Categories
Government

NEA: POWER BACK IN PARTS OF BICOL AFTER ROLLY

Power has been restored in some areas in the Bicol region, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) said Monday, as the estimated cost of damage to power distribution facilities from Typhoon Rolly has reached P370 million. As of 3 p.m. Monday (November 9), the NEA Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department (DRRMD) reported that more than […]

Categories
Government

TYPHOON AMBO LEAVES POWER CO-OPS WITH P170M DAMAGE COST – NEA

The initial cost of damage incurred by electric cooperatives (ECs) from Typhoon Ambo has reached P170 million, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) said. Based on the reports received by the NEA Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department (DRRMD) as of Tuesday (May 19), Ambo caused an initial estimate of P170.215 million in damages to ECs […]

Categories
Government

TASK FORCE SENT TO HELP RESTORE POWER IN EASTERN, NORTHERN SAMAR — NEA

Electric cooperatives in Eastern Visayas are sending a “power restoration rapid deployment” (PRRD) task force this week to help re-establish electricity services in Eastern and Northern Samar provinces following the onslaught of Typhoon “Ambo.”  The National Electrification Administration (NEA) said Monday two separate teams will be assisting the Eastern Samar Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ESAMELCO) and […]

Categories
Government

DOT ALLOTS P340-M FOR ILOILO TOURISM INFRA DEV’T – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has earmarked a total of P340.7 million for Iloilo’s tourism infrastructure development through the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA). “TIEZA made sure that the Province of Iloilo will have our steadfast support in terms of tourism infrastructure development, and has allocated a total of P 340.7 million for […]

Categories
Government

MINDANAO POWER COOPS SEND CREW TO RESTORE POWER IN EASTERN VISAYAS — NEA

Electric cooperatives (ECs) from Mindanao have sent linemen and boom trucks to Eastern Visayas to assist with power restoration efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Ursula. The 55-man crew, which was called Task Force Kapatid Ursula, arrived at the Don Orestes Romualdez Electric Cooperative, Inc. (DORELCO) headquarters in Tolosa, Leyte on Saturday (December 28). They […]

Categories
Politics

ANTIQUE’S ‘BAHAY NA BATO’ TO BE RESTORED – LEGARDA

Through the initiative of Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda, the only remaining “bahay na bato” in Antique will now be restored. As the former Senate Committee on Finance Chair, Legarda has allocated a P5 million budget under the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) for the year 2018 for the restoration of […]

Categories
Government

POWER IN NORTH COTABATO PARTIALLY RESTORED AFTER 6.6 MAGNITUDE QUAKE — NEA

Several areas in North Cotabato now have partial power supply following the magnitude 6.6 earthquake that struck Mindanao on Tuesday (October 29), the National Electrification Administration (NEA) has reported as it continues to monitor the situation. The NEA Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department (DRRMD) has directed all electric cooperatives (ECs) in Mindanao to observe […]

Categories
Government

MMDA WELCOMES HOUSE MINORITY BLOC’S PUSH TO INCREASE BUDGET – PIALAGO

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) lauded a move by the House of Representatives’ minority bloc to push for an increase in the agency’s proposed budget for 2020. “We welcome all support for the agency including the proposal to increase MMDA’s budget particularly on salaries of JO (job order) personnel,” MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago said. […]

Categories
Politics

GO TO SOLONS: SUPPORT DEATH PENALTY BILL

Lawmakers have nothing to fear if they don’t steal money from public funds. Senator Bong Go made this remark as he urged fellow lawmakers to support the passage of the death penalty bill for plunder and heinous crimes related to illegal drugs. In his 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 22, President […]

Categories
Politics

RESTORE QUAKE-DAMAGED HERITAGE CHURCHES – ANGARA

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara is urging government and the private sector to work together in restoring centuries-old churches in Pampanga that have been damaged by the recent magnitude 6.1 earthquake, saying these structures are considered “national treasures” that must be preserved for future generations. “Regardless of one’s faith, these churches are part of our cultural […]