Power supply in the Visayas, including Negros Occidental, will stabilize next week once Unit 1 of the 246-MW coal plant of the Cebu Energy Development Corp. in Toledo City is back on line after shutting down Friday last week, a Department of Energy official in the Visayas said yesterday.
Ray Maleza, supervisor of the DOE Visayas field office, said that, as of yesterday, only Unit 2 of the 164-MW coal plant of Panay Energy Development Corp. (PEDC) in Iloilo and the 36-MW unit of the Tongonan Geothermal Power Plant in Leyte were on line.
Maleza, however, said the Tongonan plant went off- line for a few hours on Tuesday, which resulted, to the shortage of power supply.
Region 6 DOLE gets P265M
for Yolanda livelihood support
The Department of Labor and Employment in Region 6 received P265 million from its national office for livelihood support programs for typhoon Yolanda survivors in Western Visayas, Regional Director Ponciano Ligutom, said yesterday.
Ligutom said that, of the total amount, P30 million is for Negros Occidental.
He said local government units must submit a proposal on the livelihood program they plan for residents affected by the typhoon before DOLE could release funds to them.
PACE asking prov’l board:
Back salary standardization
The Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees yesterday asked the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental to pass a resolution supporting the proposed Salary Standardization Law IV.
The request of PACE was endorsed by Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, who presided over the regular session of the SP, to the Committee on Personnel, which aims to make the government compensation system competitive with the private sector.
The proposed Salary Standardization Law IV, authored by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, aims to make the government compensation system competitive with the private sector.