Davao Oriental provincial gov’t eyes biomass energy project, expanded rural electrification

THE DAVAO Oriental provincial government is pursuing partnerships to speed up electrification in remote communities and possibly put up a biomass facility for cheaper power rates.    Governor Corazon N. Malanyaon met last week with officials of Davao Oriental Electric Cooperative, Inc. (DORECO), the province’s sole distributor, to discuss shared costs for bringing supply to still […]

Belgium considers Davao Oriental for chocolate factory, hydropower project

BELGIAN companies eyeing to invest in the cacao and hydropower industries may consider locating in Davao Oriental, the provincial government said following a recent trade mission led by Belgium’s top envoy to the Philippines. “(A)mong the investments that Belgian companies are interested in is establishing a complete chocolate-making factory and a cacao fermentation facility in […]

Calapan port terminal in Mindoro to be largest in PHL upon completion in 2023

THE TRANSPORTATION department said Thursday that Oriental Mindoro’s Port of Calapan passenger terminal building, which is currently being expanded to accommodate 3,500 passengers at any given time from the cur-rent 800, will be the biggest in the country once completed in February 2023. “Once the ongoing expansion of the passenger terminal building of the Calapan […]

Negros Oriental remains under MECQ as province sees surge in Covid-19 cases

THE Province of Negros Oriental, which currently has the highest number of active Covid-19 cases in Central Visayas, at 3,800 as of Tuesday, June 29, 2021, remains under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) status for the period of July 1-15. Dr. Eugenia Mercedes Cañal of the Department of Health (DOH) 7’s Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance […]

Regional Updates (03/08/21)

1 of 2 DICT Wi-Fi access in Tawi-Tawi and Sulu Wi-Fi hotspots were set up on Mar. 5 by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in the provinces of Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, the two southernmost islands in the country, as part of the government’s free internet access program. DICT said there are now […]