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Co-ops see power rate manipulation

AMBUKLAO Dam, one of the oldest hydropower facilities in the country, continues to serve the country, after it was rehabilitated. 
EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Before the government pursues new power deals to prevent blackouts, it should first resolve the unexplained 2013 increase in power rates that had been attributed to the country’s electricity trading mechanism, a group of electric cooperatives said here last week.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Activists rally at PMA camp vs civilian deaths

PROTESTING alleged civilian deaths in military operations, upland community folk join activists of  Cordillera Peoples Alliance in an Oct. 20 march to a military camp overseen by the Philippine Military Academy. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Activists stormed the Philippine Military Academy’s (PMA) Camp Allen here on Monday to dramatize outrage at the death of civilians during combat operations in the Cordillera region.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Jittery Albay folk mistake thunder for eruption

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SMOKE from Mayon Volcano continues to paint an ominous picture with a picturesque backdrop as some villagers wait for the day they can leave government shelters to return to their normal lives. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

A rumbling sound due to a thunderstorm sent residents living around Mayon Volcano here scampering for safety on Wednesday, thinking it was an explosion from Mayon.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Lacson: P11B given for storm victims’ homes

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Rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

At least P11 billion had been released to the National Housing Authority (NHA) to help fund the construction of houses in areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Jolo priests told: ‘Run for your life’ vs kidnappers

AFP FILE PHOTO

There’s a constant reminder for priests and other members of the Catholic community in the province of Sulu that has nothing to do with their faith but about staying safe and alive.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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