Kung totoo ang sinasabi ni Liza Maza, hindi pa man nananalo, naniningil na? Ilang pa kaya ang mga financiers ni Noynoy ang maniningil. Kawawang Pinoy. Sa masyadong pagkasentimental, baka dumating ang araw sa taas ng kuryente, ayaw ninyo nang gamitin ang fridyider.
30 April 2010
MAZA HITS MERALCO DEAL WITH NOYNOY
NACIONALISTA Party and Makabayan coalition senatorial candidate Rep. Liza
Maza denounced the alleged deal between Liberal Party presidential bet
Noynoy Aquino and the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) to forego the
overcharging in electricity rates, if the latter is elected as President.
This developed as the Movement for Better Values (MBV) yesterday picketed
the offices of the Meralco and the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to
protest recent increases in electricity rates and bared the alleged secret
deal between Meralco and the Noynoy Aquino camp.
"Macapagal-Arroyo' s legacy of high electricity rates since the approval of
RA 9136 or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) in 2001 and
Noynoy's dream for the presidency bodes ill for consumers and the people,"
"The Noynoy deal with Meralco, if this is true, could be a portent of things
to come. The ERC is already sitting on the excessive billings of Meralco
proven by the COA audit. Should the deal push through, we are in for bigger
electric shocks," Maza added.
Figures from Commission on Audit (COA) Audit Reports of MERALCO reveal
overcharges by Meralcio of P8.552 billion and P4.375 billion in test years
2004 and 2007 for a total of P12.98 billion. The years 1987 to 2003, 2005,
2006 and 2008 were not included in the COA audit.
Based on MERALCO'S Audited Financial Statements for CYs 2003 to
2009, the overcharging could reach P15.4 billion.
From a capital base of P441.6-million, Meralco's capital ballooned to
P39.2-billion or 8,896% in 21 years or an equivalent of 423.6% yearly gain.
"This far exceeds the 12% returns allowable by law for public utilities like
Meralco. Instead of increasing power rates, Meralco should immediately
refund consumers and the Noynoy camp should explain their dealings with this
company," Maza said.