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Emergency powers not needed to prevent power crisis in 2015 — PCCI

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The Department of Energy does not need to tap the emergency powers provided under the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (Epira) as the government could readily address the expected 400-megawatt power supply shortfall in Luzon by 2015 through the Interruptible Load Program.

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

Volunteer lineman injured while fixing Albay’s power lines tripped by ‘Glenda’

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A volunteer lineman from Dagupan City was seriously burned while helping restore power lines in Albay downed by Typhoon “Glenda” (Rammasun).

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Rufus Rodriguez: No to Aquino’s emergency powers

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Rufus Rodriguez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Cagayan de Oro 2nd District Representative Rufus Rodriguez vowed to block the proposal of the Department of Energy for Congress to grant President Benigno Aquino III emergency powers to solve the power crisis in the country.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sona most crucial for Aquino, say solons

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A protester holds a mask of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III while shouting slogans during a rally near his residence Sunday, July 27, 2014 at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Aquino is expected to deliver his State-of-the-Nation address on Monday, the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) or the allocation of funds or savings by the government to finance various programs or projects which is under the discretion of the president and was declared in part as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. AP

Will it be all gloves off or all apologies for President Aquino in his penultimate State of the Nation Address (Sona)?

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Trillanes backs emergency powers for Aquino in dealing with energy crisis

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Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said on Sunday said Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla should urge President Benigno Aquino III to back the measure that would give the chief executive emergency powers to address the looming energy supply crisis and put in place lasting solutions.

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

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