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Confronting the Continuing Power Crisis

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Power rates in the Philippines are the highest in Asia and rank fifth in the world. Brownouts lasting several hours a day have plagued Mindanao during the last few months and the Department of Energy (DOE) warns of disruptions and shortages in the near future in Luzon. Thus, it was not surprising that at the hearings on the 2013 budget at the House of Representatives, DOE received the most intensive interpellation of all the executive agencies–far more intensive, in fact, than the Department of Social Welfare and Development, which had been expected to draw most of the legislators’ attention owing to the P44 billion allocation for its Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program.

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

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