Category Archives: power

Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project still on track, NGCP assures

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 August) – The development of the P52-billion Mindanao-Visayas Interconnection Project (MVIP) is still on track only two years short before the 2020 target completion date of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) to bring the entire country under one power grid. NGCP communications and public affairs officer Michael Ligalig said […]

Borneo-Mindanao power interconnection pushed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 July) – A Borneo-Mindanao power interconnection has been pushed to allow the Philippines to take in the cross-border electricity market under the ASEAN Power Grid that envisions to put the region under a single power grid by 2030, Mindanao Development Authority executive deputy director Romeo Montenegro said. Montenegro said in an interview […]

Cotabato’s electric cooperative assures sustained power on May 14

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 8 May) – The management of the local electric cooperative in North Cotabato has assured voters and election staff of continued and sustained power during the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on May 14. Engr. Godofredo Homez, general manager of the Cotabato Electric Cooperative (Cotelco), made the assurance during Cotelco’s regular blocktime […]

CRUCIBLE: PRRD: “Ka Libog Mo” (2)

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 01 April) — From a certain angle, President Duterte’s sarcasm “ka libog mo” (you are full of libido!) could be viewed as an outburst. It was expressed during PRRD’s 9th visit to the Province of Sulu on March 26, 2018. The President was in Jolo, the Province’s capital, to officially accept […]

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LATE BLOOMS: Mind-Bender

There is no mind-bender worse or stronger — not even meth, cocaine and ecstasy all put together. Indeed it is the ultimate mind-bender known ever. Power: it is a soul-eater. Eric S.B. Libre 2 March 2017 (Eric S.B. Libre is a Mindanawon freelance development consultant who has done some work in a number of conflict-affected […]

ICT exec: Firms wait-and-see how Trump victory can affect industry

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 Nov) – An official of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Council here said that Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies operating in the country are on a wait-and-see how the industry will be affected under the leadership of United States president-elect Donald Trump. Lawyer Samuel Matunog, ICT-Davao president, told a […]

SPMC coal plant’s second 150-MW in Malita operational next month

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 26 October) – The second unit of the 300-MW coal-fired power plant of the San Miguel Power Corporation in Malita, Davao Occidental will start operation next month, an official of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) said. Engr. Glen Resston, OIC progam officer of MinDA’s Mindanao Power Development Program told reporters during the Energy […]

Geological conditions, rains delaying P13B hydro projects in Bukidnon

MANOLO FORTICH, Bukidnon (MindaNews / 13 July) – Construction of the P13-billion twin hydro projects of Hedcor Inc. is being delayed due to geological conditions and continuous rains, company officials said on Tuesday. Gregorio Jabonilla, Hedcor vice president for business development, told reporters that the two run-of-river hydro projects have already been delayed for 110 […]