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Electric coops say PEDC rates still the lowest

By: F. Allan L. Angelo

MEMBERS of The Panay-Guimaras Power Supply Consortium (PPSC) defended their decision to purchase electricity from an independent power producer based in Iloilo City.

Engr. Wilfred Billena, general manager of Iloilo Electric Cooperative (ILECO) I and PPSC president, said Panay Energy Development Corp. (PEDC) offered the cheapest rate among possible sources of electricity in Panay.

PEDC is a subsidiary of Metrobank Group’s Global Business Power Corp. It operates a 164-megawatt coal-fired power plant in LaPaz, Iloilo which supplies majority of the electricity needs of Panay.

PEDC is also constructing a 150-MW power in LaPaz to supply the spiraling demand for power in Panay starting 2016.

PPSC members – ILECO I, IOI, III; Antique Electric Cooperative (ANTECO) and Guimaras Electric Cooperative – recently signed an electric power purchase agreement (EPPA) with PEDC last March 2015 for an aggregate power supply of 24 MW for 25 years.

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Tupas Sr. supports Rep. Jun-Jun’s wife

By: Louine Hope Conserva

FORMER Iloilo governor Nile Tupas Sr. officially gave his support to the wife of 5th district Rep. Niel “Jun-Jun” Jr.

The Tupas patriarch raised the hand of Atty. Yvonne Angeli “Gel” Lee-Tupas as their family’s candidate for congressman in the 5th district.

The formal announcement was made during Rep. Tupas’ district conference and birthday celebration at the Barotac Viejo gymnasium.

In his speech, Tupas Sr. cited the political history of his namesake and eldest son who helped him in his hospitalization.

The elder Tupas was hospitalized for sometime because of a lingering ailment.

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Group: Stop city traffic lights

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

CONVENORS of the Western Visayas Transport Coalition (WVTC) issued a petition against the operation of traffic lights in Iloilo City.

“The installation and operation of said traffic lights have miserably failed to address the traffic congestion in Iloilo City Proper area,” the WVTC petition said.

The petition specifically asked the city government to immediately stop the traffic lights at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol-Casa Plaza area in the City Proper district.

It also urged the City Hall to turn off the traffic lights in major intersections during rush hours – 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The major intersections with traffic lights are in Quirino Bridge and Muelle Loney, Jalandoni-Delgado Streets, Quezon-Delgado Streets, all in City Proper; Infante Avenue in Molo and Delgado Street in City

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By: Lilibeth A. French

THE REGIONAL Achievement Tests for this school year in Western Visayas will go on, according to Department of Education 6 Regional Director Mildred Garay.

Garay said that the Dep-Ed in consultation with the different school division superintendents has decided to go on with the holding of the RAT for this school year 2011-2012 to assess the performance of the schoolchildren and to know which subject area needs to be improved on.

She said the order of Education Secretary Armin Luistro to discontinue the conduct of the Regional and Division Achievement Tests will take effect next school year 2012-2013.

In his DepEd Order No. 7, Luistro has ordered the discontinuation of all scheduled RAT and DAT or any similar assessment tools used by the regions and the divisions in the public system beginning school year 2012 to 2013 with the start of the transition phase in the implementation of the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum.

Luistro said in his directive that the “National Achievement Test held March every year shall be the sole assessment tool that will be recognized in measuring the performance of pupils and students attributing to the performance of individual schools, municipalities, congressional districts, school city divisions, provinces and region.”

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Feeling good

July 04, 2015 02:10 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

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Fatal blunders

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By: Artchil B. Fernandez

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Relationship between faith and miracles

July 04, 2015 02:36 AM

By: Fr. Czar Emmanuel Alvarez, OSA


Gospel Reading: Mark 6,1-6

OUR Gospel reading this Sunday narrates Jesus’ experience in Nazareth, which has become his hometown after he, Mary and Joseph returned from Egypt and settled there (cf. Mt 2:23). Specifically, the evangelists focus on Read more...

Dear Progressive Philippines

July 04, 2015 02:43 AM

By: Bino A. Realuyo

QUITE a push to put together those two words in the same line, but I am feeling very hopeful and optimistic these days, a historic time in the United States because the Supreme Court just legalized same-sex marriage in Read more...

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