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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 »

Drilon: I love bicycles; let’s build bike lanes

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To help alleviate the country’s air pollution woes, Senate President Franklin Drilon on Tuesday called on local government units (LGUs) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to move towards making major roads and thoroughfares conducive to bikers and other pedestrians.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Heard on Inquirer Radio 990AM: Petilla on power conservation

Summer is synonymous with the attenuated supply of electricity. Metro Manila is no exception that’s why we need to conserve power. We have very small energy reserves.–Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | 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 »

Mayor Estrada to ‘Big 3’ oil firms: Submit relocation plans

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As far as Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada is concerned, the “Big 3” oil companies should be out of Pandacan by Jan. 31, 2016.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Kerry denounces use of energy as weapon

This Feb. 28, 2014 file photo shows Secretary of State John Kerry speaking at the State Department in Washington. AP FILE PHOTO

United States Secretary of State John Kerry is denouncing the use of energy as a weapon, a day after Russia sharply hiked the price for natural gas to Ukraine.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | 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 »

Repair of leak in Mindanao hydro power plant completed

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The National Power Corp. said late Tuesday the Agus 6 hydroelectric power plant in Lanao del Sur was operating normally again and generating 116 megawatts of electricity following the completion earlier in the day of repair work on its dam’s leaking blow-off pipe.

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 »

Palace warns power woes ‘doomsayers’

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Malacañang on Tuesday cautioned industry players and stakeholders against “drawing scenarios” creating fear over the country’s power supply, saying that the Department of Energy was monitoring the situation every hour.

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

Water and energy use closely related – DENR

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The country’s observance of World Water Day on March 22 will focus on the link between water and energy consumption, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Saturday.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino a poor manager–Osmeña

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UNDER FIRE  Sen. Sergio Osmeña (left) wanted President Aquino to fire Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla two months ago but his plea fell on deaf ears.

A key political ally of President Aquino on Thursday blamed him and Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla for the country’s power supply woes, calling both officials “awful managers.”

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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