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Zambales power barge breaks down


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


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


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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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’

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


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


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 »

  1. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  2. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  3. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  4. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  5. Massive infra spending set
  6. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  7. South Korea president shouted down by distraught parents
  8. Passengers denied chance to escape sinking South Korea ferry
  9. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  10. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  4. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  7. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  8. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  9. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  5. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  6. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  7. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  8. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  9. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  10. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct


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  • 4.9 quake jolts Batanes on Maundy Thursday
  • Presidents, celebrities mourn writer Garcia Marquez
  • MH370 search to be most costly ever at $100 million — analysts
  • Iraqi guilty of beating wife to death in US
  • Sports

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  • Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?
  • Hopkins, 49, seeks win for the ageless
  • LeBron still No. 1 with NBA’s most popular jersey
  • Pacquiao back in PH, heads home to wife, kids
  • Lifestyle

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • This is not just a farm
  • Entertainment

  • ‘X-men’ filmmaker slams ‘fabricated’ sex attack claims
  • Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial in DC
  • Whoopi Goldberg debuts as marijuana columnist
  • ‘X-men’ director accused of sex assault on teen boy
  • Cannes film festival launches race for 2014 Palme d’Or
  • Business

  • Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay
  • Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade
  • Dollar up in Asia on US jobs data, Ukraine deal
  • Barbie doll has a problem
  • Oil prices mixed ahead of long Easter weekend
  • Technology

  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Filipinos #PrayForSouthKorea
  • Taylor Swift tries video blogging, crashes into fan’s bridal shower
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Last call for nominations to ’14 Presidential Awards
  • San Francisco business coalition slams proposed tax on sugary drinks
  • A ‘time-travel’ production of ‘Les Miserable’ at Stanford
  • Filipina Maryknoll sister honored for years of service
  • Malaysia quarantines 64 villagers over MERS virus
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