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Devanadera Warns Electricity Stakeholders Against Fake COCs

    The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) warned electric power stakeholders, particularly Qualified End-users (QEs), to be wary against falsified Certificates of Compliance (COCs).  The caution was made in light of cases filed by two (2) qualified end-users with the authorities against individuals who secured the fake COCs.  

    “The ERC is currently coordinating with the law enforcers, who sought our help, to track down the responsible persons for the production and issuance of the falsified COCs.  We were able to confirm the allegation about the fake COCs after verifying our records,” ERC Chairperson and CEO Agnes VST Devanadera disclosed.

    The fictitious QE-COCs were issued to STMTCC-La Fiesta, Inc. and St. Therese MTC Colleges Tigbauan, Inc.  The fabricated QE-COCs were dated 23 August 2017 and 02 February 2018, respectively.  The said QE-COCs made use of the previous ERC logo and bore the forged signature of Commissioner Geronimo D. Sta. Ana.

    The respondent/s were charged with violation of Art. 172 in relation to Art. 171 (Falsification) of Act No. 3815, as amended otherwise known as “The Revised Penal Code”.

    “Let this serve as a word of caution to electric power industry stakeholders and to the unscrupulous individuals as well, to stop this kind of illegal activity, which is falsifying ERC documents particularly COC in this case.  With the process automation that is currently being put in place in ERC, this can be easily detected now.  Unlawful acts such as this taints the ERC itself and the integrity of its officials who are simply performing their duties.  We encourage the public to report to the ERC or to the nearest police authorities any illegal act of any electric power industry participant to avoid proliferation of any kind of misconduct,” Chair Devanadera added.

Date Published: 8/17/2018

 

Today at ERC
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Hearing Schedules
Time:
09:30
Case No.:
2017-042 RC [EV]
Applicant:
PEMC
Venue:
ERC Hearing Room (15th floor)
Title:
In the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the Price Determination Methodology for the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM)
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2018-071 RC [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
LEYECO III
Venue:
LEYECO III’s Principal Office, Brgy. San Roque, Tunga, Leyte
Title:
In the Matter of the Application for Approval of Adjustment in Rates Pursuant to the Tariff Glide Path Rules, With Prayer for Provisional Authority
Time:
10:00
Case No.:
2018-090 RC [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
SAMELCO II
Venue:
SAMELCO II's Principal Office, Paranas, Samar
Title:
In the Matter of the Application for Approval of Adjustment in Rates Based on the Tariff Glide Path on the Fourth To Sixth Regulatory Years of the First Regulatory Period for the First Entrant Electric Cooperative Under the Tariff Glide Path (TGP) Rules, with Motion for Provisional Authority
Time:
14:00
Case No.:
2018-008 MC [JU] [EX] [PT] [EV]
Applicant:
PECO
Venue:
ERC Hearing Room (15th floor)
Title:
In the Matter of the Application for Renewal of Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity

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