• Poe: Let there be light for 15 million Pinoys

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    With 15 million Filipinos still having no access to electricity under the so- called daang matuwid (straight path) of the Aquino administration, Partido Galing at Puso (PGP) presidential candidate and Sen. Grace Poe has vowed to address the problem by developing more renewable energy sources particularly in remote areas.

    Poe, who recently took her campaign to the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), said if she is given a chance to lead the country she would push for more solar and wind power in remote areas in the country to provide residents a sustainable source of energy without sacrificing the environment.

    “What we need is more renewable energy sources, we need wind, solar, and hydro-electric energy producers to come in and invest in our country for us to have a cleaner and cheaper energy source,” she added.

    In order to increase renewable energy share in the market, Poe said the government needs to encourage more private investments in the energy sector, especially as the country’s energy requirement increases with its population.

    The Philippines has one of the highest electricity rates in Asia.

    According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, electricity accounted for 4.5 percent of a Filipino household’s expenditures in 2012.

    The Manila Electric Co. or Meralco, the largest power distributor in the country, charged P7.4176 per kilowatt-hour as of December 2015.

    Department of Energy estimates show that the Philippines will need an additional 11,400 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity to meet energy demand from 2016 to 2030.

    The additional requirement is to be distributed as follows: 8,100 MW in Luzon, 1,700 MW in Visayas and 1,600 MW in Mindanao.

    Renewable energy development is included the 20-point government agenda of Poe.

    The senator called on the government to implement mechanisms of the Renewable Energy Act of 2008 particularly the establishment of the Renewable Energy Market, which will mandate power distributors to source a portion of their energy from renewable energy suppliers.

    Poe said lack of a market for renewables is hindering development of cleaner power.

    JEFFERSON ANTIPORDA

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    1. carmen natividad on

      I agree with Sen Grace Poe’s plan to reach to our poor communities and provide them with services they need such as electricity. It is also a good alternative to lessen our electricity consumption and decrease rates.

    2. Bilang isang Pilipino karapatan ko pumili ng isang lider na gusto ko at wala akong nakikitang iba kundi si Sen Grace Poe dahil nakikita ko ang kanyang determinasyon para paglingkuran ang ating bansa, lumalaban siya para sa mga Pilipino upang maiangat tayo sa kahirapan at korapsyon. Kahit anong laban hindi niya inaatrasan at kahit anong paninira sa kanya ay kanyang sinasagot ng katotohanan at tapat lamang.

      Isa pa sa mga kagustuhan ko sa kanya pinapaboran niya ang mga gusto ng Pilipino lalo na ang kagustuhan ng lahat na maging maayos na ang serbisyong pampubliko lalo na ang MRT isa sa ating major problem at mga kalsada sa kalakhang Maynila na madalas ay traffic. Pangalawa ang edukasyon at kawalan ng sapat na pagkain ng ilang Pilipino at hindi niya tinutulan ang same-sex-marriage na sa iba ay taliwas pero sa kanya ay walang problema.

      Nakikita ko na magiging maganda ang mga resulta nito kung siya ang papalarin na maging presidente kaya dapat marunong tayo at maging praktikal kung sino ang dapat na pipiliin nasa kamay natin ang pagbabago umiwas tayo sa mga kandidatong alam natin na walang madudulot na maganda! No to Corrupt!!! Yes to Grace Poe!

    3. Si Grace Poe ay may prinsipyo at may malasakit sa kapwa. Siya ang maaasahan ng bawat pilipino para sa ikakaganda ng buhay ng bawat isa. Tuloy lang ang laban!

      We need Senator Grace POE as a president, we need her to be the mother of this country! Soon, the truth will prevail and the whole nation will know that you are NOT DISQUALIFIED. Tuloy ang laban! ‪#‎POE2016‬

    4. Ayan na… Isa yan sa mga problema sa probinsiya yang kuryente na yan. Pumunta ako sa Mindanao nakaraan sa Surigao last year, maganda ang lugar sad to say palage nag bablack out dun. Di ko alam ang reason pero sinisisi nila ang SURNECO dun. Sana matulungan nila ang mga kababayan naten sa Mindanao. Yung kaibigan ko na taga dun nakaranas ng New Year na black out talaga. Umilaw lang ng Jan 1 ng gabi. Akalain mo new year, black out? Tas palage sila nakaranas ng black out thrice or twice a month 6 to 8 hours. Mabuti pa si Sen. Poe, na aacknowledge nya ang ganun problema. Malakas ang tiwala ko sa kanya. My vote for you!

    5. She has every political ammunition to be a President of Philippines, we owe her the winning opportunity – the Rest Of The world think father was cheated from becoming President. We owe to the Daughter and full
      Support Grace Poe for president