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City releases reserved Silahis Street lots

City releases reserved Silahis Street lots

The local government recently awarded rights to residents occupying some 3,000 square meters of lots at Silahis St. In a measure approved by the city council, the reservation of some lots in Silahis St. for the construction of a children’s park passed in 1957 was formally lifted. This opens up the possibility of eventual ownership […]

Kaingin a danger to power poles

Power grid operator National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) appealed to residents and farmers to avoid “kaingin” and other similar activities near or under the sub-transmission and transmission lines that could start grass fires which may spread towards wood pole structures. In Samar and Eastern Visayas, incidents of grass fire resulted in the burning […]

5-hour black out in Olongapo

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippine (NGCP) announced yesterday that city will experience a 5-hour power interruption on Sunday (June 7th) from 8AM to 1PM. The black out will be a scheduled interruption to allow the company to undertake its annual preventive maintenance of the 230kV bus at the Olongapo Substation and transmission line […]

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 […]

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