Bayan Muna Rep.Carlos Isagani Zarate today called on the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to revoke the provisional authority it granted to Meralco allowing a P.66 per kilowatt hour power rate increase in March, and, at least P.22/kwh in April and May, respectively. “The power rate hike order is not only premature but highly questionable,” said the progressive solon. “First, the hearings on the rate hike only started Tuesday and numerous groups came forward to question and oppose it,” “Second, the circumstances surrounding the proposed rate increase now is very similar to the Malampaya s
On the 22nd anniversary of the country's mining law, House Committee on Natural Resources chairperson and Bayan Muna partylist Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate said "now is the time to finally replace a deeply problematic and plunderous mining law." "The time is long ripe to scrap the Mining Act of 1995. What is crystal clear, in the more than two (2) decades of liberalized mining, is that it does not work for the development of our economy and the betterment of our people.