4 months SC asked to stop Meralco from collecting bill deposits MB
By Jeffrey Damicog The Supreme Court (SC) has been asked on Tuesday to no longer allow the Manila Electric Corporation (Meralco) to collect bill deposits from consumers. Supreme Court of the Philippines (MANILA BULLETIN) In their 36-page petition for certiorari, the petitioners, comprised mostly of legislators from the Makabayan bloc of the House of Representatives, pointed out that the bill deposit is not allowed under the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA). “Based on the EPIRA, Meralco, being a DU (distribution utility), can only collect from its consumers (i) distribution wheeling charges, (ii) connection fees, and (iii) retail rate,” the ... more