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7 more Lanao mayors join plunder suit vs electric coop, NEA execs


Seven more mayors in Lanao del Sur have decided to file a plunder complaint against the manager of the Lanao del Sur Electric Coop. (Lasureco) and two government officials in the Office of the Ombudsman as the electric utility’s debt to its power suppliers ballooned to over P8 billion.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Emergency powers for Aquino? Critic warns of dangers

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Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares: A dangerous idea.  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The House of Representatives is amenable to giving President Aquino emergency powers to deal with a threatened energy supply crisis in 2015 but consumer and business groups and some House members cautioned against the grant of such powers.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Co-op defies court order to restore Lanao power

A utility firm supplying electricity to Lanao del Sur province continues to defy a court order to restore power in all of the province’s towns, leaving residents of at least 18 of the towns asking in desperation where they can turn to.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Laguna folk bracing for lingering brownouts


In a sign that the people of the province are bracing for a longer ordeal over lack of electricity, candles and flashlights have become highly priced commodities in this town and elsewhere in Laguna.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Guimaras loses main supply of power in mishap


A wayward ship anchor damaged a submarine cable that carries electricity to Guimaras, bringing rotating brownouts to residents of the island province.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »