4 months Duterte signs ‘Murang Kuryente Act’; consumers to expect reduced electricity charges MB
By Genalyn Kabiling A measure seeking to reduce electricity rates for consumers has been signed into law by President Duterte. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (KING RODRIGUEZ / PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Republic Act No.11371 or the “Murang Kuryente Act” allows the use of government share from the Malampaya natural gas project to settle obligations of the National Power Corporation (NPC). Prior to the passage of the law, these debts are charged to consumers through universal charge in their monthly electricity bill. “It is hereby declared the policy of the State to protect public interest by ensuring the provision of ... more