Senator Raffy Tulfo yesterday said he would prioritize energy-related measures to lessen the burden on Filipino consumers due to high electricity costs and power outages in far-flung areas.
During the first committee briefing, Tulfo vowed to hold accountable public officials and other private personalities involved in anomalies in the generation, transmission, and distribution of energy.
“I came to know the many problems facing consumers, especially the poor,” he said. He also cited frequent brownouts in Palawan, Bataan, at Davao.
To properly address other energy-related issues, Tulfo said he is ready to set meetings and hear the proposals of experts and stakeholders.
“We can invite stakeholders that can give us guidance and inputs, as well as tell us why several problems keep on happening and how we can solve them,” he stressed.
The priority bills under the Energy Committee this 19th Congress include, among others, Senate Bill (SB) No. 358 of the “Recoverable System Loss Act,” SB No. 151 or the “Waste to Energy Act” and SB No. 156 or “Energy Advocate Act.”