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Meralco back on track with convincing win over Blackwater

Oct 18, 2019 - 6:54 PM

Allen Durham, Raymond Almazan, and Baser Amer star as Meralco bounces back to improve to solo 4th place

NO STREAK. Allen Durham and Meralco deny Blackwater back-to-back wins. Photo from PBA Images


McDaniels erupts for 51 as TNT stays unbeaten

Oct 12, 2019 - 10:22 PM

TNT banks on KJ McDaniels' 51-point explosion to secure their sixth straight victory

Photo from PBA Images

SC orders review of Meralco finances to come up with lower power rates

Oct 10, 2019 - 9:58 AM

The High Court directs the Energy Regulatory Commission to review Meralco's unbundled rates 'for determination of a reasonable and fair valuation of the regulatory asset base that will provide electricity to consumers in the least cost manner'

Meralco rates slightly going up in October 2019

Oct 08, 2019 - 4:35 PM

Even with the slight increase this October, there has been a total downward adjustment of electricity rates amounting to almost P1.47 per kilowatt hour since April 2019

Meralco breezes past reeling Phoenix for second straight win

Oct 06, 2019 - 7:31 PM

Heroes just two days ago, import Allen Durham and Baser Amer take charge anew for Meralco

NEAR-PERFECT. Allen Durham and Meralco pick up their third win in 4 games. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco zaps new-look Alaska behind Durham, Amer

Oct 04, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Allen Durham flirts with a triple-double while Baser Amer makes it rain from deep as Meralco returns to the winning track

ROMP. Allen Durham and Meralco prove too much for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


Ravena delivers in endgame as NLEX survives Meralco

Sep 27, 2019 - 6:58 PM

The Road Warriors arrest a meltdown to gain an early lead in the standings at 2-0

BACK-TO-BACK WINS. JR Quinahan topscores for the unbeaten NLEX. Photo from PBA Images


Former Meralco import Emmett killed in Dallas shooting

Sep 24, 2019 - 11:26 AM

He was 37

UNFORTUNATE. Former Meralco Bolts import Andre Emmett dies in a shooting in Dallas. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Almazan finally proves worth for success-hungry Meralco

Sep 22, 2019 - 12:04 AM

Acquired by Meralco 4 months ago, Raymond Almazan delivers his best game yet after starring in a string of crucial plays in their comeback win against Magnolia

BIG GAME. Raymond Almazan shows why Meralco traded for him. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco zaps Magnolia in 22-point turnaround

Sep 21, 2019 - 9:54 PM

Chris Newsome, Allen Durham, and Raymond Almazan deliver double-double performances as Meralco storms back from a 16-point hole

BACK AT IT. Allen Durham returns to Meralco for the fourth straight Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco lowers rates for 5th straight month

Sep 09, 2019 - 5:25 PM

This brings the total reduction to P1.52 per kWh since April 2019

ERC, Meralco ordered to explain bill deposits to Supreme Court

Aug 06, 2019 - 6:20 PM

The Makabayan bloc is asking the Supreme Court to nullify the practice of charging bill deposits to electric consumers

Meralco rates down for 4th straight month

Aug 06, 2019 - 2:45 PM

The latest reduction brings the total downward adjustment to almost P1 per kWh since May 2019


Meralco core income rises by 14% to P12.3 billion in 1st half of 2019

Jul 29, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Meralco posts strong earnings from January to June this year despite a power supply crisis in Luzon during the period


Alaska edges out Meralco in OT thriller to seize last playoff berth

Jul 19, 2019 - 9:55 PM

Behind Chris Banchero, Vic Manuel, and Diamon Simpson, Alaska advances to the next round against TNT

END OF THE ROAD. Chris Newsome and Meralco are denied a ticket to the quarterfinals by Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


Delroy James breathes life to Meralco's playoff hopes

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:05 PM

Delroy James earns his first PBA win to help Meralco set up a playoff date with Alaska for the last quarterfinals berth

ONE MORE MATCH. Delroy James to extends his PBA stint with Meralco. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco stuns San Miguel to stay alive in playoff race

Jul 17, 2019 - 7:19 PM

Import Delroy James carries the scoring cudgels down the stretch as Meralco sets up a playoff date with Alaska for the last quarterfinal berth

KEY COGS. Chris Newsome and Brian Faundo provide timely contributions for Meralco Photo from PBA Images


Bolick saves the day as NorthPort sinks Meralco

Jul 12, 2019 - 10:08 PM

The Batang Pier end the elimination round with a 9-2 record and could head into the quarterfinals as the No. 1 team

ICE IN HIS VEINS. Robert Bolick comes up clutch for NorthPort again. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco again lowers electricity rates in July 2019

Jul 08, 2019 - 3:30 PM

This is the 3rd straight month that the Manila Electric Company is reducing power rates

PCC approves Meralco-Marubeni, BCDA joint venture

Jul 03, 2019 - 2:45 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission says the deal will not cause any substantial lessening of competition in the retail electricity supply market

POWER DISTRIBUTOR. The Philippine Competition Commission clears the joint venture between the Bases Conversion and Development Authority and the Meralco-Marubeni consortium to distribute electricity to New Clark City locators. Photo from New Clark City website

Barroca dazzles in Zamboanga as streaking Magnolia blasts Meralco

Jun 29, 2019 - 7:48 PM

Mark Barroca fires a team-high in points to help the Hotshots earn their fifth straight win in dominant fashion

TOWN PRIDE. Mark Barroca gives a basketball treat to his townsmen in Zamboanga City. Photo from PBA Images


NLEX ends dry spell, zaps Meralco for maiden win

Jun 19, 2019 - 9:53 PM

After dropping their first 6 games of the conference, the Road Warriors bank on Tony Mitchell and Jericho Cruz to keep their playoff bid running

BREAKTHROUGH. Tony Mitchell gets his first win as a member of the NLEX Road Warriors. Photo from PBA Images


Jones resets career-high as TNT zaps Meralco for solo lead

Jun 15, 2019 - 6:58 PM

Terrence Jones explodes for a new PBA career-high in points to power a KaTropa side missing star guard Jayson Castro

SCORING MACHINE. Terrence Jones delivers the goods for TNT. Photo from PBA Images


Banchero, Manuel conspire as Alaska halts Meralco streak

Jun 09, 2019 - 7:08 PM

The Alaska Aces prove the steadier team down the stretch to extend their winning run to 3 games

LOSING TRACK. Meralco sees its winning streak come to an end at the hands of Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


Almazan hopes for better showing after Meralco debut

Jun 07, 2019 - 11:58 PM

The wiry big man still tries to find his footing after being sidelined for months due to a calf injury

NEW TEAM, NEW START. Raymond Almazan says he cherishes every opportunity given to him. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco zaps Abueva-less Phoenix for back-to-back wins

Jun 07, 2019 - 7:16 PM

The Bolts bank on the trio of Gani Lawal, Baser Amer, and Chris Newsome to pick up their third win in 5 games

ALL-AROUND. Chris Newsome puts up a solid performance across the board for Meralco. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco to lower electricity rates for 2nd straight month

Jun 06, 2019 - 2:20 PM

Households consuming 200 kilowatts per hour can expect a reduction of around P39 from their June 2019 bill

Black, Meralco disappointed Dillinger signed with Ginebra

Jun 01, 2019 - 2:24 PM

Black said Dillinger and the Bolts had a 'gentleman's agreement' that he would remain with the team even if he was relegated to the unrestricted free agent list

FAREWELL. Jared Dillinger ends a six-year stay with Meralco. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco spoils Bowles' PBA return with win over Rain or Shine

May 31, 2019 - 9:53 PM

The Bolts pick up their second win in 4 games with a strong second-half showing against the debuting Elasto Painters

SPOILED. Denzel Bowles issues a stellar game for Rain or Shine, but Meralco still comes out on top. Photo from PBA Images


Defending champ Ginebra turns back Meralco for maiden win

May 26, 2019 - 9:43 PM

The Gin Kings find redemption from a shock conference-opening loss by storming back from 15 points down to deck the Bolts

DEFEND THE CROWN. Scottie Thompson and Barangay Ginebra are now on the right track for their title defense. Photo from PBA images


Almazan just waiting go signal for Meralco debut

May 24, 2019 - 11:37 PM

The wiry big man looks to bring the same defensive presence he was known for before he was traded by Rain or Shine

WAITING GAME. Raymond Almazan is itching to return to the PBA hardwood after missing the first two games of the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Lawal a beast inside as Meralco thwarts Columbian for 1st win

May 24, 2019 - 7:10 PM

The Bolts arrest a meltdown to improve to 1-1 and keep the Dyip winless in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup

TOO STRONG. Gani Lawal records another monster double-double for Meralco. Photo from PBA Images


Parks debuts in PBA as Blackwater escapes Meralco in OT

May 19, 2019 - 7:23 PM

The Blackwater Elite open the Commissioner's Cup on the right note behind second overall pick Ray Parks and import Alex Stepheson

BATTLE-SCARRED. Ray Parks impresses in his PBA debut. Photo from PBA Images


Rain or Shine ships Almazan to Meralco

May 13, 2019 - 7:59 PM

The Elasto Painters center gets traded for the Bolts' first-round picks in the 2019 and 2021 drafts

FAREWELL. Raymond Almazan is set to part ways with the team that drafted him third overall in 2013. Photo from PBA Images


NGCP, Meralco: Measures in place for power supply during elections

May 09, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines says it is ready to ensure 'reliable power transmission services before, during, and after the election date.' Meralco also has contingency plans.

A lineman fixes the current connections along Mendez Road, in Barangay Baesa, Quezon City on May 2, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Meralco slashes power rates for May 2019

May 07, 2019 - 3:55 PM

Meralco adjusts power rates downward for May, despite higher prices in the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market

Makabayan bloc asks Supreme Court to void Meralco bill deposits

Apr 30, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The leftist groups argue that the EPIRA law does not sanction the charging of bill deposits

BILL DEPOSITS. Makabayan senatorial bet Neri Colmenares files on April 30, 2019, a petition for certiorari before the Supreme Court seeking to void Meralco's bill deposits. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

LIST: Power interruptions due to Meralco maintenance in April 2019

Apr 19, 2019 - 10:35 PM

Here are the areas that will experience power interruptions for April

Linemen installed new Meralco line along Agham Rd. in Quezon City on Thursday, February 7, 2019. Photo by DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

Utility firms, Quezon City gov't agree to simplify transactions

Apr 16, 2019 - 3:20 PM

The processing of excavation permits is expected to be faster, after the signing of a memorandum of understanding between utility firms and the Quezon City government

How Ateneo's e-jeeps revolutionized in-campus commutes

Apr 16, 2019 - 1:32 PM

The e-jeeps are a quick and sustainable transport alternative inside the campus — and they’re cheaper, too. Here’s how you can implement the same for your own organization

Luzon grid on red alert again, brownouts hit Meralco areas

Apr 11, 2019 - 1:15 PM

(UPDATED) The Luzon grid is placed under red alert for the second straight day on Thursday, April 11

RED ALERT. Brounouts are expected in Meralco areas due to low power supply. Photo from Shutterstock

Meralco implements rotational brownouts as Luzon grid supply thins

Apr 10, 2019 - 3:55 PM

Rotational brownouts are hitting parts of Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, and Laguna on Wednesday, April 10

Meralco hikes power rates for April

Apr 08, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Meralco encourages consumers to conserve energy this summer

Ginebra zaps Meralco to lock in No. 3 playoff spot

Mar 27, 2019 - 9:39 PM

Even if Ginebra drops its final elimination round game and figures in a three-way tie with San Miguel and TNT, it will still secure 3rd place heading into the quarters

GREGZILLA. Barangay Ginebra draws a prolific performance from Greg Slaughter for its fourth straight win. Photo from PBA Images


Alaska keeps playoff hunt going, virtually eliminates Meralco

Mar 20, 2019 - 7:27 PM

The Aces bank on a balanced scoring attack to snap a three-game skid

TAKING CHARGE. Jeron Teng continues to impress for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


LIST: Power interruptions due to Meralco maintenance in March 2019

Mar 18, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Here are the areas with scheduled power interruptions due to maintenance work of the Manila Electric Company

Electricity meters in Barangay Bagumbayan South in Navotas City on August 2, 2017

Amer rues missed game-winner as Meralco's playoff hunt gets harder

Mar 16, 2019 - 12:51 AM

The Bolts absorb their sixth loss in 9 games after Amer's late three-pointer rims out

LAW OF AVERAGES. Baser Amer fails to duplicate his heroics from Meralco's last win. Photo from PBA Images


Rain or Shine pulls off great escape vs Meralco to snap skid

Mar 15, 2019 - 9:55 PM

The Elasto Painters bolster their chances of a top 2 finish that comes with a twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals

HIGH NOTE. James Yap and the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters find their way back to the winning column. Photo from PBA Images


Amer takes over late as Meralco frustrates NorthPort in 2OT

Mar 08, 2019 - 7:43 PM

The Bolts snap their three-game losing streak while the Batang Pier crash to their fourth straight loss

RELIABLE. Baser Amer catches fire late as Meralco returns to the winning track. Photo from PBA Images


CDO hometown hero Jalalon stars in Magnolia breakthrough vs Meralco

Mar 02, 2019 - 8:07 PM

Jio Jalalon takes charge as the Hotshots finally crash into the win column

LOCAL HERO. Jio Jalalon tows Magnolia to victory to thrill his hometown crowd. Photo from PBA Images