This Month's Posts

CONSUMER GROUP URGES THE ENERGY DEPARTMENT AND ERC TO BE READY FOR SCHEDULED AND UNSCHEDULED SHUTDOWNS THIS SUMMER.

2019-02-13 23:34:45

Amidst the power rate hike announced by Meralco last week , the  consumer group , Laban Konsyumer Inc. suggested that “more capacity or supply should bring down power rates for consumers. If we do not address  this problem now, distribution utilities will be forced to buy higher pri...

Sword of Damocles

2019-02-13 23:33:20

A RECOMMENDATION of the Department of Energy (DOE) to revoke the franchises of some electric cooperatives has caused an uproar among industry stakeholders, particularly the 17 ECs cited by the agency.

The DOE’s move, however, was viewed as a wake-up call to ailing coo...

Consumer group seeks transparency in power rate adjustments

2019-02-13 23:31:39

MANILA -- Consumer group Laban Konsyumer, Inc. (LKI) is asking the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to be more transparent in its decision-making regarding power rate adjustments while at the same time ensuring that such price changes are in c...

Smart meters may kaakibat na taas-singil sa kuryente: ERC

2019-02-13 23:30:32

Gusto munang pag-aralan ng Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) ang panukala ng Manila Electric Company (Meralco) na palitan ng smart meters ang mga kasalukuyang metro na ginagami...

Bakit Meralco lang? Consumer group says ERC, NGCP, sport market should be more transparent with pricing

2019-02-13 23:29:45

Consumer group Laban Konsyumer, Inc. (LKI) is asking the Energy Regulatory Commission ...

Inflation eases to 4.4% in January

2019-02-07 02:40:58

The rate of increase in consumer prices continued its downward trend in January as the imple­mentation of higher taxes on petroleum goods was outweighed by the softening prices of food in the local market along with cheaper global cost of oil that dragged down transportation expenses.

Base...

Tariff Commission to summon DTI over cement duties

2019-02-07 02:39:09

THE Tariff Commission will ask the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to explain the imposition of tariffs on imported cement and explain to those opposing the measure the need to implement duties.

The move was an apparent reaction to the request of Laban Konsyumer, Inc. (LKI) and cemen...

Cement safeguard impact to be probed

2019-02-07 02:37:46

The Tariff Commission (TC) is set to probe the potential impact on the market of the safeguard duties on cement.

An ocular inspection has been scheduled by the TC for February 18 to April 15 in line with concerns over safeguard duties endorsed by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) t...

Consumer group seeks suspension of safeguards

2019-02-07 02:36:20

Consumer group Laban Konsyumer Inc. (LKI) has asked the Tariff Commission (TC) to order the suspension of the implementation of the provisional safeguard measure on imported cement by February 9 when the additional tariff shall have taken effect.

LKI president Vic Dimagiba  said he has...

Consumers eye challenge to tax on cement imports

2019-02-07 02:34:49

A CONSUMER group is firming up plans to ask the court to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the provisional tax on cement imports with respect to hearings at the Tariff Commission.

Consumer group Laban Konsyumer Inc. is eyeing to ask the court to hold off the implementation o...

PCCI to govt: Tweak policies to temper hike in consumer prices

2019-02-07 02:33:07

THE rice tariffication bill should be signed into law and sugar imports must be deregulated if the government intends to temper inflation this year, the country’s largest network of local firms said on Tuesday.

In a text message to the BusinessMirror, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and In...

Consumer Group warns of revival and proliferation of “deceptive and aggressive sales marketing practices “

2019-02-05 19:13:31

 Laban Konsyumer Inc., thru Atty. Victorio Mario A. Dimagiba, endorsed a consumer complaint to the Fair Trade and Enforcement Bureau of the Department of Trade and Industry as well as to the Food and Drug Administration. The complaint involved “ deceptive and aggressive sales marketing pra...

RA 8800, Section 9- Safeguard duty against importation of cement.

2019-02-05 19:12:16

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POSITION PAPER by Laban Konsyumer Inc. (LKI) to the Senate Energy Committee regarding House Bill 8179

2019-02-02 01:09:02

    • On Section 6, the rates must comply with curren...

    CONSUMER GROUP LAUDS CONSUMER SECTOR IN ERC; PEOPLE’S COUNSEL ON POWER RATE CASES; SUPPORTS ACCESS OF POWER IN UNSERVED COMMUNITIES

    2019-02-02 01:07:11

    Laban Konsyumer Inc. lauded the House Committee on Energy in the creation of the proposed office of People’s Counsel. Under the bill to strengthen the Energy Regulatory Commission, it shall be the duty of the People’s Counsel to represent and appear for the public before the ERC in every case...

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