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VILLAFUERTE TO DOE: SET SPR PLAN IN MOTION

Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte has said the global oil price spiral triggered by the Ukraine-Russia conflict should rouse the Department of Energy (DOE) to “put its money where its mouth is” and finally set the national strategic petroleum reserve (SPR) plan in motion instead of just endlessly talking about it. With oil prices now […]

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TIME TO REACTIVATE PANTAWID PASADA – GATCHALIAN

In the wake of the spiraling increase in oil prices, Senator Win Gatchalian urged the government to reactivate the fuel subsidy Pantawid Pasada Program to provide relief to the public transport sector and cushion the impact of high fuel prices on the riding and consuming public. “Ang panawagan ko sa ating pamahalaan ay protektahan natin […]

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DOE PUSHES WASTE-TO-ENERGY TECHNOLOGY – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian expresses support for the Department of Energy’s move in advancing the promotion and enhancement of the development of Waste-To-Energy (WTE) facilities in the country. The latest DOE Circular is consistent with Gatchalian’s proposed Waste-To-Energy Act (Senate Bill No. 1789) which primarily seeks to establish a regulatory framework for facilities utilizing WTE technologies […]

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CHECK ON DOE’S 2022 POLLS POWER SUPPLY PREPS URGED

Despite pronouncements that there will be no brownouts during the week of the May 2022 elections, Senator Win Gatchalian wants the Senate to conduct an inquiry on the plans and preparations of the Department of Energy (DOE) and other stakeholders to ensure the uninterrupted electricity supply. “It is crucial that programs are already in place, […]

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EVOSS TASK GROUP TO FIGHT RED TAPE – GATCHALIAN

With no less than President Duterte himself giving marching orders to concerned government agencies to ensure the full implementation of the streamlined permitting process provided under the Energy Virtual One-Stop Shop (EVOSS) Act, Senator Win Gatchalian said this shows the continuing commitment of the country’s Chief Executive to fight red tape. The principal author of […]

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PROBE ROTATIONAL BROWNOUTS IN LUZON – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian moved for the conduct of inquiry in the Senate on the recent spate of rotational brownouts in Luzon in the hope of providing a long-term solution to electricity supply shortages especially during the summer season. “This is a critical situation and I would like to request the Department of Energy to get […]

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DA, DOE SIGN MOA FOR AGRI-FISHERY RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar and Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi forged a 10-year partnership starting August 6, 2020 for the formulation and implementation of a Renewable Energy Program for the Agriculture and Fishery Sector (REP-AFS). The program will promote the use of cost-efficient renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, hydro, small-scale geothermal, and biomass for […]

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DOE SHOULD ENSURE RELIABLE ELECTRICITY SERVICE TO HOUSEHOLDS FOR ‘NEW NORMAL’ EDUCATION SYSTEM – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian has pressed the Department of Energy (DOE) into ensuring the continuous delivery of electricity service to every household for the use of students in alternative learning modalities as schools prepare for the “new normal” in the education system. Gatchalian said that aside from online learning, the shift to blended learning does not […]

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IMPLEMENT EVOSS LAW NOW – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Energy (DOE) to start implementing the Energy Virtual One-Stop Shop (EVOSS) Law to ensure that the permitting process of power generation, transmission, and distribution in the Philippines will remain unimpeded as the country remains in quarantine. Gatchalian, who is the principal author of the EVOSS Law at […]

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CLEAR CONFUSION OVER HIGH ELECTRICITY BILLS – GATCHALIAN URGES ERC, DOE

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to issue a fresh advisory that will help clear the confusion on high electricity bills amid numerous complaints, especially from areas that are now under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). During a recent Committee of the Whole hearing, Gatchalian […]