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Power consumers’ forum launched

CONSUMERS of Panay Electric Company (PECO) now have another venue to air their complaints and concerns – a regular weekly forum set every Friday. This, as PECO management and father-and-son lawyers Romeo and Iloilo City Councilor R Leone Gerochi agreed to hold the forum. Councilor Gerochi said the forum aims to shorten the usual process […] The post Power consumers’ forum launched appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianDec 18th, 2017

Socoteco warns of “probable increase” in power rates due to TRAIN

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 January) —  Distribution utility South Cotabato II Electric Cooperative (Socoteco II) reminded power consumers here and in the neighboring areas to be more responsible in using electricity as it warned of “probable increase in power rates” in the coming months. Engr. Crisanto Sotelo, Socoteco II general manager, said the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

‘Staggered’ impact seen for new coal tax

Power consumers can expect a “staggered” impact of the new coal excise tax on their electricity rates in February, the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) said on Tuesday. “We expect the coal tax’s implementation to be staggered,” Meralco Vice President and Head of Utility Economics Lawrence Fernandez told reporters. He admitted, however, that he’s unsure on [...] The post ‘Staggered’ impact seen for new coal tax appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Hike in coal tax will worsen consumer woes, won’t advance clean energy – scientists

Scientists said the increase in the excise tax on coal is not, contrary to the claims of some quarters including government, a major step toward reducing the country’s emission of harmful gasses but, because it is “pass-on,” will be an added burden for power consumers......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Lamborghini launches its new SUV

This new model creates a new niche in the luxury segment with benchmarking power, performance and driving dynamics, unparalleled design, luxury and daily usability. #BeFullyInformed Lamborghini launches its new SUV Automobili Lamborghini has just launched its third model, the Lamborghini Urus. This new model creates a new niche in the luxury segment with benchmarking power,… link: Lamborghini launches its new SUV.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

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:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

World’s Top Experts Kick Off Internet Infrastructure Forum (IIF)

During Global Network Technology Conference at Beijing on Nov 28th morning, several world’s top Internet experts together launched the Internet Infrastructure Forum (IIF), which was initiated by BII Group. Experts including Dr. Vinton Cerf proactively spoke for... The post World’s Top Experts Kick Off Internet Infrastructure Forum (IIF) appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 1st, 2017

Comment on NOTHING TO FEAR: 'NoToPECO supporters to hold rally at City Hall by Nick Rivas, Jr.

The principal question that needs to be addressed is: Who will take over the provision of power in the event PECO's franchise is not renewed? Pointing to the Constitution as basis for government or other entities to run the system is not overly dependable and sensible since government has other priorities, and other power groups may not have the financial capabilities to buy out PECO to effectively provide Iloilo City's power requirements. What should be worked on instead by those for aiming non-renewal is to prod the government (ERC) to lower the power rates PECO is charging its consumers and to institute an all-round improvement of services. While I, too, am not favorable of PECO's present rates and services, I would rather suggest a status quo to ensure that power is readily available instead of opting for a new and untested power provider who may not efficiently answer/provide Iloilo's power needs......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017

Au ‘Naturals’

To help people learn more about the power of natural products, Watsons recently launched its “Only Naturals” campaign......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

PECO says refund cannot be used in takeover bid

A TOP official of Panay Electric Co. (PECO) said refunds to consumers brought about by differences in power rates more than 10 years ago is not a reason for a corporate takeover of the distribution utility. Mikel Afzelius, PECO corporate communications officer, said the P638-million (not P631 million) refund to consumers was for the generation […] The post PECO says refund cannot be used in takeover bid appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

Consumers’ group mulls PECO ‘takeover’

A CONSUMERS’ group is planning a move akin to a corporate takeover of Panay Electric Co. (PECO), the sole power distributor in Iloilo City, by converting refunds to consumers into company stocks. The group, which is still in process of being organized, told The Daily Guardian that their move is in reaction to PECO’s application […] The post Consumers’ group mulls PECO ‘takeover’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

Meralco bills up for 5th straight month

MANILA ELECTRIC Co. (Meralco) is raising by P0.3436 per kilowatt-hour (/kWh) the overall electricity rate for November due to increases in generation and transmission charges. “The November rate increase is mainly due to the P0.1925/kWh increase in generation charge,” Meralco said. The adjustment brings the power rate for residential consumers to P9.6272/kWh from P9.2836/kWh in […] The post Meralco bills up for 5th straight month appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 10th, 2017

SKY launches P1,899/25Mbps fiber broadband plan with video-on-demand

MANILA, Philippines – Sky has launched new fiber-power broadband packages that come with its free video-on-demand service SKY On Demand.  Plans start at P1,299 monthly for 10Mbps (Megabits per second), capped at 100GB and go all the way up to P2,899 monthly for 100Mbps, capped at 300GB. All plans come with ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

Ceneco board holds collection of P232-M

BACOLOD City – The board of directors of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) here passed a resolution suspending the implementation of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) order to recover from consumers the P232-million as payment for un-nominated or unused electricity bought from independent power producer Kepco-Salcon Power Corp. (KSPC). In implemented, the ERC order […] The post Ceneco board holds collection of P232-M appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

Chicago Cubs clinch NL Central for 2nd year in a row

ST. LOUIS, Missouri (AP) — Addison Russell hit a three-run homer and John Lackey pitched six strong innings as the Chicago Cubs clinched their second consecutive NL Central title with a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. The Cubs reached the postseason for the third straight year for the first time since 1908. They are also the first defending World Series champion to win their division the next season since the 2009 Philadelphia Phillies and the first defending champion to reach the playoffs the next season since the Cardinals won the wild card in 2012. Lackey (12-11) retired the final 10 batters he faced. The former Cardinal struck out three and gave up two hits and two walks. Six Cubs relievers combined for three scoreless innings of relief. Michael Wacha (12-9) was chased after allowing the first six Cubs to reach base in the seventh. strong>INDIANS 4, TWINS 2 /strong> CLEVELAND (AP) — From worst to wild card, the Minnesota Twins have completed a most remarkable reversal. A couple hours after losing 4-2 to Cleveland, the Twins earned an AL wild-card berth the Angels lost 6-4 in 10 innings to White Sox. A season after winning just 59 games, the Twins became the first team to lose at least 100 and then make the postseason the following year. Manager Paul Molitor's team will play Tuesday night at either Yankee Stadium or Fenway Park in the wild-card game. Boston holds a three-game lead over New York in the AL East race. Cleveland scored two runs off Adalberto Mejia (4-7). Mike Clevinger (12-5) won in relief for the Indians. strong>WHITE SOX 6, ANGELS 4, 10 INNINGS /strong> CHICAGO (AP) — Nicky Delmonico hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift Chicago and eliminate the Angels from playoff contention. Delmonico, who had three hits and three RBIs, connected off Blake Parker (3-3). Danny Farquhar (4-2) got the win. strong>REDS 6, BREWERS 0 /strong> MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers rookie Brandon Woodruff was chased in a five-run third inning and Milwaukee's postseason hopes took another hit. The Brewers have lost five of seven. They've dropped 2 ½ games behind Colorado for the second NL wild-card spot with only four games left. Joey Votto hit his team-high 36th home run and Homer Bailey (6-9) threw seven strong innings for the Reds. Woodruff (2-3) made his major league debut last month. strong>RED SOX 10, BLUE JAYS 7 /strong> BOSTON (AP) — Reigning AL Cy Young winner Rick Porcello struggled in his final playoff tuneup, and David Price relieved him to solidify his role on the postseason roster as Boston lowered its magic number to two for winning the AL East. Hanley Ramirez and Xander Bogaerts homered in a five-run third inning for the Red Sox after Porcello (11-17) gave up three runs in the first. Boston, which is already guaranteed a playoff berth, maintained a three-game lead in the division over the second-place Yankees. The Red Sox could clinch the first back-to-back AL East titles in franchise history with a victory over Houston on Thursday and a New York loss to the Rays. Marco Estrada (10-9) took the loss. strong>YANKEES 6, RAYS 1 /strong> NEW YORK (AP) — Luis Severino cruised through his final postseason tuneup and Starlin Castro, Greg Bird and Aaron Hicks all homered in the sixth inning for New York. The Yankees remained three behind AL East-leading Boston with four to play. Severino (14-6) struck out nine and allowed a run in six innings. He is lined up to start New York's playoff opener. The Yankees would host the AL wild-card game Tuesday against Minnesota if they don't win the division. Matt Andriese (5-5) took the loss. strong>DODGERS 10, PADRES 0 /strong> LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rich Hill allowed two hits over seven innings and Yasiel Puig, Curtis Granderson and Corey Seager homered to power Los Angeles. The Dodgers own the best record in baseball and tied the Los Angeles franchise record for wins in a season at 102, which was last done in 1974. Hill (12-8) struck out 10. The Dodgers will host the first game of the NLDS against the to-be-determined wild-card winner on Oct. 6 at Dodger Stadium. strong>PHILLIES 7, NATIONALS 5 /strong> PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron Altherr had two hits and drove in two runs to lead Philadelphia over Washington. Nationals starter Tanner Roark (13-11) struggled with command, walking five hitters and allowing six earned runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings. Bryce Harper was 1 for 4 with a single and a run scored in his second game since returning from a hyperextended left knee. Rookie Yacksel Rios (1-0) got his first career victory. Hector Neris worked a perfect ninth for his 20th consecutive save conversion and 26th in 29 opportunities overall. strong>METS 7, BRAVES 1 /strong> NEW YORK (AP) — Terry Collins was a winner in perhaps his final home game as manager of the New York Mets. Travis d'Arnaud drove in three runs and pinch-hitter Dominic Smith launched a three-run homer for the Mets, who won their third straight and finished 37-44 at Citi Field this year. They wrap up the season with three games in Philadelphia this weekend. The 68-year-old Collins, oldest manager in the majors, has said he has no plans to retire and would like to keep working until age 70 — even if that means somewhere else in baseball. His contract expires after this season, and the Mets (69-90) are expected to make changes following a hugely disappointing season derailed by injuries and underperformance. Robert Gsellman (8-7) capped his inconsistent season by throwing six steady innings. Sean Newcomb (4-9) took the loss. strong>ROYALS 7, TIGERS 4 /strong> KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — Paulo Orlando hit a two-run homer and Kansas City sent Detroit to its ninth straight loss. The Tigers are 4-22 in September and have been outscored 68-30 in the skid. The last time Detroit lost nine in a row was 2005. Orlando's home run was his first since Sept. 19, 2016, going 117 at-bats between long balls. Scott Alexander (5-4) went 1 1/3 scoreless innings and Mike Minor got his fourth save. Drew VerHagen (0-3) gave up the home run to Orlando, strong>PIRATES 5, ORIOLES 3 /strong> PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell hit a two-run homer and Pittsburgh beat Baltimore. Bell's 25th home run came off Gabriel Ynoa (2-3). Chad Kuhl (8-11) went five-plus innings and Felipe Rivero pitched the ninth for his 20th save in 22 chances. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 28th, 2017

Campaign launched to empower consumers on wise, smart energy use

Campaign launched to empower consumers on wise, smart energy use.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 12th, 2017

Opinion: My Cup of Liberty -- Bienvenido S. Oplas, Jr.: "Coal power and economic development"

Cheaper and stable energy means cheaper production costs for the industrial, agricultural, and services sectors of the economy. Cheaper energy also results in increased convenience for consumers too as many activities now are impossible without stable electricity supply......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 11th, 2017

DOE believes Mindanao can sustain electricity market

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 June) – Energy Undersecretary Felix William B. Fuentebella said the energy sector hopes to sustain the excess power supply situation in Mindanao to prevent another “system blackout” or collapse that will hamper the operation of the newly-launched Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) in Mindanao. The WESM’s predecessor, Interim Mindanao Electricity [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 29th, 2017

Higher power rates next month

MANILA, Philippines - Consumers will see higher electricity bills in June after the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) approved a higher feed-in tariff allow.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 19th, 2017

Power consumers show force, seek reforms in energy industry

Power consumers show force, seek reforms in energy industry.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

Economy: PCCI welcomes UK firms in agri, power, BPOs

DAVAO CITY -- Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) President George T. Barcelon urged British participants at the Mindanao Trade and Investment Forum to invest in Mindanao's agriculture, energy and business process outsourcing (BPO) industries......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 9th, 2017