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Japan court halts nuclear reactor restart citing volcano, quake risks

Jan 17, 2020 - 6:02 PM

Shikoku Electric criticizes the ruling, stressing the scientific merit of the firm's argument that it was safe to operate the reactor

AGAINST NUCLEAR. Residents and others opposing the reactor restart gather near the Ikata nuclear power plant of Shikoku Electric Power in Ehime prefecture, about 700 kilometers southwest of Tokyo on August 12, 2016. File photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Expropriation case over Iloilo power remains with local court – Supreme Court

Jan 14, 2020 - 5:04 PM

The SC resolution is a point in favor of the Enrique Razon-owned MORE, whose franchise is being challenged by longtime-provider Panay Electric Company

U.S. aid agency slashes $190 million in compact funding to Ghana

Dec 31, 2019 - 6:21 PM

This comes after the termination of a Meralco-led consortium which was supposed to take over electricity distribution in the West African country

Thatcher approved Corazon Aquino asylum request – archives

Dec 31, 2019 - 8:36 AM

But Britain's protection was ultimately not needed after the deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Corazon Aquino's rival in the 1986 snap presidential elections, steps down

REMEMBER CORY. Corazon Aquino, the wife of the slain opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr., is cheered by her advisers after announcing on December 03, 1985 in Manila, that she will run against President Ferdinand Marcos in the presidential snap poll February 7. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Napocor to help resolve Camotes Islands' power woes

Dec 28, 2019 - 8:22 PM

The problems in power distribution are due to outdated facilities in the islands off mainland Cebu

LOOK: Solar energy powers charging stations in Ursula-hit Tacloban

Dec 28, 2019 - 11:04 AM

ICSC is also planning to set up charging stations in other severely-affected areas in the region, most especially in the remote islands of Guiuan, Eastern Samar

Kusog Bicolandia pushes for independent Bicol power grid

Dec 26, 2019 - 5:13 PM

‘We are wondering why we need to get electricity from the Tayabas station of NGCP when we can tap directly from Tiwi or BacMan geothermal power plants,’ the regional political party says

POWER SOURCE. Officials of Energy Development Corporation show off to members of the local media in Legazpi the facilities of BacMan geothermal field in Manito town. Bicol is producing clean and renewable energy from two geothermal plants in Tiwi and Bacon Manito geothermal plants but 70 percent of Albayanos remain powerless after typhoon Tisoy occurence. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

China's wrong approach to its strategic dilemma

Dec 26, 2019 - 11:13 AM

China has valid strategic concerns in the South China Sea, but its way of addressing them has involved violating the territorial and resource rights of its neighbors

China's Belt and Road Initiative: Plan for domination or strategy for crisis?

Dec 20, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The Belt and Road Initiative is the ultimate example of 'gigantism' and it is inviting a transborder ecological and social disaster

On my bookshelf, China and dictators steal the spotlight

Dec 07, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Three books on the changing world

North Korea blasts Japan's Abe, warns of 'real ballistic missile'

Nov 30, 2019 - 11:55 PM

'Abe may see what a real ballistic missile is in the not distant future and under his nose... Abe is none other than a perfect imbecile,' says a foreign ministry official, as reported by North Korean news agency KCNA

WORD WAR. North Korea hits back at Japan for its criticisms against the solitary state's nuclear exercises. Kim file photo from KCNA via KNS/AFP; Abe file photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP

Duterte says he'll 'quarrel' with China if it shuts down PH power

Nov 29, 2019 - 9:43 PM

But the Philippine leader thinks China won't do such a thing because it would damage the Asian giant's reputation and because it sees its stake in the NGCP as a business

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech after leading the awarding ceremony for the 2019 Model Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Family of the Year Award (MOFYA) at the Malacañan Palace on November 28, 2019. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

China’s global economic reach: A balance sheet

Nov 28, 2019 - 3:00 PM

China’s economic relationship with the Global South may be overall positive, but Beijing needs to address the questionable practices of its corporations and agencies

China's rulers and its restive people

Nov 21, 2019 - 6:58 PM

Xi Jinping has consolidated his dominant position in the ruling bloc but spontaneous protests are common among the people

Semirara suspends coal mining activities

Nov 20, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The Department of Energy directs Semirara Mining and Power Corporation to suspend coal mining activities after a mudslide last October

Apparently, Willem Dafoe was at the People Power Revolution in 1986

Nov 09, 2019 - 11:08 AM

'It was an incredible feeling,' says the actor

WILLEM DAFOE. The actor, pictured here at the Annual Governors Awards gala in Hollywood in October 2019, shares his experience joining the 1986 EDSA Revolution. Photo by Chris Delmas / AFP)

3rd telco Dito Telecom aims for 30% market share

Nov 04, 2019 - 9:30 AM

Dennis Uy's Dito Telecommunity is gathering business partners to take on telco giants Globe and Smart, and attract their subscribers

Indian nuclear power plant confirms North Korean malware on its network

Oct 31, 2019 - 8:23 PM

The malware, Dtrack, affects the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant's administrative network and not the internal network controlling the reactors

Creamline, Petro Gazz set up PVL title clash

Oct 27, 2019 - 11:23 PM

Months after their championship duel, Creamline and Petro Gazz meet again to fight for the PVL crown

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Creamline, Petro Gazz a win away from Finals showdown

Oct 26, 2019 - 7:47 PM

Dominant in their separate semifinal duels, Creamline and Petro Gazz move within a win of a PVL title showdown

STREAKING. Alyssa Valdez returns as Creamline stays on track of its bid for a perfect campaign. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Researchers invent device that generates light from the cold night sky – here's what it means for millions living off grid

Oct 26, 2019 - 8:30 AM

With the efficiency of everyday technologies continually improving, thermolectric devices could play an important role in powering society before long

MOONLIGHT. A Supermoon rises against the skyline in Madrid on November 14, 2016. Photo by Gerare Julien/AFP

Yemen government strikes power-sharing deal with southern rebels

Oct 25, 2019 - 11:54 PM

The deal would see the secessionist Southern Transitional Council handed a number of ministries, and the government return to the southern city of Aden

DEAL. A fighter of the UAE-trained Security Belt Force, dominated by members of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) which seeks independence for south Yemen, walks with a separatist flag past an oil tanker set ablaze during clashes between the separatists and the Saudi-backed government forces at the Fayush-Alam crossroads on the eastern entrance Aden from the Abyan province in southern Yemen on August 30, 2019. File photo by Nabil Hasan/AFP

iPhone 11 trade-in offers at Switch, Power Mac Center

Oct 24, 2019 - 7:50 PM

Upgrade to the new iPhones by trading in your old iPhones and other gadgets


Creamline completes 16-0 elims sweep

Oct 23, 2019 - 11:37 PM

Despite playing minus two ace players, Creamline survives Motolite’s valiant stand to complete a perfect PVL elimination run

PERFECT. The Cool Smashers look to extend their winning streak in the semifinal round. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Capitalism with Chinese characteristics

Oct 23, 2019 - 12:00 PM

The strengths of Chinese-style capitalism have also been its vulnerabilities

BUILDING UP. Workers erect scaffolding at a construction site in Beijing on October 22, 2019. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

China: An imperial power in the image of the West?

Oct 17, 2019 - 9:01 PM

This series of articles seeks to provide some clarification on a number of these questions, to provide a guide with which we can formulate a strategy to deal with this big, threatening, yet in many ways, still mysterious neighbor

Adulting 101: 7 books to start your self-help journey

Oct 14, 2019 - 3:00 PM

On your way to self-improvement? Help yourself with some self-help!

North Korean, U.S. officials at nuclear talks after latest missile test

Oct 05, 2019 - 8:03 PM

Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Lindh says that dialogue is needed to reach 'denuclearization and peaceful solution'

NUCLEAR TALKS. Members of the North Korean delegation arrive to Arlanda airport north of Stockholm on October 3, 2019. AFP photo

BanKo sweeps Motolite; BaliPure keeps Chef’s Classics winless

Sep 28, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Looking to boost its semifinal bid, BanKo Perlas picks up a seventh win to keep hold of the No. 4 spot

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Petro Gazz, Motolite secure 7th win; Choco Mucho blanks BaliPure

Sep 25, 2019 - 9:15 PM

As the Final Four race heats up, Petro Gazz and Motolite punch in key wins as Choco Mucho picks up back-to-back triumphs

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Power play for Iloilo electricity reaches Supreme Court

Sep 25, 2019 - 4:51 PM

The Enrique Razon-owned MORE is granted a franchise by President Duterte, but the bypassed Panay Electric Company (PECO) is fighting for its assets

Residents urge mayor to block coal plant in Palawan town

Sep 24, 2019 - 8:16 PM

'I am not here to say 'yes' or 'no' to coal. What I'm trying to say is if it's advantageous for us, then I'll give it a go signal. But, if not, we'll stop it,' says Narra Mayor Gerandy Danao

CONSULTATION. Narra Mayor Gerandy Danao talks to residents about the planned construction of the 15-megawatt coal-fired power plant in the municipality. Photo by Keith Anthony S. Fabro/Rappler

FALSE: Hontiveros 'called for EDSA revolution to oust dictator president'

Sep 19, 2019 - 1:47 PM

There is no such statement from Senator Risa Hontiveros

Japan's post-typhoon blackout raises disaster prep questions

Sep 19, 2019 - 11:54 AM

'It's worse than we thought,' says the Tokyo Electric Power, as authorities confirmed 45,000 homes were still without electricity 12 days after the powerful Typhoon Faxai barrelled through the Tokyo region

A man walks past a fallen utility pole downed by winds caused by Typhoon Faxai in Kamakura, Kanagawa prefecture on September 9, 2019. The powerful typhoon that battered Tokyo overnight with ferocious winds killed two people, police said on September 9, as halted trains caused commuter chaos and more than 100 flights were cancelled. jiji press / AFP

Creamline goes 10 in a row; Air Force upsets Motolite

Sep 18, 2019 - 9:52 PM

Jema Galanza and Risa Sato power Creamline to its 10th straight PVL victory as Air Force stuns Motolite in straight sets

PVL Open Conference Creamline vs Balipure. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Motolite survives Tolentino's outburst, BanKo drubs BaliPure

Sep 15, 2019 - 9:07 PM

Motolite spoils Flying Titan Kat Tolentino's 33-point performance in the 2019 PVL Open Conference

TURNING BACK. Isa Molde leads Motolite to a win over the pesky Choco Mucho Flying Titans. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Intergovernmental relations and the Mandanas case

Sep 13, 2019 - 12:52 PM

How to end the deadlock between the national government and local governments over the Mandanas case decision, which expands the revenue base for towns and provinces?

Motolite arrests BanKo comeback; Air Force upsets Choco Mucho

Sep 11, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Tots Carlos and Isa Molde power Motolite against a resilient BanKo Perlas side

TAKE CHARGE. Tots Carlos pumps in 29 points in Motolite's bounce-back win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PetroGazz ends Motolite streak; Air Force nabs first win

Sep 08, 2019 - 9:40 PM

PetroGazz stretches its winning run to 4 as Motolite star player Myla Pablo suffers an injury

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Motolite goes 3 in a row; BanKo, PetroGazz roll over foes

Aug 28, 2019 - 9:38 PM

Myla Pablo and Tots Carlos power Motolite to a quick win as BanKo Perlas and PetroGazz also breeze past separate PVL opponents

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Motolite notches back-to-back wins; BanKo trips Chef’s Classics

Aug 25, 2019 - 9:48 PM

Motolite and BanKo Perlas hack out dominant victories to stay on track of their PVL campaign

OVERPOWERED. Isa Molde and Motolite make quick work of BaliPure. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Napocor awards contracts for projects in Mimaropa, Catanduanes

Aug 25, 2019 - 5:50 PM

The contracts amount to a total of P1.286 billion

Tens of millions hit by Indonesia power blackout

Aug 04, 2019 - 8:24 PM

The shutdown plunged buildings in the sprawling capital Jakarta – home to some 30 million people – into darkness and forced the temporary closure of its new mass rapid transit system

PCSO gaming shutdown an exercise of police power – Guevarra

Jul 28, 2019 - 4:10 PM

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra orders an NBI probe and says PCSO games may not resume until the investigation is done

'CLOSED.' Police shuts down a lottery outlet in Quezon City on Saturday, July 27, after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered a shutdown of all PCSO gaming operations. Makati police photo

Environment coalition urges gov't to speed up renewable energy projects

Jul 26, 2019 - 8:38 PM

Power for People Coalition calls on the President to come up with an executive order that will formalize his directive for the energy department to fast-track 'the development of renewable energy sources'

Venezuela limps back to normal after another blackout

Jul 23, 2019 - 2:45 PM

(UPDATED) President Nicolas Maduro denounces what he says is a 'criminal attack against tranquility and peace of the homeland'

POWER CUT. People are seen in a street of Maracaibo, Zulia State, Venezuela, on July 22, 2019 as parts in the country, including the capital Caracas, were hit by a massive power cut. Photo by Federico Parra/AFP

Huge power outage that plunged Manhattan into darkness ends

Jul 14, 2019 - 11:26 AM

(UPDATED) About 42,000 Manhattan residents were affected by the blackout that happened on Saturday, July 13

BLACKOUT. A large section of Manhattan's Upper West Side and Midtown neighborhoods are seen in darkness from above during a major power outage on July 13, 2019 in New York City. Thousands of New Yorkers are without power as a major outage left portions of Manhattan, including Times Square and the Upper West Side in the dark and disrupting subway service across the city. Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images/AFP.

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.

DA, DILG to provide solar water systems for off-grid barangays

Jul 09, 2019 - 1:55 PM

The Department of Agriculture and the Department of the Interior and Local Government will team up to provide water for irrigation as well as for drinking to far-flung barangays

Photo from Shutterstock

No end in sight to 'unrelenting' power outages in Palawan

Jul 05, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Palawan Electric Cooperative says it has already solved its undersupply problem. Now it's grappling with another challenge: trees that obstruct their distribution lines.

PERSISTENT PROBLEM. The Palawan Electric Cooperative (its facilities in Puerto Princesa shown here) faces criticism from consumers for the daily rotational blackouts that have been going on for years. File photo by Keith Anthony Fabro