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Appointments body defers confirmation of Energy chief Cusi

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday deferred the ad interim appointment of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi over questions on data on barangay electrification. Senator Panfilo Lacson raised the question during the hearing, as he pointed out that...
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Don’t fall for utility bill scams this Holiday Season

With more than 16,000 SCE customers victimized since January 2014, the utility recently partnered with local law enforcement and AARP  By Caroline Aoyagi-Stom, Southern California Edison@SCE_CarolineA When Jinza Teriyaki restaurant owner John Lee, 40, answered the phone at his...
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Meat and vegetable prices drive Nov. inflation to 1.1%

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Inflation quickened to 1.1 percent in November from 0.4 percent the previous month due to an increase in consumer prices of both food and non-food items, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said on Friday. “The 1.1 percent reported by the...
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No credentials for a business loan? PHL proposes use of utility bills for MSME financing

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippines is looking at starting an initiative that would allow micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to apply for financing using their record in paying monthly electricity and water dues as credentials. Department of Trade and Industry Nora...
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DOE: No guarantee for brownout-free 2016 elections

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Power outages remain a possibility in the May 2016 elections as the El Niño phenomenon poses risks to the country’s power supply. The Department of Energy (DOE) cannot provide a categorical answer yet whether the national elections would be...
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Safety urged as heat wave, thunderstorms approach

By Paul Netter, Southern California Edison With the National Weather Service predicting triple-digit temperatures and thunderstorms in some areas of the region beginning Wednesday, Southern California Edison (SCE) urges its customers to stay safe while staying cool. SCE has also...
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Fighting climate change could save lives, money: US report

Washington, United States (AFP) – Taking action against global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions could save thousands of lives and avoid major economic losses before century’s end, said a US government report issued Monday. The cost of inaction is compared with the...
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Inflation slows down to 2.2% in April as food, fuel, electricity prices slip – NEDA

MANILA, May 5 (Mabuhay) — Lower prices of food, fuel and electricity brought the headline inflation down to 2.2 percent in April from 2.4 percent in March and from 4.1 percent in April 2014, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) reported on Tuesday. The...
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Binay camp blames ex-Makati vice mayor for lack of electricity, water in relocation site

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday blamed former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado for the lack of electricity and water in a P1.2-billion relocation site in Laguna bought by the Makati city government under Binay’s leadership. In an interview...
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LA County to host used oil and filter recycling event in East LA

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, recycling oil helps sustain nonrenewable resources, conserves energy, and saves money. Recycling just two gallons of used oil can generate enough electricity to run the average household for almost 24 hours. To assist in this...