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Visayan electric consumers to get refunds from VECO


The Visayan Electric Co. Inc. (VECO) is set to refund customers for over-collections related to transmission and other bill components except power generation.

Posted: December 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DOE chief vows to restore power before Christmas

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ENERGY Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla has given assurance that power in the three Samar provinces, Leyte and Biliran will be restored before Christmas.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Osmeña backs moves to use Malampaya funds for ILP to avert power shortage

Senator Sergio Osmeña III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Sergio Osmeña III said on Tuesday he would support moves to authorize President Benigno Aquino III to use P1 billion in Malampaya gas royalty funds to support the interruptible load program (ILP), rather than giving him more powers to establish additional generating capacity.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Mario’ aftermath: Gov’t brings relief to Ilocos, to restore power in 4 days


Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II on Monday met with officials of Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur provinces, areas placed under states of calamity, following the onslaught of Tropical Storm “Mario” (international name: Fung-Wong), to discuss government efforts to help typhoon victims.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

LP cracks seen in Belmonte-Gonzales opposition to term limit lifting, special powers

Majority leader Neptali Gonzales II and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales are making no secret of their opposition to President Aquino’s inclination for another term and written request for emergency powers to avert a power crisis in 2015. Are these signs that the ruling political party is on the verge of splitting up less than two years before the 2016 elections?

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »