Before the government pursues new power deals to prevent blackouts, it should first resolve the unexplained 2013 increase in power rates that had been attributed to the country’s electricity trading mechanism, a group of electric cooperatives said here last week.
By Julie M. Aurelio
Outside a dull, unremarkable building at the University of the Philippines (UP) in Quezon City, a line of weary, graying folk brave the heat and the long wait to tell their stories from four decades ago.
The Inquirer sat down with lawyer Damaso Bangaoet Jr. in February to solicit his views on the future of Panagbenga, the festival he helped create to draw tourists back to the summer capital.
Acknowledging the need to make amends for their role in the “overdevelopment” of the summer capital, a group of architects has started a movement to popularize structures built by American colonial engineers and Filipinos to support a renewed Baguio conservation drive.
Taking its cue from the girdling of trees along Manila North Road (MNR) in Pangasinan province, Baguio City officials are strengthening the summer capital’s tree protection law to penalize this practice as the city council deliberates on an environment code.