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Special zones for power plants pushed


To deal with a potential power crisis, President Aquino should be given the power to set up special zones for power plants, and not emergency powers, Sen. Sergio Osmeña III has said.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

In Mindanao, small plants seen to ease power crunch


RESIDENTS of electricity-starved Mindanao will benefit from every single power plant that can be brought online over the short term, including those with smaller generating capacities.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

DOE taps experts to deal with power crisis


The Department of Energy has turned to engineers of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for help in dealing with the power crunch now crippling Mindanao.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Power problem poses risks to 2014 growth


Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan has acknowledged that the power situation has become a key concern for the government, saying this could pose risks to the attainment of the country’s growth targets.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

DOE chief open to amendments to Epira


Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla is open to changing some provisions of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (Epira) to allow the government more avenues for intervention during unusual situations, such as the recent spike in generation costs and the lingering power crisis in Mindanao.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »



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