Mindanao now enjoys power supply surplus

Mindanao is now enjoying electricity supply surplus and is working to sustain the development of power resources with renewable energy (RE) beyond 2020, a ranking official said. The energy surplus is on account of the entry of baseload plants, particularly coal fired facilities that have come online starting this year and will continue in 2017…

Indonesia issues moratorium on coal exports to RP

Indonesia’s foreign minister said on Friday a halt on coal shipments to the Philippines will remain until Manila can secure its waters after seven Indonesian sailors were kidnapped, the latest in a string of abductions.┬áIt was unclear whether the sailors were taken by Abu Sayyaf, which has beheaded two Canadian nationals in recent weeks after…