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ERC Inks Deal with DOJ - OADR

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and the Department of Justice, through the Office for Alternative Dispute Resolution (OADR), signed on 07 November 2018 a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that seals their cooperation in further strengthening the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms within the ERC through skills training. The training will bolster the use of ADR to achieve the speedy resolution of consumer complaints filed with ERC in the exercise of its quasi-judicial function.

The MOA, which was signed by Secretary of Justice Menardo I. Guevarra and ERC Chairperson and CEO Agnes VST Devanadera marked the formalized agreement between the two agencies.  Under the subject MOU, the OADR shall:  (a) Design Basic Mediation Skills Training for the ERC; (b) Enlist experts to serve as lecturers or facilitators for the duration of the Basic Mediation Skills Training; (c) Provide complete modules and materials for the Basic Mediation Skills Training to all participants; and (d) Coordinate with ERC in all levels of implementation of the program to ensure that the modules and materials are tailor-fit to the mandate of ERC.

The primary beneficiary of the ADR training will be the ERC’s Consumer Affairs Service (CAS) which is in the forefront of resolving complaints and grievances, and conducts mediations and hearings of cases filed before the ERC.   It is essential to build and enhance the capacity and capabilities of the ERC handling officers in resolving complaints through mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

The ERC, under Section 41 of R.A. No. 9136 or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA), is mandated to handle consumer complaints and ensure the adequate promotion of consumer interests.  Meanwhile, Executive Order No. 523 (Instituting the Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Executive Department of Government) prescribed all administrative bodies to promote the use of alternative dispute resolution such as, but not limited to, mediation, conciliation, and arbitration as part of practice in resolving disputes.

“This is another milestone for both the DOJ and the ERC as the partnership, through skills training, will help build and promote a non-adversarial community,” ERC Chairperson Devanadera averred.


 

Today at ERC
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Hearing Schedules
Time:
09:00
Case No.:
2018-104 RC [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
DORECO
Venue:
DORECO's Principal Office, National Highway, Madang, Mati, Davao Oriental
Title:
In the Matter of the Application for Confirmation and Approval of Emergency Capital Expenditure Projects for 2018, Namely: (1) Purchase, Installation and Commissioning of 5 MVA Power Substation and Accessories for Cateel Substation and (2) Purchase of New 10 MVA Power Transformer for Lupon Substation, with Application for Authority to Secure Loan from the National Electrification Administration (NEA)
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2018-099 RC [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
TRANSCO & COTELCO-PPALMA
Venue:
COTELCO-PPALMA Main Office, Villarica, Midsayap, Province of Cotabato
Title:
In the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the Sale of Various Sub-Transmission Lines/Assets of the National Transmission Corporation (TRANSCO) to Cotabato Electric Cooperative Inc.-PPALMA (COTELCO-PPALMA), as covered by a Lease Purchase Agreement (LPA) dated 11 June 2018

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