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DILG Sec. MAR ROXAS although proclaimed as the anointed one by Liberal Party boss President PNoy last Friday as the future LP presidential standard bearer, will not yet resign as DILG secretary until October’s filing of certificates of candidacies.
In a country hit by an energy crisis, the Southern Negros Geothermal Project of the Energy Development
Corporation comes to the rescue by adding 60 Mega Watts more of power making the municipality of
Valencia the country’s second largest geothermal producing field next to Leyte province.
EDC Officer-In-Charge Engr. Vicente Omandam
Jr. said that this is the company’s response to the ever
increasing demand for power pegged at 7% per annum
amid reports that three coal plants will soon be established
in Negros Island.
The additional 60MW would increase the 31-yearold
SNGP’s current capacity from the present 222.5 MW
to 282.5MW by the latter part of 2016. Once production
starts additional Royalty and Real Property taxes will be
reaped by its host LGUs...
Starting this week, this ten-year old column which
used to be called “Critical Reporting,” is now
renamed “Critically Constructive” in order to
dissociate ourselves from the negative connotation
of the old title. This time, it is clear that we are critical
on valid issues with constructive intentions. We don’t
destroy, but we build and rebuild matters of public
importance and interest.
So guess who went to lunch at Club Filipino last
Friday! Our mule at the Club Filipino told us that Gov.
Degamo (partyless), Vice Gov. Mark Macias (LP), and
Josy Limkaichong (LP) were among the warm bodies
who wished Mar Roxas well on his anointment with holy
oil by bishop NoyNoy.
Only Macias and Limkaichong were invited
later to the residence of Judy Roxas Araneta, mother
of Mar, to celebrate her birthday. We don’t know
with Degamo, he did not announce that he was invited
to post anointment activity. Rep George Arnaiz as
usual is known for his delicadeza (sense of propriety);
he did not show up at the Roxas anointment.
It is apparent that the Liberals in this province, including
those who “pretend and ride” the LP bandwagon, all
unite for a Mar Roxas’ presidency. But locally, they have their own agenda, and are most likely to split ways as
the election heat mounts, and considering the intense heat
in the kitchen many prefer to cook the political menu outside
the perimeter of the party camp.
As intimated by political honchos, the Liberal Party leadership in the province is also split. Some say they owe their loyalty to old
supreme Atty. Felipe Remollo who floated
his desire to re-run as city mayor.
Remollo is now based in Manila but is
well connected with his palace-based
classmates from the Ateneo law school.
On the opposite camp is that of first
district Josy Limkaichong who is rerunning
for congress after a sluggish
defeat in the governorship last time
Coming in as independent but
supportive of Mar Roxas is Gov. Roel
Degamo who already publicly announced
that he is for Mar and Mar needs him to
penetrate the towns.
U.S. decision to legalize... The Russian
has appealed to all
Russian advocates of the
American model of
governance, asking them
to think twice about the
consequences of the
United States’ decision to
FOOTSTEPS & FINGERPRINTS
Our “Come Away” Time This weekend as you read this our daughter Ruth, and three
other BCBP sisters and I are enjoying a silent retreat
with Sis Carmeli Catan at the Camayan Cove in Subic. It
is situated on the edge of a protected forest...