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Electric coops say PEDC rates still the lowest

By: F. Allan L. Angelo

MEMBERS of The Panay-Guimaras Power Supply Consortium (PPSC) defended their decision to purchase electricity from an independent power producer based in Iloilo City.

Engr. Wilfred Billena, general manager of Iloilo Electric Cooperative (ILECO) I and PPSC president, said Panay Energy Development Corp. (PEDC) offered the cheapest rate among possible sources of electricity in Panay.

PEDC is a subsidiary of Metrobank Group’s Global Business Power Corp. It operates a 164-megawatt coal-fired power plant in LaPaz, Iloilo which supplies majority of the electricity needs of Panay.

PEDC is also constructing a 150-MW power in LaPaz to supply the spiraling demand for power in Panay starting 2016.

PPSC members – ILECO I, IOI, III; Antique Electric Cooperative (ANTECO) and Guimaras Electric Cooperative – recently signed an electric power purchase agreement (EPPA) with PEDC last March 2015 for an aggregate power supply of 24 MW for 25 years.

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Tupas Sr. supports Rep. Jun-Jun’s wife

By: Louine Hope Conserva

FORMER Iloilo governor Nile Tupas Sr. officially gave his support to the wife of 5th district Rep. Niel “Jun-Jun” Jr.

The Tupas patriarch raised the hand of Atty. Yvonne Angeli “Gel” Lee-Tupas as their family’s candidate for congressman in the 5th district.

The formal announcement was made during Rep. Tupas’ district conference and birthday celebration at the Barotac Viejo gymnasium.

In his speech, Tupas Sr. cited the political history of his namesake and eldest son who helped him in his hospitalization.

The elder Tupas was hospitalized for sometime because of a lingering ailment.

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Group: Stop city traffic lights

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

CONVENORS of the Western Visayas Transport Coalition (WVTC) issued a petition against the operation of traffic lights in Iloilo City.

“The installation and operation of said traffic lights have miserably failed to address the traffic congestion in Iloilo City Proper area,” the WVTC petition said.

The petition specifically asked the city government to immediately stop the traffic lights at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol-Casa Plaza area in the City Proper district.

It also urged the City Hall to turn off the traffic lights in major intersections during rush hours – 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The major intersections with traffic lights are in Quirino Bridge and Muelle Loney, Jalandoni-Delgado Streets, Quezon-Delgado Streets, all in City Proper; Infante Avenue in Molo and Delgado Street in City

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By: Lilibeth A. French

THE DEPARTMENT of Education (DepED) in Region 6 will conduct a two-day conference-workshop on the revised criteria for the selection of Brigada Eskwela Best School Implementors from April 25 to 26 in this city.

Dr. Eden Deriada said the activity will be participated by some 150 Adopt-A-School Program/Brigada Eskwela coordinators, selected elementary and secondary school principals, and district supervisors from the 18 divisions of the region.

Aside from updates on the revised criteria, Deriada said the activity will provide a venue to ask and hear the experiences and best practices of participants in implementing the program in their respective schools.

Since 2004, the DepEd has been recognizing the Brigada Eskwela Best Implementors through the Adopt-A- School program.

The ASP Secretariat has revised the criteria as a result of the consultation meeting with the ASP Regional Coordinators in November last year at Cebu City and as part of its effort to further improve the selection process, according to a DepEd press report.

The revised criteria will be implemented this school year 2012-2013.

In a national awarding held last year, two schools from the region were recognized as Brigada Eskwela Hall of Fame awardees after they were chosen as Best School Implementors in the region for three consecutive years. These are the Minuyan Elementary School of Murcia in Negros Occidental and Maayon National High School in Maayon, Capiz.

Brigada Eskwela, also known as the National Schools Maintenance, ensures that public schools in the country are ready for the opening of school year in June through the support and cooperation of all education stakeholders both from the private and public sectors. This year, it will be held from May 21 to 26.

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Feeling good

July 04, 2015 02:10 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

THERE is an ideology that states: if you feel good, then it’s good. This is not new, of course, but a modern way of Read more...

Fatal blunders

July 04, 2015 02:24 AM

By: Artchil B. Fernandez

THE political configuration is fast changing as election fever spreads across the land. In the last two weeks, Vice Read more...

Relationship between faith and miracles

July 04, 2015 02:36 AM

By: Fr. Czar Emmanuel Alvarez, OSA


Gospel Reading: Mark 6,1-6

OUR Gospel reading this Sunday narrates Jesus’ experience in Nazareth, which has become his hometown after he, Mary and Joseph returned from Egypt and settled there (cf. Mt 2:23). Specifically, the evangelists focus on Read more...

Dear Progressive Philippines

July 04, 2015 02:43 AM

By: Bino A. Realuyo

QUITE a push to put together those two words in the same line, but I am feeling very hopeful and optimistic these days, a historic time in the United States because the Supreme Court just legalized same-sex marriage in Read more...

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