Monday, March 9, 2015

Pres. Aquino's Emergency Power @ Philippine Power Crisis

by: Psychic August

The nationwide power crisis within this year, as a result of the shortcomings of the people in charge of all the major power plants supplying the electricity needs of the country, will be felt more as the year progresses.

Fortunately,  this will be effectively addressed by the government.

President Aquino's request for emergency powers to expedite the otherwise long legal process to address the power crisis, will be approved by the Senate and Congress.  A woman law maker will be very visible as she argues for the granting of these emergency powers to the President.

It looks like Sen. Sergio Osmeña, Jr. will have his way, as the duration of these emergency powers will extend up to July 2016,  the same time the new power plants are expected to be operational.  Fortunately for the people, the resulting power rate hike will be shouldered mainly by the government, as Congress desires it to be.

The effects of the power crisis will start to be felt this coming summer, although more in the south than in the National Capital Region, and much less in Metro Manila.

By the second half of the year, the rotating black outs will be felt even less as the government begins to effectively address the problem, expedited by the granting of the emergency super powers upon the President.

Reading Date: March 8, 2015
Photo: Manila Standard


  1. The country's problems have not changed at all: traffic, power, poverty, and population. Other countries have move passed these and found solutions. Philippines is in a psuedo economic boom.

  2. Reminds me of Cory's term when brown-outs are normal occurences.

  3. Solar panels are the best solution in sunny countries like ours.

  4. ..." A woman law maker will be very visible as she argues for the granting of these emergency powers to the President"... - Miriam ( Defensor Santiago ) backs emergency powers for PNoy

  5. House nags Senate to drop pass-on cost to consumers


  6. 'Make sure no brownout during Pacquiao vs Mayweather' - senator Ralph Recto

    Malacanang invoked section 71 of the the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA), which states: “Upon the determination by the President of the Philippines of an imminent shortage of the supply of electricity, Congress may authorize, through a joint resolution, the establishment of additional generating capacity under such terms and conditions as it may approve.”

  7. "The chairman of the House Committee on Energy on Wednesday admitted that President Benigno Aquino will not get any emergency power to address the expected power shortage these dry months. Without emergency powers for the President, committee chairman and Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali said, any increases in the power rates will be shouldered by the end consumers under EPIRA Law."

  8. Philippines has one of the highest power rates in the world. What a shame!

  9. Congress fails to OK NOy Powers

  10. Jejomar B. RoxasApril 7, 2015 at 5:35 AM

    7-hour blackout hits Mindanao

  11. Jejomar B. RoxasApril 8, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    More blackouts loom for mindanao

  12. Gencos must send an SMS report of an unplanned outage, and notify the ERC at least 10 days before a planned outage.

    ERC requires real-time reporting of power outages