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Power in some places hit by Ruby back by New Year

A Filipino family checks their damaged homes in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 after strong waves from Typhoon Hagupit battered their coastal village. AP

Power has been restored in some areas hit by Typhoon Ruby, but other places still experiencing outages may have to wait until the New Year for electricity services to be fully restored, the authorities said Tuesday.

Posted: December 9th, 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 »

Power down but fuel supply still available after typhoon


Power outages hit provinces in Bicol, the Visayas region and Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon provinces), but fuel supply was disrupted less as Tropical Storm “Ruby” battered the country.

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

4 Bicol provinces without power as Masbate braces for Ruby’s second landfall

Filipino residents use plastic sheets to protect them from rains and strong winds brought by Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Four provinces in Bicol have been without power supply since Saturday as authorities implemented emergency blackouts against the possibility of damage to power lines by strong winds that Typhoon Ruby might inflict as it makes its way from Eastern Samar to Masbate Sunday.

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino wants emergency powers ‘sooner not later’

President Benigno Aquino III   AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III said Monday that he wants lawmakers in the House of Representatives and the Senate to expedite the approval of the joint resolution granting him emergency powers to avert possible power crisis during the dry season of 2015.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »