The Philippine government is investigating China’s part ownership of the national grid amid claims Beijing can plunge the country into darkness. Photo: AFP

Philippine national power grid IPO can guard against China threat: senator

  • The Philippine government is investigating China’s part ownership of the national grid amid claims Beijing can plunge country into darkness
  • Energy committee chairman Sherwin Gatchalian says public has already lost out on billions of pesos due to grid’s failure to list on stock exchange
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The Philippine government is investigating China’s part ownership of the national grid amid claims Beijing can plunge the country into darkness. Photo: AFP
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Raissa Robles

Raissa Robles

Raissa Robles has written for the SCMP since 1996. A freelance journalist specialising in politics, international relations, business and Muslim rebellion, she has contributed to Reuters, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Daily Mail, Times of London, Radio Netherlands and Asiaweek. She runs the award-winning investigative and opinion blog, raissarobles.com. Her book, Marcos Martial Law: Never Again, a brief history of the dictatorship won the 2017 National Book Awards for Non-Fiction. Her Twitter handle is @raissawriter.