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DOE head vows anew to restore electricity

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Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

After taking flak for failing to energize by Christmas Eve last year areas that Super Typhoon Yolanda devastated, Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla is at it again, setting another target for power restoration in Davao Oriental province.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

SC summons energy execs to answer petitions vs power rate hike

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The Supreme Court called on energy officials to explain points raised in several petitions against the power rate hike.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino cites Petilla’s ‘remarkable work’

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President Aquino with Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

For the first time since rejecting Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla’s resignation, President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday personally praised his efforts in the restoration of power in areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Visayas power demand, supply still recovering—DOE

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The Department of Energy is now working on estimates of electricity supply and demand in Visayas for the summer when demand for power will surge as more households and commercial establishments will be reconnected to the grid and consumers will need more electricity for their cooling appliances, according to Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Petilla hit for statement on power rate hike TRO

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ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio. Photo from congress.gov.ph

A lawmaker on Saturday slammed Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla for saying the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) should appeal the Supreme Court’s temporary restraining order on its power rate hike.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Petilla has ‘mixed feelings’ after Aquino rejected resignation

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President Benigno S. Aquino III congratulates Jericho Petilla after the oathtaking as Energy Secretary at the Naia terminal 2, Pasay city. The brief ceremony was held before the President left to attend the Asem9 in Laos. EDWIN BACASMAS/INQUIRER

Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla on Friday said he had mixed feelings when President Benigno Aquino III rejected his resignation.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Meralco to refund pre-TRO payments

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The Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) said it will refund customers who have already paid their new bills reflecting the higher power rates on which the Supreme Court imposed a temporary restraining order (TRO) last Monday.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Petilla to meet with power players to discuss TRO on rate hike

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Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla will meet with power industry players later on Thursday afternoon to around early evening over the Supreme Court’s temporary restraining order on the power rate hike that was supposed to have been staggered starting this month, according to the DOE.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino rejects Petilla resignation

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Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday rejected the resignation of Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino execs back Petilla

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Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Although unaware if President Benigno Aquino III will accept the resignation of Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla, two Palace officials on Thursday said the Secretary deserved to keep his post for doing an “admirable job.”

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino to meet Petilla over resignation—Palace official

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President Aquino with Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III will meet with Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla later on Thursday to discuss his resignation, a Palace official said.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Deadline on electricity met–Petilla

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Newly installed Christmas lanterns light up the facade of Sto. Niño Parish Church along Real Street in Tacloban City, which has been connected to the power grid, according to Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla. RICHARD A. REYES

Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla said he was able to meet his self-imposed deadline in providing energy to typhoon-hit areas in the Visayas.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Power restoration in Visayas likely to cost P6.5 billion – DOE

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Corruption involving the use of public funds is an all-weather issue in Ajuy town in Iloilo province amid the devastation brought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”  NESTOR P. BURGOS/INQUIRER VISAYAS

The Department of Energy (DOE) said the cost of restoring power transmission and distribution in typhoon-hit areas of the Visayas would likely reach P6.5 billion.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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