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Zambales power barge breaks down

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The electricity woes in Luzon may worsen as another power barge in Zambales broke down Tuesday morning.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No power shortage this summer, says DoE

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The Department of Energy (DoE) on Friday assured the public that there is enough power supply for the country this summer season.

Posted: February 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 »

SC to gov’t: Explain power rate hike

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The Supreme Court has ordered the Department of Energy and the Energy Regulatory Commission to respond to accusations they allowed the Manila Electric Co. to increase its power rate.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | 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 »

CamSur power woe: No solution seen

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has stepped in to help ease the woes of a power cooperative in Camarines Sur that is buried in a billion-peso debt, but its officials see no quick solution in sight.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Palace eyes refund if collusion among power firms is proven

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang floated the possibility of a refund should power producers be found to have colluded to jack up electricity rates.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino revamps DOF, DOE; bares new appointments

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III.  AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III has effected a minor reorganization of his administration, with the finance and energy departments getting the biggest number of appointees in line with the government’s thrust to boost revenues this year.

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

DoE aids indebted electric coops

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Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla on Tuesday said the Department of Energy was aiding indebted electric cooperatives to ensure continued power supply for residents.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOE chief downplays ‘sabotage’ in power failure

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Energy Secretary Jericho L. Petilla. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla downplayed fears of “sabotage” against the national and local elections on May 13 shortly after a power outage hit areas of Luzon, including Metro Manila Wednesday.

Posted: May 8th, 2013 in Uncategorized | Read More »

Aquino gives energy chief until yearend to restore power in areas hit by ‘Pablo’

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President Aquino congratulates Jericho Petilla after the Leyte governor took his oath as energy secretary at Naia 2. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Aquino has given Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla until the end of the year to restore power in typhoon-ravaged towns of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental.

Posted: December 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

It’s official: Petilla is DOE chief; Almendras to Palace

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President Benigno Aquino confirmed he has appointed Leyte Gov. Jericho “Icot” Petilla as the new energy secretary, replacing Rene Almendras.

Posted: October 26th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Bataan Nuclear Power Plant gets no funds in 2013

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No funds have been allotted for the upkeep of the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) in Malacañang’s budget proposal for 2013, but Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras said he would look for other ways to fund the maintenance of the facility, which he considers a government asset that cannot be neglected.   In a [...]

Posted: August 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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