Velasco welcomes signing of Murang Kuryente and Anti-Obstruction of Powerlines Act

Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco of the lone district of Marinduque, also the Chairperson of the House Committee on Energy, welcomes the news that Pres. Rodrigo Duterte has signed on Thursday, August 8, 2019 not just one but two landmark legislation he has co-authored on energy policy; the Murang Kuryente Bill now Republic Act no. 11361 and the Anti-obstruction of Powerlines Bill now Republic Act No. 11371.

The Murang Kuryente law aims to reduce the cost of electricity bills down to the household level by allocating about Php208 billion from the net national government share of the Malampaya fund for the payment of the stranded contract costs and stranded debts being levied on consumers as part of the Universal Charge.

On the other hand, the Anti-obstruction of Power Lines Act seeks to prohibit the introduction of plants and structures within the right-of-way limit of power transmission lines to ensure uninterrupted power supply.

Rep. Velasco says that the passage of the two energy laws will help ensure lower cost and stable supply of electricity and will greatly contribute in the country’s quest for reliable, sustainable, and affordable energy supply.

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