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Back to monkey business EDITORIAL 09/10/2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Back to monkey business

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09/10/2011
Energy Chief Rene Almendras informed a Senate hearing that Noynoy Aquino may do a Ramos in solving a looming power shortage crisis that is expected to occur in the last three years of the Aquino administration.

What is meant by “doing a Ramos” is for Noynoy to be granted emergency powers by Congress which he will likely get, given that his congressional lapdogs are in the majority and always toe the Malacañang line.

Fidel Ramos, shortly after assuming the presidency in 1992 quickly sought emergency powers from Congress to address a then crippling power shortage that resulted mainly from the decision of Ramos’ predecessor President Cory Aquino, the incumbent Aquino’s mother, to mothball the nuclear plant without, however, prepapring for its power replacement, and abolished the Ministry of Energy (MoE) during her term that created a vacuum in energy supply planning.

The Ramos “solution” in the long run, proved to be horribly expensive for every Filipino..... MORE

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