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SC extends TRO vs power rate hike

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to indefinitely extend the temporary restraining order (TRO) against the imposition of the P4.15 per kilowatt hour increase in electricity charges of Manila Electric Company (Meralco) is indefinitely extended.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Luzon grid power reserve ‘enough’ for Holy Week

The power reserve in the Luzon grid went back to normal on Wednesday and would be enough to supply the demand for electricity during the Holy Week, a Department of Energy (DOE) official said.

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

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 »

Heard on Inquirer Radio 990AM: Meralco on power rate increase

The power rate increase is due to the increment in the generation charge. I want to make it clear that this additional charge is from power producers. Meralco won’t implement any increase in distribution charges.—Meralco spokesman Joe Zaldarriaga

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Meralco power rates up on higher generation cost, summer demand

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Consumers of electricity will see an increase of P0.89 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) in their April bills due to higher power generation costs and related charges, combined with growing demand for power amid the summer heat, the Manila Electric Co. said Tuesday.

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

Consumers warned of higher electricity bills in months ahead

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Customers of Manila Electric Co. should brace themselves for higher electricity bills starting this month up to July as the expected increase in power consumption during the hot summer months is expected to put pressure on power rates.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

10-hour power outage in Ilagan City, 6 other Isabela towns

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Ilagan City and six other towns in here were to be without power for at least 10 hours Wednesday due to scheduled maintenance and repair work to be carried out by the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

NPC execs allay fears of Angat Dam breakout

Officials of the National Power Corp. (NPC) have allayed fears of a breakout of Angat Dam in Bulacan province, saying the facility has no crack and is resistant to damage from earthquakes.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

It’s summer time, and the living may not be easy if…

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It’s summer time, and living may not be easy.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Militants want refund, interest from Meralco

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Militant groups on Wednesday said the Manila Electric Co.’s (Meralco) planned refund for the electricity it overcharged customers in December and January 2013 should also include interest.

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

Militants to Meralco: Return overcharge with interest

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Militant groups said Wednesday it was not enough for Manila Electric Co. to refund customers the excess charges for electricity they paid in December and January but the power distributor had to pay them interest as well.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

New power rates meant to minimize PEMC’s losses – militant solon

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A militant solon said the regulated power rates set by the Philippine Electricity Market Corp. (PEMC) was meant only to minimize losses and not to spare the public from the pending power rate hike.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

There’s enough power in Luzon, Visayas, says Coloma

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Malacañang cautioned industry players and the public on Tuesday against “drawing scenarios” that could create panic over the country’s power supply, insisting that the Department of Energy was monitoring the situation every hour.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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