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Roxas: Gwen’s suspension pushed by Robredo

December 19, 2012

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by Christine Emily L. Pantaleon   CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia’s six-month suspension was decided five months ago by the late Interior and Local Governments Secretary Jesse Robredo. Robredo’s successor, Interior and Local Governments Secretary Mar Roxas clarified this in response to reports that the governor’s suspension was politically motivated. Roxas said results of a DILG […]

Steel barricades, vigil at Capitol

December 19, 2012

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THE stage is set for high political drama in the Cebu Capitol building. Steel guard rails were positioned at the entrance gate until late last night to prevent easy entry. In the afternoon, visitors were asked to show their IDs before entering, including news reporters who frequent the Capitol daily. Two buses arrived at 9 […]

Pope tells new cardinals not to be lured by power

November 26, 2012

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Vatican City — Pope Benedict XVI has told his six new cardinals to resist the allure of power and instead be like Jesus and focus their work on spreading the Christian faith. Benedict celebrated a Mass yesterday in St. Peter’s Basilica with the cardinals he formally elevated a day earlier. The six hail from Colombia, […]

Turn off generator, hotel told

November 22, 2012

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The Cebu City Regional Trial Court (RTC) branch 23 ordered the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino to switch off one of its power generators whose continued operation endangered the health of residents in nearby areas. RTC branch 23 Judge Generosa Labra issued a Temporary Environmental Protection Order (TEPO) and directed Waterfront Hotel and Casino […]

Excess coal stocks, wind caused pollution–Kepco

November 14, 2012

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An excess stockpile of coal and strong winds resulted in thick, black coal specks being blown to houses near the coal yard of Kepco-SPC Power Corp. in Naga City. That was the explanation yesterday of the power plant management In a press statement. Victorio Naval, general manager of the Korean Electric Power Co.-Salcon Power Corp. […]

Toledo coal-fired plant needed for dev’t – traders

November 13, 2012

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AN 82 megawatt coal-fired power plant in Toledo City will ensure stable supply and possibly lower power rates – two incentives that would draw investors to Cebu said local business leaders yesterday. “We should be planning for future growth so more plants, hopefully selling cheaper power, are needed without losing the need for affordable energy,” […]

Naga households complain

November 13, 2012

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Residents near the 200 MW coal plant in barangay Tina-an, Naga City in south Cebu have complained anew about coal dust entering their homes. In the past few months, home owners have been sweeping dust mixed with black coal specks off their floors and furniture. Parents complained that their children were getting coughs and colds […]

Almendras prefers being ‘invisible’ workhorse

November 7, 2012

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President Aquino has given Cabinet Secretary Rene Jose Almendras a powerful role in his administration as implementor of its projects roadmap, without clipping the powers of Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. Almendras will report directly to the President, and will hold office in Malacañang, Palace spokesperson Abigail Valte explained at a news briefing. It’s well […]

Electricity spot market not driving prices down – RDC 7

October 31, 2012

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THE Regional Development Council in Central Visayas scored the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market for driving power prices up instead of reducing it. RDC execom members met last Tuesday morning at the Rizal Library for a briefing on the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) operations from Chrysanthus Heruela, a board officer of the Philippine Electric Market […]

Water service interruption in Cebu, Consolacion, Lilo-an and Mandaue due to Gener

July 30, 2012

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Some areas of Metro Cebu will experience water interruption due to low pressure caused by power outages. The Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) issued the advisory to the consumers, saying some power lines were cut when strong winds caused by typhoon Gener felled some trees. Among those affected are the cities of Cebu and Mandaue […]