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MISLEADING: Bataan Nuclear Power Plant 'wasted by Cory Aquino'

Jul 13, 2019 - 10:27 AM

The Cory Aquino administration decided not to open the $2.3-billion project due to safety and corruption concerns. A court ruling in 2012 also ordered the project broker to return $50 million in ill-gotten wealth.

Recto: Don't use Malampaya funds for Bataan nuke plant revival

Nov 22, 2016 - 5:20 PM

Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto says the funds can instead be used for an independent scientific study on the economic and technical feasibility of completing the plant

REVIVAL. The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte approves reopening the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. File photo by Rappler

Consult scientists on Bataan Nuclear Power Plant – Recto

Nov 12, 2016 - 4:20 PM

Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto makes the suggestion following reports that President Rodrigo Duterte allowed the rehabilitation of the BNPP

NUCLEAR PLANT. The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is mulling reopening the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. File photo by Rappler

BNPP: Not about nuclear; it’s about trust and accountability

Sep 21, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The discussion on the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant should not be equated with the discussion of nuclear power feasibility

REOPENING? The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is mulling reopening the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. File photo by Rappler

DOE: Nat'l consensus needed to reopen Bataan Nuclear Power Plant

Sep 05, 2016 - 10:12 PM

DOE Undersecretary Donato Marcos says Secretary Alfonso Cusi has not issued a direct order to revive the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant

REOPENING? The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is mulling reopening the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. File photo by Rappler

Philippines eyes reviving mothballed nuclear plant

Aug 31, 2016 - 8:28 PM

Spokesman Ernesto Abella: Officials are considering all options for sustainable and affordable energy and reviving the Bataan Nuclear Plant is being considered

BATAAN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT. This photo taken on May 18, 2011, shows the main control room of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, in Bataan. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Bataan Nuclear Power Plant impossible to revive – Marcos Jr

Mar 02, 2016 - 6:02 PM

The vice presidential candidate however says that setting up a nuclear power plant in the Philippines is still a viable and practical

Why revive the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant?

Jan 10, 2016 - 10:57 AM

Pro nuclear energy advocates say reviving the mothballed plant is a cheaper alternative

The facade of the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant in Morong. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Energy chief Petilla confirms resignation

Apr 29, 2015 - 8:33 AM

UPDATED Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla says no one pressured him to resign Petilla will not leave the agency until his suitable replacement is found

Regulatory body pushed to study Bataan Nuclear Power Plant revival

Apr 20, 2015 - 4:10 PM

The body will also address the safety concerns raised by various sectors against reviving the power facility the energy chief says

Decision over Bataan nuclear plant's fate not happening in 2014

Jun 23, 2014 - 5:31 PM

The energy czar says it will be President Aquino who will decide whether to revive the mothballed power plant or not

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JV Ejercito: Not his brother’s keeper

May 13, 2014 - 1:00 AM

Ejercito surprises allies and the public

Tight supply till 2016 but no power failure

Jan 23, 2014 - 11:17 PM

Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla says there are new plants being put up to meet the demand

Gov't scraps budget for BNPP maintenance in 2014

Aug 14, 2013 - 7:00 AM

The budget department gives zero allocation for the maintenance of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant in 2014 causing the ire of some lawmakers

'Nuclear power to lower electricity costs'

Jun 04, 2013 - 4:15 AM

Nuclear power advocates downplay renewable energy as a cheap and reliable source of electricity

NUCLEAR ENERGY. The mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant was designed to generate 620 MW of power. Photo by Rappler/Lean Santos

Govt urged to act on $1-B Bataan nuclear plant rehab

Jun 02, 2013 - 9:41 AM

The 620 megawatt facility will help with the power supply requirement of the country according to an official of the state power firm

MOTHBALLED. The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP), constructed in 1984, remains idle after 29 years. Photo by Lean Santos/Rappler

Rappler Newscast | May 29, 2013

May 29, 2013 - 8:51 PM

SC stops Comelec from proclaiming rest of party list winners Rappler visits Bataan Nuclear Power plant amid calls for revival A new media rule requiring news websites to obtain licenses angers Singapore’s online community

Court orders Marcos crony to return $50-M

Apr 12, 2012 - 11:53 AM

The Sandiganbayan orders Herminio Disini to return US 50 M to gov t in relation to the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant