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PECO and MORE Power drama continues

ON WEDNESDAY of the week before Christmas, Lapsus Calami, our neighbor on this page, made comments about our article of Dec. 18th on Panay...

Public utilities and politics

MAYBE, this is about the last piece we will write about Panay Electric Company’s (PECO) and MORE Electric and Power Corp.’s (MORE Power) conflicting sides because the expiry date of...

Iloilo’s power supply conflict

ILOILO City’s Mayor Jose Espinosa III is forming a “crisis team” to address the power uncertainty that could confront the city once Congress approves...

Bank ‘daffinitions’

WITH THE conflict between Panay Electric Company (PECO) and MORE Electric and Power Corp. (MORE Power) that are competing to become the franchisee and...

Franchise showdown can reach the President’s desk

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s side remarks in his speech the other week while in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, referred to Panay Electric Company (PECO)...

Franchise showdown can cut-off Iloilo’s power supply

While the bill to renew Panay Electric Company’s (PECO) franchise for 20 years as endorsed by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is still at the Lower House under deliberation, that of its rival, MORE Electric and Power...

Need for a joint move

THERE is the risk of disruption in Iloilo‘s power supply with an impending conflict that can arise between Panay Electric Company (PECO) and MORE Electric and Power Corporation, once the latter’s franchise application is approved by Congress and signed by the President, covering the same area being...

Why not just join forces?

IT APPEARS that Panay Electric Company (PECO) will lose its franchise to MORE Electric and Power Corporation (formerly MORE Minerals Corporation) that is poised...

No power source but powerful

TWO LEADING columnists of the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) came out with their views last week strongly criticizing a recent act of Congress that...

Increased maternity leave benefit

THERE IS A pending bill in Congress that will increase the maternity leave benefit of female employees or workers up to 105 days from the...

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