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ERC Remains Optimistic, Appeals to House to Reconsider 2018 Budget

“The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) respects the approval of the House of Representatives of a one thousand Peso (PhP 1,000.00) 2018 budget for the agency.  We understand that the issues weigh heavily on the agency and we share the sentiments of the esteemed Congressmen as we strive to resolve the said controversies following the death of a beloved colleague, ERC Director and Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) Chairman Francisco Jose S. Villa, Jr.

The Commissioners conducted an internal inquiry and have submitted a comprehensive report to the Office of the President (OP) last April 2017 detailing the irregularities ranging from failure to follow procurement procedures, concealment of documents and among others, unilaterally signing Orders without Commission deliberations and approval.  The report and an anonymous complaint from concerned ERC employees prompted the OP to further investigate the allegations leveled against ERC Chairman and CEO Jose Vicente B. Salazar.  Other government agencies have likewise conducted their respective investigations into the irregularities, and the Commissioners as well as staff have cooperated with these agencies to arrive at an early resolution of these issues.  At this time, Chairman Salazar is serving a penalty of suspension for one of the violations committed, i.e. Insubordination.

The four (4) Commissioners, during Chairman Salazar’s suspension, are striving to guide the agency to discharge its functions as normally as possible.  However, Salazar’s infractions and their far-reaching effects continue to hound the agency, and these have not escaped the attention of Congress and the public in general, thus, the call for the Resolution of the said issues.

Normalcy in ERC’s operations have eluded the agency and the installation of a new leadership has become an imperative to fully restore ERC’s operations.  The Commissioners have previously appealed to the Office of the President for Salazar’s dismissal in view of the gravity of the numerous violations committed.

The entire ERC workforce is committed to ensure the delivery of its responsibility of providing efficient public service to the Filipino people with utmost integrity and professionalism.

We trust that our representatives will reconsider the agency’s budget for the welfare of the more than 300 ERC employees and, more importantly, the consuming public.”





 

Today at ERC
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hearing Schedules
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2017-082 RC [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
AKELCO
Venue:
AKELCO’s principal office at Poblacion, Lezo, Aklan
Title:
Application for Confirmation and Approval of 2017 Emergency Capital Expenditure Project, re: Installation of New 10 MVA Power Transformer as Replacement for the Damaged 5 MVA Power Transformer at Nabas Substation
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2017-007 CF [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
ZAMECO II
Venue:
ERC Hearing Room (15th Floor)
Title:
Application for Approval of Over/Under Recoveries Based on the Formula on the Various Automatic Cost Adjustment and True Up Mechanisms and Corresponding Confirmation Process Pursuant to ERC Resolution No. 16, Series of 2009, as Amended by ERC Resolution No. 21, Series of 2010 and ERC Resolution No. 23, Series of 2010
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2017-061 RC [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
CENPELCO
Venue:
CENPELCO’s principal office at Padilla Street, San Carlos City, Pangasinan
Title:
Application for Approval of Adjustment in Rates Covering the First to Third Regulatory Period of the Second Entrant Group Under the Tariff Glide Path (TGP) Rules, with Motion for Provisional Authority
Time:
14:00
Case No.:
2017-046 CF [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
PELCO III
Venue:
ERC Hearing Room (15th Floor)
Title:
Application for Confirmation and Approval of Calculations of Over or Under Recoveries in the Implementation of Automatic Cost Adjustments and True Up Mechanisms Covering the Period 2014 to 2016, Pursuant to ERC Resolution No. 16, Series of 2009, As Amended by ERC Resolution No. 21, Series of 2010 and ERC Resolution No. 23, Series of 2010
Time:
9:00
Case No.:
2017-083 RC [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
NGCP & Panasia Energy, Inc. (PANASIA)
Venue:
Multipurpose Hall, Brgy. Luz Kitang I, Limay Bataan
Title:
Application for Approval of the Ancillary Services Procurement Agreement Between the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines and Panasia Energy, Inc. with Prayer for the Issuance of Provisional Authority

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