Veco: Balloon caused power outage during start of the Sinulog Grand Parade 

Doris C. Bongcac 01/21/2018

  The power outage experienced earlier today was traced to a balloon that got entangled with the primary line of the Visayan Electric Company (Veco) located along J. Tormis Street in Barangay Sambag 1, Cebu City. The…

Sinulog Festival grand parade kicks off with heavy rain, power interruption amid a signal shutdown

Doris C. Bongcac 01/21/2018

  A heavy downpour and power interruption were experienced while the Sinulog grand parade opening Mass was ongoing at the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC). But the rain and technical difficulties did not stop Msgr. Roberto Alesna,…

The power of helplessness

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 01/13/2018

John Ruskin considered Raphael’s Ansidei Madonna “one of the most perfect pictures of the world.” Raphael was in his early twenties when he did the painting, which Niccolò Ansidei had commissioned for a family chapel in honor…

Train effect: Mactan Electric Co. to hike power rates, too

Norman V. Mendoza 01/09/2018

  WITH some power distributors in Cebu like the Visayan Electric Co. and Cebu Electric Cooperative 2 (Cebeco 2) announcing their plans to increase electricity rates next month, the Mactan Electric Co. (Meco) will also increase their…

Cebeco 2 to hike power rates in February

Morexette B. Erram 01/06/2018

ANOTHER power distributor in Cebu will increase its electricity rates next month to compensate for the expected increase in supply rates from power generators with the implementation of the first package of the government’s new tax reform…

Duterte may gain ‘centralized power’ through federalism

Inquirer 01/04/2018

  A former congressman who is also a militant leader warned on Thursday that a road is now being paved for President Rodrigo Duterte’s “centralized power” as some government leaders floated the ideas of term extension and…

THE GIFT OF OIL: the power of nature in a bottle

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 12/31/2017

The world swirls and twirls faster than ever during the holiday season. While it is a festive time for family and friends, it can also spell stress and discomfort to fragile mortals who juggle various personal and…

Renewable energy initiative seen to lower power rates

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/20/2017

Consumers, particularly those on off-grid islands, can expect lower power rates once an initiative to expand the use of renewable energy resources in the country goes full swing by 2018. The National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) on…

La Niña could affect power supply from solar plants

Futch Anthony Inso 11/28/2017

THE weak La Niña that is expected to affect the country next month until the first quarter of 2018, might also affect the power supply of the Visayas area. According to Lou Arciaga, information officer of the…

Cut red tape, attract more power investors, gov’t urged

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/07/2017

The government is encouraged to reduce red tape to make it easier for businesses to invest in the country’s energy sector. Guenter Taus, European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) president, said that the Philippine government…

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