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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

Youth, advocates continue fight for coal-free Negros amid new leadership

Jul 02, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The protest turned into a time of celebration as youth, environmental advocates have once again proven that their voice can make a difference to continue fight for coal-free Negros

Activists from the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice. Photo by Jorge Gamboa

Petron outlasts Cignal in PSL thriller; Foton downs PLDT

Jun 30, 2019 - 12:45 AM

The Blaze Spikers rebound from their first loss with a five-set escape over the HD Spikers

GRITTY WIN. The Petron Blaze Spikers get back on the winning track after surviving Cignal’s huge challenge. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PVL: Pacifictown, BanKo Perlas march into semis

Jun 29, 2019 - 8:33 PM

The Lady Troopers and the Perlas Spikers complete the semifinal cast of the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference

A-GAME. Olena Lymareva-Flink brings out her best game in the tournament, firing 29 points to book Pacifictown a semis slot. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PVL: PetroGazz bounces back with sweep of Pacifictown

Jun 23, 2019 - 7:06 PM

Just a day after absorbing their first loss, the PetroGazz Angels regroup for a dominant win over Pacifictown

STILL ON TOP. PetroGazz still remains on top of the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference standings. Photo by Michael Gatpandan

PVL: Creamline dominates Motolite, nails semis slot

Jun 19, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Creamline spoils Myla Pablo's Motolite debut as the Cool Smashers pick up their sixth straight win

GROWING CHEMISTRY. Creamline setter Jia Morado (left) dishes the ball to middle blocker Aleoscar Blanco. Photo by SportsVision

Argentina, Uruguay restoring power after massive blackout

Jun 17, 2019 - 7:24 AM

(UPDATED) It is the first time a power cut had affected the entirety of both Argentina, with a population of more than 44 million, and Uruguay, which has 3.4 million inhabitants

WORKING BY CANDLELIGHT. Photo released by Noticias Argentinas showing a man working by candle light at a bakery during a power cut in Buenos Aires on June 16, 2019. Photo by Juan Vargas/AFP

PVL: Banko Perlas survives gutsy Motolite

Jun 05, 2019 - 8:41 PM

The young Motolite team puts up a challenge against Banko Perlas

X-FACTOR. Kia Bright powers Banko Perlas to a hard-earned win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Power Mac Center opens its first Mobile Care Service Center

Jun 04, 2019 - 1:56 PM

Apple users can now get their products repaired at Power Mac Center's service center at The Podium

Photo from Power Mac Center


[ANALYSIS] 'They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds'

May 19, 2019 - 9:43 AM

What accounts for the success of sustained peaceful people's protests, and what undermines their short-lived 'success'?

Supreme Court orders bidding of power company deals signed after June 2015

May 06, 2019 - 1:45 PM

(UPDATED) Distribution utilities like Meralco are now compelled to enter into a competitive selection process instead of their prior self-negotiated deals which advocates say could burden consumers for 20 years

POWER DEALS. The Supreme Court orders all power deals signed after June 30, 2015, to undergo a competitive selectiion process. Photo by Rappler

Richard Lugar, U.S. foreign policy luminary, dies at 87

Apr 29, 2019 - 9:57 AM

The former US senator was instrumental in the ouster of authoritarian Filipino president Ferdinand Marcos

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 20, 2012, Senator Richard Lugar,R-IN, receives an award from his Senate colleagues, including committee chairman Senator John Kerry,D-MA, during Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Senator Richard Lugar, a leading US voice on foreign policy for decades and a onetime presidential candidate known for his civility and bipartisan ways, has died at a medical center in Falls Church, Virginia. He was 87. Lugar died of chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy, according to an April 28, 2019 statement from the Lugar Center in Washington, a global policy institute which he founded in 2013.  KAREN BLEIER / AFP

NGCP raises red alert over Luzon grid

Apr 29, 2019 - 9:08 AM

Rotational brownouts may occur on Monday, April 29, due to low power supply in the Luzon grid

Bohol gubernatorial race: Arthur Yap against coal power plants

Apr 28, 2019 - 6:05 PM

His rival, former Duterte Cabinet secretary Jun Evasco, does not join the candidates' forum arranged by businessmen due to disagreement over the format

NO TO COAL. Bohol candidate for governor Arthur Yap faces businessmen in a candidates' forum on April 26, 2019, in Bohol. Photo by Ryan Macasero/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] China’s 100-year marathon – and what Filipinos should do about it

Apr 26, 2019 - 9:31 AM

Doing nothing is treason, a betrayal of public trust

Red alert raised in Luzon grid for 4th straight day

Apr 25, 2019 - 8:45 AM

The Luzon grid is still struggling to keep up with energy demand amid the summer heat

Luzon grid on red alert for 3rd straight day

Apr 24, 2019 - 10:05 AM

A red alert means there is insufficient power supply in the grid and rotational brownouts could occur

Next AboitizPower CEO won't come from Aboitiz clan

Apr 22, 2019 - 9:20 PM

(UPDATED) AboitizPower COO Emmanuel Rubio will be the company's president and CEO effective January 1, 2020

Luzon earthquake triggers power outages

Apr 22, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Initial reports indicate that brownouts occurred in parts of Pangasinan, Pampanga, La Union, and Bataan, due to the earthquake on Monday, April 22

LIST: Power interruptions due to Meralco maintenance in April 2019

Apr 19, 2019 - 10:35 PM

Here are the areas that will experience power interruptions for April

Linemen installed new Meralco line along Agham Rd. in Quezon City on Thursday, February 7, 2019. Photo by DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

Japan turns to foreigners to decommission Fukushima plant

Apr 18, 2019 - 2:52 PM

The step comes after Japan launched new visa statuses to attract more foreign workers and ease the impact of the nation's shrinking workforce and population

DANGEROUS. In this file photo, a staff member of the Tokyo Electric Power Company measures radiation levels between reactor unit 2 and unit 3 (Rear) at the tsunami-crippled Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture. Photo by Kimmasa Mayama/Pool/AFP

What you need to know about power advisories

Apr 17, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The Department of Energy says the short-term answers are not enough to address the recent power shortages.

AboitizPower begins operating coal plant in Toledo, Cebu

Apr 16, 2019 - 4:05 PM

The coal plant will deliver power to Visayan Electric Company and electric cooperatives, as well as to open-access customers in Luzon and the Visayas

UP AND RUNNING. The Therma Visayas coal power plant in Toledo City, Cebu, is now operational. Photo from Aboitiz Power Corporation

How Ateneo's e-jeeps revolutionized in-campus commutes

Apr 16, 2019 - 1:32 PM

The e-jeeps are a quick and sustainable transport alternative inside the campus — and they’re cheaper, too. Here’s how you can implement the same for your own organization

Power firms deny collusion allegations

Apr 15, 2019 - 5:10 PM

Aboitiz Power Corporation's Manny Rubio says companies won't connive to cause power outages, as these are bad for business

Nuclear fuel removed from crippled Japan plant

Apr 15, 2019 - 4:48 PM

The delicate operation represents the first time the Tokyo Electric Power Company has pulled out fuel from inside a highly contaminated building containing the melted-down reactor, and comes 4 years behind schedule

This handout from Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) taken and released on August 22, 2017 shows workers pouring coolant to freeze the underground ice wall around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture on August 22, 2017.  The Fukushima nuclear plant's operator on August 22 started freezing the last section of a $320 million ice wall designed to cut down on vast amounts of contaminated water at the site of the worst atomic accident in a generation. / AFP PHOTO / TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY (TEPCO) / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Red alert raised for 4th time in Luzon grid

Apr 15, 2019 - 9:55 AM

(UPDATED) Meralco is again implementing rotational brownouts in parts of Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, and Laguna due to low power supply on Monday, April 15

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Walang tubig, kuryente, pera – penitensya ngayong Kuwaresma

Apr 15, 2019 - 9:37 AM

Paaano ba tayo sasampalataya, magiging Kristiyano, at higit sa lahat, magiging tao sa panahon ni Rodrigo Duterte?

Red alert raised in Luzon grid for 3rd straight day

Apr 12, 2019 - 1:05 PM

(UPDATED) Meralco warns of brownouts lasting up to 3 hours amid the scorching summer heat

Manny Pangilinan on brownouts: We need more power plants

Apr 11, 2019 - 8:35 PM

Meralco chairman Manny Pangilinan says building more power plants is the 'only solution' he could think of

Luzon grid on red alert again, brownouts hit Meralco areas

Apr 11, 2019 - 1:15 PM

(UPDATED) The Luzon grid is placed under red alert for the second straight day on Thursday, April 11

RED ALERT. Brounouts are expected in Meralco areas due to low power supply. Photo from Shutterstock

Meralco implements rotational brownouts as Luzon grid supply thins

Apr 10, 2019 - 3:55 PM

Rotational brownouts are hitting parts of Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, and Laguna on Wednesday, April 10

Luzon grid placed under red alert

Apr 10, 2019 - 1:38 PM

The NGCP places the Luzon grid under red alert as it expects higher demand and low power supply reserves

Meralco hikes power rates for April

Apr 08, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Meralco encourages consumers to conserve energy this summer

Wind turbines cause cancer? Trump's 'idiotic' theory whips up storm

Apr 05, 2019 - 7:00 AM

'It's an idiotic statement,' says Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, echoing an earlier assessment by Republican Senator Chuck Grassley

WINDMILL MAGIC. Be swept away by the wind and the towering beauty of Bangui’s windmills. Photo by Ros Flores

LIST: Power interruptions due to Meralco maintenance in March 2019

Mar 18, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Here are the areas with scheduled power interruptions due to maintenance work of the Manila Electric Company

Electricity meters in Barangay Bagumbayan South in Navotas City on August 2, 2017

Trump signs first veto to secure funding for border wall

Mar 16, 2019 - 1:54 PM

(UPDATED) The US President overrides the Congress' decision to terminate his declaration of an emergency at the Mexican border

US President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2019. (Photo by Doug Mills / POOL / AFP)

The week in photos: March 9-15, 2019

Mar 16, 2019 - 12:45 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

CARNIVAL. Costumed revelers perform in a carnival procession on the streets of Strumica, Macedonia, during the great evening carnival on March 9, 2019. Photo by Robert Atanasovski/AFP

Senate rebukes Trump on border emergency; U.S. president vows veto

Mar 15, 2019 - 2:13 PM

Donald Trump's terse response: 'VETO!' he tweets after a dozen Republicans joined Democrats in voting down the emergency, declared as a way to secure alternative funding for the border wall denied to him by Congress

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 14: Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) talks to reporters after the Senate voted to overturn the President's national emergency border declaration, at the U.S. Capitol on March 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. 12 Republicans joined Democrats in voting against President Trumps emergency declaration. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP  MARK WILSON / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

North Korea may be preparing a missile or space launch – NPR

Mar 09, 2019 - 6:19 PM

The photos by the firm DigitalGlobe show the presence of cars and trucks at the site on February 22

SOHAE. This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 19, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R) inspecting the ground jet test of a newly developed high-thrust engine at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground in North Korea. AFP File photo/KCNA VIA KNS

The week in photos: February 23-March 1, 2019

Mar 03, 2019 - 8:55 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDE. A woman in the United States takes a picture to Mexico through the border fence as residents of Anapra, a neighbourhood on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez in Mexico, and other people attend a prayer with priests and bishops from both countries to ask for the migrants and people of the area, on February 26, 2019.  Photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

33rd EDSA anniversary marked as Marcoses plot comeback

Feb 25, 2019 - 1:40 PM

Signs of a divided, forgetful country come on full display as the Philippines marks the 33rd anniversary of the peaceful EDSA People Power Revolution of 1986

LOW-KEY OBSERVANCE. Filipinos mark the 33rd anniversary of the EDSA People Revolution on February 25, 2019, in an observance skipped by President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Jire Carreon/ Rappler

Duterte on EDSA anniversary: Be inspired, value freedom

Feb 25, 2019 - 12:05 AM

'Let us never forget the sacrifice of those who came before us so that we may always be motivated to preserve and protect the democratic way of life that we enjoy today,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-LABAN) campaign rally at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan City, Laguna on February 23, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION] Why should young Filipinos in the diaspora care about Martial Law?

Feb 24, 2019 - 9:00 PM

We need to remember why Filipinos both in the Philippines and abroad rallied against a dictator

Robredo: EDSA Revolution 'not defined by any color or group'

Feb 24, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says Filipinos must break the misconception that the EDSA Revolution is just all about the 'dilawans'

Vice President Leni Robredo led the commemoration of the 33rd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution in Naga City on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Naga City, Camarines Sur. In her remarks, VP Leni underscored the importance of remembering the lessons of EDSA and the sacrifices of many ordinary Filipinos during this time—proving that power truly resides in the people. (Photo by OVP)

Sereno attends left-leaning rally, skips Otso Diretso program

Feb 23, 2019 - 7:51 PM

(UPDATED) ‘There’s no issue there, just a scheduling conflict,’ the former chief justice tells Rappler, but organizers refute this

UNITED PEOPLE POWER. Former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks before left-leaning groups in what is dubbed as the 'United People Power' rally, separate from the rally of the Liberal Party-led opposition groups. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Groups urge unity vs tyranny ahead of People Power anniversary

Feb 23, 2019 - 4:22 PM

(UPDATED) ‘We cannot allow the next generation of Filipinos to live in fear and violence. We stand against the Duterte government,’ says the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates

'ONE VOICE'. Church groups join others in a  rally to mark the 33rd EDSA People Power anniversary two days earlier, on February 23, 2019.  Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler