Agnes Devanadera

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Agnes Devanadera said ( about Commission ) : "We urge Ceneco and all other Distribution Utilities to strictly abide by our Rules to avoid unauthorized collection of electricity charges and, consequently, any sanction/s by the Commission due to the expiration of relevant contract/s. The ERC will always adhere to its mandate of protecting and promoting consumers' interests by continuously monitoring the propriety of charges billed by the Distribution Utilities," External link

manilatimes Thursday, October 28, 2021 7:19:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : "My suggestion is may we have from DoE something written because we cannot be referring to the existing rule. It will take 180 days. We will not be able to address emergency," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:50:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “The power supply shortage during the summer months has been a perennial problem, and the regulator has been monitoring the situation from day one,” “There are existing rules and mechanisms in place on how to mitigate the impact to consumers. Thus, the stakeholders must be responsible in managing their operations efficiently and sensitive enough to the implications of planned or unplanned outages. The commission has been undertaking all the necessary efforts to help mitigate, if not totally address this recurring challenge” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, June 7, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : "One alleged cause for the red alert is the manner of contracting reserve requirements. It is proposed that insufficient AS contributed to the red alert," External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, June 6, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : "That's the focus of the study now. We agree, AS can be something that can be useful now but where can we get that?" External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, June 6, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : "There is an increase in demand due to the summer season, something that is a perennial problem during this time and also there is a decrease in available supply primarily due to the planned, unplanned and derating of power plants," External link

thestandard-ph Friday, June 4, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : "The NGCP’s explanation will shed light on the status and reasons for the delay of the completion of the 33 transmission projects that we have already approved," External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, June 3, 2021 9:15:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said ( about Agnes Devanadera ) : “We are strictly monitoring and reviewing the weekly reports being submitted by the generation companies in compliance with our directive pertaining to the reliability performance indices and equivalent outage days per year of generating units," ERC chairperson Agnes Devanadera said in a statement Wednesday. "Based on the examination of our technical group, there are gencos that have breached the maximum allowable unplanned outage days as of April 2021” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said ( about Agnes Devanadera ) : “We are strictly monitoring and reviewing the weekly reports being submitted by the generation companies in compliance with our directive pertaining to the reliability performance indices and equivalent outage days per year of generating units," ERC chairperson Agnes Devanadera said in a statement Wednesday. "Based on the examination of our technical group, there are gencos that have breached the maximum allowable unplanned outage days as of April 2021” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:21:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera added : “As regulator of the electric power industry, the commission in determining its actions on applications filed before it has the consumer welfare as its primary consideration, thus, our decision to immediately authorize the refund. We hope that the reduction in rate could help our consumers cope with the still ongoing pandemic,” External link

pna Saturday, February 20, 2021 6:15:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We hope that the reduction in rate could help our consumers cope with the still-ongoing pandemic,” External link

manilatimes Saturday, February 20, 2021 2:29:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “The commission is of the view that regulation must be borne by the government, so we have allocated a budget for the engagement of an independent consultant that will conduct the audit and verification of Meralco refunds,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:05:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We expect that competition will be stronger and the supply of electricity will become more affordable and reliable as RCOA becomes more popular in the coming years,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, December 29, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : "Let it be emphasized that the commission, in acting on the pass on charges confirmation has the consumers’ welfare as its primordial consideration," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 29, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We came up with a lower FIT-All rate in view of the fact that the commission used some actual figures as bases in our computations, among others,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, December 29, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera added : “Our agency was able to quickly adapt to the ‘new normal’ and implemented alternative work arrangements that enabled the conduct of virtual power plant inspections, instead of the usual ocular or physical inspections. We also promulgated the ‘Guidelines Governing Electronic Applications, Filing and Virtual Hearings before the ERC’ to ensure the continuous performance of our mandate,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : "I’m sure (this is) very reasonable naman ito na ang non-disconnection policy should be implemented to those who are consuming 200 kWh and below...Yan ang wag natin puputulan (We should not cut their lines)," "Ngayon nagkaroon tayo ng Bayanihan 2, ito nga targeted ngayon kung sino ang papaboran ng no disconnection policy (Because of Bayanihan 2, this is now targeted, who should be covered by the no disconnection policy," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera told : “We have always pushed for a relaxation of disconnection policies of our distribution utilities (DU),” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We have actually drafted the advisory that will require that we defer the disconnection due to non-payment,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, October 13, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera told : “We have always pushed for a relaxation of disconnection policies of our distribution utilities,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 13, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera told : “We have always pushed for a relaxation of disconnection policies of our distribution utilities,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We continue to hear complaints. The penalty and discounts cannot be passed on to the consumers,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We continue to hear complaints. The penalty and discounts cannot be passed on to the consumers,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We continue to hear complaints. The penalty and discounts cannot be passed on to the consumers,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “The lowering of the system loss caps is a move to bring down the power rates and help electricity consumers mitigate the impact of rising costs of commodities and services. This will encourage DUs to improve their distribution system and facilities so that they adhere to the newly-prescribed system loss cap,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, September 1, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera added ( about Commission ) : "This serious neglect by Meralco resulted to a multitude of complaints filed by its consumers to this Commission" External link

manilametro Friday, August 28, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said ( about Commission ) : “The (ERC) issued the relevant advisories with the intention of alleviating the financial burden of the electricity consumers who were mostly adversely affected by the community quarantine measures implemented by the government,” “This serious neglect by Meralco resulted in a multitude of complaints filed by its consumers to this Commission” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera added : “We urge the PEMC to strictly observe the general guidelines that we have indicated in our decision for its future market transaction fee applications so that the consuming public, who will eventually bear the costs of the market transaction fee, will not be unnecessarily burdened,” External link

manilatimes Monday, July 13, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : "Kung meron tayong bill shock, meron naman kaming complainant shock," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, July 6, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “In our evaluation, the commission found that there are certain market transaction fee components that are unnecessary and unreasonable and there are those that PEMC failed to provide supporting documents that would justify the reasonableness thereof,” External link

manilatimes Saturday, July 4, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “As such, we have evaluated PEMC’s application on the basis of such GOCC classification,” External link

manilatimes Saturday, July 4, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “With the clarifications that we have issued, we hope that any ambiguity will be eliminated and that more end-users will be encouraged to participate in the net metering program,” “Qualified end-users will be empowered with the program as they are ensured of a sustainable power supply and they also help decongest the power grid,” External link

manilatimes Friday, June 26, 2020 7:48:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “With the clarifications that we have issued, we hope that any ambiguity will be eliminated, and that more end-users will be encouraged to participate in the net-metering program. Qualified end-users will be empowered with the program as they are ensured of a sustainable power supply and they also help decongest the power grid,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, June 26, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “Had the ERC been hasty in approving those eight PSALM petitions, consumers may have suffered another rate increase,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “The consuming public is the most vulnerable stakeholder in the electric power industry and we, at the ERC, are duty-bound to protect them from unnecessary and unjustified increase in electricity rates,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera added ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “DUs that will be found and proven to have breached our directives during the national emergency and deviated from the intent of the President (Rodrigo Duterte) to alleviate the financial difficulties of the Filipino people during the crisis will be penalized through the imposition of appropriate fines pursuant to relevant rules and laws,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, May 24, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We are adhering to our mandate of ensuring that the interest of the consuming public is promoted and protected,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “The data that we required of Meralco will enable the commission to determine if Meralco has indeed complied with the relevant rules issued by ERC, such as the DSOAR, and implemented accurately the pertinent advisories that we issued on 15 April and 5 May 2020 relating to the implementation of pass through charges to the consumers,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We are adhering to our mandate of ensuring that the interest of the consuming public is promoted and protected,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “The data that we required of Meralco will enable the commission to determine if Meralco has indeed complied with the relevant rules issued by ERC, such as the DSOAR, and implemented accurately the pertinent advisories that we issued on 15 April and 5 May 2020 relating to the implementation of pass through charges to the consumers,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We have issued a suspension or deferment of the payment of the utilities for four months. So upon the lifting of the ECQ, the bills due during the ECQ period should be paid in four months’ time. Equal installment. However, we are issuing another one to cover the MECQ,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We are adhering to our mandate of ensuring that the interest of the consuming public is promoted and protected,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, May 18, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said ( about Commission ) : “The data that we required of Meralco will enable the Commission to determine if Meralco has indeed complied with the relevant rules issued by ERC, such as the Distribution Services and Open Access Rules or DSOAR, and implemented accurately the pertinent Advisories that we issued on 15 April and 5 May 2020 relating to the implementation of Pass Thru Charges to the consumers,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, May 18, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “There were pole fires and for a year there were 400, 500 pole fires, so how do you explain that? The explanation that it’s all in the telcos...but the poles are their responsibilities and the telcos pay the DU [distribution utility]. So for us, who is the one ultimately liable and responsible?” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, February 10, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “The 2019 FIT-All will result [in] a reduction in the existing FIT-All rate and will increase the consumers’ purchasing power,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “One way of empowering consumers, as we promote and protect their interests, is through the ERC recently promulgated amendments to the net-metering rules. Under the amended net-metering program, an ordinary consumer can become a ‘prosumer’ who can generate electricity for his own consumption, as well as sell any excess generation to the distribution grid. That, in itself, is ERC’s contribution to empower the consumers,” External link

manilatimes Monday, October 21, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “The EPIRA has specified the necessary clearances that generation companies must secure prior to the ERC’s issuance of CoCs. Unless all the documentary requirements have been fully complied with, only then we can issue the corresponding CoC,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, September 24, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “At the moment, we cannot as yet determine or confirm whether the proposed rate in the Meralco PSA adverted to what was indeed the least cost. But once the subject Meralco PSA application has been filed, the ERC will conduct a thorough evaluation to ensure that the proposed rate in the PSA is the least cost,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, September 24, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We have not yet received a copy of the Supreme Court’s Resolution purportedly denying our Motion for Reconsideration. Nevertheless, should that be the case, we will comply with the directive of the Supreme Court. We only need to seek guidance through a Motion for Clarification on how to implement their Decision particularly on the rates and the continued supply of electricity to the affected public utilities,” “We will also need guidance on how prior settlements based on the affected contracts will be evaluated considering the rates that were implemented,” External link

manilatimes Friday, August 9, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera added : “The ERC supports the DOE as it promotes natural gas as an energy fuel with tremendous potential to meet the increasing local demand and ensure a sustainable electric power supply,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, July 3, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “I would like to underscore the provision of the law that the provisional CPCN granted to PECO during the transition period shall not be construed as extending the franchise of PECO, which has expired on January 18, 2019. More, on the other hand, can exercise its right of eminent domain whereby it may acquire such private property that is actually necessary to enable it to perform its obligation to provide uninterrupted supply of electricity in Iloilo City,” External link

pna Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:27:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “The action of the ERC may be construed as something that would breach the line of the TRO. We’re very careful. Really, we have to be very careful But of course, we have studied it and is now ready for commission deliberations,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, May 13, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “I still believe that if we can present statistics and clarification, SC will not go for something leading to disasters,” “We go back to the SC and present the big picture translated into statistics” External link

manilatimes Saturday, May 11, 2019 5:36:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “Meetings with the DoE and affected entities such as DUs [distribution utilities], gencos [generation companies] and other power industry stakeholders will be carried out this week to jointly address the issues at hand. We assure the public that the commission will be doing everything within its legal mandate to protect the consumers relative to the impact of the recent SC decision,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, May 6, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “This reduction in the FIT-All will mitigate the impact of the impending increase in rates due to the expected increase in electric power demand and dwindling power supply in the coming summer months,” External link

manilatimes Monday, March 25, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “The new FIT-All rate shall be charged to all on-grid consumers supplied with electricity through the distribution or transmission network starting the immediately succeeding billing period following TransCo’s receipt of the ERC decision,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, March 25, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We are now in a new regulatory regime where consumer benefit is given primal consideration,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We are hoping that it can be acted upon because the SC undertook reorganization,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “Next time, we have not given up [for you to work at OSG],” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 31, 2016 8:31:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “She’s not that kind of person,” External link

manilatimes Saturday, July 23, 2016 7:23:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : "Some tests were done last night and the others were done today. Some of the results of her tests are not yet in. But as for her blood works, her cholesterol is remarkably high which bears watching," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 22, 2016 1:45:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “She’s getting sad. Another day, another night she would probably be here,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, July 21, 2016 1:33:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
secretary43.75%EN08/31/201631/08/2016
former justice secretary21.88%EN08/31/201631/08/2016
justice secretary21.88%EN08/31/201631/08/2016
general6.25%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
ministra3.12%PT11/27/200927/11/2009
counsel3.12%EN01/31/200731/01/2007
Names Lang Count
Agnes DevanaderaEN96.15%
Agnès DevanaderaPT3.85%


 
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Agnes Devanadera said ( about Commission ) : "We urge Ceneco and all other Distribution Utilities to strictly abide by our Rules to avoid unauthorized collection of electricity charges and, consequently, any sanction/s by the Commission due to the expiration of relevant contract/s. The ERC will always adhere to its mandate of protecting and promoting consumers' interests by continuously monitoring the propriety of charges billed by the Distribution Utilities," External link

manilatimes Thursday, October 28, 2021 7:19:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : "My suggestion is may we have from DoE something written because we cannot be referring to the existing rule. It will take 180 days. We will not be able to address emergency," External link

manilatimes Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:50:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “The power supply shortage during the summer months has been a perennial problem, and the regulator has been monitoring the situation from day one,” “There are existing rules and mechanisms in place on how to mitigate the impact to consumers. Thus, the stakeholders must be responsible in managing their operations efficiently and sensitive enough to the implications of planned or unplanned outages. The commission has been undertaking all the necessary efforts to help mitigate, if not totally address this recurring challenge” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, June 7, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : "One alleged cause for the red alert is the manner of contracting reserve requirements. It is proposed that insufficient AS contributed to the red alert," External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, June 6, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : "That's the focus of the study now. We agree, AS can be something that can be useful now but where can we get that?" External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, June 6, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : "There is an increase in demand due to the summer season, something that is a perennial problem during this time and also there is a decrease in available supply primarily due to the planned, unplanned and derating of power plants," External link

thestandard-ph Friday, June 4, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : "The NGCP’s explanation will shed light on the status and reasons for the delay of the completion of the 33 transmission projects that we have already approved," External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, June 3, 2021 9:15:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said ( about Agnes Devanadera ) : “We are strictly monitoring and reviewing the weekly reports being submitted by the generation companies in compliance with our directive pertaining to the reliability performance indices and equivalent outage days per year of generating units," ERC chairperson Agnes Devanadera said in a statement Wednesday. "Based on the examination of our technical group, there are gencos that have breached the maximum allowable unplanned outage days as of April 2021” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said ( about Agnes Devanadera ) : “We are strictly monitoring and reviewing the weekly reports being submitted by the generation companies in compliance with our directive pertaining to the reliability performance indices and equivalent outage days per year of generating units," ERC chairperson Agnes Devanadera said in a statement Wednesday. "Based on the examination of our technical group, there are gencos that have breached the maximum allowable unplanned outage days as of April 2021” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:21:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera added : “As regulator of the electric power industry, the commission in determining its actions on applications filed before it has the consumer welfare as its primary consideration, thus, our decision to immediately authorize the refund. We hope that the reduction in rate could help our consumers cope with the still ongoing pandemic,” External link

pna Saturday, February 20, 2021 6:15:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We hope that the reduction in rate could help our consumers cope with the still-ongoing pandemic,” External link

manilatimes Saturday, February 20, 2021 2:29:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “The commission is of the view that regulation must be borne by the government, so we have allocated a budget for the engagement of an independent consultant that will conduct the audit and verification of Meralco refunds,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:05:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We expect that competition will be stronger and the supply of electricity will become more affordable and reliable as RCOA becomes more popular in the coming years,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, December 29, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : "Let it be emphasized that the commission, in acting on the pass on charges confirmation has the consumers’ welfare as its primordial consideration," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 29, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We came up with a lower FIT-All rate in view of the fact that the commission used some actual figures as bases in our computations, among others,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, December 29, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera added : “Our agency was able to quickly adapt to the ‘new normal’ and implemented alternative work arrangements that enabled the conduct of virtual power plant inspections, instead of the usual ocular or physical inspections. We also promulgated the ‘Guidelines Governing Electronic Applications, Filing and Virtual Hearings before the ERC’ to ensure the continuous performance of our mandate,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : "I’m sure (this is) very reasonable naman ito na ang non-disconnection policy should be implemented to those who are consuming 200 kWh and below...Yan ang wag natin puputulan (We should not cut their lines)," "Ngayon nagkaroon tayo ng Bayanihan 2, ito nga targeted ngayon kung sino ang papaboran ng no disconnection policy (Because of Bayanihan 2, this is now targeted, who should be covered by the no disconnection policy," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera told : “We have always pushed for a relaxation of disconnection policies of our distribution utilities (DU),” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We have actually drafted the advisory that will require that we defer the disconnection due to non-payment,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, October 13, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera told : “We have always pushed for a relaxation of disconnection policies of our distribution utilities,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 13, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera told : “We have always pushed for a relaxation of disconnection policies of our distribution utilities,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We continue to hear complaints. The penalty and discounts cannot be passed on to the consumers,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We continue to hear complaints. The penalty and discounts cannot be passed on to the consumers,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We continue to hear complaints. The penalty and discounts cannot be passed on to the consumers,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “The lowering of the system loss caps is a move to bring down the power rates and help electricity consumers mitigate the impact of rising costs of commodities and services. This will encourage DUs to improve their distribution system and facilities so that they adhere to the newly-prescribed system loss cap,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, September 1, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera added ( about Commission ) : "This serious neglect by Meralco resulted to a multitude of complaints filed by its consumers to this Commission" External link

manilametro Friday, August 28, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said ( about Commission ) : “The (ERC) issued the relevant advisories with the intention of alleviating the financial burden of the electricity consumers who were mostly adversely affected by the community quarantine measures implemented by the government,” “This serious neglect by Meralco resulted in a multitude of complaints filed by its consumers to this Commission” External link

inquirer Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera added : “We urge the PEMC to strictly observe the general guidelines that we have indicated in our decision for its future market transaction fee applications so that the consuming public, who will eventually bear the costs of the market transaction fee, will not be unnecessarily burdened,” External link

manilatimes Monday, July 13, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : "Kung meron tayong bill shock, meron naman kaming complainant shock," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, July 6, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “In our evaluation, the commission found that there are certain market transaction fee components that are unnecessary and unreasonable and there are those that PEMC failed to provide supporting documents that would justify the reasonableness thereof,” External link

manilatimes Saturday, July 4, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “As such, we have evaluated PEMC’s application on the basis of such GOCC classification,” External link

manilatimes Saturday, July 4, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “With the clarifications that we have issued, we hope that any ambiguity will be eliminated and that more end-users will be encouraged to participate in the net metering program,” “Qualified end-users will be empowered with the program as they are ensured of a sustainable power supply and they also help decongest the power grid,” External link

manilatimes Friday, June 26, 2020 7:48:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “With the clarifications that we have issued, we hope that any ambiguity will be eliminated, and that more end-users will be encouraged to participate in the net-metering program. Qualified end-users will be empowered with the program as they are ensured of a sustainable power supply and they also help decongest the power grid,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, June 26, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “Had the ERC been hasty in approving those eight PSALM petitions, consumers may have suffered another rate increase,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “The consuming public is the most vulnerable stakeholder in the electric power industry and we, at the ERC, are duty-bound to protect them from unnecessary and unjustified increase in electricity rates,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera added ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “DUs that will be found and proven to have breached our directives during the national emergency and deviated from the intent of the President (Rodrigo Duterte) to alleviate the financial difficulties of the Filipino people during the crisis will be penalized through the imposition of appropriate fines pursuant to relevant rules and laws,” External link

manilatimes Sunday, May 24, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We are adhering to our mandate of ensuring that the interest of the consuming public is promoted and protected,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “The data that we required of Meralco will enable the commission to determine if Meralco has indeed complied with the relevant rules issued by ERC, such as the DSOAR, and implemented accurately the pertinent advisories that we issued on 15 April and 5 May 2020 relating to the implementation of pass through charges to the consumers,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We are adhering to our mandate of ensuring that the interest of the consuming public is promoted and protected,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “The data that we required of Meralco will enable the commission to determine if Meralco has indeed complied with the relevant rules issued by ERC, such as the DSOAR, and implemented accurately the pertinent advisories that we issued on 15 April and 5 May 2020 relating to the implementation of pass through charges to the consumers,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We have issued a suspension or deferment of the payment of the utilities for four months. So upon the lifting of the ECQ, the bills due during the ECQ period should be paid in four months’ time. Equal installment. However, we are issuing another one to cover the MECQ,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We are adhering to our mandate of ensuring that the interest of the consuming public is promoted and protected,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, May 18, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said ( about Commission ) : “The data that we required of Meralco will enable the Commission to determine if Meralco has indeed complied with the relevant rules issued by ERC, such as the Distribution Services and Open Access Rules or DSOAR, and implemented accurately the pertinent Advisories that we issued on 15 April and 5 May 2020 relating to the implementation of Pass Thru Charges to the consumers,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, May 18, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “There were pole fires and for a year there were 400, 500 pole fires, so how do you explain that? The explanation that it’s all in the telcos...but the poles are their responsibilities and the telcos pay the DU [distribution utility]. So for us, who is the one ultimately liable and responsible?” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, February 10, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “The 2019 FIT-All will result [in] a reduction in the existing FIT-All rate and will increase the consumers’ purchasing power,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “One way of empowering consumers, as we promote and protect their interests, is through the ERC recently promulgated amendments to the net-metering rules. Under the amended net-metering program, an ordinary consumer can become a ‘prosumer’ who can generate electricity for his own consumption, as well as sell any excess generation to the distribution grid. That, in itself, is ERC’s contribution to empower the consumers,” External link

manilatimes Monday, October 21, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “The EPIRA has specified the necessary clearances that generation companies must secure prior to the ERC’s issuance of CoCs. Unless all the documentary requirements have been fully complied with, only then we can issue the corresponding CoC,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, September 24, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “At the moment, we cannot as yet determine or confirm whether the proposed rate in the Meralco PSA adverted to what was indeed the least cost. But once the subject Meralco PSA application has been filed, the ERC will conduct a thorough evaluation to ensure that the proposed rate in the PSA is the least cost,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, September 24, 2019 2:43:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We have not yet received a copy of the Supreme Court’s Resolution purportedly denying our Motion for Reconsideration. Nevertheless, should that be the case, we will comply with the directive of the Supreme Court. We only need to seek guidance through a Motion for Clarification on how to implement their Decision particularly on the rates and the continued supply of electricity to the affected public utilities,” “We will also need guidance on how prior settlements based on the affected contracts will be evaluated considering the rates that were implemented,” External link

manilatimes Friday, August 9, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera added : “The ERC supports the DOE as it promotes natural gas as an energy fuel with tremendous potential to meet the increasing local demand and ensure a sustainable electric power supply,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, July 3, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “I would like to underscore the provision of the law that the provisional CPCN granted to PECO during the transition period shall not be construed as extending the franchise of PECO, which has expired on January 18, 2019. More, on the other hand, can exercise its right of eminent domain whereby it may acquire such private property that is actually necessary to enable it to perform its obligation to provide uninterrupted supply of electricity in Iloilo City,” External link

pna Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:27:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “The action of the ERC may be construed as something that would breach the line of the TRO. We’re very careful. Really, we have to be very careful But of course, we have studied it and is now ready for commission deliberations,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, May 13, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “I still believe that if we can present statistics and clarification, SC will not go for something leading to disasters,” “We go back to the SC and present the big picture translated into statistics” External link

manilatimes Saturday, May 11, 2019 5:36:00 AM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “Meetings with the DoE and affected entities such as DUs [distribution utilities], gencos [generation companies] and other power industry stakeholders will be carried out this week to jointly address the issues at hand. We assure the public that the commission will be doing everything within its legal mandate to protect the consumers relative to the impact of the recent SC decision,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, May 6, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “This reduction in the FIT-All will mitigate the impact of the impending increase in rates due to the expected increase in electric power demand and dwindling power supply in the coming summer months,” External link

manilatimes Monday, March 25, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “The new FIT-All rate shall be charged to all on-grid consumers supplied with electricity through the distribution or transmission network starting the immediately succeeding billing period following TransCo’s receipt of the ERC decision,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, March 25, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We are now in a new regulatory regime where consumer benefit is given primal consideration,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “We are hoping that it can be acted upon because the SC undertook reorganization,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “Next time, we have not given up [for you to work at OSG],” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 31, 2016 8:31:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “She’s not that kind of person,” External link

manilatimes Saturday, July 23, 2016 7:23:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : "Some tests were done last night and the others were done today. Some of the results of her tests are not yet in. But as for her blood works, her cholesterol is remarkably high which bears watching," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 22, 2016 1:45:00 PM EAT

Agnes Devanadera said : “She’s getting sad. Another day, another night she would probably be here,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, July 21, 2016 1:33:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
secretary43.75%EN08/31/201631/08/2016
former justice secretary21.88%EN08/31/201631/08/2016
justice secretary21.88%EN08/31/201631/08/2016
general6.25%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
ministra3.12%PT11/27/200927/11/2009
counsel3.12%EN01/31/200731/01/2007
Names Lang Count
Agnes DevanaderaEN96.15%
Agnès DevanaderaPT3.85%


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