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Drilon on emergency powers: We can’t rush into this

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“We know the urgency but we can’t rush into this,” so said Senate President Franklin Drilon of the proposed emergency powers being requested by President Benigno Aquino III.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House ‘likely’ to grant Aquino emergency powers–Belmonte

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, center, is applauded by Senate President Franklin Drilon, left, and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, right, after 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 on Monday July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The House of Representatives will “very likely” grant President Benigno Aquino III the emergency powers he will need to address the looming power shortage in 2015, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte said Friday.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

324 Albay villages still without electricity a month after ‘Glenda’


Over a month after Typhoon “Glenda” struck Bicol region, power restoration is continuing in Albay, with most of the rural areas still without electricity.

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

Power co-op to energize 50 schools in Benguet


For years, public schools in remote villages of Benguet province have relied on sunlight to illuminate their classrooms, as the terrain and bad roads have hampered power distributors from connecting power lines to their communities.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Rush power restoration in Albay, priests urge


Around 40 priests from municipalities and cities in the Diocese of Legazpi have expressed dismay at efforts to restore power by Albay Power and Energy Corp. (Apec), which has given priority to urban areas over rural areas in the province.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »