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Luzon power supply falls below demand

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A GROUP of women in Ganassi, Lanao del Sur, breaks its Ramadan fast in darkness. Like many other towns of the province, Ganassi has been without power since the Lanao del Sur Electric Cooperative cut off electric supply in May last year. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Luzon was placed on “red alert” on after its power supply fell by as much as 1,600 megawatts due to forced outages of several critical power plants on the island, and a limited natural gas supply from the Malampaya gas platform.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories | Read More »

Palace waiting for Aquino on emergency powers

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Edwin Lacierda (2)

Malacañang on Friday said it is still awaiting word from President Benigno Aquino III if he would seek emergency powers from Congress to deal with the looming energy crisis next year.

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Emergency powers not needed to prevent power crisis in 2015 — PCCI

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Energy does not need to tap the emergency powers provided under the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (Epira) as the government could readily address the expected 400-megawatt power supply shortfall in Luzon by 2015 through the Interruptible Load Program.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rufus Rodriguez: No to Aquino’s emergency powers

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Rufus Rodriguez

Cagayan de Oro 2nd District Representative Rufus Rodriguez vowed to block the proposal of the Department of Energy for Congress to grant President Benigno Aquino III emergency powers to solve the power crisis in the country.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Trillanes backs emergency powers for Aquino in dealing with energy crisis

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Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said on Sunday said Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla should urge President Benigno Aquino III to back the measure that would give the chief executive emergency powers to address the looming energy supply crisis and put in place lasting solutions.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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