Dep’t of Energy eyes tie-up with LGUs

Irene R. Sino Cruz 09/11/2017

POWER RESILIENCY PROGRAM THE Department of Energy is urging local government units (LGUs) in the Visayas to come up with their own power resiliency program to address vulnerability to calamities. The energy department is looking into a…

10 nabbed in raid on butane refilling plant

Intern 02/24/2017

Ten persons, including two 17-year-old minors, were arrested in a raid on a butane refilling plant in Talisay City, Cebu. The raid was conducted by a joint team from the Central Visayas regional offices of the Criminal…

Energy mix rule needed

11/28/2016

Gov’t told: This is to protect consumers from fuel price surges Manila — Power generator First Gen Corporation is urging government to formulate an energy mix policy that would help shield consumers from price surges affecting specific…

YOLANDA STATUS REPORT: More work to be done, 3 yrs after

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/08/2016

Government agencies have completed 74 percent of all Yolanda rehabilitation projects in Central Visayas after three years, but an official of the regional National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-7) said a lot remains to be done. Based…

DOE to cut 100 signatures needed for power projects

Victor Anthony V. Silva 10/30/2016

Streamlining of application processes seen to bring in more investments More energy projects are expected in the country when the Department of Energy (DOE) implements its plan to lessen the the 100 signatures needed for a power…

Anti-butane refilling ordinance for implementation soon

Norman V. Mendoza 08/26/2016

It all started with three fire incidents last year that were all sparked by refilled butane canisters. Then followed by another blaze last week in the densely populated community of Sitio Arca, Barangay Pusok, Lapu-Lapu City which…

BUTANE FANS FIRE

Norman V. Mendoza, Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/16/2016

DOE orders probe on use of refilled butane canisters  The danger of using refilled butane canister came to the fore anew following a six-hour fire that hit a densely populated community in Sitio Arca, Barangay Pusok, Lapu-Lapu…

Butane canisters spark road fire, calls to ban refilling renewed

Carmel Loise Matus, Rabboni Centino Borbon, Rene F. Alima 08/11/2016

A delivery truck loaded with butane canisters exploded early morning yesterday at the South Coastal Road near the South Road Properties (SRP) after it rammed into a school bus, leaving behind a trail of destruction which a…

Two Iloilo coal-fired plants to boost power in Visayas

Victor Anthony V. Silva 07/27/2016

New power plants can add at least 200 MW to Visayas grid when completed Two coal-fired power plants set to operate within the year are seen to boost the capacity of the Visayas Grid and offset supply…

Gov’t told: Reduce greenhouse gases in other areas instead

Victor Anthony V. Silva 07/20/2016

Cebu biz leaders back DOE stand on building more power plants to sustain economic dev’t With the Department of Energy (DOE) saying that the country needs to build more baseload power plants to push the nation’s economic…

DSWD-7 launches second database of poor households

06/29/2016

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) launched its second Listahanan Database for Central Visayas at the Cebu Parklane International Hotel on Monday morning. Formerly known as the National Household Targeting System for…

Clear choice

Editorial 04/27/2016

A Department of Energy (DOE) statement saying there’s no such thing as “clean coal”, let alone “clean coal technology,” refutes a point made by Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II during last Sunday’s presidential debate.…

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