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Ex-Aquino officials Alcala, Petilla face graft charges at Sandiganbayan

Apr 24, 2018 - 1:22 PM

The Office of the Ombudsman announces the charges two months before the retirement of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, who is criticized by President Rodrigo Duterte and his allies of meting out selective justice or favoring officials of the Aquino administration

Vote-counting machines break down in Tacloban City

May 09, 2016 - 8:53 PM

In one voting precinct only 165 votes are cast out of the 450 registered voters due to a VCM malfunction

VOTING TIME. In San Jose Elementary School, where most number of voters in Tacloban City are registered, residents prepare to cast their ballots. Photo by Jene-Anne Pangue/ Rappler

Retired prof runs against 2 'goliaths' for Baybay City mayoral seat

May 03, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Dr Tomas Fernandez Jr a veterinarian from Visayas State University enters the political fray in Baybay City against incumbent city mayor Carmen Loreto Cari and businesswoman Marilou Galenzoga Baligod

DOC TOM. The retired professor talks with people at Baybay City’s plaza before his caravan on May 2. Photo by Prince Darius Lina/Rappler.

The Leader I Want: Petilla wins online polls in 1st senatorial debate

Apr 08, 2016 - 7:45 PM

The second placer is Greco Belgica a former Manila city councilor who calls himself a pork buster

POLL WINNER. Former energy chief Carlos Jericho Petilla wins all 4 rounds of Rappler's online polls on April 8, 2016, as part of #TheLeaderIWant senatorial debates. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Senate bets asked: How can you work with your future president?

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:34 PM

Four senatorial candidates are asked how they plan to push for their advocacies in the Senate if the next president is not allied with them

ASPIRING FOR THE SENATE. Four senatorial bets attend the first leg of the Rappler senatorial debates. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Petilla pushes for diverse energy mix

Apr 08, 2016 - 6:27 PM

The former energy secretary says tapping diverse sources of energy should be encouraged

ENERGY MIX. Former energy secretary Jericho Petilla says a proper energy mix is needed in the Philippines. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Petilla grilled on high electricity rates: 'What did you tell your president to do?'

Apr 08, 2016 - 5:41 PM

Bulok ang administrasyon natin lawyer Lorna Kapunan tells former energy chief Jericho Petilla

EPIRA. Former energy chief Jericho Petilla talks about his plans to lower electricity rates in the country. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Baligod, Belgica, Kapunan, Petilla on why they should be elected senator

Apr 08, 2016 - 4:51 PM

The Leader I Want: Four senatorial candidates woo voters at the first leg of Rappler s senatorial debates

SENATORIAL CANDIDATES. (From left) Levi Baligod, Greco Belgica, Lorna Kapunan, and Carlos Jericho Petilla. Photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

The Leader I Want: Jericho Petilla’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 07, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Jericho Petilla s stand on key issues the next batch of senators candidates will have to address

LP SENATOR? Former Energy secretary Jericho Petilla during LP's NECO meeting on September 30, 2015. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Senate bets against divorce, support same-sex union

Jan 30, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Asked about same sex marriages one of the candidates says the issue is human rights and not religious rights

ONE RING TO RULE THEM ALL. Love happens not only between men and women, but also between people of the same sex. Photo by George Moya / Rappler

Senate bets from political clans support anti-dynasty bill

Jan 30, 2016 - 6:16 PM

Senatorial candidates Mark Lapid Jericho Petilla and Martin Romualdez say they are for the passage of the anti dynasty bill

 ABOLISH DYNASTIES? Senatorial candidates Mark Lapid, Jericho Petilla and Martin Romualdez are all members of political families.

FAST FACTS: Candidate substitution in past polls

Nov 28, 2015 - 1:02 PM

Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte s substitution is nothing new as candidate substitutions also happened in previous elections

Petilla: Give Competitive Selection Process a chance

Nov 13, 2015 - 4:26 PM

You need rules CSP is where everything is a level playing field and everybody competes other than just negotiates the former energy secretary and senatorial candidate says

RULES. Former Energy secretary and senatorial candidate Carlos Jericho Petilla says the Competitive Selection Process aims for balance between profit and public service in a market-driven energy sector.

Petilla talks power, ransom demand, US vs China | 6PM wRap

Nov 04, 2015 - 8:11 PM

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#TheLeaderIWant: Jericho Petilla and power

Nov 04, 2015 - 1:32 PM

The former energy chief runs for the Senate after his resignation from the Cabinet

Meralco: Competitive Selection Process will hurt consumers

Nov 02, 2015 - 6:00 AM

The policy is illogical and not in consumers interest as it gives gencos the power to dictate prices says the head of the distribution utility Manuel Pangilinan

Controversial bets, Duterte waiting game cap off COC filing week

Oct 16, 2015 - 10:30 PM

The Senate race gets more crowded and interesting with lots of familiar faces new names and returning bets locking in their candidacies

SENATORIAL BETS. Controversial bets  Getulio Napeñas – the dismissed chief of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force  – and former military general Jovito Palparan will run for senator in the 2016 elections. Rappler photos

LP Senate slate, Binay for re-election, Pacquiao’s plans | 6PM wRap

Oct 12, 2015 - 6:32 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Binay-Honasan 2016, LP Senate slate, Obama on Trump | 12PM wRap

Oct 12, 2015 - 12:14 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Tolentino and the LP: A graceful exit

Oct 07, 2015 - 3:43 PM

But who takes the slot left open by the embattled MMDA chairman?

OUT. MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino is out of the Liberal Party Senate slate. Rappler photo

Yolanda 'misunderstanding will be straightened out' – Petilla

Sep 30, 2015 - 8:15 PM

Former Leyte Governor and resigned Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla says President Benigno Aquino III and LP standard bearer Mar Roxas are also victims of misinformation post Typhoon Yolanda

LEYTE VOTE. LP chairman President Benigno Aquino III and LP standard-bearer Manuel Roxas II during the NECO meeting on September 30, 2015. Photo by Joseph Vidal/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

Petilla: Popularity not sole criterion in LP Senate slate

Sep 30, 2015 - 4:52 PM

It will now be up to Mar Roxas to pick his running mate and complete the ruling LP’s senatorial slate

LP SENATOR? Former Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla during LP's NECO meeting on September 30, 2015. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

The repeat of Genesis: On climate change and renewable energy

Aug 08, 2015 - 1:30 PM

By continuously embracing the use of dirty energy from fossil fuels the Philippines is only making a bizarre spectacle of itself when it calls on other countries to reduce their carbon emissions

Coal power plants in Bataan commit human rights violations

Aug 05, 2015 - 1:29 PM

Ash fall is just the tip of the iceberg Residents of a Bataan town are facing violence and harassment amidst the fight against their eviction from their own land to accommodate the new coal fired power plants

Clinker and ash from coal are seen in seabeds in Lucanin, Mariveles, Bataan. Photo by Ayeen Karunungan/ Rappler

Ease foreign restrictions to develop renewable energy – EU ambassador

Aug 02, 2015 - 8:49 PM

Relaxing restrictions such as the 60 40 rule on foreign ownership will help spur investment in renewable energy projects says EU ambassador Guy Ledoux

#TheLeaderIWant Senatorial debate at AMA University

Jul 06, 2015 - 12:30 PM

Watch as the senatorial candidates meet for Rappler s Senatorial debate series on April 15 2016 in AMA University This is the first of leg in the series of three debates as part of our coverage of the 2016 Philippine elections

Experts warn: PH to have highest coal share in Asia

Jul 04, 2015 - 2:45 PM

The Philippines power sector should achieve a balanced fuel mix to sustain growth and minimize environmental impact says global think tank IHS

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT. Coal provides 42% of the Philippines' electricity but spews over 39% of global carbon dioxide emissions. Shutterstock photo

Palace tells Cabinet: No ‘politicking’

Jun 24, 2015 - 3:02 PM

The reminder comes amid calls for the resignation of Cabinet officials who are planning to join the 2016 race

President Benigno S. Aquino III presides over the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Meeting at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room of the Malacañan Palace on Monday (February 16, 2015). Also in photo are Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma, Jr., Science and Technology Secretary Mario Montejo, Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Jr., Secretary to the Cabinet Jose Rene Almendras, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima and Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon Jesus Paje. (Photo by Lauro Montellano, Jr. / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Naval drills, new energy secretary, US visa | 12PM wRap

Jun 24, 2015 - 12:09 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Monsada named energy department OIC

Jun 23, 2015 - 6:18 PM

UPDATED Energy Undersecretary Zenaida Monsada – one of the 4 names floated since Jericho Petilla s resignation – is named the agency s OIC

OIC. Undersecretary Zenaida Monsada, who replaces resigned Secretary Jericho Petilla, has been with the department for 30 years. Photo from the Bohol provincial website

ERC appointment raises conflict-of-interest issues

Jun 21, 2015 - 10:00 AM

UPDATED EXCLUSIVE: Sta Ana s appointment comes at a time when the regulatory agency is determining whether power generation companies among them the Aboitiz group’s unit Therma Mobile colluded to jack up prices of Meralco

INSIDE STORY: The real reason behind Petilla’s resignation

Jun 20, 2015 - 10:15 AM

UPDATED EXCLUSIVE: Sources close to Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla say his resignation was prompted by President Benigno Aquino III’s decision to appoint Geronimo Sta Ana as the 5th commissioner of the Energy Regulatory Commission

Petilla to leave energy department June 30

Jun 18, 2015 - 5:49 PM

President Benigno Aquino III has yet to name the energy chief s replacement

NO REPLACEMENT YET. Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla (right) says his resignation takes effect June 30, 2015, but President Benigno Aquino III has yet to name his replacement. File photo from the Malacañang Photo Bureau

Prebid terms for Mindanao power plant output ready by Sept

Jun 13, 2015 - 3:10 PM

New power plants of Aboitiz Power Alsons and San Miguel Corporation are expected to be put up by the first half of 2016

LOCK-IN PERIOD. Imposed lock-in period between the winning bidder and the off-taker would discourage investors to participate in the bidding, Energy secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla says

DOE e-system to hasten process for new energy projects

Jun 03, 2015 - 6:51 PM

The Energy Virtual One Shared System EVOSS – which the DOE targets to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2015 – will initially cover renewable energy projects

PSALM’s Ledesma seeks Malacañang intervention over suspension

May 11, 2015 - 7:45 PM

PSALM President CEO Emmanuel Ledesma Jr says the board wrongly interpreted a provision of the Governance Commission for GOCC Law in suspending a presidential appointee like him

Malampaya contractors, not DOE, should appeal COA ruling

May 11, 2015 - 2:28 PM

Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla also says that if state auditors will order his department to collect the P53 14B taxes from the contractors the agency has no choice but to comply

DOE plans to delay Mindanao coal plant privatization

May 10, 2015 - 9:26 PM

Energy Secretary Petilla says an early auction could cause price shocks and he wants to wait until other plants are built first

PSALM chief Ledesma on 90-day preventive suspension

May 06, 2015 - 6:07 PM

No official reason is provided for the suspension of Ledesma who is the subject of PSALM employees complaints

Petilla confirms extended stay as energy chief

May 04, 2015 - 7:45 PM

Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla stays until President Aquino decides on his replacement There are two candidates for the position

Petilla clarifies resignation, recommends Usec as OIC

Apr 29, 2015 - 6:14 PM

The energy chief who says he has received no instructions from the President yet recommends Undersecretary Zenaida Monsada as DOE OIC for continuity

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

Mary Jane’s execution, Petilla’s 2016 plans, Pacquiao in Las Vegas | The wRap

Apr 28, 2015 - 8:37 PM

Mary Jane Veloso will be executed Energy Secretary Petilla will run for a legislative post Pacquiao arrives in Las Vegas

Petilla to quit DOE, run for Senate or House

Apr 28, 2015 - 5:06 PM

‘I can’t stay in this position forever Eventually I have to go ’ says Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla who will quit before October

OUT BY OCTOBER. Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla says he will quit his post should be push through with plans to seek a legislative post. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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

Easter Sunday Mindanao blackout due to corroding insulator

Apr 17, 2015 - 6:50 PM

The National Transmission Corporation says in its initial report submitted to DOE that a ‘corroded suspension insulation shank’ caused the transmission line to fall and hit other line conductors and tower parts

DOE to public: Practice efficiency, conserve energy

Apr 15, 2015 - 8:15 PM

Despite the completion of the Malampaya maintenance activities the public is urged to be energy savvy as electricity demand peaks in May

Gov’t rules out sabotage in Easter Sunday Mindanao blackout

Apr 06, 2015 - 6:53 PM

The Department of Energy forms a team to investigate what happened

Lucio Tan’s solar power plant starts operations

Mar 26, 2015 - 7:33 PM

The Absolut Distiller’s P189M solar power plant in Lian Batangas is only the start as the tycoon intends to further invest in renewable energy

DOE okays 622 renewable energy contracts

Mar 16, 2015 - 4:00 PM

As of end January 2015 397 of the contracts are awarded to hydro power projects the Department of Energy reports