Julie Anne San Jose explores upbeat music

Julie Anne San Jose A NEW upbeat and danceable song was the works for singer Julie Anne San Jose when the world unexpectedly stopped last year. Because of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the song underwent various revisions and took a while to produce. “We wrote the song pre-pandemic, and then inabutan kami […]

Employers worried about SHS graduates’ readiness for work 

MANY EMPLOYERS are reluctant to hire senior high school (SHS) graduates on concerns about their readiness for the workplace, while most SHS graduates have expressed a preference to pursue further studies, according to a study released Thursday. The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) said its research, conducted starting 2018, found that SHS graduates faced […]

Lightning kills 2 in Mandaue City

TWO men were killed after they were struck by lightning while foraging shellfish in Sitio Pajara, Barangay Umapad in Mandaue City on Tuesday afternoon, June 22, 2021. Police identified the victims as Rey Cuyam, 28, a resident of Barangay Umapad; and Erwin Hirasol, 33, a resident of Barangay Mantuyong, Mandaue City. Glendo Demape, who works […]

Spot market power prices decline in June

THE AVERAGE price for power on the wholesale electricity spot market (WESM) was P6.53 per kilowatt hour in June, down from P7.66 in May, the Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines (IEMOP) said Wednesday. In a virtual briefing, IEMOP Manager for Pricing Validation and Analysis John Paul S. Grayda said that the secondary price […]

DoE to regulate reserve power procurement, require 5-year forecasts from NGCP

THE Department of Energy (DoE) said it will set a competitive process for the grid operator’s procurement of reserve power, known as ancillary services (AS), and also require it to submit five-year forecasts for power demand to help ensure that expected needs are sufficiently covered. According to a draft department circular posted on its website, […]

Cebu to follow IATF policy

CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia has “set aside” on Tuesday, June 21, 2021 the Executive Order 23 she had issued a day earlier to remind government agencies that they may face complaints if they disobey the provincial ordinance on the testing and quarantine policy for returning Filipinos arriving at the Cebu airport. This came after announcements […]