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Aquino wants emergency powers ‘sooner not later’

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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 »

Aquino emergency powers House resolution filed

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, center, gestures as he is applauded by Senate President Franklin Drilon, left, and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. during the start of his 5th State of the Nation Address during the joint session of the 16th Congress at the House of Representatives in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines Monday July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The House of Representatives energy committee has filed a joint resolution giving President Benigno Aquino III emergency powers to address the looming power shortage during the summer of 2015.

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Militant solon to file raps vs ERC over delay in baring of collusion report

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A militant lawmaker warned Tuesday that he would file charges against the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) over its delayed report that would expose the alleged collusion among power providers.

Posted: November 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

In Mindanao, 1.2M homes not reached by electricity

At least 1.2 million homes in Mindanao are still without electricity despite some of these homes being near one of the island’s biggest power sources, according to a legislator.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Consumer group to DOE: Use ‘brain power,’ not emergency powers, to avert energy crisis


A militant group on Tuesday advised the Department of Energy (DOE) to use its ‘brain power’ instead of pushing for the granting emergency powers to President Benigno Aquino III to avoid the projected thinning of energy reserves in the summer of 2015.

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