Non-government organizations and consumer groups in Mindanao castigated government on its alleged mishandling of the affairs of the energy sector that they said only allowed corporations to dominate the field rather than being clipped of their powers to monopolize.
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Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho L. Petilla (left) briefs business leaders during the Mindanao Business Conference that stable power supply in Mindanao will come by 2015 mostly from coal power plants, which is a cause of concern for environment advocates (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)
By DANILDA L. FUSILERO
“This is a manifestation of the peoples’ anger over the recurring six to eight hours daily rotational brown-outs,” Ruby Padilla-Sison, secretary general for Makabayan-North Cotabato
By MARILOU AGUIRRE-TUBURAN
Citing that Mindanao mainly depends on the Agus-Pulangi hydro complex, which accounts for half of the island’s power supply, Llaneza said the most that the government can do is “minimize” power interruptions.