Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras is amendable to implement open access and retail competition next year provided that there is adequate power supply in the grid, a government press release said.
Almendras said the technical working group led by the Department of Energy, which is conducting its study on the readiness of the market for open access, is set to complete its report this month.
He said government will make its recommendation whether to postpone open access, slated to commence on December 26, based on the report of the technical working group.
PH lobbies for US
act to create jobs
The Philippines is lobbying for the passage of the Save Our Industries Act in the United States Senate because it will bring in 300,000 jobs for Filipinos by 2015 and around P2 billion in export receipts, Thelma Murillo, executive director of Garment and Textile Industry Development said yesterday.
Murillo said 80 percent of the market for textile and garments goes to the US. The Save Act, if approved, will further strengthen and expand the US and Philippine trade in garments and textile industry.
“We remember that the industry declined when the quota system ended in 2005 and export receipts also dropped. But last year, there was a rebound, even without garment intervention,” Murillo said.
Scholarships for technicians,
automobile mechanics open
The GM Advance Technician Training Center and the GM Advanced Technician Training Program operated by Dynamic Technical Training is calling all automotive mechanics and technicians in Bacolod City to apply for its 14-week instructor and web-based training scholarship for January next year.
Moises de la Cruz, Public Employment Service Office manager and executive assistant to the Mayor of Bacolod, yesterday said the scholarship is open to all automotive mechanics and technicians aged 24 to 40, have a minimum of one year automotive course, and two years experience as an all-around technician.