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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Vice-guv to oppose mining operations
VICE Governor Rommel Angara said he will oppose mining operations in the province as these are inimical to environmental protection and preservation. In addition, he said his position is always anti-mining as the province's forest cover needs to be protected. Angara cited that Aurora has the bragging rights as the province with the densest forest cover of 65 percent.
Bataeños hail lower power rates
BATAENOS hailed the lower electricity rates they got in the previous month and a top official attributed this to the full operation of the GN Mariveles Coal Plant. Second District Rep. Tet Garcia said the clean coal-fired plant is running its full capacity of generating 1,200 megawatts of electricity. He said the Peninsula Electric Cooperative, the province's power distributor, needs only 50 megawatts to energize the whole peninsula. The lawmaker also disclosed that the GMCP will add another generator of 350 megawatts to supply electricity to the country.
Hundreds join annual ‘Libad’
THE celebrated river procession Libad was held yesterday in Calumpit town which marked the feast of patron St. John the Baptist. Hundreds of townsfolk danced and splashed water while aboard boats locally known as pituya. The annual fluvial procession symbolizes the use of water by St. John in baptizing people.
PIA holds climate change forum
THE Philippine Information Agency- National Capital Region, Department of Environment and Natural Resources at Association of Information Officers in Metro Manila (AIMM) recently held a Skills Enhancement Seminar and Climate Change Forum that dealt on Re-strengthening Media Relations, Media and Crisis Communication, and Communicating Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.
NCCAP to build resilient communities
HARRIET Tauli, development management officer of Climate Change Commission, said the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) at the local level aims to build climate change resilient communities and local economy, through increased adaptive capacity, poverty reduction and ecosystem protection. Tauli said the NCCAP aims to build the adaptive capacities of women and men in their communities and increase the resilience of vulnerable sectors and natural ecosystems to climate change.
P9-B Chinese plant to rise in Subic
PANHUA Group Co. Ltd., a Chinese steel manufacturer, has pledged P9 billion for an export-oriented business project at Subic Bay Freeport. The company will engage in the pre-painting of steel coils and metal sheets and other allied industries for export and domestic trade. Its newly-approved project, which will start in 2016, will be located at Subic Bay Gateway Park Phase 2 and will initially be manned by 100 employees.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on June 25, 2014.