Explain surge in power bills, Eleco 1, 2, 3 told

first_imgSummoning Ileco managers to address this concern, according to Sullano, is in line with Republic Act No. 7394 (The Consumer Act of the Philippines) which protects consumers from deception, unfair and unconscionable sales, acts and practices. “The lockdown which has been dragging for months now is sending alarming signals of mass poverty, unemployment and recession. Ilonggos are not spared. Basic necessities are becoming scarce and unaffordable. Utility bills like water and electricity have gone spiral,” said Sullano. * bill for March-April – P17,240.21; for May – P10,031.09; for June – P39,571.64 “Gulpi lang nagsaraka ang anda baraydan. Amo na mostly ang ila complaint. Ang nag-furnish copy kanakon daw apat ukon lima ka mga consumers. Nakita ko man sa social media damo gulpi lang nagsaka anda electric (bills), iban doble, iban tama ka hanggod, mga almost 40 percent ang pagsaka,” Sullano told Panay News. It has asked the managers of the cooperatives to appear in its July 30 regular session at the provincial capitol. * bill for March-April – P3,404.10; for May – P5,480.15 * bill for February – P8,188.40; for March – P9,163.63; for May – P12,476.45 “Complaints are piling up as regards to the staggering electric bills of Ileco consumers. Electric meter readings are inconsistent and questionable,” said SP member Ramon Sullano, chairperson of the committee on public utilities. He cited examples from three consumers:  ILOILO – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) wants Iloilo Electric Cooperative (Ileco) 1, 2 and 3 to explain the sharp increase in consumers’ power bills, most especially in May, the height of the enhanced community quarantine in the province. Ileco 1, 2 and 3 have the obligation to explain to consumers their electric charges, he stressed. “Insaw nagtara-as sa tulad compared sa nagliligad nga binulan? May rate adjustment sanda? Lantawon naton,” said Sullano./PNlast_img

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