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Coop wants to empower Iloilo City consumers

CONSUMER rights advocates recently established a cooperative to empower and protect electricity consumers in Iloilo City. Father and son lawyers Romeo and Iloilo City Councilor R Leone Gerochi and other advocates put up the Iloilo City Electricity Consumers Cooperative as an initial step to empower and protect power consumers who are solely dependent to Panay […] The post Coop wants to empower Iloilo City consumers appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianDec 11th, 2017

Summing up fight for power franchise

Who will take care of the power needs of 64,000 household and business consumers in Iloilo City when the franchise of Panay Electric Co. (PECO) expires in January 2019?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

Iloilo City consumers want PECO out

Iloilo City consumers want PECO out.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

PECO STRIKES BACK: ‘MORE Power a threat to Iloilo City’

PANAY Electric Co. (PECO), the embattled sole power distributor in Iloilo City, struck back at its rival firm, MORE Electric & Power Corp. days after the latter criticized the Cacho-led firm for allegedly blackmailing Iloilo City consumers. “By continuing their railroading strategy in the Senate as what they did in the Congress, MORE Electric & […] The post PECO STRIKES BACK: ‘MORE Power a threat to Iloilo City’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

Consumers caught in franchise dispute

THE PANAY Electric Co. asked us on Sept. 26 for space to explain its predicament – that it stood to lose, unfairly, its power distribution franchise over Iloilo City to a newcomer, potentially leaving consumers caught in the dispute literally in the dark by 2019......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

‘POWER TUG-OF-WAR’: Biz club asks Congress to keep Ilonggo consumers in mind

THE Iloilo Business Club (IBC) appealed to Congress to put Ilonggo consumers on top of their minds in choosing the company that will distribute power in Iloilo City. Congress is currently deliberating on two franchise applications. One is the franchise renewal of Panay Electric Company (PECO), the existing distributor in the city. Its 25-year franchise […] The post ‘POWER TUG-OF-WAR’: Biz club asks Congress to keep Ilonggo consumers in mind appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Energy efficiency, programs highlighted at E-Power Mo Iloilo

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 12 (PIA6) -- The overriding message that the Department of Energy (DOE) conveyed to consumers and other stakeholders at the E-Power Mo Iloilo is the need to conserve energy and us.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Energy efficiency, programs highlighted at E-Power Mo Iloilo

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 12 (PIA6) -- The overriding message that the Department of Energy (DOE) conveyed to consumers and other stakeholders at the E-Power Mo Iloilo is the need to conserve energy and us.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Groups hit power franchise tug-of-war

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo LABOR and consumer groups marched on the streets of Iloilo City to protest the franchise applications of two privately owned power distribution companies, Panay Electric Company (PECO) and MORE Electric and Power Corp (MORE Power). “Ang PECO napamatud-an naton nga hindi siya efficient magpadalagan sang power distribution kay profit oriented and wala sila naga serve sa interest sang consumers. […] The post Groups hit power franchise tug-of-war appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Rally at ERC protests high power rates in Iloilo City

Members of a consumer rights advocate group trooped to the office of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to protest high electricity rates of the Panay Electric Company (Peco). The group said it was in solidarity with Iloilo City consumers and their bid to have better power services. The group supported a complaint filed against an alleged 1,000 percent increase in rates despite consumers suffering from frequent brownouts. Hearing Peco consumers filed a complaint at the ERC in August. The ERC is set to hear the case this week. An earlier petition by Peco consumers was addressed to Congress. Submitted to the House committee on legislative franchises, the petition call...Keep on reading: Rally at ERC protests high power rates in Iloilo City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

New power distributor looms in Iloilo

Errors in billing and overcharging have led to a 1,000 percent increase in charges being collected from electricity consumers in Iloilo City, prompting many congressmen to act against renewing the franchise for the city's power distributor. Rep. Franz Josef Alvarez, chair of the House committee on legislative franchises, said the 1,000 percent increase in consumers' bills as a result of failure by Panay Electric Co. (Peco) to rationalize its billing system was just one of several acts of incompetence that convinced congressmen to reject an extension of Peco's franchise. Peco has been distributing power in Iloilo City for the past 90 years. Its franchise expires in January next year...Keep on reading: New power distributor looms in Iloilo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

DOE brings 7th E-Power Mo to Iloilo

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 5 (PIA6) -- The Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA, is bringing the 7th leg of its E-POWER MO Energy Consumers and Stakeholders.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

“Hair for Hope” champions in empowering cancer patients

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo NOW on its second year, “Hair for Hope” continues to empower cancer patients through its hair donation event last Aug 31, 2018 at SM City Iloilo North Wing, Mandurriao, Iloilo City. Top Ilongga hairstylist, Ziggy Hermosura together with London trained hairstylists led the event by providing free cut and hairstyling to 111 […] The post “Hair for Hope” champions in empowering cancer patients appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

Meat from city slaughterhouse inferior?

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo MEAT processed at the Iloilo City slaughterhouse has not passed any certification standards set by the Department of Agriculture (DA). The standards are issued by the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) under the DA to ensure quality and safe meat sold to consumers. Atty. Hansel O. Didulo, DA Assistant Secretary for Regulations […] The post Meat from city slaughterhouse inferior? appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Delayed road projects, billing issue reach Bong Go

CHRISTOPHER “Bong” Go, Special Assistant to President Rodrigo Duterte, committed to bringing to the attention of the national government issues of alleged erroneous power billing and delayed road projects besetting Iloilo City. Consumers of Panay Electric Company (PECO), the sole power distributor in the city, have been complaining of accumulated bills due to erroneous meter […] The post Delayed road projects, billing issue reach Bong Go appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

3 senators call for suspension of Train law

  ILOILO CITY --- Three senatorson Fridaycalled for the suspension of the implementation of Republic Act No. 10963 or the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) law as consumers and transport groups complained of soaring prices of commodities. In a hearing of the Senate committee on public utilities here, Sen. Grace Poe, committee chair said the full implementation of the laws especially excise taxes on fuel should be suspended because all products are affected. Her call was supported by committee members senators Nancy Binay and Joseph Victor "JV" Ejercito. Poe said the committee would ask the Department of Finance and other government agencies to closely...Keep on reading: 3 senators call for suspension of Train law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Iloilo City to host WV coop gab

MORE or less 500 participants from various cooperatives in Region 6 are expected to join the 7th Western Visayas Regional Cooperative Convention at Iloilo Grand Hotel on May 23-25. “This is an opportunity for us to meet new members from other places and also a chance to discuss the importance of active participation of every […] The post Iloilo City to host WV coop gab appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

Unsettled claims with PECO under probe

PANAY Electric Company, the sole power distributor in Iloilo City, said it is currently investigating, with help from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), the unsettled complaints of their customers. Of the 86 scheduled consumers during the ERC-led two-day mediation conference on April 17 to 18, 2018, only 80 percent settled their issues with the distribution […] The post Unsettled claims with PECO under probe appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

80% of consumers settle complaints with PECO

AROUND 80 percent of consumers who have gripes with Panay Electric Company (PECO), the sole power distributor in Iloilo City, agreed to settle their complaints during the two-day mediation conference set by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) on April 17 to 18, 2018 at Midtown Hotel, Iloilo City. Atty. Greg. Ofalsa, officer-in-charge of ERC Consumers […] The post 80% of consumers settle complaints with PECO appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

PECO has a lot to do – regulator

THE Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) said Panay Electric Company (PECO) needs to put its affairs in order to address the issues bugging its services in Iloilo City. Atty. Greg Ofalsa, ERC officer-in-charge for Consumers Affairs Service Office, based this observation on their initial assessment of the two-day mediation conference with PECO consumers on April 17 […] The post PECO has a lot to do – regulator appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

DA-6 launches Tinda sa Parola, Bugas para sa Masa

By: Maricyn A. De los Santos Photos by: Ricky D. Alejo THE Department of Agriculture-6 launched on Mar. 16, 2018 the Tinda sa Parola and Bugas para sa Masa programs at the DA-6 Regulatory Compound in Parola, City Proper, Iloilo City. Regional Director Remelyn Recoter said the Tinda sa Parola aims to help both farmers and consumers […] The post DA-6 launches Tinda sa Parola, Bugas para sa Masa appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018