By Juliet Labog-Javellana
President Benigno Aquino III opened another vein of endless speculation when he again hinted at entertaining thoughts of running for a second term, telling leaders of the ruling Liberal Party (LP) and their allies in Malacañang on Friday that he was “slightly open” to the idea of extending his term of office beyond 2016.
By TJ Burgonio
Senators are inclined to grant President Benigno Aquino III emergency powers to avert the threat of a power crisis, but with a caveat: Avoid the costly power deals forged during the Ramos administration.
By Tarra Quismundo
The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling suspending its earlier order for National Power Corp. (Napocor) and Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) to pay P62 billion in back wages to retrenched NPC employees, saying such hefty payout would have imperiled the power sector, the economy and consumers.
By Redempto Anda
The government would start implementing in Palawan a policy shift that would remove the subsidy that lowers power rates in so-called missionary areas, or places that are off grid or are too remote.
The amount of rain dumped by Typhoons “Glenda” and “Henry,” and enhanced by habagat (southwest monsoon), have not helped increase the water level at Angat Dam in Bulacan province, an official of the National Power Corp. (Napocor) said on Thursday.