MANILA -- The government sees the interconnection of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao grids will ensure power stability in the country.
The interconnection will allow reserve electricity generation capacity to be shared by these three regional grids.
Currently, only the Luzon and Visayas -- through the Leyte grid - have interconnectivity.
The Luzon grid, which has 200 MW excess that can be exported and the Visayas can also export another 200 MW to Mindanao if interconnected, which should have resolved power shortage in Mindanao.
Eyed BOC abolition
needs Congress’ ok
The Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means yesterday said in a press release from Congress that the abolition of the Bureau of Customs and its replacement with a professional institution run by private officials and employees is a good proposal to address the corruption problem at the BOC, but this will still need the nod of the legislature.
Rep. Isidro Ungab (3rd District, Davao City) stressed the role of Congress following the disclosure of Customs Commissioner Rufino Biazon that the BOC official himself has proposed the BOC abolition to get rid of all the corrupt officials and employees in the agency.
OWWA to design new