energy Secretary - updates

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Incoming energy chief vows continuity at DOE

Jun 29, 2016 - 5:27 PM

The incoming energy secretary also says any new programs will be considered from the perspective of the consumer

Duterte taps former CAAP chief Cusi as energy secretary

May 20, 2016 - 3:52 PM

UPDATED Alfonso Cusi is a known political ally of former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

File photo of Alfonso Cusi by Jay Directo/Getty Images

New 300-MW power plant in Mindanao 'not enough'

Jan 09, 2016 - 1:27 PM

A sister company of AboitizPower s Therma South Incorporated says Mindanao needs at least 300 megawatts of new power capacity annually for the next 5 years to address the power deficit

INAUGURATION. The first of the two 150-MW AboitizPower Davao baseload power plants started commercial operations in September 2015. The second unit is undergoing reliability tests and will be in full commercial operations by February 2016. Photo courtesy of AboitizPower

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

PH will have enough oil supply despite Saudi conflict – gov't

Jan 08, 2016 - 9:29 PM

President Aquino says the Philippines can buy oil from many other sources while Energy Secretary Zenaida Monsada cites the ASEAN supply security agreement

NO EFFECT YET. The security issues caused by the conflict between Saudi and Iran have not caused increases in oil prices, and a rollback is expected next week, Energy Secretary Zenaida Monsada says.

Aquino inaugurates AboitizPower’s P35-B Davao baseload power plant

Jan 08, 2016 - 4:26 PM

President Aquino says while he is an advocate of developing renewable energy right now we cannot wean ourselves completely from relying on coal

INAUGURATION. The first of the two 150-MW AboitizPower Davao baseload power plants started commercial operations in September 2015. The second unit is undergoing reliability tests and will be in full commercial operations by February 2016. Photo courtesy of AboitizPower

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

Economists: No to 'emergency powers' for Aquino

Oct 09, 2014 - 2:12 PM

The Foundation for Economic Freedom raises cautions about addressing the impending power shortage with expensive quick fixes that will burden the public for a long time

'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

DOE: More rotating brownouts possible

May 18, 2014 - 3:01 PM

The DOE said brownouts were still a possibility depending on supply and condition of power plants

Petilla: All Yolanda homes will have power by March

Jan 17, 2014 - 5:32 PM

While all towns devastated by the super typhoon have been re connected to the grid after Christmas not all households were ready to be energized

Rappler Newscast | December 26, 2013

Dec 26, 2013 - 7:49 PM

Survey says President Benigno Aquino is ‘very good’ grade 2013 Petilla s resignation rejected Thai police clash with protesters

Rappler Newscast | December 24, 2013

Dec 25, 2013 - 1:02 AM

Petilla: Power restored in Yolanda hit areas Dark Christmas for Yolanda Survivors Mayweather Christmas card mocks Pacquiao

Dark Christmas for Yolanda survivors

Dec 24, 2013 - 6:29 PM

Thousands of families in Leyte will have their noche buena – or a semblance of it – in candle light

Petilla: Power restored in Yolanda-hit areas

Dec 24, 2013 - 6:08 PM

The energy department claims it has met its self imposed Christmas eve deadline

KEEPING HIS POST. Energy Secretary Petilla says power in all areas struck by Yolanda has been restored.Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Bright Christmas for quake-hit Bohol – Aquino

Nov 28, 2013 - 6:52 PM

Its power lines destroyed by an earthquake in October and a super typhoon in November Bohol will have power supply back before Christmas the gov t promises

RUINS. The ruins of the San Vicente Parish in Maribojoc, Bohol, 20 October 2013. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Petilla: I’ll resign if no power by Christmas

Nov 18, 2013 - 3:19 PM

The energy secretary who was former governor of typhoon hit Leyte promises to bring electricity back to areas hit by Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan in the Visayas on December 24

ON THE LINE. Energy chief Jericho Petilla says he will resign if power isn't restored in Visayas by Christmas eve. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Petilla: I accepted job because Aquino 'wants changes'

Nov 04, 2012 - 5:56 PM

The new energy chief wants to get a grip on the department before he makes any decisions

SWORN IN. Aquino and new Energy Secretary Jericho Rosales / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Almendras is Secretary to the Cabinet

Oct 25, 2012 - 5:51 PM

UPDATED President Aquino confirms earlier reports that Leyte Gov Jericho Petilla will be replacing Energy Secretary Almendras

JBC to interview 12 contenders for SC post

Oct 05, 2012 - 12:32 PM

Public interviews will be conducted on October 23 and 25


Ex-Energy Secretary nominated for SC justice

Sep 17, 2012 - 4:59 PM

Only 4 have officially joined the race as of September 17


Almendras: Keep politics out of energy sector

Aug 03, 2012 - 4:55 PM

You need to depoliticize energy says Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras on TalkThursday

Drilon, Santiago turn down CJ nominations

Jun 28, 2012 - 2:59 PM

18 nominees have said no to the race for the highest position in the judiciary


Gibo declines nomination for chief justice post

Jun 19, 2012 - 6:14 PM

Based on a list provided by the JBC on June 19 there are now 45 nominees for the post of chief justice


Ex-CA justice disqualified for CJ post

Jun 15, 2012 - 6:05 PM

The list of nominees and applicants to the post vacated by Chief Justice Renato Corona is now down to 26

PNoy's first appointee to the SC nominated for CJ post

Jun 15, 2012 - 5:01 PM

Corona has sought the inhibition of Sereno in a case involving his impeachment trial