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Bacoor goes on 4-day workweek to save energy


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

electric powerlines

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


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

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


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


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’


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


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


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


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 »

  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


  • Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  • Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  • Palace prepared to charge its allies
  • 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  • PNP chief on plunder raps: ‘Amateurish’
  • Sports

  • Mixers trim Aces, force do-or-die tiff
  • Donaire junks Garcia as coach, taps father
  • ’Bye Ginebra: No heavy heart this time
  • UAAP board tackles new rules
  • Baguio climb to decide Le Tour de Filipinas
  • Lifestyle

  • Entering the monkhood a rite of passage
  • Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own
  • Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment
  • Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  • Life lessons I want to teach my son
  • Entertainment

  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • In love … with acting
  • From prison to the peak of success
  • ‘Asedillo’ location thrives
  • Business

  • Philippine Airlines to stop shipment of shark fins
  • PH banks not ready for Asean integration
  • Stocks down on profit-taking
  • Banks allowed to use ‘cloud’
  • SMIC to issue P15-B bonds
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
  • Obama arrives in Tokyo, first stop of 4-nation tour
  • Believe it or not: Filipinos love US more than Yanks
  • PH, HK end bitter row; sanctions lifted
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