COMMENTARY: Policies and Politics of the Mindanao Power Crisis

PIKIT, North Cotabato (MindaNews/09 May) — I was browsing over my Facebook account one afternoon in May 2014. Some of my Facebook friends and I thought that we can make… »

Kidapawan owes P8M in electricity bills

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/02 September) – The city government’s unpaid electricity bills since 2010 have reached P8 million and its offices may face disconnection from the Cotabato Electric Cooperative (Cotelco) if… »

NorthCot braces for longer blackouts lasting 7-10 hours

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 20 March) – Businessmen and power consumers in North Cotabato are again bracing for longer brownouts as one of the units of the privately-owned diesel-fired power plants… »

Sister act: TSI sells power to Davao Light

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/30 October) – Aboitiz-owned Therma South Inc. (TSI) entered into an agreement last week with a sister company, the Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC) that seeks to… »

Coal plant shutdown causes brownouts

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/18 Oct) – The shutdown of one of the biggest power plants in Mindanao caused the power curtailment in many parts of the island, North Cotabato among them,… »

NorthCot’s power situation improves

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/9 May) – Residents and traders in North Cotabato have enjoyed a better supply of electricity starting Tuesday night with only one to two hours of brownouts daily after… »

North Cotabato brownouts blamed on TMI’s ‘high’ power rate

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/25 April) – The Cotabato Electric Cooperative (Cotelco) has blamed the daily eight-hour brownouts in the province on the “high” rate being charged by the Aboitiz-owned Therma Marine… »

Cotelco giveth, Cotelco taketh away?

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/08 January) – For the Cotabato Electric Cooperative, giving a five-percent discount to their consumers who are senior citizens as required by law, is a form of “social… »

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