jack up the price on the electric spot market as transactions there moved by the hour, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said on Tuesday.
By Conrado R. Banal III
The “collusion” angle in the scandalous increase in Meralco rates tickled the fancy of the media. It is now the one and only good reason for the biggest ever increase in the long history of power rate increases in this country. Even the Supreme Court seems dead serious in the case that accused some [...]
By Riza T. Olchondra
While the Department of Energy (DOE) prepares to file comments on the Supreme Court’s 60-day temporary restraining order (TRO) on the P4.15/kWh power rate hike in December 2013, power generation firms have declined to bare plans on the matter.
By Jerome Aning
The Supreme Court ordered on Thursday the groups that sued the Manila Electric Co. for its controversial rate increase to include the regulator of the country’s electricity market and six independent power producers as respondents in the case.
By Norman Bordadora
Saying the government shouldn’t profit from the people’s misery, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano has called for “floating rates” in the collection of the value added tax (VAT) to control skyrocketing prices whenever the costs of basic commodities go up.