State power plant to ensure no blackouts during hot months

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The government was criticized when it failed to activate the state-owned Malaya thermal power plant in Rizal to help bring down the price of electricity in November and December. As the weather – and the power rate hike debate – heats up, however, Malacañang relayed assurances from the energy department that the plant will be up for “70 days to boost supply during the summer months, when demand is expected to rise especially in Luzon.”

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