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ANAKALUSUGAN’S REYES TO HOUSE: PROBE ERC, NGCP

Anakalusugan Representative Ray Florence Reyes is set to file a resolution opening an investigation on the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) for their complicity in the slow divestment of State-owned sub-transmission assets as prescribed in the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA). The move is to ascertain […]

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NGCP LAUDED FOR RESTORING POWER ‘ODETTE’-HIT AREAS

The chairman of the House Committee on Energy lauded the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and all those in the energy sector for restoring power to areas ravaged by Typhoon Odette in time for the Christmas and New Year celebrations. Pampanga Representative Juan Miguel Arroyo said he has been in constant coordination with […]

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PHILRECA ASSURES CONSUMERS OF AFFORDABLE POWER RATES AMID PANDEMIC – REP. DE JESUS

As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic continues to affect the energy sector in the country, the Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, Inc. (PHILRECA) has assured that electric cooperatives (ECs) will continue to provide consumers with affordable power rates as compared to other distribution utilities.  “Electric cooperatives are the government’s staunchest and most ideal partner in […]

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PH NEEDS TO BE PREPARED FOR CYBER WARFARE – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon underscored the need for the country to have its own cyber experts and stressed that the government should create plans on countering possible malicious cyber-attacks in the future. During a session at the Senate recently, Gordon stated that the Philippines lacks preparations and plans in terms of cyber warfare and that the […]

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PUT FIREWALLS, DEFENSE MECHANISMS IN TRANSCO’S DARK FIBER – GORDON

Concerned about national interest, Senator Dick Gordon pointed to the possibility of China tapping into the dark fiber assets owned by the National Transmission Corp. (TransCo) and managed by the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) to tap into conversations in the country. Gordon noted that the NGCP now appears to be run by […]

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PROBE NGCP ON DELAYED IPO, TDP – GATCHALIAN

The Senate will look into the delayed projects of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) as well as the delay in its initial public offering (IPO), Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said. Gatchalian, chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, said they want to look deeper into the causes of the delays in 33 important […]

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REVIEW NCGP OPERATIONS AMID NATIONAL SECURITY CONCERN – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian, chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, filed Senate Resolution No. 219 directing the Senate Energy Committee to scrutinize the compliance of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) on its mandate to safeguard the grid and ensure continuous electricity supply in the country. Gatchalian, likewise, is calling on the Joint […]

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GATCHALIAN TO ERC: SHORTEN TIME FRAME OF REGULATORY RESET

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to stick to its commitments on the final determination of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines’ (NGCP) fourth regulatory period. During the deliberation of the ERC’s proposed ₱954.944 million budget for 2020, Gatchalian grilled ERC chairperson and CEO Agnes Devanadera on the delayed regulatory […]

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SENATE TO PROBE NGCP IPO DELAY – GATCHALIAN

The Senate Committee on Energy will take another look at the possible reason preventing the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) from going public. Senator Win Gatchalian, chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, stressed that the initial public offering (IPO) of NGCP, which is mandated under the law, is now long overdue as […]

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BICAM APPROVES ANTI-OBSTRUCTION OF POWER LINES ACT – GATCHALIAN

A bicameral conference committee composed of lawmakers from the Senate and the House of Representatives has approved a bill establishing a mechanism that will allow for the responsive maintenance and rehabilitation of transmission, sub-transmission, and distribution lines to ensure the uninterrupted conveyance of electricity from power plants to consumers. Senator Win Gatchalian, chair of the […]