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Solar power can help PH avoid looming crisis

Despite alarm bells being sounded to warn of the energy shortage expected in the summer months (March-May) of next year, nothing concrete is being done to address the problem.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

The good and bad news of the power problem

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Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla provided a comprehensive and clear briefing on the energy situation in the Philippines at the Kapihan sa Manila at the Diamond Hotel last Monday.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Why the WESM will not work

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WHEN ONE looks at the conceptual foundations of a wholesale electricity spot market (WESM), the benefits from it can easily awe. The WESM’s skinny alone would tempt anyone, government executives and politicians in particular, who, by default, might be too preoccupied to read beyond a one-page brief, to approve its imposition with neither debate nor discussion save for issues that pander solely to a political agenda.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Aquino has done nothing to solve power woes

President Aquino is washing his hands of the Mindanao power crisis. Since 2010, this problem has been squarely, pointedly and repeatedly brought by the people of Mindanao to his attention. Now, the President apes Pilate, telling the people of
Mindanao that they have to bite the bullet.

Posted: April 11th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Mindanao power woes and media brownout

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The current Mindanao power shortage is relatively the most underreported main event in the mainstream news media in the run-up to the May elections. It is bad news to the Aquino administration. It is bad news to the people of Mindanao, bad news to the economy and to all the people in the country.

Posted: April 8th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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