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News Briefs: February 27, 2017

Feb 27, 2017 - 11:55 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday February 27

PH contractors eye up to $100-B infra deals with Chinese firms

Dec 07, 2016 - 8:30 PM

A local design consultancy firm says it partnered with China Communications Construction Company Limited to cash in on President Rodrigo Duterte s foreign policy direction

STRONGER COLLABORATION. Representatives of China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC) sign MOU with two local contractors. Photo by Chrisee De La Paz/Rappler

Can Angat dam withstand a 7.2 magnitude quake?

Jun 11, 2015 - 6:08 PM

A consultancy firm commissioned to assess the 47 year old dam’s safety is uncertain that it could survive such disaster thus more investigations are needed to determine the risks involved

COA absolves NAPOCOR of paying claims to power firm

Jun 11, 2015 - 12:36 PM

State auditors declare ‘null and void’ the compromise deal between the National Power Corporation and Binga Hydroelectric Plant Incorporated

WATCH: Kalinga revisited

May 02, 2015 - 2:54 PM

The militancy of the indigenous peoples may have died with their beloved tribal chieftain but their culure and tradition lives on

Malaysian natives protest as dam begins to fill

Sep 23, 2013 - 10:24 PM

A state linked Malaysian energy firm begun filling the reservoir behind a controversial dam as a group of angry tribespeople protested

Egypt-Ethiopia conflict over Nile waters flares

Jun 18, 2013 - 10:49 AM

A dam project in Ethiopia threatens to decrease water flowing down towards Egypt

A speed boat sails on the River Nile in Cairo, Egypt, 29 May 2013. Photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

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

Finally, P2.6-B rehab of Mindanao's Agus power plant set

Dec 05, 2012 - 6:45 PM

The bidding for the much awaited rehabilitation works on one of the Agus hydroelectric power plants will likely take place in either January or February 2013 and will be completed in 30 months

Bidding of hydro power projects deferred to 2013

Nov 22, 2012 - 7:22 PM

The bidding of the 40 to 50 potential areas suitable for the development of hydroelectric power originally set for the third quarter of 2012 will instead be held next year

No quick fixes to Mindanao power problem - Aquino

Mar 26, 2012 - 8:58 PM

President Aquino says there are no quick fixes to the power supply problem in Mindanao which was caused by 30 years of neglect by previous administrations

PNoy addressing Mindanao energy problem - Palace

Mar 23, 2012 - 9:25 PM

Power barges to be deployed to Mindanao to address looming power crisis

NO FUN. One of a number of photo memes produced by residents of Zamboanga City protest the recurring brownouts which is supposedly part of the looming power crisis in Mindanao. (Photo from Teramoda Collections/Facebook)