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Monday, April 13, 2009

April 14, 2009 Major News Stories



3 oil firms announce oil price hike


VECO addresses shortage of power 

Natera said that the deloading started at 1:30 pm yesterday and they have deloaded 11 megawatts out of the 15 megawatts share in load drop.

Carmela Castillo, corporate communications officer of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (formerly the National Transmission Corporation) said that the CNP grid is now on "red alert" due to a deficiency in power generation.

Castillo said that from 1p.m. until 2 p.m., the CNP grid had a power supply deficiency of 9 megawatts and incurred another power deficiency of 31megawatts from 6 p. m. until 7 p.m.

She however said that in spite of the deficiency in the power supply in the CNP grid, the Luzon grid has supplied power to cover the said deficiency.

DENR starts probe into fire at landfill

P700T lost in barangay Inayawan fire

Two victims of poisoning die



Street battles in Thai capital leave 2 dead

Troops unleashed volleys of gunfire and hurled tear gas at the red-clad protesters, who sent buses hurtling towards lines of soldiers and torched a government ministry with petrol bombs.

The protesters, loyal to fugitive premier Thaksin Shinawatra, were forced to retreat to their camp around Government House, the office of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva who has imposed a state of emergency in the capital.

By late evening Vejjajiva was declaring the protests were all but quelled.


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