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Palace reviewing power plant taxes

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Malacañang is reviewing an executive order that exempts independent power plant operators from real estate taxes, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said here on Thursday.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Another coal plant in Mindanao to rise in Zambo

ENERGY Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Even before Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla warned of a power shortage of up to 900 megawatts next year, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) had already approved a proposal by an independent power producer to build a 118-megawatt coal-fired power plant here.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Power coop plants trees in Mt. Magdiwata watershed


The endangered Mt. Magdiwata watershed here gets a reprieve with the planting of some 1,000 rubber tree seedlings on its buffer zone by about 200 officials and workers of Agusan del Sur Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Aselco) on Saturday morning.

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mindanao power plants need rehab, not privatization – partylist reps


Malacañang should see to the rehabilitation of power plants in Mindanao that are still under government control instead of pushing for their privatization, lawmakers belonging to the militant Bayan Muna partylist group said Tuesday.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

2 towns protest drop in tax shares

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The municipalities of San Nicolas and San Manuel in Pangasinan province, which host San Roque Dam, are protesting the “significant” decrease in their shares from taxes generated by the 345-megawatt San Roque hydroelectric power plant.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »