By Riza T. Olchondra
Power and social media outage hit large swaths of the country, with millions of Filipinos losing access to Internet and text messaging services as Typhoon “Glenda” barreled through Luzon on Tuesday and Wednesday, toppling transmission lines.
By Joey Gabieta
Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla says that in spite of being bypassed by the Commission on Appointments, he is holding on to his job as secretary of energy unless President Benigno Aquino asks him to step down.
By Maila Ager
Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla’s chance of being confirmed by the Commission on Appointments before Congress adjourns next week was dim amid questions on his competence raised by Senator Sergio Osmeña.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
Amid complaints from consumers about the nation’s high electricity rates, Malacañang on Sunday said there is no decision yet to amend the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (Epira), which deregulated the power sector.
By Nestor Corrales
The electricity woes in Luzon may worsen as another power barge in Zambales broke down Tuesday morning.