Senator Juan Ponce Enrile

Senate Office:
Rm. 601 GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5552 / 5587
Telefax No.:  (632) 552-6690
Email: [email protected]

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1) Amend the electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) or R.A. No. 9136  to put an end to the unreasonable and excessive PPA charges.

2) Eliminate provisions in the EPIRA that favor giant power firms and to install safeguards for the consumers against the abusive and predatory practices of power utilities.

Further, the EPIRA needs to be revised in order to institutionalized transparency and curb the Energy Regulatory Commission practice of granting provisional authorities to power utilities to increase electricity rates.

3) Initiate, through the Joint Congressional Power Commission, an inquiry into the status of the review of all Independent Power Producers (IPP) contracts mandated under Section 68 of the EPIRA to ensure that IPP contracts found to be onerous are immediately rescinded and that parties who were responsible for such contracts are charged. 

4) Review MERALCO's MEGA FRANCHISE and investigate power utility entities that are grantees of government franchises which have demonstrably failed to adhere to the terms of their franchises and abused the same to the detriment of the consuming public.

5) Actively pursue the passage of a new ANTI-TRUST AND UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES ACT to enact a statute that can address and effectively curb monopolies and cartels, especially in vital utilities and industries.

6) File a bill to undertake a gradual and programmed reduction of income taxes over a period of time to ease the tax burden on ordinary income earners and businesses and to spur economic activity in the country.

Aside from the above mentioned legislative priorities, ENRILE vows to expand his consumer protection crusade to cover other public utilities.

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16th Congress Senators