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Could Duterte's approach to China ultimately make Ongpin richer?

May 17, 2017 - 1:00 PM

It s no secret President Rodrigo Duterte dislikes tycoon Roberto Ongpin But Duterte s friendly approach toward China may be the key Ongpin has long been waiting for to unlock a natural gas windfall in the South China Sea

Malampaya fund: Ex-Palawan gov Reyes faces P1.5-B graft case

Mar 05, 2017 - 5:20 PM

Some construction projects meant to be funded by Malampaya royalties appear on reports as complete or nearly complete but turn out to be far from finished

MALAMPAYA SCAM. Former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes, jailed over murder charges, now faces multiple counts of graft for the misuse of P1.5 billion worth of Malampaya funds.

Inflation hits 2.7% in January

Feb 07, 2017 - 3:05 PM

Prices rise at a faster rate than at any point last year due to increases in oil transport housing and utilities according to NEDA

Ombudsman sacks 9 officials over PDAF, Malampaya scams

Jan 12, 2017 - 1:38 PM

The dismissal order is one in a long string of charges involving multiple individuals in the elaborate business of swindling public funds

DOE: Expect power price hike due to Malampaya shutdown

Jan 10, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The DOE says it will try to ease the impact of the Malampaya maintenance shutdown from January 28 to February 18

MALAMPAYA UPDATES. Energy Undersecretary Wimpy Fuentebella gives updates on the country's power sector on January 10, 2017. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

War on drugs, Malampaya fund, Cavs vs Warriors | Evening wRap

Dec 27, 2016 - 9:23 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Maria Ressa

Arroyo spared, ex-Cabinet men charged in Malampaya scam

Dec 27, 2016 - 3:37 PM

UPDATED Former budget secretary Rolando Andaya Jr ex agrarian reform chief Nasser Pangandaman and 23 others face plunder and graft charges

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

PH vows 'nationalistic' stance in Shell-Malampaya case

Jul 23, 2016 - 7:26 PM

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi stresses the need for the government s unified stance as in the case of the West Philippine Sea South China Sea

UNPAID TAXES. The Commission on Audit earlier ordered the consortium behind the Malampaya deep water gas-to-power project to pay the government P53.14 billion in taxes. File image from Sembcorp Marine website

Shell takes Malampaya tax dispute vs PH to int'l arbitration body

Jul 22, 2016 - 1:58 PM

Shell Philippines Exploration BV has raised its tax dispute with the Philippine government before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes

SECOND TIME. Shell in September last year decided to file an arbitration case with the Singapore International Arbitration Center over the Malampaya tax dispute

Miriam Santiago, Duterte on Xi, ‘Cursed Child’ | 6PM wRap

Jun 01, 2016 - 8:20 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

ISIS in PH, Malampaya fund, Turkey suicide blast | 6PM wRap

Jan 13, 2016 - 6:24 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Malampaya-funded NHA projects failed – COA

Jan 13, 2016 - 1:22 PM

Auditors claim that the objectives of the Community Initiative Approach Program and the Balik Probinsya Program weren t satisfactorily met

Recto: Tap Malampaya fund for SALt lamps

Nov 24, 2015 - 4:21 PM

The senator also says the government should seek joint ventures with Sustainable Alternative Lighting s Aisa Mijeno

FUNDING. Senator Ralph Recto says Sustainable Alternative Lighting project would qualify for Malampaya funding under Presidential Decree No. 910, which states that government share from the exploitation of energy resources can be used to finance energy programs. Malampaya image from its project website; SAlt lamp image from its website

Malampaya kicks off gas production from new platform

Oct 05, 2015 - 8:35 PM

The first Filipino designed and built offshore platform will help maintain the level of gas production to fulfill existing gas sales agreements

Over 5,000 MW extra power capacity ready by 2019

Jul 05, 2015 - 11:47 PM

Up to 3 362 MW of the new power will come from new coal power plants despite the DOE pushing for a balanced fuel mix

Gas well found in Isabela

Jul 03, 2015 - 2:45 PM

UPDATED An energy official says it is too early to determine if the discovery is commercially viable

Luzon threatened by blackout over Calaca plant shutdown

Jun 26, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Luzon was placed on yellow alert as reserves fell to 445 megawatts due to the emergency shutdown of Calaca unit 1 power plant

Luzon spared from power outages due to Malampaya glitches

Jun 18, 2015 - 8:43 PM

Power reserves on Thursday June 18 are well above the ideal buffer but gas restrictions are still affecting power plants the energy department says

Luzon on yellow alert as Malampaya reduces supply

Jun 17, 2015 - 3:50 PM

This is the second time this week that Luzon is under yellow alert as the Malampaya platform encounters an ‘undisclosed technical problem’

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

Malampaya contractor seeks DOE guidance over COA ruling

May 08, 2015 - 5:23 PM

Shell Philippines Exploration B V says it will consult with the energy department and co contractor Chevron after the state auditors order them to pay P53 14B in taxes

Meralco rates down in May

May 08, 2015 - 3:25 PM

Electricity bills go down by P0 70 per kilowatt hour due to lower generation charge – the bulk of your Meralco bill

COA orders Malampaya contractors to pay gov't P53B taxes

May 07, 2015 - 2:57 PM

UPDATED State auditors say there is no provision in the law that provides that the income taxes of the contractors will be part of the government s share in project proceeds

PNOC eyes tie-up with BP to build depot facilities

May 03, 2015 - 11:33 PM

The proposed tie up is one of the measures to help alleviate falling revenues due to low oil prices

Malampaya, 3rd batch of 'pork' cases no longer DOJ priorities

Apr 28, 2015 - 9:19 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says the Department of Justice is focusing on other urgent cases as the Aquino administration enters its last year

SHELVED? Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says the filing cases over the multi-million-pesos pork barrel scam and the P900-million Malampaya Fund scam will no longer be prioritized. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Meralco posts 10% net growth for Q1 2015

Apr 27, 2015 - 8:02 PM

The utility firm nets P4 4B on the back of higher power sales

ERC requires real-time reporting of power outages

Apr 26, 2015 - 9:25 PM

Gencos must send an SMS report of an unplanned outage and notify the ERC at least 10 days before a planned outage

ERC requires gencos to provide real-time reporting of planned and unplanned outages

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

April rate hike awaits Meralco customers

Apr 08, 2015 - 3:40 PM

As earlier warned the rate hike is inevitable due to the ongoing Malampaya maintenance shutdown

Palace: Energy conservation goes beyond Earth Hour

Mar 28, 2015 - 3:56 PM

As the Philippine government gears up for an expected ‘power crisis ’ the Palace reminds the public that energy conservation should go beyond Earth Hour

EARTH HOUR 2013. Lights go off for an hour in observance of Earth Hour. File photo by John Javellana/Rappler

Power rates to spike despite adequate reserves

Mar 17, 2015 - 6:51 PM

The potential rate hike is attributed to the 3 power plants’ shift to liquid fuel and diesel during the 30 day Malampaya shutdown

DOE optimistic power sufficient on eve of Malampaya shutdown

Mar 14, 2015 - 9:19 PM

This is despite low reserves and a recent outage in the country’s biggest coal power plant

MVP’s Smart, Meralco top taxpaying firms in 2013

Mar 11, 2015 - 6:22 PM

The Manuel V Pangilinan led firm dislodges Meralco as top taxpayer with an income tax due amounting to P10 89 billion the BIR reports

Meralco rates to spike in April and May

Mar 09, 2015 - 5:10 PM

The 30 day shutdown of the Malampaya facility and the higher demand for electricity during summer will cause higher electricity bills

First Gen announces P14.5B investment in LNG

Mar 07, 2015 - 6:10 PM

The investment is needed because the Malampaya supply could run out by 2024

Steam powers Mondelēz Philippines’ manufacturing plant

Mar 07, 2015 - 10:02 AM

The use of the biomass boiler results in electricity savings comparable to the average annual consumption of a million households

Catapang on Mamasapano, Malampaya shutdown, Pacquiao in training | The wRap

Mar 05, 2015 - 6:50 PM

Military chief Catapang says Mamasapano clash was a failure in planning The Malampaya plant shuts down March 15 Manny Pacquiao says he feels slow

Malampaya shutdown starts March 15

Mar 05, 2015 - 1:49 PM

The Luzon grid is dependent on Malampaya thus the looming power shortage But the firm behind it says it would do its best to complete maintenance work ahead of the 30 day shutdown

Over 1000MW power reserve ready for Luzon this summer

Feb 20, 2015 - 12:53 PM

The Interruptible Load Program will contribute the bulk of additional reserves

Palace reiterates need for emergency powers

Jan 02, 2015 - 6:56 PM

The government is working on other options to mitigate the power shortage especially as summer nears as it awaits lawmakers action on its emergency powers request

COA tags 5 gov't agencies in Malampaya fund scam

Dec 01, 2014 - 8:27 PM

Citing an audit report that will be released in early 2015 COA Chairperson Grace Tan tells senators certain agencies have gotten huge amounts but skipped audit since 2004

MILKING COW? Capital of the Malampaya Fund comes from the royalties paid by Caltex and Shell to government for exploiting natural gas off the shores of Palawan. Photo courtesy of  Sembcorp Marine

Malampaya consortium seeking extension until 2039

Nov 20, 2014 - 4:21 PM

The consortium wants a 15 year extension of its service contract

Petilla gives up hope on additional power generation bid

Nov 12, 2014 - 12:07 PM

The energy department is banking on 4 options to help avert a power shortage in 2015

Pilipinas Shell seeks gov’t policies for more LNG investments

Nov 07, 2014 - 11:22 AM

Ahead of the release of the new fuel policy mix Pilipinas Shell urges the government to forge policies in aid of liquefied natural gas LNG investments in the country

Senate to begin probe into Malampaya, Iloilo building

Nov 06, 2014 - 6:32 PM

The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee will begin its probe into the alleged overpriced Iloilo Convention Center on November 13 and the Malampaya fund scam on December 1

FUND SCAM. The Senate will finally begin its probe on the alleged misuse of Malampaya funds. Photo from Sembcorp Marine

Meralco rates to drop in November

Nov 06, 2014 - 4:47 PM

Power rates will go down by P82 for typical households consuming 200 kWh as the generation charge – the biggest component of an electric bill – declines

Meralco customers to pay for ILP?

Oct 09, 2014 - 7:12 PM

Meralco has to pay its Interruptible Load Program participants thus its customers may have to shoulder an additional 7 5 centavos for monthly generation charge

Meralco rates up in October

Oct 08, 2014 - 6:42 PM

The weakening of the peso vs dollar and the Malampaya restriction contribute to the generation charge increase – the bulk of your electricity bill

'No power rate hike if Aquino uses Malampaya fund'

Oct 06, 2014 - 6:13 PM

While government subsidizes the added costs in generating more power in summer next year Energy Secretary Petilla suggests it could use the Malampaya fund to spare consumers from paying more