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TOP TEN REASONS WHY ELECTRIC CONSUMERS IN MINDANAO WILL OPPOSE THE SALE OF PULANGI & AGUS COMPLEXES

HINDI DAPAT MAGING PAMBAYAD UTANG NG NAPOCOR ANG PAGBENTA SA AGUS AT PULANGI COMPLEXES.

This week, I was one of those seated at the conference room of City Council of Iligan.

I was listening to officials of Lanao Power Consumers Federation (Lapocof) express  their vehement opposition to the present administration’s plan to sell Agus and Pulangi complexes in 2011.

Whether income that would be derived from this planned sale will be used to pay for the soaring debt of Napocor, is something that I still need to know.

You may ask me what is the relation of this Agus and Pulangi Complexes  to our lives? My answer is “look at your ceiling and stare your lights.. be it bulb, fluorescent or chandelier… stare at your electric fans, TVs, air conditioners and your electric socket.”

These complexes are the sources of electricity generated by our hydro power plants. And yes, the government is selling these by 2011. So I am inviting you to read the reasons why electric consumers, local officials and NPC officials are opposing this sale.

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August 28, 2009

This is with regards to a crucial provision of RA 9136 of 2001, the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) which is vital to the development, welfare and future of the whole Mindanao. This is the sale of the Agus/Pulangi Hydro Complexes by 2011.

Chapter V of the EPIRA, Sec 47 (f) “The Agus and the Pulangi complexes in Mindanao shall be excluded from among the generation companies that will be initially privatized… Said complexes may be privatized not earlier than ten (10) years from the effectivity of this Act. The privatization of Agus and Pulangui Complexes shall be left to the discretion of PSALM Corp., in consultation with Congress. READ FULL TEXT & RELATED STORY….

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