Sen. Gatchalian: Delay In Murang Kuryente Act Implementation Deny Filipinos Of Cheap Electricity

Sen. Gatchalian: Delay In Murang Kuryente Act Implementation Deny Filipinos Of Cheap Electricity

Spotlight

Save The Children Philippines Launches “E-Regalo Sa Mga Bata”

For every Php 10,000 raised through E-Regalo sa mga Bata, Save the Children will provide learning kits and life-saving essentials to 20 children.

DOTr Sec. Tugade Urges Drivers Of PUV To Participate In Gov’t’s Service Contract Program

Sa ilalim ng Service Contracting Program ng LTFRB, maaaring makatanggap ng karagdagang kita ang mga drayber na lubos na naapektuhan ang pangkabuhayan dahil sa COVID-19 pandemic.

In New Education Normal, Volunteers Help Fill Crucial Learning Gaps

“I volunteered because I didn’t want these kids to waste their time learning nothing,” says Emy Tarnate, one of the hundreds of volunteers helping children survive an education system altered by a global health crisis.

ECHO, OXFAM, World Vision, And ADRA Partner To Support Goni-Displaced Families In Bicol

World Vision, along with several of its partners, vows to provide immediate aid to the most affected communities in the hard-hit areas of the Bicol region.

Senator Win Gatchalian has once again pressed for the immediate issuance of the Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) for the “Murang Kuryente Act,” saying that the delay denies ordinary Filipinos of having cheap electricity.

The law was created to make electricity more affordable to consumers by removing the National Power Corporation’s (NPC) stranded debts and costs (Universal Charge for Stranded Debts or UCSD and Universal Charge for Stranded Contract Costs or UC-SCC) that are passed on to consumers and reflected in the monthly electricity bill.

Gatchalian explained that each Filipino household is currently paying ₱0.09 per kilowatt hour for UCSD and UCSCC in the electricity bill. Aside from this, consumers are expected to pay additional Php 0.86 per kilowatt hour for UCSCC and UCSD. But with the enactment of the Murang Kuryente Act, consumers will no longer pay the additional cost.

Those consuming 200 kWh per month, for instance, can save Php 172 per month or Php 2,064 per year, equivalent to three to four kilos of rice per month or a sack of rice per year.

Gatchalian, chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and co-author of the law, pointed out that the law should have taken effect starting December last year if only an IRR had been issued. He added that the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Finance (DOF) should have already issued the IRR in November 27 last year or 90 days after President Rodrigo Duterte signed the law.

“Dapat Disyembre pa lang ay wala na sa bill ng kuryente ang UCSD at SCC. Ibig sabihin, dapat sana ay bumaba na ang bill sa kuryente ngayong buwan”, said Gatchalian.

“The more that we are delaying the issuance of the IRR, the more we are denying Filipinos of having cheaper electricity. This is a total disservice to our constituents,” the lawmaker stressed.

Healthy, Hydrated Skin Does Not Go Out Of Style

Aside from your health, make sure your skin is still receiving the proper care it deserves. Here are some ways on how you can keep your skin healthy:

Velasco Seeks Review Of Dam Protocols

Speaker Lord Allan Velasco emphasized the need to review dam protocols to prevent a repeat of devastating floods that swamped Isabela and Cagayan provinces.

DOTr Sec. Tugade Urges Drivers Of PUV To Participate In Gov’t’s Service Contract Program

Sa ilalim ng Service Contracting Program ng LTFRB, maaaring makatanggap ng karagdagang kita ang mga drayber na lubos na naapektuhan ang pangkabuhayan dahil sa COVID-19 pandemic.

Guimaras Gradually Opens Doors To Travelers

Tourists may now visit the province of Guimaras! But take note of these requirements:

Aboitiz Donates Tents For SPMC’s Holding Facility

The Aboitiz Foundation has turned over 13 air-conditioned tents at the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) to serve as a holding facility for COVID-19 patients.

Chevron Names New Downstream General Manager And Country Chairman In PH

Chevron Philippines Inc. appoints Billy Liu as its new country chairman and general manager. Liu succeeded Louie Zhang, who recently retired after 31 years of service in the company.

Pasig Expands Contact Tracing Solution Via QR Code System

Pasig City’s QR code system will prevent people from having direct contact with strangers when manually filling out health declaration or contact tracing forms.

Introducing KinKo – Telling The Stories Of Pets And Their People

Let your pets support local too! Check out KinKo in Instagram and Facebook for 100% locally-crafted and sourced products!

More Laoag Sub-Villages Locked Down

With 3 new COVID-19 cases in the city. Laoag City government has decided to put more sub-villages under community lockdown.

Over 1.5K Drivers Join LTFRB’s Service Contracting Program

A total of 1,520 PUVJ drivers have joined the LTFRB's Service Contracting Program during its first day of registration and orientation.