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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 […]

OEDC’s system losses drops to 8.5%

Power distributor Olongapo Electricity Distribution Company (OEDC) announced recently that it improved system losses in the city from 37% to 8.5% since it took over electricity distribution operations in the city. In a statement, OEDC said that the “estimate covers the end of February” and hopes to further lowere or at least maintain the system […]

Olongapo bags 5 health awards

Olongapo bags 5 health awards

By John Bayarong Olongapo City: The local government of Olongapo City recently received five health awards from the Department of Health (DOH) as part of its improving health program. The DOH awarded the city the Measles Rubella Oral Polio Vaccine Mass Immunization Award for Central Luzon, Zero Malaria Case and, Zero Malaria Death and the […]

Subic Bay posts P1.56 billion income

Subic Bay Freeport posted a record income of P1.56 billion last year at the back of increased port and tourism revenues. The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) said in a statement that the 2014 net income reflected a 40-percent increase from the P1.11 billion income in 2013. SBMA Chair and Administrator Roberto V. Garcia said […]

Quakes rock Zambales and Davao-Phivolcs

Two moderate earthquakes struck the provinces of Zambales and Davao Oriental on Wednesday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). In its bulletin, the agency said the first quake with a magnitude of 3.2 occurred at 4:33 a.m. with its epicenter traced at 22 kilometers southwest of San Antonio in Zambales. […]

Centennial III wins 6th Subic-to-Boracay race

The Centennial III acrossed the finish for a win, edging defending champion Hong Kong’s Reichel/Pug 76 Jelik in the sixth Standard Insurance Subic-to-Boracay Race Sunday afternoon off Boracay in Malay, Aklan. After sailing a highly and tactical battle, Centennial III topped the IRC Racing Class, with a time 27:37:39, while Frank Pong’s Jelik was a […]

Central Luzon bags P55.11 billion in 2014

ANGELES CITY, February 27 — Central Luzon provinces were able to secure P55.11 billion worth of new investments in 2014 which is estimated to create more than 3,000 careers. Citing figures from the Board of Investments, Department of Trade and Industry OIC-Regional Director Judith Angeles disclosed that Bataan got the biggest chunk at P45.64 billion. […]

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