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Gov’t removing poor’s power subsidy


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.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Glenda,’ ‘Henry’ rains not enough to fill Angat Dam

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.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Metro water supply still normal for now


Metro Manila’s water allocation from Angat Dam in Bulacan province will remain at 42 cubic meters per second (cms) until May 21 when heads of government agencies concerned will decide whether or not to reduce the amount, a National Power Corp. (Napocor) official said on Tuesday.

Posted: May 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Napocor turns to higher power for rain


Like the prophet Elijah who earnestly prayed for rain and, after seven tries, heard a rainstorm coming, modern-day “wonder workers” are knocking on heaven’s door for rain in abundance.

Posted: May 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Davao area afflicted anew by hours-long brownouts


The Davao Light and Power Company has announced a four to six-hour brownouts in the city and other areas covered by its franchise, following failure by the National Power Corp. (Napocor) to meet its supply contract because of the critical condition of the Agus and Pulangi hydropower plants.

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