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Panic, damage after deadly Leyte quake

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QUAKE DAMAGE. A magnitude 6.5 quake destroys a house in Leyte. The homeowners managed to flee to safety before this happened. Photo courtesy of Mehc Nedia

Rescuers have pulled out a total of 13 people from a collapsed commercial building in Kananga town, near the epicenter of the quake

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 7, 2017) — Residents fled their houses in panic overnight on Friday, July 7, as aftershocks hit the central Philippines a day after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake killed two people and injured at least 72 others, authorities said. Continue reading Panic, damage after deadly Leyte quake

2 dead in strong Leyte earthquake

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COLLAPSED. A building collapses in Kananga, Leyte, following a magnitude 6.5 earthquake on July 6, 2017. Photo courtesy of Queene Joy Reforzado

A woman dies after being hit by falling debris in Ormoc City. A body is also retrieved after a building collapsed in the municipality of Kananga

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 7, 2017) — At least two people were killed in the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that struck the province of Leyte on Thursday, July 6. Continue reading 2 dead in strong Leyte earthquake

Luzon on power yellow alert after series of earthquakes – DOE

ngcp says available capacity was set at 9,300 megawatts (mws) compared to the peak demand of 9,370 mws
RED ALERT. NGCP says available capacity was set at 9,300 megawatts (MWs) compared to the peak demand of 9,370 MWs. Red alert means there is a power deficiency, while a yellow alert means reserves are thin

The NGCP lifts ‘red alert’ status for the Luzon power grid past 3 pm, Monday, April 10. But the energy department warns the Luzon grid might not be spared from brownouts this summer due to tight electricity supply

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 10, 2017) — The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has placed Luzon power grid under “yellow alert” status from “red alert,” after some plants went online for additional supply. Continue reading Luzon on power yellow alert after series of earthquakes – DOE

Southeast Asia’s biggest solar farm opens in Negros Occidental

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RENEWABLE ENERGY. The P10-billion solar farm, located in Hacienda Paz, Barangay Tinampaan, Cadiz City, is developed through a partnership between Gregorio Araneta Incorporated (GAI) and Soleq Holdings Incorporated on the solar generation facility of Helios Solar Energy Corporation. Photo courtesy of the Negros Occidental provincial government
The solar farm in Cadiz City promises a production capacity of 280-MW, and is expected to generate annual revenues of P45 million for the local government

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Philippines (Mar. 3, 2016) — The 132.5-megawatt solar farm in Cadiz City opened Thursday, March 3.

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New 300-MW power plant in Mindanao ‘not enough’

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INAUGURATION. The first of the two 150-MW AboitizPower Davao baseload power plants started commercial operations in September 2015. The second unit is undergoing reliability tests and will be in full commercial operations by February 2016. Photo courtesy of AboitizPower
A sister company of AboitizPower’s Therma South Incorporated says Mindanao needs at least 300 megawatts of new power capacity annually for the next 5 years to address the power deficit

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Jan. 9, 2016) — The newly-inaugurated 300-megawatt (MW) coal power plant in Davao City will only be sufficient for 2016, Davao Lights and Power Company CEO Art Millan said on Friday, January 8.

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Aquino calls for meeting to address Mindanao power woes

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POWER SITUATION. President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the ceremonial switch-on of the Davao baseload power plant, Friday, January 8, 2016. A meeting would be convened next week to address the worsening power situation in Mindanao due to right-of-way violations and bombing of transmission towers. Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau
Issues on right-of-way violations, transmission towers bombing hound the region. The energy department is creating a task force to address the situation.

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 9, 2016) — President Benigno Aquino III will convene a meeting with energy officials next week to address the worsening power situation in Mindanao due to right of way (ROW) violations and bombing of transmission towers, he said on Friday, January 8.

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