Board appoints banker
IT’S NULL AND VOID,
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
The members of the Board of Directors of the Bacolod City Water District yesterday appointed former banker Darwin Destacamento as officer-in-charge of the office of the general manager of BACIWA.
This will be until the designation of an interim general manager by the Local Water Utilities Administration or a regular general manager by the Board.
Destacamento’s appointment was approved by Lawrence Villanueva, Lorendo Dilag and Marichi Ramos; chairman, vice chairman and secretary of the Board, respectively, in Resolution No. 178, Series of 2014 passed during a special emergency meeting at noon yesterday.
PNoy won’t extend
term, Palace says
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Malacañang yesterday made it clear that President Benigno Aquino III has no plans to extend his term of office, despite the lobby by some of his allies and supporters.
Former Negros Occidental Gov. Rafael Coscolluela yesterday called talk about extending the term of the President “a waste of time.”
The President may not have declared it yet, but the Philippines is on the edge of a power crisis that could make life miserable for a lot of us as early as next year.
The Energy Secretary is acting like a true member of a student council administration, cramming as he scrambles to put new power plants on line. This gives us a slight chance that things could go well, or if a minor miracle happens and our power supply might get the boost it needs before demand outstrips supply. But with the way noisy environmentalists are throwing every roadblock they can to stop any power plant that they haven’t deemed “green” enough from being built, there is a good chance we will have to deal with rotating blackouts by 2015.
One practical solution to this impending crisis is for all of us to be more aware and make our homes and places of work more energy efficient. Think about it: if every home or office manages to cut power consumption by becoming more energy efficient, we may be able to delay the apocalypse.
Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo lamented the delay in the approval of the proposed supplemental budget of around P20 million by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, and said hundreds of job-order employees of the provincial government are affected.
He challenged the SP, and Vice Gov. Edward Mark Macias as presiding officer, to do their job, and said the stomachs of the employees and their familiescannot afford another delay like what reportedly occurred because the names of the employees were not submitted to the SP.
Degamo lamented what he said he believes to be a deliberate move todelaythe approval of his request, and has appealed to Macias to let the SP decide on it, instead of taking too much time in the Steering Committee.