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August 8, 2022

EPIRA is now ripe for review: Senate President Juan Miguel “Migz” F. Zubiri in a privilege speech Monday, August 8, 2022, raises the issue of the "ever-increasing" electricity and power rates in Northern Mindanao and many parts of the country. For instance, Zubiri said, electricity rates in Cagayan de Oro rose from P10.62 per kwh in January this year to P14.90 per kwh in July. The Senate leader also stressed the need to review and amend Republic Act No. 9136 or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (EPIRA). “It has been 21 years since we passed the EPIRA. If we need to review and amend it to respond to the condition at this time, we are prepared to do so. It is now ripe for review. No less than our beloved president [Ferdinand Marcos Jr.] had asked this in his State of the Nation Address…,” Zubiri said. (Bibo Nueva España / Senate PRIB)