WAGE order 17 will soon be implemented on June, but the amount of the new wage hike can't be divulged yet pending the result of the National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) en banc meeting.
The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) will implement this new wage order after the deliberations of the two wage petitions it will submit to NWPC for finalization.
POTENTIAL hydro projects in Mindanao that can generate at least 1,093 megawatts (MW) capacity may solve the 300-450 MW power shortages in the island.
Engineer Cerael Donggay, chief executive officer of Greenergy Development Corporation and Project Director of Bulanog-Batang and Pulangi 5 Hydro Projects, said 11 small potential hydro sites could generate at least 186 MW to add to the 907 MW that big hydro plants such as Pulangi 5, Bulanog-Batang, Agus 3 and Pulangi 1,2,3 and 5 can generate.
THE Kristohanong Katilingban sa Pagpakabana (KKP)-Social Involvement Office of Xavier University (XU-SIO) vows to uphold the people’s agenda and continues to engage with the elected officials to sustain good governance.
Ermin Stan Pimentel, KKP director, said the people’s agenda created a significant difference from traditional campaign that resulted to the Kagay-anons’ long desire for change.
ECONOMIC losses in Mindanao could reach P65 billion if the Mindanao grid will continue to experience power deficiency in most areas in the island.
Engr. Cerael Donggay, Greenergy Development Corp. chief executive officer and project director of Bulanog-Batang and Pulangi 5 hydro projects, said production losses due to machinery breakdowns, export revenue losses, employment curtailments, net profit and taxes reduction will result to billions of economic losses if the Mindanao grid will sustain the 100-megawatt (MW) power deficiency.
THE rotational brownouts that have been widely experienced in Mindanao because of the looming power crisis are simply man-made, a renewable energy advocate said.
Engr. David Tauli, speaker of the upcoming 2nd Mindanao Congress for Renewable Energy and Rural Electrification & Development (MinCared), said the problem is only artificial as he blamed the errors to the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (Psalm).
THREE days after the elections, the National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) has yet to receive more election returns (ERs) from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to do its parallel count.
Namfrel noted a breakdown of eight precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines that resulted in slow canvassing of ERs at Comelec.
MISAMIS Oriental gubernatorial candidate and incumbent Vice Governor Norris Babiera conceded Tuesday afternoon after his opponent Rep. Yevgeny Vincente “Bambi” Emano of the province’s second district was leading in votes by more than 10,000 as of 11:05 a.m. on Tuesday.
Emano garnered 122,926 votes against Babiera’s 112,328 votes, according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
THOUSANDS of “Team Oca” supporters, mostly survivors of the Typhoon Sendong, trooped to the city hall early Tuesday morning as Board of Election Canvassers decided to suspend the counting of election returns (ERs) due to the slow result transmission.
Police Senior Inspector Henry Cay-as, chief of Divisoria police station, said some 80 police personnel from the Regional Public Safety Battalion, City Public Safety and Field Training Program were reinforced to maintain peace and order in the area where the supporters of both mayoralty candidates’ converged.
THE National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) provincial headquarter together with Clean-CDO, Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo), and Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) noted a 2.2 percent or eight breakdown rate of precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines.