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Government approves power line for 600-MW plant

Government approves power line for 600-MW plant

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) got approval to build a P3.3-billion transmission for Redonddo Peninsula Energy’s (RPE) 600-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Subic Bay. The project involves the contruction of a new 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission line from Castillejos, Zambales to Hermosa, Bataan. It will also expnd the current 230 kV Hermosa substation. The […]

Bank lends money for Subicwater shares

The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) approved a P210 million loan for the city government to buy back 10% of the Subicwater shares it sold two years ago. The move will also restore the seat in the Subicwater Board it lost because of the divestment. SubicWater is a public utility that supplies water to […]

Advertising summit returns to Subic

Advertising summit returns to Subic

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – Ad Summit Pilipinas, the biggest advertising and marketing convention in the country, will be making a comeback in Subic Bay Freeport next year. Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chairman Roberto Garcia and officials of the Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies of the Philippines (4As) signed a memorandum of agreement recently to […]

GLOBAL WARMING

GLOBAL WARMING

The effects of global warming cannot be wantonly disregarded. Losing democratic presidential candidate Al Gore produced and narrated a film documentary on weather change due to global warming. The widespread carbon imprint due to usage of petroleum create imbalance between oxygen production of nature and carbon dioxide (CO2) and monoxide production because of machines and […]

Waterways desilting in high gear

Waterways desilting in high gear

By John Bayarong The local government’s waterways desilting program recently got a big boost with the purchase of several heavy equipment, including another backhoe and loader. “One of the new backhoe was stationed at the critical area of the Sta. Rita river to stockpile the silt and then the dumptrucks will haul them away. This […]

1600 kids join summer sports clinics

1600 kids join summer sports clinics

Around 1,600 young athletes participated in the free summer sports clinic conducted by the local government of Olongapo as part of its grassroots sports program. The sports clinic included 19 sports discipline such as basketball, volleyball, Baseball, karatedo, billiards, football, futsal, gymnastics, sailing, athletics, chess, among others. “It is part of our grass root program […]

Kepco plans for more coal plants

MANILA, Philippines – The Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) of South Korea is eyeing to build another coal-fired power plant in Naga, Cebu. Kepco Philippines President and Chief Executive Officer Hyang-Reol Lyu said the firm will partner with SPC Power Corporation for a 300 megawatt (MW) power plant in Naga, Cebu. “It is currently in […]

Dismissed SBMA officials reinstated

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has reinstated two dismissed officials after the Office of the Ombudsman cleared them of graft charges in connection with a port operations deal in this free port. SBMA Senior Deputy Administrator Ramon Agregado and SBMA Deputy Administrator Marcelino Sanqui have officially taken back their respective positions on […]

40,000 jobs up for grabs on Labor Day

Around 40,000 local and overseas careers are up for grabs during the 2015 Labor Day Job Fairs in Central Luzon. In a press statement, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) disclosed that among those needed for local employment by 368 participating companies include Professionals, Managers, Supervisors, Customer Service Representatives, Call Center Agents, Medical Transcriptionists, Sales […]

Pampanga, Olongapo are most peaceful in Central Luzon

The Central Luzon Police Regional Office (PRO) said that based on the assessment of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), the province of Pampanga and the city of Olongapo are the most peaceful in the region. The police regional office reported during the First Quarterly Full Council Meeting of the Regional Peace and Order […]

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