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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 »

Bataan folk slam expansion bid of coal power firm


The bid by GN Power Mariveles Coal Plant Ltd. Co. to build a 1,200-megawatt coal-fired power plant has met resistance as residents of Mariveles town in Bataan province claim it has failed to lower electricity costs through its 600-megawatt facility since May 2013.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »