CA orders Meralco to refund customers P5B in overpayments

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) will have to refund its customers the P5 billion the power utility would be getting from the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp (PSALM) and the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR) in overpayments as a result...

Party-list lawmaker doubts need for Aquino emergency powers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The LPG Marketers’ Association (LPG-MA) party-list lawmaker on Monday questioned the need for President Benigno Aquino III to be granted emergency powers to address the looming power crisis next year. In a statement, LPG-MA Representative and Deputy Minority...

Solon: Power crisis used as ploy to revive Subic coal-fired power plant construction

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A party-list lawmaker on Saturday claimed that the present hype about a looming power crisis in 2015 might be used to push the revival of the mothballed coal-fired power plant in Subic, Zambales, despite its expected environmental impact in the area. In...

Glenda death toll rises; Outage affects thousands

MANILA (AFP) – The death toll is still rising and hundreds of thousands of homes are without power five days after Typhoon Rammasun’s (known locally as Glenda) rampage through the Philippines, authorities said Monday. Reports of fatalities from the typhoon, which struck the...

President Aquino monitors Typhoon Glenda aftermath

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacanang on Wednesday said the government is prioritizing power restoration and the health and welfare of evacuees as Typhoon Glenda (international codename Rammasun) pummeled Metro Manila, its nearby provinces and the Bicol region. Presidential...

Metro Manila survives Glenda better than it did Milenyo

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Typhoon Glenda, the first major weather disturbance to directly hit Metro Manila in years, brought strong winds and torrential rains to the capital region, peeling off roofs of houses, uprooting trees, and causing a prolonged and widespread power outage. Metro...