Dagdag na pahirap

Kakatanggap ko lang ng aming Meralco bill at talaga namang nakaka-high blood.

Bumaba na nga ang aming electrical consumption kumpara sa nakaraang buwan dail talaga naman tipid kami ng husto. Kahit mainit tinitiis naming habang kayang tiisin na hindi mag-aircon. Ngunit tumaas pa rin ang aming babayaran.

Ito ay dahil sa pagtaas ng Meralco ng kanilang billing. Ang sinabing dahilan ay ang pagtaas raw ng Wholesale Electricity Spot Market.

Kahit ano pang rason ang sasabihin ng Meralco at ng pamahalaan, hindi makakabawas sa kalbaryo na idudulot nitong dagdag na pahirap. Dagdag na bawas yan sa perang dapat ay pupunta sa pagkain at iba pang pangangailangan.

Kaya gusto kong pumunta si Gloria Arroyo at ang kanyang mga alagad sa mga lugar ng mga mahihirap (halos buong Pilipinas na ‘yan) na walang kasamang guwardiya. Ulitin nila sa mga tao ang mga pinagyayabang nila noong mga nakaraan buwan, na gumaganda ang ekononiya sa Pilipinas dahil sa kanyang galing . Sasabihin niya yan at ng mabato sila ng mga tao.

Sabi ng kapitbahay namin, “Hirap na hirap ka na nga, gagawin ka pang tanga.” Sasabihin sa iyo na gumaganda ang buhay sa Pilipinas dahil sa kanya samantalang nagkakandaluko na ang ekonomiya dahil sa mga kurakutan nila.

Ngayon, sa gitna ng krisis ang bigas, halatang-halata na ang ginagawa lang ni Arroyo ay damage control lang, Hindi pangmatagalang solusyon. Kung sa barko yan, maraming butas. Ang ginagawa lang niya, tapal doon, tapal dito. Lalong namang dumadami ang butas.

Katulad na lamang nitong kanyang solusyon na magbenta raw ng murang pan-de-sal ang pamahalaan para daw mabawasan ang pagkain ng bigas. Sa isang lugar kung saan nakarating ang pandesal ni Arroyo, inis ang isang may-ari ng bakery. Sabi niya dahil daw sa pandesal ni Arroyo, walang bumili ng kanyang pandesal.

Sabi niya hindi sila pwede magkipag-kumpetinsya sa presyo ni pandesal ni Gloria dahil tumaas na rin ang presyo ng harina, kuryente at gasoline para sa paghakot ng kanilang panganga-ilangan.

“Kapag hindi kami makabenta,magsasara na itong aming bakery. Kapag nagsara ang aming bakery, mawawalan ng trabaho itong aming mga empleyado.” Sabi niya.

Sa ngayon, bawat solusyon kuno na ginagawa ni Gloria ay nanganganak ng panibagong problema. Kasi nga hindi niya matumbok ang tunay na solusyon dahil takot siyang may matamaan na hindi niya kaya. Dahil wala namang siyang tunay na suporta sa taumbayan, baka matumba siya.

Padami na padami ang butas ng barko. Darating ang araw, hindi na kaya ang tapal-tapal lang. Lulubog na ‘yan.

April 29, 2008 12:19 am   Posted in: rice crisis, Web Links

51 Responses

  1. chi - April 29, 2008 2:24 am

    Pati mga bakery owners ay mawawalan ng negosyo kapag nagkataon dahil sa kumpetensya ng pandesal ni Korap Gloria. Ang masama nito ay hindi naman masusustentuhan ng pekeng administrasyon ng bruha ang ganitong pang-damage kontrol na programa dahil sa kakulangan sa budget.

    Taas na ang kuryente at isusunod na ang ng P22 ang tangke ng LPG. Sa isang bansa na ang lider ay takip lang ng takip sa isang katutak na butas, mag-uunahan ang mga mamamayan na siya ay tiradurin kung mamamasyal sa mahihirap na lugar ng walang guardias.

  2. Diego K. Guerrero - April 29, 2008 2:37 am

    NAPOCOR at NFA ay baon sa utang dahil sa palpak na pamalakad. Kaya nagkaroon ng krisis sa bigas at sobrang taas presyong pagkain dahil sa tapal-tapal at bukol-bukol policy ng rehimeng Arroyo. Gimmick lang ang murang pandesal ni Gloria. Hindi ito nabibili sa halos 42,000 barangay. Kailan ba tatagal ang NFA rice subsidy? Makain ba ang 7.3% fantastic growth rate ni Gloria?

  3. TurningPoint - April 29, 2008 2:43 am

    Ang mga rice outlets sa palengke ay umaangal na rin dahil inalis sa kanila ang pagbi-benta ng NFA rice at ibinigay ito sa mga simbahan bukod pa sa military commissaries. Ngayon, matumal ang kanilang bentahan dahil ang halaga naman ng commercial rice ay hindi nila kayang bilhin dahil masyadong mahal. Pumasok pa itong pagtitinda ng murang pandesal. Ang panaderya namin sa kanto ay dismayado at paano na raw ang kanilang ikinabubuhay ganung mismong pamalahaan ang kanilang kakompetensya.

    Itong ginagawa ng isang ekonomista sa katauhan ni gloria arroyo ay nakakaduda kung totoo ang ipinangalandakan niyang ph.d in economics.

  4. chi - April 29, 2008 2:53 am

    TP,

    Baka pinagtatapalan din ang PhD niyan. Puro tapal lang kasi ang alam.

  5. chi - April 29, 2008 2:59 am

    Ka Diego,

    Tama ka, walang pandesal ni Gloria sa barrio namin. Nagsara na rin daw ang dalawang panaderya sa bayan dahil sa mahal ng arina, kuryente at gas. Pati uling ay nadoble na raw ang halaga kaya sa aming bahay ay balik gatong ang pagluluto. Lahat na branches na tuyo ay pinupulot ng tatay ko at ipinanggagatong kaya ang aming dirty kitchen ay very very dirty kitchen na. At least ay nakakatipid sila.

  6. Diego K. Guerrero - April 29, 2008 3:24 am

    Kahit sa aming barangay walang Gloria pandesal. Imported ang arina at bigas kaya mahal. Matagal ng super-tipid ang Pinoy.

  7. Elvira - April 29, 2008 4:42 am

    Sige pa rin ng tiis ang mga Pinoy sa mga pinaggagawa ng “Bubuwit” na ‘to! hanggang kelan? Hanggang kaya pa…pero malapit na…Takip lang muna siya ng takip hanggang wala ng pantakip! Diyan na siya tatakpan ng mga tao!

    Ay, Goria ng mga Diyablo, may your tribe vanish!!!

  8. grizzy - April 29, 2008 4:49 am

    Told you so. Sasabihin ni Boba, kumain na lang daw ng pandesal at patatas ang mga pilipino kesa kanin para sa solusyon ng rice crisis na siya din ang puno’t dulo ay katwiran ng isang estupida dahil hindi naman nagpo-produce ng wheat ang Pilipinas at mahal and mga sangkap ng tinapay gaya ng arina, yeast at mantikilya. Komo siya at ang pamilya niya libre ang kinakain, hindi niya nararamdaman ang pahirap na ginagawa niya sa mga kapwa niya pilipino. Maski nga patatas, hindi naman maka-produce ng marami sa Pilipinas. Kamote pa siguro pero baka mag-uutot ang mga pilipino niyan pagnagkataon. At saka lahat ng pakialamanan ni Pandak, pihado palpak kasi puro nakaw lang naman ang inaatupag ng ungas!

  9. grizzy - April 29, 2008 4:54 am

    DPhil (PhD), my ass! Balitang-balita sa UP na may binayaran lang ang ungas para mabigyan ng DPhil niya. Si Angara ba o si Abueva ang UP President noon?

    Niretoke lang daw ang term paper ni Dadong para sa papel na ipiniresenta niya bilang doctoral thesis niya. Pinababa pa ng ungas ang kategorya ng mga may doctorate sa Economics sa totoo lang.

    DPhil ng ungas equivalent lang ng Associate degreee siguro noong panahon namin! Pwe!

  10. chi - April 29, 2008 5:16 am

    Yuko,

    DPhil ba o real PhD ang bruha! Masyadong malaki ang deprensya niyan a.

  11. grizzy - April 29, 2008 5:21 am

    Chi,

    Sa UK, ang tawag DPhil. Sa Tate PhD. Mas gusto ko ang tawag sa UK! Pero iyong doctorate degree ng dorobong pandak binili lang daw when Angara or Abueva was president of UP. Kung sa Tate siguro iyan, hindi nakapasa!

  12. grizzy - April 29, 2008 5:29 am

    BTW, may balitang lumabas sa simbahan namin. Just sharing ito.

    CHURCH WORKS WITH GOVERNMENTS TO STRENGTHEN FAMILIES
    http://www.newsroom.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/eng/news-releases-stories/church-works-with-governments-to-strengthen-families

    MARIKINA, Philippines – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and government officials in the Philippines are joining together to provide resources to help strengthen families and communities.

    The mayor of the city of Marikina, Marides Fernando, recently visited the Philippines headquarters of the Church in Manila to discuss ways that her government could implement family-friendly initiatives.

  13. ocayvalle - April 29, 2008 5:32 am

    sobra na!! tama na!! dapat mapalayas na ang unanong iyan sa malacanang!!
    unanong GMA has done a lot of damages to our country,from day one she
    illegally grab power to erap until now..when will be our citizen will wake up,
    halos lahat ng ka walanghiyaan sa taong bayan ay pinakita na ng walanghiyang
    pekeng pangulo,bakit kaya hanggang ngayon ay namamayagpag pa siya,
    kasama ng mga alipores sa kayabangan!! wala na ba talaga tayong pag asa
    na mag kaisa at atin siyang patalsikin na? our prayers is more than enough,
    all kinds of her illegal activities where all brought out from hello garci, zte and
    now spratley, ano pa kaya ang kulang na rekado para tuloyan na silang
    lahat na mawala na..! lord ikaw na po ulit ang bahala!!

  14. Pepito - April 29, 2008 7:58 am

    Oy, ano ang nangyayari sa one-million-hectares na land-deal with China? Mukhang itutuloy din ito, pero lahat ng ani ay derecho sa China.

  15. Valdemar - April 29, 2008 8:43 am

    There is no true organizational discipline in our country. We have legislators holding the purse strings on projects, government doing direct marketing, and so on. Gusto lahat magkakwarta agad and big. Eto naman mga tao, nagtangatangahan upang bigyan ng murang bigas at pera at lupa. I have mentioned in earlier postings that the idea of dole outs and access cards is bereft of common sense. It breeds laziness while religion provides the omnipotent courage to live on others’ sweat. We can correct all of these if only our leaders and those with phds direct their efforts to what they are supposed to do properly.

  16. rose - April 29, 2008 9:02 am

    Ang gamot ng quack doctor MacapalGal Arrayko sa sakit ng bayan:
    ….kulang ang bigas?- mag halo halo nalang ng mais at kamote.
    walang bigas? huwag na lang kumain..
    ….mahal ang koryente? gumamit ng kandila o kaya huwag nalang mag ilaw..
    ….walang kuarta na pangbili? magpalimos sa gobyerno. I understand she has been giving money..Ang turo sa amin noon..don’t just give fish..more importantly teach him how to fish..

  17. Golberg - April 29, 2008 9:38 am

    Ganun talaga kapag peke ang nakaupo sa pwesto.
    Power grabber and election cheater ano ang equal niyan?

  18. TonGuE-tWisTeD - April 29, 2008 9:45 am

    Diba sabi kosa previous thread, we have been teleported back to the 19th century?

    Ito ang mga ebidensiya:
    – Dahil walang irigasyon, balik sa paghihintay ng ulan ang mga magsasaka.
    – Dahil mahal ang krudo, mas mabenta na uli ang kalabaw kesa hand tractor.
    – Dahil sa mahal ang bigas, binlid na ang sinasaing ng tao.
    – Dahil sa mahal ng pamasahe, mas matipid kung maglalakad o magbibisikleta na lang.
    – Dahil sa mahal ang arina, balik-kamote na lang ang mga tao.
    – Dahil sa taas ng kuryente, balik sa gasera at kandila ang mga maralita.
    – Dahil sa mahal ang LPG, uling na muli ang ginagamit sa pagluto.
    – Dahil sa walang makuhang trabaho, nagkakatulong at nag-aalaga na lang ng mga matanda sa abroad ang mga propesyunal
    na Pinoy.
    – Dahil iyan lahat sa isang pekeng pangulo!

  19. grizzy - April 29, 2008 10:47 am

    Bakit nasa military px ang mga bigas? Bakit nakakabili ba ang ordinaryong pilipino doon? Wala namang guerra daig pa noong WWII sabi ng tiya kong nasa Pilipinas. Buti na lang daw may natago silang bigas. At least, sa probinsiya daw namin wala pa namang pila.

  20. grizzy - April 29, 2008 10:58 am

    Point is hanggang tiis na lang ba ang mga pilipino?

  21. grizzy - April 29, 2008 4:35 pm

    FYI

    —–Original Message—–
    Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 11:03 AM
    Subject: Photos/Text: Protest actions at the UP Centennial graduation rites

    Progressive faculty members, graduating militant students and non-academic personnel of the University made a series of symbolic actions at the UP Centennial Graduation ceremonies last April 27, 2008.

    Amidst the tight security of the University authorities, various groups creatively made bold statements on the country’s deteriorating political and economic situation reiterating the position of the Diliman University Council that GMA must go!

    Please visit:
    http://www.arkibongbayan.org/

    Arkibong Bayan Web Team

  22. grizzy - April 29, 2008 4:40 pm

    According to my aunt, there is actually no food shortage in our province. The food shortage apparently is all part of the publicity stunt to deviate attention from the graft and corruption perpetrated by the criminals running the country like hell, and to try to whitewash the bad image of the Unano, and see if her photo-ops giving rice and noodles or the food send-offs kuno can help improve her ratings!

    Sarap murahin ng hinayupak sa totoo lang. For publicity sake’s, gugutumin lahat. Pero bakit walang pumipiyak? Kaya nawiwili ang walanghiyang may gana pang magyabang na hindi mag-aalsa ang mga pilipino laban sa kanya dahil duwag sila!!! Iyan ang gustong ipalabas kahit na noong mga brigada ni Luli na pasingit-singit sa mga blog. ‘Lol!

  23. hKofw - April 29, 2008 4:50 pm

    Wala tayong ganitong kalalaking problema bago agawin ni Gloria Devil ang upuan sa Malakanyang kay Erap. Hindi na kaya nakukunsiyensa ang mga tao o ‘civil society’ na tumulong sa kanya sa EDSA-2? Obvious na naloko sila ng Demonyita lalo na ang mga buwisit na mga Pari pero tahimik sila ngayon. Imbes na sila ang maging bibig ng mga hinaing ng mga mahihirap ay kinukunsinti pa nila ang mga kawalanghiyang ginagawa ng mga Pidal na walang ginawa kundi maganakaw at babuyin ang Pilipinas. DAPAT NG MAGKAISA ANG BAWAT PILIPINO NA MAY PAGMAMAHAL SA BANSA. Gumawa ng mga KILOS-hakbang upang gumanda ang buhay sa atin. HUWAG MANAHIMIK! MAGSALITA!. HUWAG MAGING DUWAG AT MANHID! KUMILOS! PATALSIKIN NA ANG DEMONYA NA PATULOY NA NAGPAPAHIRAP SA MGA PILIPINO!

  24. norpil - April 29, 2008 7:37 pm

    there is quite a difference between the titles dphil and phd. phd was started to reinvigorate the old dphil programme which consist of a thesis based on one’s previous published research work and an oral exam. in fact there is no time span for this. the phd programme however has limited time, i.e., normally three years, one year for courses and two years for research. in some universities, if one could not finish the programme in the allotted time, one has to repeat the courses. what i donot understand is why gma took the title dphil when very few universities are offering this unless of course it is just a quick fix.

  25. chi - April 29, 2008 8:11 pm

    norpil,

    That’s what I know. Two Hongkonese friends of mine took dphil in England but were not allowed to pursue PhD because they failed the oral exam. A Malaysian friend, however, who also took dphil in the same univ. is now a PhD.

    In Europe, the minimum PhD is 3 yrs, maximum 7 depends on the circumstances. I know, hubby got his PhD in Europe. In the US, PhD extends up to 10 years.

    A dphil is not a phd. Gloria is not a dphil because she did not study in Europe and there’s no dphil in the US (also, she only studied in the US for 6 months). She got her PhD at UP (at least that’s what I read in the newspapers).
    Everyone is welcome to correct me if I’m wrong.

  26. zen2 - April 29, 2008 9:28 pm

    friends, let us compare notes:

    for February-March period, my household electricity bill, for a 897 kWh consumption, amounted to PhP 7,934.75.

    for March-April period, corresponding a 318 kWh consumption, the bill amounted to PhP 2,987.18.

    (conversion rates: JPY 103: 1 US$, PhP 40: 1 US$)

    yun nasa Pinas, magkano ang binabayaran?

  27. zen2 - April 29, 2008 9:52 pm

    gusto ko ma-confirm ang suspetsa: Philippines, has one of the highest power rates in the world.

  28. grizzy - April 29, 2008 11:22 pm

    Over at Oxford U, Chi, they say DPhil and it means Doctor of Philosophy. The first time I heard it mentioned was when I was introduced to my foster father, who had a DPhil in Economics from the same college that I attended.

    You bet, Gloria did not get her doctorate from any European university. If she did, she would probably use “DPhil” not “PhD.” She got her doctorate from UP by paying someone there to get it according to some people there.

  29. chi - April 29, 2008 11:55 pm

    Thanks, Yuko.

  30. bitchevil - April 30, 2008 12:22 am

    What a bitch! Due to the Supreme Court’s wittingly or unwittingly delaying of the ZTE deal on Neri petition, the Senate has decided to terminate the investigation and hearing.
    Once again, the culprits in Malacanang have gotten away!

  31. bitchevil - April 30, 2008 12:26 am

    Who is Lucio? Add Lucio Yan to the ranks of Lucio Tan and Lucio Co, super wealthy Chinoys. Lucio Yan bought two mansions at Wack Wack Subdivision. The house at 970 Stanford sold by former Central Bank official Cesar Lomotan was sold to Lucio Tan and now undergoing major renovation. The maids of Cesar Lomotan told their neighbors, they are moving out because Chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr. is moving in.

    Two blocks away is the house of Ruben Reyes, prominently mentioned in the ZTE-NBN deal negotiations. Ruben Reyes just bought a neighboring vacant lot of about 3,000 square meters which Mrs. Reyes told her neighbors belongs to Ben Abalos. BIR will not dare look into these transactions for now. We have to wait for 2010.

  32. Diego K. Guerrero - April 30, 2008 12:59 am

    Mahina ang evidensya ng Senado laban kay Gloria dahil walang direct testimony si Romy Neri at executive privilege kuno. Makalusot sila ngayon pero kung wala sila poder maaring i-revive ang Senate investigasyon.

  33. bitchevil - April 30, 2008 1:05 am

    Remember that gay who was ridiculed in a Cebu hospital that has become the hot topic of the media. The doctors and nurses are being investigated and charged. What if that happens to Neri? What if his lover Tom puts a bottle in Neri’s ass? Only then might Neri testify against GMA…

  34. Valdemar - April 30, 2008 6:51 am

    zen2,
    Increasing power rates is no problem here if you know how. Aside from a siphoned source on a wire that passed our huge tree, I had registered 8 meters, keeping 7 on the threshold of discounted rate while supplying my aircons and freezers. also save on my cable TV tapped from an innocent neighbor’s coaxial. Will you ask also on water rates?
    from a friend who failed his Phd but happy to remain as a DOM, doctor of madecine.

  35. chi - April 30, 2008 8:00 am

    Valdemar,

    Natawa ako pero marami siguradong gumagawa niyan. Well, in these times of pahirap ni Gloria, everyone must be resourceful.

  36. TonGuE-tWisTeD - April 30, 2008 9:18 am

    Chi/Valdemar:
    That’s one of the issues I’ve been very vocal against in these electricity billings.

    Napocor and the IPPs produce power in KVA (Kilo Volt x Amperes), they sell it (technically, it’s called “demand”) in KVAh (KVA x hrs.) to distributors like Meralco.

    Meralco in turn, sells it to us in KWh (Kilo Watt x hrs.) which is actual consumption. KVAh x Power Factor (which is always a decimal value) is reflected in our bills as KWh. It looks good initially, doesn’t it? We’re paying the LOWER amount of “consumed power”.

    But here’s the catch. The “sytems losses” which is comprised of energy distributed but not billed is summed up and distributed to all PAYING customers only. Systems losses include losses from equipment (i.e., distribution transformers’ core losses, copper conductor losses, low-Power Factor loads, etc.) and THOSE LOST THROUGH PILFERAGE. Including that example of Valdemar’s electricity-siphoning “jumper” under the tree.

    What Valdemar has “cheated” out of his utility company, the others are paying for. No economic loss for the distributor.

    Multiply that practice with those who tap into the power lines which is very rampant in many squatter colonies.

    We, the fair buyers, are actually paying more to cover the amount lost to power theft, and for subsidizing those consuming less than 100KWh a month, which you can achieve, according to Valdemar’s practice, by dividing your loads and applying a meter to each freezer, aircon, or whathaveyou.

    The systems loss charges, steady at about 10% of the total bill per month, frees Meralco from the responsibility to run after power thieves, while on the other hand, it punishes those who are lawfully-abiding consumers. It only perpetuates – no, encourages – stealing and it does not pressure both distributor and consumer into using machinery and other loads which are more power efficient since someone else is paying for another person’s indifference.

  37. TonGuE-tWisTeD - April 30, 2008 9:30 am

    Zen2, there is no fixed factor for any given KWh consumption after the EPIRA Law’s “unbundling” of the charges but you can estimate it to be about P9.50/KWh.

    When I was in Grade 5 (a little more than 30 yrs ago, I’m sure you are computing, heheh), our teacher taught us how to compute our electricity bills, I remember, at 25 cents per KWh. Today, it’s about forty times that!

  38. parasabayan - April 30, 2008 10:35 am

    Our pathetic conditions today are a product of decades of neglect! Our politicians learned how to milk the country instead of serving. Lately, leaders like the evil bitch learned a new trade to get more dough! Taking advantage of China’s economic boom, the evil bitch learned so fast that Chinese funded projects would be the quickest and the highest yielding business there is for those in power! If we think that this is the worst state the country will be in, think again. Tomorrow when it is time to pay off all our debts, when the global economy would have increased the interest rates, restrict the exportation of our products, the population growth is much higher than any economic growth and the effects of neglect in all the sectors of our economy would be more pronounced, only then will we be cursing this evil bitch the more! She has been given almost eight years now to impact changes in our country but all she did and continues to do is loot our country of its resources and mismanage our government to her heart’s content!

    Each time I see her face on the television, I feel like breaking the TV! I immediately turn it off and wait for a few seconds until she is off! This is how much hatred I have for this bogus president! Wala na rin lang siyang nagagawa kundi puro pagnananakaw at pagsisinungaling, wala siyang karapatang mamuno ng bansa!

  39. Dr.Kwak - April 30, 2008 10:35 am

    Kung puwedi nga lang ang mag-jumper. Kaso matunog ang ilang mga kapitbahay lalo na’t taga MERALCO sila.

  40. zen2 - April 30, 2008 3:17 pm

    valdemar, tongue;

    bingo!

    just like what i have suspected, household power rates per kWh in the Philippines, is maybe NOW the highest in the world!

    based on personal raw data provided above, here’s how i reckon by simple ‘rithmetic: for Feb.-March, per kWh rate is a little over 24 yen.

    for March-April, having consumed considerably lower than the previous month, per kWh rate stood at 22 yen.

    or, the average for a 2-month period is 23 yen, which in
    in PhP is 8.93 per kWh.

    and this is in Japan: where a 350 ml. can of cola costs 120 yen (US$ 1.17), where everyone agrees is one of the most expensive.

    point is, if Meralco—-with a government-approved rate of PhP 9.50 per kWh, charges its consumers far more than its counterpart in Japan, i cannot imagine how ordinary Filipino people survive when DAILY minimum legal wage is PhP 250! (US$ 6.25)

  41. Valdemar - April 30, 2008 7:54 pm

    zen2,
    Everyone here can manage to survive even those not receiving wages. Try tracing out where the OFW remittances are going. It goes a long way even branching out to other very dependent beings, you know who. If you look at the news on the paper and over the radio, snatching is a way of our life. Even drug pushing. What about begging and syndcatons. And the abundant funds from the government that unbundling is no longer necessary. Dont be surprised if a neighbor is kidnapped for ransom or his kidney is sold. For as long as the church dont fold up, that means the poorest has still money to spare. They can even go on extended rallies.

  42. patria adorada - April 30, 2008 10:21 pm

    Kung mahal ang kuryente sa metro Manila,mas mahal ang kuryente sa probinsya,mas mababa pa ang pasahod.

  43. geronimo - April 30, 2008 11:01 pm

    By the way, I have not heard anything more about the ZTE and other corruption issues against the Arroyos; is there anything being done to continue this? I think the crisis (kuno) of the rice shortage was a man-made one to cover that corruption issues. Talagang magaling mag-manipulate ang malacanang sa pamumuno no “Gloria Labandera” malinis maglaba. To take her out of office is not a big deal, only needs funding. Why not have contribution of say 100 pesos per person who wants her out? Siguradong may grupo na naghihintay lang ng funding.

  44. Valdemar - May 2, 2008 8:42 pm

    Tongue, zen2,
    Gloria must be reading this blog, too. Naconcensa at ibig nang paalis yong system. Bahala na ang Meralco manghuli ng kapwa nila. Tanggalin ko na muna ang jumper. Pati mga pare, uma-aray na sa recession ng collection. Baka kunwari lamang.

  45. Valdemar - May 2, 2008 8:43 pm

    …system loss sa billing.

  46. chi - May 2, 2008 11:47 pm

    Gloria is again blaming the Meralco for the abot-sky taas kuryente. Blame dito, blame doon except her evilness. Ito ang gustong mag-presidente na takot sa responsibilidad at accountability. Gusto lang mag-posing na siya ang pangulo ng Pinas na sadlak sa dusa!

  47. dandaw - May 3, 2008 1:02 am

    The last time I bought rice cost $10.00 for 10 lbs. Yesterday, I paid $45.00 for 10 lbs. Electricity, our last bill was $120.00/mo. WATER $600.00/mo. On water the water Co. alloted us 102 (I don’t know what measure) I talked to our Senators and Congressman, they can’t do anything because we have no rain. But the State is going to built a desalinization plant coming from the Ocean. Action for the betterment of lives of Society is always the priority of our Government but our problem is the Democrats in Congress that is always blocking the good bill to pass and also the environmentalists that opposes everything but for the conservation of the Kangaroo rats. So, life in this country not easy but it is a democracy.

  48. TonGuE-tWisTeD - May 3, 2008 4:18 pm

    Nagulat rin ako nang i-announce ni Pandak na ipa-file sa ERC yung pag-alis ng systems loss sa Meralco Bills. Palagay ko nga, nabasa yung post ko sa taas. Alam siguro ng mole na businessman ako, kaya yung speech niya sa harap ng businessmen biglang-biglang lumabas yung sa systems loss.

    Pero merong caveat diyan, mga pips. Pag itinago ng Meralco ‘yang, systems loss charge na iyan – iabsorb sa distribution charge o ipatong sa Return on Rate Base (RORB) – wala ngang line item na systems loss pero nak-built-in na pala.

    Ang dapat, i-monitor ng TRANSCO yung Total DEMAND na nagamit ng Meralco at isubmit yan sa ERC regularly. para pagbasehan ng ERC kung naalis na yung Systems Loss Charge sa billing natin.

    Kung matanggal yan, mga 10% ang reduction ng Electricity bills natin!

  49. TonGuE-tWisTeD - May 3, 2008 4:20 pm

    Problema rin pala, dahil nga grupo nila Razon-Aboitiz ang nakabili ng TRANSCO, madali lang nilang yariin ang taumbayan pag nakipagkuntsaba sa Meralco.

    Bilyon ang halaga niyan monthly!

  50. Valdemar - May 3, 2008 5:05 pm

    Di wag muna tanggalin ang jumper.

  51. bitchevil - May 4, 2008 7:42 am

    Have you seen the movie “Jumper”?

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