Group seeks power failure probe

A group of electricity consumers wants the government to investigate the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines’ allegedly repeated failure to provide enough power in areas affected by typhoons.  The private company in charge of operating the country’s state-owned power grid had failed to provide sufficient power during Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in 2013, Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) in 2014 […]

PHL has enough calamity response laws — solons

EXISTING Philippine laws are sufficient for the implementation of quick response measures during disaster situations, solons asserted on Tuesday after President Rodrigo R. Duterte said “stupid laws passed by Congress” restricted him from immediately declaring a state of calamity.  “That law should be changed. And it behooves upon this Congress, if they want to, or […]

Construction of P1.3-billion dam, irrigation system in Pangasinan to start soon — NIA

THE National Irrigation Administration (NIA) expects to start construction soon on the Dumoloc Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (SRIP) in Bugallon, Pangasinan. The SRIP includes a zoned-type, earth-filled dam to be built across the Dumoloc River in Bugallon, Pangasinan. It will channel irrigation water to Cayanga, Cabatuan, and Laguit Dams, as well as the Drainage Reuse […]

DAR overhauls land conversion rules for government projects 

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said its land conversion rules have been overhauled to expedite government projects. Secretary Bernie F. Cruz said in a statement Sunday that government special project undertakings (SPU) will be given priority in applications for the conversion of agricultural land. The department considers SPUs a high-priority category for the employment […]

Hitachi Energy Partners with National Grid on World’s First Replacement of SF6 in Existing High-voltage Equipment

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, Dec 10, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via – Hitachi Energy and National Grid have successfully energized a pilot project replacing SF6 in installed high-voltage gas-insulated lines with an eco-efficient fluoronitrile based gas mixture. This retrofill solution, in Richborough, UK is part of Hitachi Energy’s EconiQTM(1) portfolio which is designed to deliver a […]

GOCC subsidies decline 17.5% in Oct.

GOVERNMENT corporations took in less budgetary support in October compared to a year earlier, with the biggest allocations granted to the National Irrigation Administration (NIA), the National Housing Authority (NHA), and the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA), according to the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr). Preliminary data from the BTr indicate that subsidies to government-owned […]

DOH exceeds target; 10M jabbed in 5 days

THE health department said close to 10 million people were vaccinated against Covid-19 during the extended “Bayanihan, Bakunahan” National Vaccination Days from November 29 to December 3, 2021. The Department of Health said as of Saturday, December 4, 2021, a total of 9,937,827 individuals were vaccinated during the extended vaccination drive. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario […]

Over 83K jabbed in Metro Cebu on Day 1 of National Vax Drive

NINE local government units in Metro Cebu combined vaccinated a total of 83,460 individuals on the first day of the three-day Bayanihan, Bakunahan: National Covid-19 Vaccination Days on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) reported. VVOC spokesperson Dr. Mary Jean Loreche said this is 95 percent of its 87,819 jabs target. […]

House probe sought on national sports policies following Obiena-PATAFA row

A RESOLUTION was filed in the House of Representatives seeking a probe into policies and the dynamics between national athletes and sports institutions in light of the ongoing row between an Olympian pole-vaulter and the Philippine Athletic Track and Field Association (PATAFA). Manila Rep. Rolando V. Valeriano filed a yet to be numbered House Resolution […]