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On telcos paperless billings

http://news.abs-cbn.com/video/business/03/21/18/more-postpaid-plan-subscribers-shift-to-paperless-billing

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LKI supports retail trade liberalization

Consumer advocacy group supports retail liberalizationMarch 19, 2018Laban Konsyumer Inc. has expressed support to a bill opening further the retail trade industry but said foreign retailers must invest in intermediate products, study the market well and follow Philippine rules.In a letter dated March 19, 2018 to Rep. Ferjenel Biron, chairman of the House Committee on […]

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TRAIN 1 peso , oil takes toll on consumers

https://business.mb.com.ph/2018/03/18/train-1-peso-oil-take-toll-on-consumers/

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Senate Bills on subsidy to electricity consumers

March 17, 2018Committee on EnergySenate of the PhilippinesPasay CityRe: SB 898, 924, 1110, Res. 39, 130Attn.: Atty. Grace Ann C. SalesaLegislative Committee SecretarySir/Madam:We fully support the initiative of the Senate to provide subsidy to the electricity consumers as may be authorized by law and as proposed in SBs 898, 924 and 1110.In the determination of […]

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Removal of investment caps of Foreign Retailers

March 19, 2018Rep.Ferjenel G. Biron, M.D.Chairman, Committee on Trade & IndustryHouse of RepresentativesQuezon CityRe: HB 4595Sir/Madam:We support the proposed measure for the following reasons:1. No wholly owned Filipino retailers is prejudiced by the Bill. According to Forbes magazine recent data, there are 12 Filipino families that own at least one fifth of the country?s wealth. […]

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SRP SA BIGAS

Lki proposed to set Srp for commercial rice for a limited period before the reported buffer stocks of imported rice by NFA arrives end of June .Srp should create market behavior in the retail outlets and traders are put on notice for possible infraction of profiteering, hoarding and cartel .Read how prevailing commercial prices of […]

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Avoid inhaling ” talc based products”

Laban Konsyumer, Inc.P.O. Box 1161, QCCPO1110 Quezon City, PhilippinesWebsite: http://labankonsyumer.com/EcoWaste CoalitionUnit 336, Eagle Court, 26 Matalino St., 1100 Quezon City, PhilippinesWebsite: http://ecowastecoalition.blogspot.comJoint Press ReleaseSome Talcum Powder Products Lack Required Warning Label(Groups Seek Asbestos-Free Labeling for Talcum Powder Products)23 February 2018, Quezon City. Laban Konsyumer, Inc., a consumer protection group, and the EcoWaste Coalition, a toxics […]

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December 2017-January 2018 Report

DECEMBER 2017- JANUARY 2018 REPORT# ensures that added cost will not be passed on to the consumers in the Circular issued by the Department of Energy pertaining to the Renewal Energy Protocol Standards.# continuing participation as resource person in Bills pending in the Senate and the House relating to oil prices, systems losses and restructuring […]

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LKI filed Petition in the Supreme Court against the TRAIN Act

January 22, 2018Laban Konsyumer Inc. files Petition against the TRAIN ActConsumer advocacy group Laban Konsyumer Inc.(LKI) has expressed its opposition over the unwarranted increases in excise taxes on coal, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and kerosene, which form part of basic commodities: i.e. coal for electricity and cement manufacture, diesel for transportation and power, LPG […]

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Feeling the Pinch

Feeling the pinch