Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Philippine Economic Society Power Outlook Forum 2010

Last June 29, 2010, the Philippine Economic Society (PES) hosted The Power Outlook: A Forum on the Impending Power Crisis at the Romulo Hall, NEDA Building, Amorsolo St., Makati City.

The forum addressed the following issues or topics about the perceived barriers to putting up additional capacity, the actual supply and demand balance in the power sector, some of the key issues on electricity pricing, and on how the country is facing another impending power crisis in the short-term or medium-term.

Panelists who shared their expertise were Commissioner Rauf Tan of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), Dr. Alan Ortiz, former president and chief executive officer of Transco, Inc., and Victor Santos, Jr., a senior vice president of First Gen Corporation. On the other hand, Peter Wallace, president of The Wallace Business Forum, stood as the forum’s moderator.

The Philippine Economic Society (PES) is the professional organization of Filipino economists and, over the years, has served as one of the strongest networks of economists in the academe, government and business sector. The PES continuously provides a venue for open and free discussions on a wide range of policy issues through its conferences and symposia.

The Power Outlook forum is supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) , which is dedicated to the belief that a functioning democracy needs politically informed and educated citizens. The foundation also promotes individual freedom and liberalism.

For further information, e-mail PES at or telefax the society at 332 4005. Visit their website at


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