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HOUSE POWER BLOC SAYS HB 10306 VIOLATES EPIRA

The Power Bloc in the House of Representatives has expressed its strong disapproval of the passage of House Bill No. 10306  or An Act Amending Sections 1, 15, And 21 Of Republic Act No. 11212, titled “An Act Granting MORE Electric And Power Corporation A Franchise To Establish, Operate, And Maintain, For Commercial Purposes And In […]

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HOUSE JOINS NAT’L COOPERATIVE MONTH – DE JESUS

The House of Representatives led by Speaker Lord Allan Velasco joined the celebration of the 2021 National Cooperative Month, through a program dubbed “Punyagi at Tagumpay sa Gitna ng Pandemya”. The event organized by the House Committee on Cooperatives Development chaired by Rep. Presley de Jesus (Party-list, PHILRECA) formed part of the activities of the House in […]

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PHILRECA SHOWS SUPPORT FOR EX-NEA CHIEF MASONGSONG

The Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association Inc. (PHILRECA), an association of 121 rural electric cooperatives nationwide has expressed its support for former National Electrification Agency (NEA) administrator Edgardo Masongsong after he was removed from his post by President Rodrigo Duterte for alleged corruption. “Reports of President Duterte’s removal of NEA Administrator Edgardo R. Masongsong (ERM) […]

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NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY SUB BILL GETS HOUSE PANEL OK

The House Committee on Energy chaired by Deputy Majority Leader and Pampanga Representative Juan Miguel Macapagal Arroyo approved the Substitute Bill to House Bill 3031, seeking to ordain the development of the Philippine downstream natural gas industry and consolidate for the purpose, all laws relating to the transmission, distribution, as well as supply of natural […]

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PROTECTION OF POWER USERS GETS HOUSE PANEL OK

A measure providing for the national energy policy and framework for electric power advocacy hurdled committee level at the House of Representatives.  The House Committee on Energy approved the unnumbered substitute bill that seeks for the creation of the Energy Advocacy Counsel Office (EACO). “The EACO would act as the independent end-user representative.” Deputy Speaker […]

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PHILRECA: NO TO POWER DISTRIBUTION PRIVATIZATION

The Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association Inc. (PHILRECA), an umbrella organization of 121 electric cooperatives (ECs), on Friday (May 14) led the nationwide protests against moves to privatize power distribution utilities.  PHILRECA also denounced the unfair treatment of the ECs, citing the case of the Benguet Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BENECO) which is currently questioning the […]

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NO PUBLIC FUNDS IN PHILRECA CAMPAIGN — MASONGSONG

National Electrification Administration (NEA) chief Edgardo Masongsong on Thursday (May 13) refuted the allegations leveled by the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) as “baseless and malicious.” Masongsong has assured that contrary to the statement made by PACC Chairman Greco Belgica, no public funds were used to finance the campaign of the PHILRECA party-list during the 2019 […]

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NO COOP CONTRIBUTIONS IN 2019 CAMPAIGN – PHILRECA

PHILRECA Party-list Rep. Presley De Jesus has denied allegations of receiving political contributions from electric cooperatives (ECs) for its campaign during the 2019 elections.  In a statement, PHILRECA Party-list Rep. Presley De Jesus categorically denied the allegations hurled against the party-list by Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) chairman Greco Belgica.  PHILRECA party-list, however, assured that it […]

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PHILRECA PASSES RESO VS PRIVATE TAKEOVER OF COOP

The Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, Inc. (PHILRECA) has passed a resolution opposing the private takeover attempts of an electric cooperative (EC) in the province of Davao del Norte. The PHILRECA Board of Directors recently approved Resolution No. 3-13-21 expressing their “full support to the existence” of the Northern Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative, Inc. […]

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PHILRECA, NAGMEC: NO MEDDLING ON ENDORSEMENT OF RAFAEL

The Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, Inc. (PHILRECA) clarified today that it is not meddling with the decision of the National Electrification Association (NEA) in its endorsement of PCOO Asec. Marie Rafael as the General Manager (GM) of the Benguet Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BENECO). We take umbrage on Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque’s comment that electric […]