InterAksyon.com reports that President Benigno Aquino III "appealed to Mindanao residents to be more patient in waiting for concrete measures from the government to address the rotating brownouts in the region that has peaked at 15 hours daily in some areas." The report quoted Aquino, who said, "I did not promise that in two days we will already have solved the problem. It is not like we are changing light bulbs here."
According to InterAksyon.com, Aquino explained that "the rehabilitation of the old transformer of Agus VI hydropower plant would take some time." He also added that "it would take two years to build two coal-fired power plants with a combined capacity of 300 megawatts."
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