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The Leader I Want: Jericho Petilla’s to-fix list for 2016

Apr 07, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Rappler PHVote s The Leader I Want series looks at Jericho Petilla s stand on key issues the next batch of senators candidates will have to address

LP SENATOR? Former Energy secretary Jericho Petilla during LP's NECO meeting on September 30, 2015. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Petilla: Give Competitive Selection Process a chance

Nov 13, 2015 - 4:26 PM

You need rules CSP is where everything is a level playing field and everybody competes other than just negotiates the former energy secretary and senatorial candidate says

RULES. Former Energy secretary and senatorial candidate Carlos Jericho Petilla says the Competitive Selection Process aims for balance between profit and public service in a market-driven energy sector.

#TheLeaderIWant: Jericho Petilla and power

Nov 04, 2015 - 1:32 PM

The former energy chief runs for the Senate after his resignation from the Cabinet

The repeat of Genesis: On climate change and renewable energy

Aug 08, 2015 - 1:30 PM

By continuously embracing the use of dirty energy from fossil fuels the Philippines is only making a bizarre spectacle of itself when it calls on other countries to reduce their carbon emissions

Experts warn: PH to have highest coal share in Asia

Jul 04, 2015 - 2:45 PM

The Philippines power sector should achieve a balanced fuel mix to sustain growth and minimize environmental impact says global think tank IHS

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT. Coal provides 42% of the Philippines' electricity but spews over 39% of global carbon dioxide emissions. Shutterstock photo

INSIDE STORY: The real reason behind Petilla’s resignation

Jun 20, 2015 - 10:15 AM

UPDATED EXCLUSIVE: Sources close to Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla say his resignation was prompted by President Benigno Aquino III’s decision to appoint Geronimo Sta Ana as the 5th commissioner of the Energy Regulatory Commission

Petilla to leave energy department June 30

Jun 18, 2015 - 5:49 PM

President Benigno Aquino III has yet to name the energy chief s replacement

NO REPLACEMENT YET. Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla (right) says his resignation takes effect June 30, 2015, but President Benigno Aquino III has yet to name his replacement. File photo from the Malacañang Photo Bureau

Prebid terms for Mindanao power plant output ready by Sept

Jun 13, 2015 - 3:10 PM

New power plants of Aboitiz Power Alsons and San Miguel Corporation are expected to be put up by the first half of 2016

LOCK-IN PERIOD. Imposed lock-in period between the winning bidder and the off-taker would discourage investors to participate in the bidding, Energy secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla says

DOE e-system to hasten process for new energy projects

Jun 03, 2015 - 6:51 PM

The Energy Virtual One Shared System EVOSS – which the DOE targets to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2015 – will initially cover renewable energy projects

PSALM’s Ledesma seeks Malacañang intervention over suspension

May 11, 2015 - 7:45 PM

PSALM President CEO Emmanuel Ledesma Jr says the board wrongly interpreted a provision of the Governance Commission for GOCC Law in suspending a presidential appointee like him

Malampaya contractors, not DOE, should appeal COA ruling

May 11, 2015 - 2:28 PM

Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla also says that if state auditors will order his department to collect the P53 14B taxes from the contractors the agency has no choice but to comply

PSALM chief Ledesma on 90-day preventive suspension

May 06, 2015 - 6:07 PM

No official reason is provided for the suspension of Ledesma who is the subject of PSALM employees complaints

Petilla confirms extended stay as energy chief

May 04, 2015 - 7:45 PM

Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla stays until President Aquino decides on his replacement There are two candidates for the position

Energy chief Petilla confirms resignation

Apr 29, 2015 - 8:33 AM

UPDATED Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla says no one pressured him to resign Petilla will not leave the agency until his suitable replacement is found

Regulatory body pushed to study Bataan Nuclear Power Plant revival

Apr 20, 2015 - 4:10 PM

The body will also address the safety concerns raised by various sectors against reviving the power facility the energy chief says

Easter Sunday Mindanao blackout due to corroding insulator

Apr 17, 2015 - 6:50 PM

The National Transmission Corporation says in its initial report submitted to DOE that a ‘corroded suspension insulation shank’ caused the transmission line to fall and hit other line conductors and tower parts

DOE to public: Practice efficiency, conserve energy

Apr 15, 2015 - 8:15 PM

Despite the completion of the Malampaya maintenance activities the public is urged to be energy savvy as electricity demand peaks in May

Gov’t rules out sabotage in Easter Sunday Mindanao blackout

Apr 06, 2015 - 6:53 PM

The Department of Energy forms a team to investigate what happened

Lucio Tan’s solar power plant starts operations

Mar 26, 2015 - 7:33 PM

The Absolut Distiller’s P189M solar power plant in Lian Batangas is only the start as the tycoon intends to further invest in renewable energy

DOE okays 622 renewable energy contracts

Mar 16, 2015 - 4:00 PM

As of end January 2015 397 of the contracts are awarded to hydro power projects the Department of Energy reports

DOE optimistic power sufficient on eve of Malampaya shutdown

Mar 14, 2015 - 9:19 PM

This is despite low reserves and a recent outage in the country’s biggest coal power plant

China defends experts in Philippine power firm

Mar 04, 2015 - 1:13 PM

Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua shrugs off security concerns over a Chinese firm s 40 stake in the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines

EXHIBIT LAUNCH. Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua (left) talks with Philippine Foreign Undersecretary Evan Garcia during the launch of an exhibit on March 3, 2015, to mark 40 years of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and China. Photo courtesy of DFA

Oil firm stops drilling in West Philippine Sea

Mar 03, 2015 - 7:04 PM

The Pangilinan led Forum Energy says the Philippine government has explained that the contract area falls within the disputed West Philippine Sea

PANGILINAN-LED. Forum Energy, the British company allowed to explore Recto Bank, is run in the Philippines by businessman Manuel V Pangilinan.

PH gives mixed signals on Recto Bank drilling

Feb 26, 2015 - 7:56 AM

The reported suspension of oil drilling comes as the Philippines calls for a moratorium on activities that raise tension in the South China Sea

PANGILINAN-LED. Forum Energy, the British company allowed to explore Recto Bank, is run in the Philippines by businessman Manuel V Pangilinan.

Gov't to suspend Forum Energy exploration in West PH Sea

Feb 24, 2015 - 7:37 PM

The energy department advises the company holder of Service Contract 72 to hold off exploration due to developments between the PH and Chinese governments

PH won’t renew work visas of Chinese experts in NGCP

Feb 24, 2015 - 5:57 PM

Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla says the 18 Chinese technical experts will be replaced by Filipinos after their working visas valid until July expire

Over 1000MW power reserve ready for Luzon this summer

Feb 20, 2015 - 12:53 PM

The Interruptible Load Program will contribute the bulk of additional reserves

DOE hopes for the best as Luzon reserves dwindle

Jan 22, 2015 - 10:06 PM

Several power plants are offline but thankfully the demand is still manageable that no outages are reported yet in the region

Renewable energy law 6 years after: 650 contracts okayed

Dec 26, 2014 - 3:55 PM

Six years after the Philippines moves to cut its dependence on fossil fuel the country has more renewable energy projects

RENEWABLE ENERGY. The Philippines has aimed to cut its dependence on fossil fuel as energy source by introducing the Renewable Energy Act in 2008.

Pandacan exit won't affect oil prices – Shell

Dec 07, 2014 - 2:49 PM

Shell s adjustments in distribution costs won t affect its consumer petrol prices which is dictated by the market the company says

Oil price hike, logistics fears over Pandacan depot move

Nov 26, 2014 - 5:52 PM

Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla discusses possible repercussions of the Supreme Court decision

Petilla gives up hope on additional power generation bid

Nov 12, 2014 - 12:07 PM

The energy department is banking on 4 options to help avert a power shortage in 2015

Navotas fish port blocks power plant’s 100MW upgrade

Oct 26, 2014 - 2:49 PM

Millennium Energy aims to add capacity to its 310 megawatt MW power plant at the Navotas City Fish Port Complex but the fish port has barred the upgrade citing right of way issues

ILLEGAL. DOE Secretary Jerichio Petilla says several power generators violated WESM rules by not offering full capacities. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Petilla: Even with ILP, brownouts to persist in summer 2015

Oct 20, 2014 - 8:10 AM

Energy chief Carlos Jericho Petilla says that even if the Interruptible Load Program is in place brownouts are likely to occur but ‘not severe’

Economists: No to 'emergency powers' for Aquino

Oct 09, 2014 - 2:12 PM

The Foundation for Economic Freedom raises cautions about addressing the impending power shortage with expensive quick fixes that will burden the public for a long time

'No power rate hike if Aquino uses Malampaya fund'

Oct 06, 2014 - 6:13 PM

While government subsidizes the added costs in generating more power in summer next year Energy Secretary Petilla suggests it could use the Malampaya fund to spare consumers from paying more

Shell IPO late by 12 years now — DOE

Oct 05, 2014 - 5:39 PM

Pilipinas Shell cites poor market condition for the IPO delay although a government resolution says it is not bound to list itself at the stock exchange

IPO. Shell's IPO may happen soon, if all goes according to plan. File Photo.

DOE warns of 7-week rotating brownout in 2015

Sep 25, 2014 - 6:12 PM

Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla says that if President Aquino does not get special powers at the soonest time there will be a red alert or insufficient power supply in the summer of 2015

Petilla to Congress: Act fast, energy crisis looms

Sep 22, 2014 - 6:03 PM

Senators Osmeña and Drilon have misgivings about granting the President emergency powers Energy chief Petilla says They don t understand what s going on

DOE gives Shell, Petron 1 week to quantify power reserve

Sep 12, 2014 - 1:57 PM

Energy Secretary Petilla said there is no need for the President to invoke emergency powers if government musters an adequate power reserve commitment

'PH can rely on renewable energy as stable power source'

Sep 07, 2014 - 2:21 PM

Petilla says the Philippines can rely on renewable energy in the face of fluctuating global oil prices and threats to energy security

Gov't warns of power shortage, addt'l charges amid PSALM's money woes

Aug 26, 2014 - 11:44 PM

PSALM warns a court s garnishment order will paralyze its operations preventing it to address the power shortage next year while the DOE says the order will result in additional charges for consumers

PSALM approves rehab of Malaya plant

Aug 20, 2014 - 8:43 AM

The rehabilitation of the Malaya Unit 1 will help plug the anticipated power supply deficiency next year

DOE: No plant shutdowns in summer 2015

Aug 17, 2014 - 4:33 PM

The scheduled shutdown of the Malampaya plant next year however can no longer be moved

Petilla: No need for Aquino to invoke emergency powers if …

Aug 11, 2014 - 12:47 PM

… PSALM will be allowed to contract additional generation capacities to address the Luzon power crisis in 2015

No need to declare power sector emergency – PCCI

Aug 07, 2014 - 4:48 PM

Temporary measures to mitigate the looming power crisis in Luzon are fine for as long they are acceptable to all the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry says

DOE: Malampaya shutdown can no longer be moved

Jul 30, 2014 - 11:41 PM

The Interruptible Load Program and energy conservation are the best options so far to mitigate the looming power shortage the department says

NO TO RESCHEDULE. Shell Philippines Exploration B.V., the consortium running the Malampaya natural gas platform, has informed the Department of Energy that it could no longer reschedule the maintenance shutdown of the facility. Image from Sembcorp Marine website

Meralco gets ready for the looming power crisis

Jul 29, 2014 - 2:45 PM

As Malacañang mulls over a state of emergency declaration in the power sector Meralco has outlined steps it may take to help mitigate any power shortage in Luzon in 2015

GETTING READY. Meralco has already outlined action steps in response to the looming power crisis. File photo by Agence France-Presse / Jay Directo

Aquino keeps mum on emergency powers proposal in SONA

Jul 28, 2014 - 7:29 PM

Instead he says he has instructed Energy Secretary Petilla to coordinate with other agencies and stakeholders in addressing the looming power shortage

POWER SHORTAGE. President Benigno Aquino III discusses in his State of the Nation Address on July 28, 2014 the looming blackouts Luzon is facing

Luzon on red alert due to power supply deficiency

Jul 18, 2014 - 7:03 PM

While 84 of Glenda ravaged areas have been re energized power outage may still be experienced due to insufficient supply Meralco says