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PANGILINAN: SURIGAO CITY NEEDS FUEL, TELCO SERVICE

Senator Kiko Pangilinan appeals for fuel supply as well as power, telecommunications, and banking services restored in this typhoon-ravaged city. Pangilinan spoke with Rodolfo Leal Jr., a representative of the Department of Energy, and discussed calls to freeze the price of kerosene as this is the only way for residents to have electricity as power […]

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HOUSE PANEL OKS LOWER UTILITY BILLS FOR SENIORS

A House of Representatives’ panel has approved measures that would give senior citizens bigger discounts on their monthly electric and water consumption. During the virtual hearing, the Committee on Senior Citizens approved House Bills 1903 and 3040, which would entail an amendment to Republic Act 7432, as amended by RA 9994, or the “Expanded Senior […]

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TIME TO ADOPT ROOFTOP SOLAR ENERGY TECH – POE

In response to the projected increase in demand for electricity during the dry season, Senator Grace Poe renewed her push for the promotion and adoption of rooftop solar technology throughout the country. “Summer is usually the season for higher energy demand and costlier electric bills. But we should also see it as a renewed opportunity to […]

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BICAM APPROVES LIFELINE RATE EXTENSION UNTIL 2051

The Lifeline Rate Extension Bill which seeks to extend the implementation of lifeline rate subsidy for another 30 years gets a nod from the Bicam Conference Committee held on Tuesday, March 16. As principal authors of HB 8145, Power Bloc Representatives Presley De Jesus of PHILRECA Party-List and Assistant Minority Leader Sergio Dagooc of APEC […]

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NEA: POWER BACK IN PARTS OF BICOL AFTER ROLLY

Power has been restored in some areas in the Bicol region, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) said Monday, as the estimated cost of damage to power distribution facilities from Typhoon Rolly has reached P370 million. As of 3 p.m. Monday (November 9), the NEA Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department (DRRMD) reported that more than […]

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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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PREPARE FOR ‘AMBO’ AMID COVID-19 CRISIS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian called on the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to prepare contingency measures now that “Ambo” has intensified into a tropical storm, the very first storm to enter the country this year. Gatchalian pointed out that some parts in Metro Manila recently experienced power outages despite assurance from […]

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MERALCO, PRIVATE POWER DISTRIBUTORS NOT PART OF ‘PANTAWID LIWANAG’ PROGRAM’ — NEA

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) on Thursday clarified that the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) and other private distribution utilities are not part of the government’s  “Pantawid Liwanag “ program which will subsidize the electricity consumption of around 3 million “lifeline” customers for the months of March and April as the country grapples with the coronavirus disease […]

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CONSUMERS SHOULDN’T PAY UNUSED ELECTRICITY AMID COVID-19 QUARANTINE – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and power generating companies (GenCos) to relax the provisions in the Power Supply Agreements (PSAs) so that consumers will not have to pay for unused electricity since there has been a decrease in electricity demand during this time of enhanced community quarantine. Gatchalian expressed fears that […]

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ENSURE CONTINUOUS ELECTRICAL SUPPLY IN PROVINCES DURING QUARANTINE — MASONGSONG

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has ordered all electric cooperatives (ECs) to ensure continuous supply of electricity to their consumers, as Luzon was placed under enhanced community quarantine due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) threat. NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong on Tuesday issued a memorandum directing the 121 ECs nationwide to activate their respective Vulnerability […]