Rama: National government aid must go directly to the barangays

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is asking national officials to directly give the aid they plan to send to the barangays. He said that the city government is focused on road clearing and…

Mandaue City taps SGV&Co for Mandaue business brochure

Mary Rose Sagarino 12/10/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Government on Friday, December 12, 2021, signed a memorandum of agreement with the SGV&Co in producing the first Doing Business in Mandaue City publication. SGV&Co is a multidisciplinary professional services…

Isko Moreno promises Cebuanos lower taxes for electricity, fuel if he becomes President

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Presidential aspirant and Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso promised two things if he would become President of the Philippines in the first two years of his term. First, he will reduce the…

Bantayan has new supplier of electricity

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Bantayan Island has a new source of electricity. Local government officials in Cebu and executives from Vivant Energy Corp. on Wednesday, November 10 inaugurated the Isla Norte Energy Corp. (INEC) power plant in…

Products and devices that can help conserve electricity

Dianne Zarina G. Savillo 03/24/2021

As summer is just around the corner, the extended use of electric fans and air conditioning units is expected to counter the heat. But it is not going to be cheap. Apart from the cooling machines, the…

Make your household chores energy-efficient 

Dianne Zarina G. Savillo 03/20/2021

Dealing with household chores is among the least favorite tasks that anyone would want to do in their free time. But whether we like it or not, they have to be done to keep our home clean…

How To Avoid Static Electricity Shock 

Marc Cosep 03/26/2020

Though the static season is generally confined to the dry, cold winter months, it’s possible to get static shocks year-round — especially in an air-conditioned room. If the mere thought of getting a static shock sends an…

Capitol to open windows to fight China virus, cut electric bills

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Offices in the Capitol will literally open their windows and welcome the “fresh breeze.” Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said on Monday, January 6, that they are considering for the offices in the Capitol to…

Floods, landslides hamper work to restore power after typhoon Ursula

the Inquirer staff 12/29/2019

Floods and landslides caused by Typhoon “Ursula” (international name: Phanfone) are hampering work to restore power in the Visayas where only 10 out of 29 affected areas now have electricity. National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP)…

Ursula leaves a changed landscape in Boracay

Nestor Burgos Jr. - Inquirer Visayas 12/25/2019

ILOILO CITY—Typhoon Ursula changed the landscape of the popular destination Boracay Island in Aklan province, damaging houses and resorts, blowing trees onto roads and cutting off electricity and communications. The 1,032-hectare island was still without electricity as…

Household electrification level over 90 percent in Cebu, Central Visayas

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/19/2019

CEBU CITY—The household electrification level in Cebu province has reached around 98 percent. This was bared by Jose Rey Maleza, officer-in-charge of the Department of Energy Visayas Field Office (DOE-VFO). According to the data from the DOE-VFO,…

Cebu City Council eyes 50% savings on electricity bill for street lights

Irene R. Sino Cruz 11/19/2019

CEBU CITY — The Cebu City Sangguniang Panglungsod aims to cut down electricity bill for the city’s streetlighting by replacing sodium lamps with light emitting diode (LED) ones. The council discussed the proposed replacement during the Citizens…

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