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A firm handshake between NORECO-II Chairman of the Board of Directors Atty. Dicen-Tagle and Greencore GCGI’s President Richard Tantoco sealed the best deal yet forged to ensure a reliable supply of 25 MW from the Palinpinon plants in Valencia at a lower rate. Among Wednesday’s signatories to the signing of the amended PSA are (from left) General Manager Dionefred Macahig, BOD Vice-Chairman Clarence Claire K. Sayson and GCGI Senior Vice-President Victor Santos.
By buying electric power directly from the source which is Green Core, the 105,000 member-consumers
of the Negros Oriental Electric Cooperative II (NORECO2) will find a significant reduction in
their monthly electric bills and a stable supply starting December this year.
These are the direct benefits derived from the
amended Power Supply Agreement between NORECOII
and Green Core Geothermal Incorporated that translate
to about 0.33 per kilowatt hour rate reduction amounting
to P 30 million in savings for member consumers.
GCGI President and Chief Operations Officer Richard
B. Tantoco acknowledged that the negotiating team
of the cooperative headed by Atty. Fe Marie Dicen-Tagle,
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Engr. Chito Lozano
was very keen on getting what they always wanted for
their member consumers: stable supply of 25MW of electricity
at a reduced rate.
Lozano said that under the amended contract
NORECO II consumers are assured of a stable electric
supply at a reduced rate from P5.38 kilowatt per hour to P 5.05 that will be reflected
in the November 2014 bills
Some legal minds just love to play in their favorite
courts in that even if the local courts have decided
one thing illegal, they still would love to
play and elevate it to the higher courts which of course
will make things final and executory.
Case at point is the recent 8-page decision
by RTC Judge Jesus B. Tinagan who declared two
ordinances embodied in a Memo Agreement allowing
100 tricycles from Dumaguete and
Sibulan to traverse the national highway to do
business in both areas, involving local autonomy.
Judge Jessie ruled that regardless of intentions,
the MOA violates DILG implementing
rules and circulars prohibiting the
plying of tricycles on the national highway. The
four-wheeled jeepneys and multicabs were the
first to howl against that ordinance allowing
100 tricycles entry and exit in the national
highway between Dumaguete and Sibulan. They
will appeal even if such is in violation of a national
law banning tricycles from the national
highway. In the meantime , all national roads
for that matter should be devoid of tricycles.
But, the big but is: do our local authorities have enough balls to implement these laws ? |Tricycle
drivers seem to have more balls to violate
the laws than officials wanting to enforce the
Our two-cents analysis shows
that the reason why DILG Sec
Mar Roxas and Pnoy Spokesman
Ed Lacierda have personally supervised
the relief operation in
Samar is because they want to ensure
that food and shelter needs are
effectively and equitably distributed.
The implication is, during times
of emergency and want, where food
and shelter is scarce, there is always
that temptation to hoard some goods
in one’s favor to favor friends or relatives.
Hoarding in times of need may be
wrong, but sometimes, during times
of want and hunger, the beastly instinct
of man comes to play and it
might have happened in the last
Yolanda relief distribution.
This time, Manila people want it
done right because times are hard in
calamity struck areas. We can now
see that food and help is coming fast,
and the far-flung areas are now being
attended to unlike during the
Honoring a scientist In what could have been a long overdue recognition
for research work done on coastal communities
both as a scientist and friend of the Filipino people,
Dr. Garry R. Russ, professor of marine biology in
James Cook University in Townsville, Australia was
given an institutional recognition by Silliman University
as part of the General Education Integrative
EVERY DAY HEROES
Rape It is generally accepted
the most under
reported crime in the world is rape. It is estimated
500,000 women are
raped in South Africa,
200,000 in Egypt, 85,000
in the United Kingdom
and 32,000 in China. This
makes the estimated
6,000 annual rapes in the
Philippines seem almost
small in comparison. But
one rape is too...