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Aquino urges public to help prevent brownouts, keep aircon usage low

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Help save energy by limiting your use of air-conditioning units. That was the advise of President Benigno Aquino III to the people amid the possibility of energy shortage and brownouts.

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

Power now fully restored in Davao Oriental

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Electricity has been restored to 25 villages in three Davao Oriental municipalities, more than a year after Typhoon “Pablo” devastated the region and about a month since President Aquino told officials to quit if they could not restore power quickly.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

New power rates meant to minimize PEMC’s losses – militant solon

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares.  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

A militant solon said the regulated power rates set by the Philippine Electricity Market Corp. (PEMC) was meant only to minimize losses and not to spare the public from the pending power rate hike.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino lightly scolds officials for power lack in Cateel

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III was in good spirits on Monday when he faced the residents of Cateel, Davao Oriental, to check on their situation after the devastation of Typhoon “Pablo” (international name: Bopha).

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

No power shortage this summer, says DoE

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The Department of Energy (DoE) on Friday assured the public that there is enough power supply for the country this summer season.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tarlac power users get rate hike break ’til Monday

More than 80,000 electricity consumers in Tarlac province received temporary relief as the mayor of Capas town obtained another court order that stopped Tarlac II Electric Cooperative Inc. (Tarelco II) from collecting power generation charges until Feb. 10.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Extension of TRO against power hike sought

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Bayan Secretary General Renato Reyes Jr.   INQUIRER file photo

With the temporary restraining order (TRO) against the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) power rate hike set to expire on Feb. 23, protesters are banking on an extension while waiting for the Supreme Court decision on the issue.

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

ERC’s Ducut is free to go, says Palace

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Energy Regulatory Commission chair Zenaida Ducut.

Energy Regulatory Commission Chair Zenaida Ducut may either resign now or wait for possible preventive suspension later in the event an administrative complaint against her prospers, a government spokesman said Friday.

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

Osmeña: NGCP failed to detect power supply problem

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Senator Sergio Osmeña III. Photo by Kristine Sabillo/INQUIRER.net

Senator Sergio Osmeña III on Thursday blamed the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) for failing to detect the energy supply shortage during Malampaya’s maintenance shutdown.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino cites Petilla’s ‘remarkable work’

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President Aquino with Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

For the first time since rejecting Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla’s resignation, President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday personally praised his efforts in the restoration of power in areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino eyes efficient energy sources post-Yolanda

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President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday said the effect of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” has led the government to re-assess the situation of the country’s power sector.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Recto warns against use of emergency power

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Senator Ralph Recto. INQUIRER file photo

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto cautioned President Benigno Aquino on Monday against asking for emergency powers to avert an electricity crisis because he could get “electrocuted.”

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Emergency powers eyed

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

To forestall power shortages, some members of the House of Representatives are proposing to give President Benigno Aquino III emergency powers to give him more control over power generation in the country.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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