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Coal shed to enclose Naga coal plant stockyard

December 16, 2012

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ANOTHER shed will be built to enclose the open coal stockyard which caused coal dust to spread to nearby residences in barangay Colon, Naga City early this year. “This will serve as an extension of our closed stockyard. We hope to complete it by February 2013,” said Victorio Naval, general manager for relations and environment […]

Gwen says P60M set for Balili dev’t

November 25, 2012

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ABOUT P60 million was approved by the Cebu Provincial Board (PB) to develop the Balili property in 2010, Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said yesterday. She said the amount was appropriated in the item “Airport, Seaport and other Economic Enterprise Site Development Program”. “(Vice Gov.) Agnes Magpale and the whole PB approved the provincial budget. We […]

With graft case pending, what’s Naga project really for, asks vice gov

November 23, 2012

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We didn’t visit the Balili property to steal goats.” So said Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale about her surprise visit to the province-owned Balili lot in Naga which is the subject of a graft case filed in the Sandiganbayan against Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and seven others. Magpale said she wanted to know why P27 million was […]

Naga lifts freeze order on Kepco coal delivery

November 16, 2012

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Naga City yesterday lifted the cease-and-desist order Mayor Valdemar Chiong issued against a power plant after it submitted an action plan to reduce coal dust pollution which had set off complaints from nearby households. The mayor said he found the action plan “satisfactory” and that Kepco-SPC Power Corp. president and CEO Bong Joo Choi committed […]

Bolo awaits arrest warrant, Osmeña says gov ‘deserves it’

July 20, 2012

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Former Provincial Board Member Juan Bolo said he would post bail as soon as an arrest warrant is issued against him by the Sandiganbayan in connection with graft charges in the Balili land case. “I was just following orders,” he said, repeating his line of defense in the P98.9 million Balili land deal. After losing […]

Court upholds decision to ban dumping of coal ash in Balili

June 5, 2012

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The Mandaue Regional Trial Court (RTC) sustained its decision to ban the dumping of coal ash waste in the controversial Balili property in Naga City. RTC Judge Raphael Yrastorza of Branch 28 denied for lack of merit the motion for reconsideration of the Capitol seeking to permit Kepco-Salcon Power Corp. to dispose of the coal […]

‘Kepco can dispose of coal ash at Naga site’

February 11, 2012

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Cebu’s environment court is allowing a Naga-based power company to dispose of its coal ash outside its compound as long as the waste is covered. This was decided yesterday by Judge Marilyn-Ligura Yap of Branch 28 of the Mandaue City Regional Trial Court. She said the Korean Electric Power Corp. (Kepco) can dispose of its […]

Supreme Court nixes plaint against Capitol

August 4, 2011

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The Supreme Court dismissed a petition for certiorari filed by ecology lawyers against Capitol officials and the Ombudsman recently. The petition filed by the Global Legal Action Against Climate Change (GLACC) stemmed from the Capitol’s alleged failure in 2009 to provide them documents on an agreement with the Korean Electric Co. to build a coal […]

Violation notice, P200-T fine for coal ash pond in Balili lot

June 30, 2011

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DENR cites lack of monitoring team, P5-M guarantee fund for Capitol project by Candeze Mongaya and Carmel Matus Cebu Daily News   For cutting coconut trees without a permit in the Balili property and not complying with three previous requirements, the Capitol yesterday received a notice of violation of its Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC). The […]

P-Noy says it’s tougher to suffer Cebu power shortage

June 28, 2011

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by Carmel Loise Matus and Candeze R. Mongaya Cebu Daily News Do you want rotating brownouts in Cebu to return? President Benigno Aquino III raised this scenario to ecology crusaders after switching on the second unit of the 200-megawatt coal-fired power plant of the Korean Power Electric Corp.-Salcon Power Corp. (Kepco-SPC) in Naga City yesterday. “We […]