Nagkaisa! opposes passage of Abad bill

The country’s biggest labor coalition Nagkaisa! warned the members of electric cooperatives (EC) of the dangers posed by the Abad bill or House Bill 6214 that passed the second reading yesterday. The bill, principally authored by energy committee Chair Dina Abad, seeks extra powers for the National Electrification Administration (NEA). Wilson Fortaleza, spokesperson of Partido…

GET RID OF PPA!

Workers from the Alliance of Progressive Labor joined the mass action led by the Kuryente alliance in Mendiola to denounce President Gloria Arroyo’s scheme of lowering electricity rates as inadequate and deceptive. “The real problem is the existing onerous contracts between government and the Independent Power Producers. Any scheme that would continue to honor the…

Thousands Joined the National Day of Protest Against the PPA , Power Companies Stormed by APL Militants

Workers’ indignation over the Purchased Power Adjustment (PPA) continue to escalate as thousands joined various mass actions aimed at: dramatizing the people’s indignation over the unjust collection of PPA; to reiterate the movement’s call for the rescinding of NAPOCOR’s and MERALCO’s onerous contracts with different Independent Power Producers (IPPs); and, the abolition of the PPA.…

Suspension is not Enough, Abolish PPAs!

Today, workers belonging to the Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) picketed the MERALCO Office to protest the private utility company’s continued collection of PPA payments to cover its own obligations to Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and to reiterate its call for the abolition of the Purchased Power Adjustments (PPA). The picketers continued to encourage MERALCO…