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Lopez faces graft charge

Secretary Gina Lopez of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources is facing a graft charge before the Ombudsman for allegedly asking the Department of Energy to give the $100-million power plant service contract to a private company, EcoGlobal Inc., in Zamboanga City.

CONGRESS last year enacted a bill creating a Department of Transportation (DoTr) and a separate Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT). Transportation alone is such a big area that the DOTr is today up to its neck in the difficult problem of traffic gridlock in Metro Manila and other urban centers in the country. As for the DICT, it must plan for the great new world of digital communication in the cyber universe that knows no bounds on our planet.

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Oil firms hike prices

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Oil companies will increase pump prices today, still triggered by market optimism on the production cut agreement of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.

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Malacañang has sounded the alarm about the country’s tight power supply and appealed to the public to conserve electricity during the summer months.

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Green advocates appealed to the Department of Energy (DoE) to fast track the implementation of renewable energy programs to deal with the impacts of climate change in the country.

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‘Safety nets’

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MANILA, Philippines (Tempo) – The Aquino administration has begun placing “safety nets” on the local oil industry that seeks to protect consumers from the effects of volatile oil prices, a Department of Energy (DoE) official revealed yesterday. DoE Oil Industry Management Bureau Director Zenaida Monsada said the measures that have been ordered by President Benigno […]

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