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Bacoor goes on 4-day workweek to save energy

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Offices under the city government of Bacoor in Cavite will begin implementing a four-day workweek in April and in four other months of the year to reduce the city’s energy consumption.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Mindanao to suffer longer brownouts

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The shortage of power in Mindanao following the Feb. 27 massive outage worsened with many areas now experiencing seven hours or more of daily power interruption.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t ‘exerting maximum efforts’ to prevent brownouts – Palace

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Amid fears of rotational brownouts, Malacañang on Tuesday said the government is working hard to address the problem of power shortage.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Power restored by March 31–Petilla

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ENERGY Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla. RAFFY LERMA

Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla said electric cooperatives were working to fully restore power supply in areas ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” by March 31.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Complaints bring back power rates

CALBAYOG CITY, Philippines—Complaints by consumers over an unannounced power rate increase in January have forced Samar’s electric cooperative to revert to the old rate for its billing that month.   Thelma Cadajas, 40, of Barangay (village) Payahan, said she was “shocked” when she saw her bill more than doubled. Her monthly bill usually amounts to [...]

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Davao City suffers from power outages

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DAVAO CITY, Philippines—For the first time since 2010, the city—like most of Mindanao—is experiencing power outages again.   One to two-hour rotational power interruptions followed the partial restoration of supply after the Feb. 27 massive blackout on the island.   Davao Light and Power Co. (DLPC) blamed, among other factors, the continued failure of the [...]

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Co-op warns Kidapawan of unpaid power bills

The sole distributor of electricity in the entire province of North Cotabato has again warned the city government to immediately pay its accumulated debts amounting close to P6 million to prevent a cutoff of power supply this week.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Water relief from power bills

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At the edge of almost a kilometer stretch of irrigation canal in the interior part of Barangay (village) San Vicente in Baao town, Camarines Sur province, the water drops 3.5 meters, which the village council was able to harness into electricity to light the streets and its session hall.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Few power firms make collusion easy’

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The current setup in the power industry makes it easy for producers to collude with one another to jack up electricity rates, Senate Minority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano said on Friday.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

City settles power debt feud with distributor

The yearslong debt feud that threatens to cripple the power supply here has been settled, with the city government agreeing to offset the unpaid taxes of the Central Pangasinan Electric Cooperative Inc. (Cenpelco) with its unpaid bills.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Court extends Tepo vs coal plant in Palawan

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The environmental court in Palawan decided on Thursday to extend a 72-hour temporary environmental protection order (Tepo) against the controversial coal plant project in Palawan.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

CamSur brownouts blamed on mismanagement

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For a week now, six towns and a city of the fifth district of Camarines Sur were plunged into darkness not because of a strong typhoon but by the mismanagement of the power cooperative here, two local executives said.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

5 senators back protest in Negros vs oil prices

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Five senators are taking up the cudgels for Negrenses who have been complaining about being charged higher for fuel than consumers in Cebu and Metro Manila.

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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