“MANILA, Philippines — While the national economy is as vibrant as ever, millions of Filipinos have been left behind in the dark.
According to the Department of Energy (DOE), 12 million Filipinos lack electricity and millions more lack 24/7 electricity. A World Bank study notes that lack of electricity results in poor health and education, more criminality, and lower incomes. It is no coincidence that our country’s 30 poorest provinces are also among the 30 with the most brownouts.”
Source: Philippine Star