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Philippines�Carlo Ople, chief executive of Internet and social media marketing firm Catalyst Inc., did not know what hit him. As if the scorching summer heat and the occasional brownouts were not enough, his power bill for April almost doubled�even
Philippines (AP) — The Philippine election commission ordered the recall Tuesday of 76,000 memory cards to be used in the country's first automated elections next week after some were found to be defective, heightening jitters over a possible failure
PNP tightens security on �Morong 38� at Taguig detention 05/03/2010 09:55 AM Metro Manila police have tightened security at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City, where 38 of 43 health workers arrested last February on suspicion of being communist rebels
Higher Meralco rates are reasonable, says Malacañang 05/03/2010 01:38 AM Higher power rates in areas serviced by the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) are reasonable that President Gloria Arroyo and the Cabinet need not look into the matter, Malacañang
National Power Corporation and independent power producers are Meralco's electricity suppliers. Meralco also clarified it "does not add any mark-up to the cost of electricity purchased from these electricity suppliers." "The generation cost, which
Mark electric bills with �paid under protest� 04/30/2010 08:29 AM Consumers can at least show their displeasure with the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco)�s higher power rates by stamping their bills with �Paid under Protest."
Meralco's profit more than doubles on rate hike, energy sales rise 04/29/2010 10:00 PM Profits of Meralco, the Philippines� largest electric company, more than doubled after it sold increased volumes of energy, imposed higher distribution charges,
Philippines�Manila Electric Co. has assured Metro Manila and nearby provinces that there will be no rotating brownouts Thursday, since the Luzon grid has enough power supply reserves. Luzon grid has reserves of 501 megawatts (MW) as of this morning.
This was announced by the Department of Energy on Tuesday, adding that all power plants will be up and running, especially from May 9 to 11, a three day period covering the day before, during, and after the elections. The department is "making sure
Petron Corp., the country’s biggest oil refiner, as part of a move to diversify from the food and beverage business. In a disclosure to the stock exchange, San Miguel said its executive committee had authorized the option "to acquire on or before