President Benigno Aquino III is lukewarm to taking on emergency powers to solve the looming energy crisis in Mindanao. Instead he prefers the construction of new power plants there even if it would take years to finish. The President pointed out that aside from being “very, very old,” some of the hydro-electric plants, such as the Agus VI hydroelectric power plant in Iligan City, have been poorly maintained. It will take 30 months to put them back to work and increase generating capacity, Aquino said. Read the details in Rappler.