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SC math on Napocor back pay questioned

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Why pay some 9,000 National Power Corp. (Napocor) employees P62 billion in back wages when majority of them were rehired a day and a month after they were retrenched in 2003?

Posted: December 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Consumers to shoulder P62-billion Napocor settlement’

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MANILA, Philippines—Electricity consumers will have to pay the cost of the P62-billion settlement with terminated drivers and mechanics of the National Power Corp. (Napocor), officials warned on Thursday. If the government is forced to pay the back wage claim, it would result in an additional 52 centavos for five years or 26 centavos for 10 […]

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

Oil spill cleanup mess: Iloilo gov files graft rap

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The Iloilo provincial government has filed criminal and administrative charges in connection with alleged irregularities in the cleanup program implemented in a town that was hit by an oil spill when a power barge was detached from its moorings at the height of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Firm paid amid spill cleanup doubts

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SIGNS of bunker oil still coat the rocky coastline of Barangay Botongon in Estancia, Iloilo. NESTOR P. BURGOS/INQUIRER VISAYAS

A company which a top provincial official said had no previous record in oil spill cleanup had been paid 90 percent for a cleanup job that had been described as inadequate in a town poisoned by nearly a million liters of bunker fuel at the height of Supertyphoon Yolanda last year.

Posted: October 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

DOE: Aquino emergency power to last for 1 year only

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The draft joint resolution seeking additional authority for President Benigno Aquino III amid looming energy shortage in 2015 was released at a Senate hearing on Thursday.

Posted: September 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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