Sectoral leaders and representatives from all over Visayas converged at a power summit yesterday to tackle pressing issues confronting the power sector, in particular, the government’s privatization of the power industry. They also vowed to hold a Visayas-wide day of action on November 22.

Spearheaded by the Visayas chapters of the Freedom from Debt Coalition, the Visayas Multi-Stakeholders’ Power Summit was attended by participants from Eastern Visayas, Negros, Iloilo and Cebu who voiced their opposition to the Aquino government’s decision to bid out the supply contract of the Unified Leyte Geothermal Power Plant (ULGPP) in Tongonan, Leyte.

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CEBU CITY - The Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) Visayas Chapters will spearhead the Visayas Multi-Stakeholders' Power Summit tomorrow, November 7, 2012 from 8AM-5PM at the Grand Ballroom (3/F) of the Cebu Business Hotel, Colon, Cebu City.

The Summit aims to galvanize different Visayas-based consumer groups, non-government organizations, electric cooperatives, labor groups, people’s organizations and local government units (LGUs) into action against the privatization of the independent power producer administrator (IPPA) of the Unified Leyte Geothermal Power Plant (ULGPP) in Tongonan, Leyte.

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DAVAO CITY - Of late, Malacañang, through Department of Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras, has been raising alarms about the onset of a Mindanao power shortage or a power crisis.

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CEBU CITY – FDC Cebu scored the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) last Wednesday for maintaining that there were no plans to access a loan by the latter from Bank when technical preparations for the project have already begun.

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ILOILO CITY – The Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC-Iloilo) has released a disturbing report which shows that consumers in Iloilo City located in Region VI - Western Visayas, in the Central Philippines, are charged with the most expensive electricity rates, not only in the country, but also in the whole world.

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