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Yellow, red alerts raised over tight power supply

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An electric post is toppled at the height of Typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun) in Noveleta, Cavite province. The typhoon led to power outages affecting a total of 13.5 million people in Luzon, including Metro Manila, and the Visayas. EDWIN BACASMAS/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

While electricity has been restored at the distribution level for most of Metro Manila and nearby provinces affected by Typhoon “Glenda,” the power supply situation remains tight for the Luzon grid, prompting experts to hoist a “yellow alert” over the island.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Meralco: 4.5M customers affected by power outages; restoration to take some time

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Up to 4.5 million people in Metro Manila and surrounding provinces had their supply of electricity knocked off by the passage of Typhoon Glenda overnight and the Manila Electric Company said Wednesday full restoration of power would take some time.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Gov’t readies award of 2 big PPP projects

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Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 FILE PHOTO

The government is set to award two massive Public-Private Partnership (PPP) contracts—for a P65-billion railway from Manila to Cavite and a P35.4-billion toll road south of Metro Manila—to help move the administration’s keystone infrastructure projects forward, an official said.

Posted: June 22nd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Burger joint business gets boost from reliable broadband service

Burger joints are anywhere, offering anything between the “buy 1, take 1” kind in any street corner, to the more intricately-made version that uses the more premium and tender meats.

Posted: June 22nd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

How can a Visayan company succeed in Metro Manila?

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Q: Last month, my company’s top management team missed your AIM Alumni Association (Cebu Chapter) seminar on business-growing for homegrown companies. I have a question that I understand from those friends of mine who attended, you were not asked.

Posted: June 6th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

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