MASSKARAVice Mayor Greg Gasataya and Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella (2nd and 3rd from left) at the opening of the 35th MassKara Festival at the Bacolod public plaza yesterday morning.*

Offer lower power rates
for Neg. Occ., too – BM

What about us?

The question was raised by Negros Occidental Board Member Miller Serondo, in reaction to the offer of the Energy Development Corp. to lower the electric rates in Negros Oriental.

Serondo expressed dismay that EDC is nowhere to be found, after failing to hit its target of getting 40 megawatts of geothermal power from Bago City, Negros Occidental, despite its entry into the Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park that was vehemently opposed by environmentalists.moremoremore

P20 billion for
airport questioned

The expansion of the Bacolod Silay Airport, estimated at P20 billion, is way beyond reality, Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella said yesterday.

Puentevella said he is a member of the Regional Development Council 6 headed by Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr.

He said that according to Abang Lingkod Rep. Stephen Paduano the matter will still be taken up in a meeting and they will still be looking for a private investor. “So this is way beyond reality,” he said.moremoremore

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‘E-tricycles addressing
noise, smoke pollution’


The introduction of the electronic tricycles, in such areas as in General Santos City, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Iloilo and Bacolod, is addressing noise and smoke pollution, the manufacturer of the units said.

Robin Hughes, chief executive officer of CleanAir Transport Solutions, said this at a symposium and exhibit on clean, sustainable and green transportation initiated by Silliman University Masscom students recently.

The symposium “What Moves You? Do It” was attended by Hughes, and Jude Defensor, national coordinator of No Impact Project-Redraw The Line Philippines, who spoke on the shifting to a sustainable lifestyle through sustainable transport choices. Hughes discussed the future of the transport sector with alternative fuels moremoremore