The southern Philippine island of Mindanao plunged into total darkness leaving millions of people without power dawn Thursday as the electricity supply was cut off from the main grid system of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP)....
Brownouts and power interruptions in Mindanao may have waned a bit with the recent rehabilitation of Pulangi IV hydroelectric power plant. But this certainly does not mean the pesky power failures have been resolved. If anything, either they are kept beyond the notice of urban users or, worse, the reliefs are coming with prohibitive costs....
This is part one of a two part article. Part 2 can be found here. With brownouts again becoming a regular occurrence in Mindanao, expect the debate on energy sources to intensify. But it is wrong for advocates of renewable energies to accuse certain people of contriving a power crisis to justify the construction of...
5 dead, 15 injured in Philippine bus accident
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 1:14PM UTC
6 die as bus catches fire in India
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 1:12PM UTC
China’s growth slows to 24-year low of 7.4 percent
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 1:08PM UTC
In pictures: Rescue operation underway after SKorean ferry sinks
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 12:11PM UTC
LIVE: 295 still missing after ferry sinks off South Korea
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 11:40AM UTC
Sri Lanka: Canada holding Commonwealth to ransom
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 11:18AM UTC