Condonation of P9.2-B debts of electric coops in Bangsamoro pushed



By Rose de la Cruz


Rep. Carlos Roman Uybarreta of 1-CARE partylist and vice chair of the House committee on energy, is pushing for the condonation or restructuring of some P9.2 billion in debts of electric cooperatives in the Bangsamoro region (formerly called as Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao)  and that such condonation or restructuring be part of the Bangsamoro Basic Law now being hammered out in Congress before being passed into law.


“I make this last-ditch effort to appeal to the bicameral conference committee working on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law,” he said.

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East Asian Seas Congress to be held in Iloilo this November



Iloilo City has been chosen as the venue of the upcoming 2018 East Asian Seas Congress to be held on November 27 to 30 at the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC).  Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. said that it is a great privilege to be the host city for the upcoming Congress as the ICC’s state of the art facilities has been “home to congregations that encourage dialogues towards sustainable development and bridging potential collaborations towards the future of the East Asian Seas region.”


“With a coastline of approximately 72 kilometers, Iloilo City is a coastal metropolitan area with…

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Cancer leads this survivor to her tea business




Meriam G. Santos, owner of Sammi Personal Care Productst, suffered from cervical cancer, which gave her an unflinching desire to ease her condition, through the natural and less expensive way.


Usingt research and literature, she concocted an herbal tea out of luyang dilaw (turmeric), banaba, ampalaya, sambong, gotu kola, sibucao seeds, and ginseng. Her self-made tea made her feel better with her doctors attesting to her improvement and even calling her tea story “amazing,” hence the name of the product “Amazing Tea.”


Santos began giving free herbal teas to her neighbors to share with…

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Bill cites ways to reduce systems losses to prevent power price hikes



By Rose de la Cruz


Believe it or not, 12.29 percent of total electricity consumption between 2004 and 2010 actually went to power systems losses.


This according to the National Tax Research Center as it explained that systems losses are pilfered power (through jumpers and other illegal means) and materials or components of equipment and transmission lines.


Rep. Carlos Roman Uybarreta, 1-CARE partylist, said system loss, or the difference between the amount of electricity purchased by the distribution utility and the amount of electricity paid for by the users, has to be trimmed, if…

Read more: Bill cites ways to reduce systems losses to prevent power price hikes

DBM to Release P490M for Boracay Roads Rehab



By Rose de la Cruz


The Department of Budget and Management has recently released P448 million to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to cover financial assistance for the 17,735 affected residents and workers in Boracay.


The budget department will also release P490 million to Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for the rehabilitation of the whole Boracay Circumferential Road in Aklan during the six-month closure of the island.


Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said the DBM is now processing the fund request of the DPWH subject to the approval of the Office of…

Read more: DBM to Release P490M for Boracay Roads Rehab

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