INQToday: Meralco rates up in January; PCG conducts successful resupply missions in West PH Sea | Inquirer News

INQToday: Meralco rates up in January; PCG conducts successful resupply missions in West PH Sea

/ 06:16 PM January 10, 2024

Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:

Meralco rates up in January

Customers may notice a slight increase in their January electricity bills after generation charges pulled up distributor Manila Electric Co.’s (Meralco) rates by P0.0846 per kilowatt-hour (kWh), bringing the overall electricity rate of a typical household to P11.3430 per kWh, the company said on Wednesday.


This is equivalent to an increase of P17 in the total bill of a customer consuming 200 kWh a month.


Modern jeepneys’ cost may push drivers to earn P6K daily – solon

Modern jeepneys would cost P1.6 million to P2.4 million, and drivers would need to earn around P6,000 to P7,000 a day if they should acquire it, a lawmaker said Wednesday.

1-Rider Party-list Rep. Bonifacio Bosita also warned that for drivers and operators to pay off their modernized jeepney loans, base fares may rise between P30 and P40 based on his computations – even with the government’s subsidy considered.

Manila and Jakarta eye energy agreement

Manila and Jakarta are eyeing an energy agreement.

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday witnessed the exchange of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on energy cooperation between their two countries.


Coast Guard conducts successful resupply missions in WPS outposts 

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) conducted another successful rotation and resupply mission in its outposts in the West Philippine Sea in the first few days of 2024.

PCG commandant Admiral Ronnie Gil Gavan on Wednesday said the BRP Cabra (MRRV-4409) and BRP Sindangan (MRRV-4407) conducted the activity from Jan. 3 to 9 at Lawak Island, Panata Island, and Pag-asa Island. 

Robin Padilla: Let’s support people’s initiative for Cha-cha

Senator Robin Padilla on Wednesday called on the public to support the people’s initiative (PI) being pushed to amend the 1987 Constitution.

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“The time is ripe to amend the 1987 Constitution—including through a people’s initiative—so long as this is truly from the people,” Padilla said in a statement.

TAGS: Bongbong Marcos, Coast Guard, e-jeepney, Jakarta, Joko Widodo, Manila, MERALCO, Robin Padilla

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