Mindanao power crisis - updates

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Aquino calls for meeting to address Mindanao power woes

Jan 08, 2016 - 9:51 PM

Issues on right of way violations transmission towers bombing hound the region The energy department is creating a task force to address the situation

POWER SITUATION. President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the ceremonial switch-on of the Davao baseload power plant, Friday, January 8, 2016.  A meeting would be convened next week to address the worsening power situation in Mindanao due to right-of-way violations and bombing of transmission towers. Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau

ERC OKs Agus 2 switchyard project in Mindanao

Dec 22, 2015 - 3:22 PM

The upgrading project is eyed to alleviate the power crisis in Mindanao

UPGRADING. “The present condition of the (Agus 2) swtichyard, considering the age of the equipment therein, already manifests deterioaration,” National Grid Corporation of the Philippines says, thus the need for upgrading.

Aquino blames Mindanao leaders for power crisis

Apr 17, 2013 - 9:08 PM

The trouble began when regional leaders sought to exempt themselves from EPIRA President Aquino points out

Mindanao power deficit could be higher - DoE

Mar 29, 2013 - 12:32 PM

Energy Secretary Petilla admits the government has no idea on how much is needed to make Mindanao power secure

POWER COSTS. A worker repairs power lines in Iligan. Residents in Mindanao need to cough up more cash to get stable electricity supply. RAPPLER/John Javellana

UNA hits PNoy on Mindanao power woes

Mar 23, 2013 - 4:07 PM

Opposition candidates hit President Benigno Aquino III for not acting on Mindanao power crisis

POWER WOES. Opposition candidates criticize the Aquino Administration for not solving the power supply crisis in Mindanao. From STEAG State Power website

Q and A: What’s UNA’s stand on Mindanao issues?

Mar 06, 2013 - 10:53 AM

UNA candidates voice their stand on the Mindanao power crisis the peace process and the Pablo protests

Longer brownouts in Mindanao this summer

Feb 27, 2013 - 2:02 PM

A study by think tank PIDS says a repeat of the 2010 Mindanao power crisis is likely in summer because there s no new power capacity in the region

POWER CRISIS. The Aquino administration vows to find solutions to the Mindanao power shortage and put into place sustainable supply in the region

PNoy: Pay or live with brownouts

Apr 13, 2012 - 7:26 PM

President Aquino said Mindanao residents have to spend a little bit more to address the power problem in the region

PNoy sees no need for emergency powers

Mar 30, 2012 - 12:25 AM

The President prefers expediting the construction of new power plants in Mindanao

NOT KEEN. Pres Aquino talks with former Pres Fidel Ramos during the inauguration of the Philippines Expeditionary Forces to Korea (PEFTOK) – Korean War Memorial Hall on Thursday, March 29, where he also told reporters he is "unsure" on using emergency powers to solve the looming energy crisis in Mindanao. (Photo from Malacañang Photo Bureau).

Gov't creates body to address Mindanao power crisis

Mar 06, 2012 - 3:37 PM

Sectors warn against a repeat of the 2010 brownouts in the region

SOLVING A CRISIS. The Aquino administration vows to find solutions to the Mindanao energy crisis and put into place sustainable power supply for the region.