MANILA, July 26, 2013— Government policies pushing renewable-energy use could significantly reduce power crisis in Southern Philippines, a Catholic bishop said. 

Marbel Bishop Dinualdo Gutierrez said Mindanao has several alternative sources of energy that can prevent the region from suffering an electricity crisis. 

“Renewable energy sources abound in Mindanao,” Gutierrez said over Manila archdiocese-run Radio Veritas Friday. 

The use of renewable energy, he said, is likely to lessen the power crisis and achieve the low cost charges of electric supply. 

“The President (Benigno Aquino III) needs two things: seriousness and willingness to serve the common people. Together it will serve the energy crisis in Mindanao,” Gutierrez said. (CBCPNews)