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Palace looking into complaint against ERC chief Ducut

/ 01:55 PM February 04, 2014

Energy Regulatory Commission Chairperson Zenaida Cruz-Ducut. PHOTO BY RICHARD A. REYES

MANILA, Philippines – Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma on Tuesday said the Office of the President has started looking into the complaint filed against Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) chair Zenaida Cruz-Ducut.

“Meron nang linikhang Investigative and Adjudicatory Division sa Office of the Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs…Ayon sa kanila, natanggap na nila ang complaint mula sa Akbayan at sinimulan na nila ang kanilang pagsisiyasat ng inihain sa kanila,” Coloma said during a Palace press briefing.

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(An Investigative and Adjudicatory Division at the Office of the Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs had been created…According to them, they have received the complaint from Akbayan and have started to investigate on it.)

Akbayan on Jan. 23 filed a complaint at the Office of the President against Ducut, for her alleged failure to protect consumers against power rate hikes.

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The group said it is President Benigno Aquino III who has the power to remove Ducut, a presidential appointee.

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