House panel OKs special powers for PNoy

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– The House energy committee has voted, 19-2-1, to approve at its level the House Joint Resolution 21 granting President Aquino additional powers to address a possible power crisis in Luzon during the summer of 2015. The joint resolution came after a series of...

Aquino on Binay criticisms: You can leave Cabinet if you’re unhappy

MANILA, Nov 3 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III said Monday if Vice President Jejomar Binay is unhappy with the decisions taken by the administration, he is free to leave the Cabinet. But if Binay will not resign, he is obligated to give advice and offer solutions to the...

House Energy panel chair again urges emergency powers for PNoy

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The chair of the House energy committee on Monday stressed anew the need for Congress to approve the emergency powers sought by President Benigno Aquino III at the soonest possible time, warning the country’s economic growth may suffer if the...

Aquino told: Don’t rush Congress on emergency powers

MANILA, Oct 13 (Mabuhay) – Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares on Monday criticized President Aquino for allegedly coercing the House of Representatives and the Senate to immediately grant him emergency powers to address the looming power crisis in 2015. Colmenares alleged that the...

Nuclear power forms part of plan to diversify energy source, says DOE official

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Energy on Tuesday revealed it is looking closely at nuclear energy as a long-term solution to the power situation and as part and parcel of efforts to diversify sources of electricity. “For power generation, we are looking for power...

Aquino: Govt ensuring energy security amid looming power crisis

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday assured private sector stakeholders that the government is ensuring the country’s energy security amid a looming power crisis next summer. During the Energy Smart Philippines conference in Pasay City, Aquino vowed...

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...

DOE, lawmakers to tackle solutions to looming power crisis even if Congress on recess

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Even if Congress is on recess, Malacañang hopes lawmakers will continue to meet with the Department of Energy to tackle solutions to a looming power crisis in 2015. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte on Saturday said the DOE has made extensive...

House leaders call for probe on more PNoy powers

MANILA (Mabuhay) — House Speaker Sonny Belmonte and Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II have formally asked the executive to justify its request for additional powers for the president to address a looming power crisis in Luzon next year. The House leaders filed a...

Senate panel keen on giving Aquino emergency powers to stave off power supply deficit

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Sergio “Serge” Osmeña III on Thursday revealed that the Senate energy committee is keen on grating President Benigno S.C. Aquino III the emergency powers needed to head off the power crisis looms expected to hit the Philippines unless measures against...
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