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Western Visayas power rate hike probed

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The Department of Energy and the Energy Regulatory Board are looking into complaints of electric cooperatives in Western Visayas about the abrupt increase in power rates imposed by the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM).

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Power firm offers more discounts to Negros folk


The renewable power firm Energy Development Corp. (EDC) is giving a 30-centavo discount to electric cooperatives not only in Negros Oriental province but in Negros Occidental province as well.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Former DILG chief asks why no action yet on Purisima

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Former Interior and Local Government Secretary Rafael Alunan. Photo from http://www.facebook.com/rafael.m.alunan

Former Interior and Local Government Secretary Rafael Alunan has one piece of advice for Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima in the wake of graft allegations against him: Go on leave and clear his name.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Need to help inspires, drives artwork from ‘Yolanda’ wastes

THESE are among the products that Negrense Volunteers for Change  makes to help in providing aid and livelihood to survivors of “Yolanda.” CARLA P. GOMEZ

The heartrending story of a 2-year-old girl who lost her mother, her baby brother and her home to Super Typhoon “Yolanda” has inspired an art form using broken tiles.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Girl cited by P-Noy in speech won’t bask in instant fame

FRANCESCA Santiago in her school uniform     CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

This 13-year-old student from Bacolod City didn’t expect that the very man she had defended would publicly recognize her before the nation.

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »