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Blackout hits most of North Cotabato as power transmission conks out

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Most of the province of North Cotabato was in the dark Saturday evening following the tripping off of the 69KV power transmission line in Barangay (village) Paco here.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Power coop urges Kidapawan City to settle power bill

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The sole power distributor in the entire province of North Cotabato has again warned the city government here to immediately settle its accumulated account to prevent the company from cutting off power supply next week.

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

60-day extension of TRO on power rate

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The temporary restraining order (TRO) on the P4.15 per kilowatt hour increase in the generation charge that Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) wants to collect from its customers has been extended.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t to use Malaya thermal plant to avert power shortage in summer

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The Malaya thermal power plant in Rizal. PHOTO FROM PILILLAONLINE.COM

The government is set to utilize the 600-megawatt Malaya thermal power plant in Rizal to help avert possible brownouts during summer when demand for electricity is usually higher.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

23 Pangasinan towns, Urdaneta to lose power due to coops’ maintenance shutdown

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Residents in 23 towns and a city in the eastern and central parts of Pangasinan province will experience an 11-hour power interruption on Feb. 1 as two cooperatives undertake a maintenance shutdown in their service areas.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Plan to cut power in Albay over unpaid bills put off

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The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) put off its planned disconnection of the Albay Electric Cooperative (Aleco) from the grid on Monday (Jan. 27) in response to the request of Bishop Joel Baylon of the Diocese of Legazpi, said a member of the Aleco Interim Board (IBOD).

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino warns power firms: Don’t pass added costs

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President Aquino. Public satisfaction with his administration remained “very good” despite a decline in net satisfaction rating from the results of the September 2013 survey, according to the latest Social Weather Stations survey. MALACANANG PHOTO BUREAU

President Benigno Aquino III is cool to proposals that he exercise emergency powers to allow government to expedite the construction of power plants and avert a purported power crisis.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Remove VAT on power generation, distribution—lawmaker

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Marikina Rep. Romero Quimbo. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

More proposals are coming forth from lawmakers as they attempt to find ways to bring down power costs.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino on critics: If you can’t beat them, ignore them

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

If you can’t beat them, ignore them. President Benigno Aquino III made known on Tuesday his New Year’s resolutions before a captive audience of female high school students, and one of them had to do with a new tack he was planning use in dealing with critics.

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace to wait for final SC ruling on power hike before deciding on subsidy–Lacierda

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang said on Monday it would wait for the final Supreme Court ruling on whether the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) committed grave abuse of discretion in allowing a P4.15 per kilowatt-hour power increase.

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Power back in 87% of Eastern Visayas

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With just a week before Christmas, energy officials are lighting up towns in typhoon-devastated Eastern Visayas, reconnecting electricity cooperatives and local power distributors to the grid. And their job is 87.6 percent done.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Power firms may be sued for economic sabotage

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Power companies suspected of orchestrating the massive power rate increase in the franchise area of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) could face charges of economic sabotage.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

DOE turning a blind eye to power cartel—Bayan Muna lawmaker

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Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate accused the Department of Energy, on Wednesday, of turning a blind eye to the power cartel, which he said, has been controlling the price of electricity.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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