Militant priest hails Meralco refund


MANILA, June 9, 2008—A militant Catholic priest has favored the recent order of the government for the Manila Electric Company to refund meter deposits to its clients.

Solidarity Philippines convener Fr. Joe Dizon said the refund is a valid decision because the money should be returned to its real owners.

“The public earned a social justice victory after this order. Meralco should do that (give refunds) because the fact that it is a deposit means it belongs to the people,” Dizon said.

The ERC last week approved the policy of returning the meter deposit that Meralco subscribers have been paying since the 1980s.

The electric company said they would make the refund based on the prescribed period of the ERC, which is six months after issuance of the order.

The Meralco will have to return a 6 percent interest for those who paid for meter deposits before 1995, and 10 percent from 1995 until 2004, when meter deposit collection was stopped.

Dizon also said he is hoping the current brawl between the government and the Meralco would end up with something beneficial for the public.

“The government should resolve the Meralco issue to help the people and not for the political vendetta,” he said. (Roy Lagarde)(CBCPNews)

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One Response to “Militant priest hails Meralco refund”

  1. VerPo Says:

    alam mo dapat ang pamahalaan ay namamagitan sa gulo o sitwasyon ng meralco at ng mga mamamayan kaso sinasamantala ito para mamulitika… parang ang sitwasyon ng meralco ay nakabatay sa kung sino ang administrasyon at oposisyon, kung oposisyon, kay lopez, pag admin, kay winston garcia/GMA…

    barangayrp:

    korek. political game lang ito. nagkataon lang na ang arena nila ngayon ay ang power industry. tapos habang naglalaro sila nitong political chess na ito, tayong mga mamamayan ang nahihirapan. bwist nga. dapat nga i-qualify na yan ng CHR bilang state-terrorism. terrorized na ang mga tao sa mga pamumulitika nila.

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