P3B power plant
BY CARLA GOMEZ
San Carlos BioPower is investing P3 billion for the construction of an 18-megawatt Biomass-Fired Power Plant in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, and an integrated supply chain system, Jose Maria Zabaleta Sr., chairman of SCBP and Bronzeoak Philippines, said yesterday.
Site clearing will begin immediately, with construction to follow in May. The plant is expected to be completed by the end of 2014, Zabaleta told the DAILY STAR.
The new plant will be located beside the existing integrated sugar mill and ethanol distillery of San Carlos BioEnergy, owned by Menarco Clean Energy and Bronzeoak Philippines, he said.
47 in wedding group injured
BY CARLA GOMEZ
About 47 people on their way home from a wedding were injured when the Canter truck they were riding fell on its side in Purok Mabuhay, Barangay Pandanon in Don Salvador Benedicto town, Negros Occidental, at about 5:45 p.m. yesterday.
Inspector Celjun Nemenio, the town’s police chief, said Canter truck was driven by Jolibert Gonzales, 50, who was being investigated by the DSB police last night.
Gonzales told the DAILY STAR he was driving downhill when he shifted gears and stepped on the brakes that malfunctioned, causing him to hit the cement barrier on the side of the road to prevent the vehicle from falling down a cliff.
Raps for demolition
vs. mayor dismissed
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
The Regional Trial Court dismissed for lack of cause of action the civil case filed by Gilberto Lagaras, et al against the City of Bacolod represented by Mayor Evelio Leonardia, to prevent the city from demolishing their houses in Purok Magnolia, Brgy. 7, Bacolod City.
Lagaras, et al, filed a petition for injunction with prayer for temporary restraining order and writ of preliminary prohibitory injunction against Bacolod City represented by Leonardia and all officials, employees and persons acting for and in his behalf ,on July, 22, 2012, after a demolition order was issued against them on May 23.
Out of the 26 illegal occupants at 15th Street, Purok Magnolia, only nine had filed the case, and the other 17 intend to process their applications with the Urban Poor Purok Magnolia Chapter, Inc. socialized housing or with the Bacolod Housing Authority for their accommodation at the Arao relocation site in Vista Alegre.