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LIVE: House hearing on the spike in electricity bills

May 27, 2020 - 12:23 PM

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[OPINION] A crossroads for Meralco

May 23, 2020 - 6:51 PM

'As a private company, Meralco is accountable to its customers, who pay expecting reliable service. But that unfortunately has not been the case.'

Meralco to refund P47 fee for online payments, says sorry

May 21, 2020 - 5:30 PM

Meralco tells the Department of Energy it will be 'more sensitive in the future,' as it draws flak for charging a convenience fee during the enhanced community quarantine

DOE orders Meralco to explain P47 fee for paying bills online

May 19, 2020 - 3:55 PM

'Parang hindi po naging convenience ito, parang naging pabigat sa bulsa,' says Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi

Makabayan lawmakers seek probe into sudden spike in Meralco bills

May 19, 2020 - 12:15 PM

The legislators say the high electricity bills 'added more anxiety to many' as the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic

POWER IN THE METRO. Meralco linemen fix the power line after an electric spark was reported in Mandaluyong City on May 10, 2020. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Jump in power bills shocks consumers, Meralco defends rates

May 15, 2020 - 5:45 PM

A consumer rights group finds it unbelievable that electricity consumption would increase 3 or 4 times in just a month, but Meralco says May bills were based on 'true and actual readings'

Manny Pangilinan on pandemic: Full tragedy yet to unfold

Apr 28, 2020 - 5:20 PM

Tycoon Manny Pangilinan says it will be difficult to project Meralco's profitability in 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic cripples industries

TYCOON. Manny Pangilinan at a PLDT press briefing. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Tangled kites causing power outages in hospitals, says Meralco

Apr 27, 2020 - 7:05 PM

In the first month of the Luzon lockdown, Meralco records 47 'unnecessary power interruptions' caused by foreign objects, with 13 hospitals among the affected customers

FALSE: Bills for March and April 2020 now free – Meralco

Apr 21, 2020 - 4:30 PM

The waiving of electric fees only applies to 'lifeline consumers' of electric cooperatives. Private power distributors are excluded.

Teammates, foes pay tribute to retiring Ranidel de Ocampo

Apr 14, 2020 - 7:55 PM

Ranidel de Ocampo is remembered by his teammates and opponents for being a consummate professional and a smooth operator on the hardcourt

RETIRED. Ranidel de Ocampo draws the curtain to a 15-season PBA career. Photo from PBA Images


Hobbled by injuries, Ranidel de Ocampo to retire from PBA

Apr 13, 2020 - 7:23 PM

During his prime, Ranidel de Ocampo established himself as one of the finest forwards in the PBA and a key player for Gilas Pilipinas

NO TEAM. Ranidel de Ocampo says his contract with Meralco expired last season. Photo from PBA Images


FALSE: Meralco, Maynilad waive March 2020 billings

Apr 06, 2020 - 1:37 PM

The two utility services companies are only offering an extension period for payments

Driver shot in alleged road rage incident in Pasig

Jan 31, 2020 - 6:28 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Pasig City Police say road rage was the motive behind the shooting incident

Groups seek P29-billion refund for Meralco consumers

Jan 26, 2020 - 4:20 PM

Congress should investigate how the power distributor 'overcharged' customers from 2013 to 2018, say Bayan Muna and the Matuwid na Singil sa Kuryente Consumers Alliance

BLOATED RATES? Groups have questioned Meralco's computation of consumers' monthly electricity bills. This photo taken on January 24, 2019, shows protesters rallying against the use of coal to produce energy. File photo by Gerard Carreon

Almazan to return stronger after injury derailed PBA title bid

Jan 19, 2020 - 6:58 PM

Raymond Almazan says the injury that kept him out of a crucial stretch in the PBA Governors' Cup finals serves as his motivation to come back better

BOUNCE BACK. Raymond Almazan is determined to come back stronger for Meralco. Photo from PBA Images


Durham aching to win elusive PBA title despite another finals heartbreak

Jan 18, 2020 - 10:50 PM

Allen Durham and Meralco fall short of the PBA Governors' Cup crown yet again versus Barangay Ginebra

TAKING THE POSITIVES. Allen Durham says life goes on despite falling short of his goal. Photo from PBA Images

MANILA, Philippines – A PBA crown remains elusive for Allen Durham.

Ginebra breaks Meralco heart anew, bags Govs' Cup crown

Jan 17, 2020 - 9:28 PM

Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra win the PBA Governors' Cup title for the third time in the last 4 seasons – all at the expense of Meralco

CHAMP AGAIN. LA Tenorio adds another PBA title to his belt. Photo from PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - PBA Governors' Cup Finals 2019-2020 Game 5

Jan 16, 2020 - 6:50 PM

Barangay Ginebra seeks to wrap it up but Meralco aims to stay alive when they meet in Game 5 at the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday, January 17.

No pain, no gain: Almazan wants to finish PBA finals despite knee injury

Jan 16, 2020 - 3:59 PM

Raymond Almazan endures the pain from a meniscal tear on his left knee and suits up for Meralco in Game 4 against Barangay Ginebra

ON THE BRINK. Raymond Almazan and Meralco have their backs against the wall after going down 1-3 in the PBA Governors' Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


Brownlee, Ginebra blast Meralco to move on cusp of PBA title

Jan 15, 2020 - 9:33 PM

Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra dominate the last 3 periods after a tight opening quarter to gain a 3-1 lead in the PBA Governors' Cup finals

ONE MORE WIN. Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra are a win away from a third Governors' Cup crown in the last 4 seasons. Photo from PBA Images


Durham cops third Best Import honor

Jan 15, 2020 - 7:11 PM

Meralco's Allen Durham beats out Ginebra's Justin Brownlee yet again for the coveted award

UPPER HAND. Allen Durham beats out Just Brownlee anew for the top import award. Photo from PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - PBA Governors' Cup Finals 2019-2020 Game 4

Jan 14, 2020 - 6:47 PM

Barangay Ginebra shoots for a 3-1 lead, while Meralco seeks to level the best-of-seven duel at 2-2 in Game 4 at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, January 15

Injured Almazan a gametime decision for Meralco

Jan 14, 2020 - 4:49 PM

Raymond Almazan had been averaging 17.5 points, 11 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks in the finals before injuring his left knee

CRUCIAL DECISION. Raymond Almazan will warm up for Game 4 and decide whether he is fit enough to play. Photo from PBA Images


Black, Meralco keeping fingers crossed on Almazan injury

Jan 12, 2020 - 11:39 PM

Meralco's title hopes take a huge blow as Raymond Almazan suffers a suspected knee strain

UNCERTAIN. Raymond Almazan is a question mark for the rest of the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra trounces Meralco behind Brownlee for 2-1 finals lead

Jan 12, 2020 - 9:13 PM

Justin Brownlee flirts with a triple-double as Barangay Ginebra staves off Meralco in Game 3 of the PBA Governors' Cup finals

BACK ON TOP. Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra regain the upper hand against Meralco. Photo from PBA Images


Amer measures up to Meralco barometer with breakout game vs Ginebra

Jan 11, 2020 - 9:40 PM

Baser Amer says he cannot have mediocre performances, especially since he carries a big responsibility for Meralco

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - PBA Governor's Cup Finals 2019-2020 Game 3

Jan 11, 2020 - 6:00 PM

A 2-1 lead is up for grabs as Barangay Ginebra and Meralco tangle in Game 3 at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, January 12

Unlikely hero: Pinto opens early Meralco floodgates vs Ginebra

Jan 11, 2020 - 12:03 AM

Nard Pinto plays out of his mind and provides a huge boost off the bench as Meralco nips Barangay Ginebra to tie the PBA Governors' Cup finals

THRILLER. Nard Pinto and Meralco escape Barangay Ginebra in Game 2. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco escapes Ginebra to knot PBA finals at 1-1

Jan 10, 2020 - 9:46 PM

Baser Amer and Allen Durham deliver down the stretch as Meralco frustrates Barangay Ginebra in Lucena City

BREAKTHROUGH. Allen Durham and Meralco get their first win in Lucena City. Photo from PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - PBA Governor's Cup Finals 2019-2020 Game 2

Jan 09, 2020 - 8:12 PM

Barangay Ginebra and Meralco battle on the road for Game 2 in Lucena City on Friday, January 10

Tenorio: Game 1 vs Meralco 'hardest' Ginebra played in years

Jan 08, 2020 - 4:33 PM

LA Tenorio and Barangay Ginebra 'bleed for every point' against a tough Meralco side in Game 1 of the PBA Governors' Cup finals

ONE DOWN. LA Tenorio and Barangay Ginebra are 3 wins away from another PBA Governors' Cup crown. Photo from PBA Images


Durham says Japeth's clutch Game 1 block a foul

Jan 08, 2020 - 12:06 AM

Allen Durham sees his potential game-tying layup denied by Japeth Aguilar, although he feels the referees should have called for a foul

FIGHTBACK. Allen Durham and Meralco are raring to bounce back against Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


Brownlee, Ginebra survive Meralco in thrilling Game 1

Jan 07, 2020 - 10:10 PM

Justin Brownlee comes up clutch with big-time free throws as Barangay Ginebra draws first blood against Meralco in the best-of-seven finals series

EVER RELIABLE. As usual, Justin Brownlee saves the day for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - PBA Governors' Cup Finals 2019-2020 Game 1

Jan 06, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Barangay Ginebra and Meralco kick off the best-of-seven series on Tuesday, January 7, at the Araneta Coliseum

'About time' for Durham, Meralco to end PBA title drought

Jan 05, 2020 - 11:55 PM

Allen Durham will shoot for his first PBA championship on his third try as Meralco seeks to exact revenge on finals tormentor Barangay Ginebra

TRILOGY. Allen Durham and Meralco tangle with Barangay Ginebra for the Governors' Cup crown for the third time. Photo from PBA Images


U.S. aid agency slashes $190 million in compact funding to Ghana

Dec 31, 2019 - 6:21 PM

This comes after the termination of a Meralco-led consortium which was supposed to take over electricity distribution in the West African country

Maliksi gets shot at PBA glory anew 5 years since Grand Slam

Dec 25, 2019 - 9:34 PM

Allein Maliksi returns to the PBA finals for the first time since winning a rare Grand Slam in 2014

WAIT MADE WORTH IT. Allein Maliksi is eager to win another title in the PBA, this time with Meralco. Photo from PBA Images


Black calls Quinto one of biggest draft steals in PBA history

Dec 24, 2019 - 7:56 AM

Bong Quinto keys Meralco back to the PBA finals with the finest game of his young professional career

DRAFT STEAL. Bong Quinto proves his worth once again for Meralco, which will face Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Governors' Cup finals for the third time in the last 4 seasons. Photo from PBA Images


To call Ginebra a rival, Durham says Meralco needs to win PBA title first

Dec 23, 2019 - 11:46 PM

Allen Durham will have another shot at a PBA title as he and Meralco meet Barangay Ginebra in the Governors' Cup finals for the third time in 4 years

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. Missing the Governors' Cup finals last year, Allen Durham says it feels good to back. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco tops TNT in Game 5 to set up finals trilogy with Ginebra

Dec 23, 2019 - 9:42 PM

Allen Durham and Bong Quinto show the way, with Meralco set to meet Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Governors' Cup finals for the third time in the last 4 seasons

BACK AT IT. Chris Newsome and Meralco reach the PBA Governors' Cup finals again after falling short last season. Photo from PBA Images


For Castro, now is best time for finals-seeking TNT to stop Durham

Dec 22, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Jayson Castro says containing Allen Durham will be key if TNT wants to beat Meralco in their do-or-die duel for the last finals berth in the PBA Governors' Cup

BACK-TO-BACK. Jayson Castro and TNT seek to reach the finals for the second straight conference this season. Photo from PBA Images


Durham makes up for 'embarrassing' error in semis-tying Game 4

Dec 22, 2019 - 7:55 AM

Allen Durham proves to be a hard code to crack as Meralco drags TNT to a do-or-die match for the last finals berth in the PBA Governors' Cup

ON A MISSION. Meralco import Allen Durham eyes to reach the finals of the Governors' Cup for the third time in the last 4 years. Photo from PBA Images


Hodge atones for Game 3 blunder as Meralco forces do-or-die vs TNT

Dec 21, 2019 - 10:53 PM

Cliff Hodge impacts the game beyond what the statistics show to help Meralco tie TNT in the best-of-five semifinals series at 2-2

GOOD SOLDIER. Cliff Hodge says he will do anything that coach Norman Black wants him to do. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco stays alive, drags TNT to do-or-die semis duel

Dec 21, 2019 - 9:12 PM

Allen Durham does not want to go home just yet as Meralco knots the best-of-five series at 2-2

CAN'T BE STOPPED. Import Allen Durham dominates against TNT in Game 4. Photo from PBA Images


Hodge takes blame for late-game blunder as Meralco nears semis exit

Dec 19, 2019 - 11:50 PM

Meralco surrenders a 2-1 lead to TNT in their best-of-five semifinals series in the PBA Governors' Cup

STAYING ALIVE. Cliff Hodge has his attention turned to helping Meralco force a do-or-die match against TNT. Photo from PBA Images


Clutch McDaniels, TNT nip Meralco to move on cusp of PBA finals

Dec 19, 2019 - 9:52 PM

TNT seizes a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five semifinals series, thanks to KJ McDaniels finding his shooting touch

ONE MORE WIN. Jayson Castro and TNT nears another finals appearance. Photo from PBA Images


Amer accuses Pogoy of pinching him since start of Meralco-TNT series

Dec 18, 2019 - 10:07 AM

After keying Meralco to a semis-tying win over TNT, Baser Amer bares the marks left by Pogoy's pinching on different parts of his body

TIED SERIES. Baser Amer and Meralco get back at Roger Pogoy and TNT. Photo from PBA Images


Durham electrifies Meralco to semis-tying romp over TNT

Dec 17, 2019 - 9:40 PM

Allen Durham runs roughshod over TNT with a 40-point triple-double as Meralco knots the best-of-five series at 1-1

DO-IT-ALL. Meralco import Allen Durham imposes his will on TNT. Photo from PBA Images


McDaniels, TNT pull plug on Meralco for 1-0 semis edge

Dec 15, 2019 - 9:30 PM

KJ McDaniels scatters 16 points in the final quarter as TNT fends off an inspired Meralco comeback in Game 1 of their best-of-five semifinals series

BEAST. KC McDaniels delivers another monster double-double for TNT. Photo from PBA Images


FALSE: Meralco 'to cut power' ahead of Typhoon Tisoy

Dec 02, 2019 - 10:21 PM

The power company says it 'will not shut off power to any unaffected area'

Screenshot of false claim on Monday, December 2, about Meralco 'cutting power' ahead of Typhoon Tisoy