The Freedom from Debt Coalition(FDC) goes on its third day of its Tatakan/Sulatan ng GANID the MERALCO bills protest activity today at 10 am before the MERALCO Kamuning, Quezon City Branch.

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Freedom from Debt Coalition ( FDC ) calls on all the long-suffering MERALCO  consumers to express outrage at the impending P4.25 kwh power rate hike this December by writing or stamping the word“ GANID “ on MERALCO  bills.  FDC member organizations and leaders will launch the TatakKontra-Ganid campaign today, December 9, 2013before the office of the Energy Regulatory Commission ( ERC ) which will meet en banc to discuss the MERALCO rate hike.

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veto-nea-002The Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) calls on President Benigno Aquino III to veto a Congressional Act which provides for a wholesale takeover by the National Electrification Administration (NEA) of all electric cooperatives in the country and paves the way for their corporatization that will further put the country’s power industry into the hands of a few oligarchic monopolies.

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The Koop Ko ‘To Movement – a movement of consumer groups and labor unions in rural electric cooperatives (RECs) – strongly opposes the proposed National Electrification Administration (NEA) Reform Bill and urges President Benigno S. Aquino III to veto the said measure.

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The reported looming P0.39 per kilowatt-hour increase in power ratesis meant to pass on to consumers "the government’s incompetence, mismanagement and wrong policies that continue to aggravate the lingering problems of our power industry," and to provide "a convenient excuse to extend the life of an incompetent and patently, pro-power oligarchies agency."

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