As part of its continuing thrust to ensure energy security in the country, the Department of Energy (DOE) has issued the Department Circular (DC2014-02-0005) for the 5th round of the Philippine Energy Contracting Round (PECR-5). The target launch of the PECR-5 for coal and petroleum is on 25 April 2014. In line with the said launch, the DOE will conduct information, education, and communication (IEC) campaigns in the host communities and areas near the exploration areas from May to June 2014.The IEC for petroleum will be in Palawan, Mindoro, Iloilo, and Sulu, while the IEC for coal will be in Isabela, Albay, Cebu, Davao, and Zamboanga. Moreover, the DOE will present the PECR-5 for petroleum in international roadshows scheduled in Texas, U.S.A (12-16 May 2014), Singapore (10-14 June 2014), and Turkey (14-17 September 2014) to encourage oil exploration players to join the contracting round. Go to full article at: