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    Phl gov’t: Enough electricity this summer

    THE Philippine government on Friday reassured the residents in the metropolius and other parts of the country that there would be enough electricity during summer months despite threats of the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) to implement rotational blackouts.
    Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda raised the issue following the Supreme Court decision to further postpone the temporary restraining order (TRO) of Meralco’s power rate hike for 60 more days last Tuesday.
    Meralco warned of blackouts if the TRO will not be lifted, saying that it can no longer pay for generation and transmission charges.
    “Well there is a case before the Supreme Court...all I can tell you is that Secretary (Carlos Jericho) Petilla and the DOE (Department of Energy) team will make sure that there will be electricity in the summer months,” Lacierda said in a Palace briefing.
    “Government will not allow the interruption of electricity,” he added.
    Malacanang also reiterated a statement by President Benigno S. Aquino III saying that Meralco and other industry players should have prepared for the power rate hike because it was foreseeable.
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