By Liza Soriano
MANILA — Senator Raffy Tulfo wants to investigate the decades-old problem of power outages and rising electricity costs.
The senator filed a resolution to hold an inquiry on the said matter.
“Once and for all, I’ll find a solution to the perennial problem in terms of palaging nagkakaroon ng brownout sa kani-kanilang mga lugar at probinsya,” Tulfo, Senate committee on energy chair, said.
“So, hopefully, ‘pag ako po’y nagpatawag ng hearing in aid of legislation ma-address na po ‘yung mga problema tungkol dito at makahanap na po tayo ng tamang solusyon,” he added.
The senator said that the panel would invite former Department of Energy officials, representatives from the electric industry, and representatives from other relevant organizations to the meeting to offer information.
“They could shed light kung bakit during their watch, during their term, bakit hindi nabigyan ng solusyon ‘yung problema,” Tulfo said. (ai/mtvn)