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Bohol's no-coal ordinance 'an important victory' – advocate

May 27, 2018 - 10:08 PM

At the same time, advocates criticize the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) of 2001

Fully implement EPIRA to give Filipinos 'power to choose,' says Gatchalian

Oct 12, 2017 - 6:19 PM

With the full implementation of EPIRA, an 'environmentally-conscious' consumer can choose to patronize factories that store renewable energy, instead of those that store coal, says Senator Sherwin Gatchalian

Gatchalian calls for Senate probe into ERC mandate

Nov 24, 2016 - 9:20 PM

This comes as the Energy Regulatory Commission faces corruption allegations and a threat from President Rodrigo Duterte to have it abolished

Review of PH energy policy underway

May 26, 2016 - 4:57 PM

It is the obligation of the government to act to save the people from climate change and not wait says Emmanuel De Guzman vice chair of the Climate Change Commission

Petilla grilled on high electricity rates: 'What did you tell your president to do?'

Apr 08, 2016 - 5:41 PM

Bulok ang administrasyon natin lawyer Lorna Kapunan tells former energy chief Jericho Petilla

EPIRA. Former energy chief Jericho Petilla talks about his plans to lower electricity rates in the country. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

FDC calls Aquino 'biggest loan addict' among leaders since 1986

Feb 20, 2016 - 8:59 AM

3rd UPDATE An official of the Department of Finance however refutes the civic group s claims saying that debt indicators are at the best they have ever been since 1986

'BIGGEST BORROWER.' Activist Freedom from Debt Coalition says Aquino's social debt in education and health alone already amounts to P7 trillion ($146.99 billion). Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau

ERC approves NGCP's Visayas-Mindanao grid link study

Feb 15, 2016 - 8:00 PM

There is a need for the Visayas and Mindanao grids to immediately share power reserves says the NGCP

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 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: Give Competitive Selection Process a chance

Nov 13, 2015 - 4:26 PM

You need rules CSP is where everything is a level playing field and everybody competes other than just negotiates the former energy secretary and senatorial candidate says

RULES. Former Energy secretary and senatorial candidate Carlos Jericho Petilla says the Competitive Selection Process aims for balance between profit and public service in a market-driven energy sector.

Tripartite inspection of power plant shutdowns sought

Jun 24, 2015 - 5:13 PM

A trade unionist stresses the importance of stable power supply and low power rates in attracting foreign investors and ensuring the competitiveness of local businesses

Mindanao blackout not cause of damage to Aboitiz plant

May 17, 2015 - 10:19 PM

The blackout should not be used as an excuse for a 10 month delay in commissioning a new Davao power plant Petilla says

How a citizen-led power system can disrupt energy sector

Apr 15, 2015 - 2:15 PM

A citizen led power system will steadily serve as a threat to private companies and will dismantle monopolies in the power sector in the long run

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Gov't rejects labor suit dues, warns vs power rate hikes

Dec 04, 2014 - 6:12 PM

Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima says that the beneficiaries of the P60 2 billion in back wages were mostly rehired after their termination anyway

House panel approves emergency powers for Aquino

Nov 18, 2014 - 2:27 PM

UPDATED The joint resolution granting special powers to the President to address a looming power crisis is eyed for passage in the House of Representatives by end November

House to approve joint reso on special powers this month

Oct 15, 2014 - 2:14 PM

The chairman of the House Committee on Energy says that as far as the House is concerned it will approve in October the joint resolution seeking special powers for President Aquino to avert a power crisis in 2015

Belmonte: Aquino to have emergency powers before 2014 ends

Oct 13, 2014 - 3:06 PM

It would be safer if Congress puts to law the President’s emergency power and have a certain margin that we can actually control says the House Speaker

NO TO POLITICAL CHA-CHA. Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr thumbs down anew proposals to allow President Benigno Aquino III to seek a 2nd term. Photo by Rappler

Meralco customers to pay for ILP?

Oct 09, 2014 - 7:12 PM

Meralco has to pay its Interruptible Load Program participants thus its customers may have to shoulder an additional 7 5 centavos for monthly generation charge

House to probe need for special powers for Aquino

Sep 26, 2014 - 11:44 AM

The House opts for a congressional hearing over the outright grant of special powers to President Benigno Aquino III to address a looming energy crisis in 2015

Aquino asks Congress for powers to solve power shortage

Sep 16, 2014 - 2:50 PM

The joint resolution needs the concurrence of both the Senate and the House of Representatives before it can be approved

MAP says emergency powers to address looming power crisis

Aug 25, 2014 - 3:37 PM

But the business group calls for a ‘limited’ implementation of Section 71 of EPIRA to avoid any abuse

No need to declare power sector emergency – PCCI

Aug 07, 2014 - 4:48 PM

Temporary measures to mitigate the looming power crisis in Luzon are fine for as long they are acceptable to all the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry says

With 2 years left in his term, Aquino has more to do, biz groups say

Jul 30, 2014 - 5:42 PM

President Aquino’s 5th State of the Nation Address earns raves rants from business groups and a former Cabinet official

Power emergency: What it means

Jul 29, 2014 - 4:04 PM

By summer of 2015 there will be a power crisis – 20 days of rotating blackouts won t be remote Emergency powers for the President is deemed to be the ‘fastest’ solution for now

JV Ejercito: Not his brother’s keeper

May 13, 2014 - 1:00 AM

Ejercito surprises allies and the public

Amend EPIRA; stop selling gov’t power assets – Chiz

Mar 28, 2014 - 3:16 PM

Escudero files a bill prohibiting government from selling Napocor s remaining power assets

DOJ to continue power collusion probe

Mar 14, 2014 - 12:13 PM

The DOJ says the investigation will ensure the protection of consumers from anti competitive behavior in the electricity market

COLLUSION? Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says her department will continue investigating whether players in the power sector colluded to jack up electricity prices last December. File photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Tight supply till 2016 but no power failure

Jan 23, 2014 - 11:17 PM

Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla says there are new plants being put up to meet the demand

Outcome of power producers 'collusion' probe out soon

Jan 05, 2014 - 6:29 PM

A committee composed of the Energy Regulation Commission the Department of Energy and the Philippine Electricity Market Corporation is investigating the reason for the steep increase in Meralco s rates

NO HIKE YET. File photo of Filipinos lining up for the electric bill subsidy given by the government in 2008. Photo from EPA/ Rolex dela Cruz

Rappler Newscast | December 19, 2013

Dec 19, 2013 - 9:59 PM

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Drilon: Review EPIRA after ‘apparent failure’

Dec 19, 2013 - 3:25 PM

Senate President Franklin Drilon joins the chorus of calls to review EPIRA following the biggest power rate hike

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

Open access faces 6-month delay

Sep 27, 2012 - 7:55 PM

Large power users need to wait for June 2013 before they can purchase their own electricity source