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P-Noy asks Mindanao residents to be patient in the face of "rotating brownouts" that last up to 15 hours daily
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."
Published on: Mar 28, 2012 - 6:02am
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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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4 Comments
  • smackmybitchup
    Why can't we build power plants that use natural gas? We have natural gas available in the Philippines. Whereas we need to import coal to power these new coal power plants which also makes a large impact in our environment.
    Apr 04 2012 @ 03:26pm     Reply  
  • itsabrightday
    Apr 03 2012 @ 07:37am     Reply  
  • Genuine
    The president sat on this problem. Blackouts in the south have been talked about, analyzed, dissected since '10. Some technocrats got too busy playing the auctioneer's part because some vested interests, big business, monopolists, and oligarchs want to control and buy state-owned power plants in that area. In the meantime, let the people stew!
    Mar 28 2012 @ 04:10pm     Reply   Hide replies
    • Glad to be Pinoy
      if building 2 coal-powered power pants will take 2 years, what are their next solutions, and how long can they make this happen?
      Mar 29 2012 @ 04:57am     Reply  
  • ***usisero***
    like mother like son, brown out na naman
    Mar 28 2012 @ 11:59am     Reply  
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