AboitizPower stands firm in 2020, hopeful for 2021

BEYOND THE HORIZON. Engineers at the baseload facility operated by AboitizPower subsidiary Therma South, Inc. (TSI) in Davao City look toward the horizon, an act symbolic of the AboitizPower Group’s forward-looking mindset in 2021.

AboitizPower had high hopes for 2020 as it anticipated the realization of its growth strategy over the next decade.… Continue reading... “AboitizPower stands firm in 2020, hopeful for 2021”

Critical transmission projects to face further delays due to new travel ban

As the country puts in place a travel ban to prevent the entry of the new COVID-19 strain, power transmission operator NGCP raises concerns on further delays on the completion of critical projects meant for the improvement of the power grid.

Nexans’ cable laying vessel, Nexans Skagerrak has been contracted to installl two lengths of 92 kilometer submarines cable to link the Visayas and Mindanao power grids.
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CEB Travel Advisory

As of Dec 31, 2020, 7:25am 

ENTRY RESTRICTIONS FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS FROM DEC 30, 2020 TO JAN 15, 2021 

Due to the newly detected variant of the SARS-CoV-2, the Philippine government, through the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), has imposed a temporary ban for foreign nationals flying to the Philippines from December 30, 2020 to January 15, 2021. During this period, only Filipino citizens will be accepted on CEB’s flights from Hong Kong, Nagoya (Japan), Singapore, and Seoul (South Korea).  … Continue reading... “CEB Travel Advisory”

PayMaya leads the way to a ‘Cashless Philippines’ in 2020 and beyond

[28 DECEMBER 2020] As Filipinos turn to cashless payments as part the New Normal, PayMaya leads the way in making a more inclusive and accessible cashless ecosystem for the Philippines a reality.  

As the Philippine economy re-opens on its way to recovery, cashless payments in stores and online have become part of merchants’ and consumers’ arsenal to protect themselves and mitigate the spread of the virus causing COVID-19.
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NGCP continues annual Xmas outreach, relief ops despite pandemic

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, NGCP continued on with its annual gift-giving tradition to its partner communities through its Christmasaya project, alongside relief operations for areas affected by the recent typhoons. 

NGCP turned over gift packs with groceries and noche buena items to around 33 barangays who are part of its host communities.
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Oceana calls for sardines management plan in closed fishing season

Craving for sardines or tuyo because of the past days’ feast of meat dishes? Would you know how important sardines is in our fisheries stocks?

Oceana  supports  the closed fishing season in the Visayan Sea for sardines and other selected fish and for sardines in the Zamboanga Peninsula, as the group also calls for complementary measures to ensure food and livelihood security for municipal fisherfolk and commercial fish workers during the period.… Continue reading... “Oceana calls for sardines management plan in closed fishing season”

Two Battles for Purple Heart Canyon (1942 & 1945)

Four Days of Hell in May

Probably one of the most intriguing tales to come out of Bukidnon during World War II were the two battles fought in Mangima Canyon in 1942 and 1945.

In the first instance, the Mindanao Force of the United States Army Forces Far East (USAFFE) under Lt.… Continue reading... “Two Battles for Purple Heart Canyon (1942 & 1945)”

Uptown Xmas Surprises: Cabu Grilled Burger & Jokou Peri-peri Charcoal Chicken

The Yuletide has traditionally been a Season of Giving, and Food Entrepreneur Jonathan Cabrera is gifting all gourmands with two new menu items from his kitchen.

First off is the Cabu Grilled Burger which you can now enjoy in-person since December 5th at the Lights Bar, Pueblo Business Park next to SM City Uptown.… Continue reading... “Uptown Xmas Surprises: Cabu Grilled Burger & Jokou Peri-peri Charcoal Chicken”

Hedcor, AFI boost local livelihood of partner associations in Mindanao

SIGNED PARTNERSHIP. Hedcor and AFI signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Barangay Local Government Unit and representatives of the associations involved.

The pandemic brought about restrictions in mobility, limited transport of goods, and closing of markets, which has greatly affected the livelihood of communities.  As such, Hedcor—the run-of-river hydropower arm of AboitizPower, finds value in helping its partner communities recover through livelihood assistance.… Continue reading... “Hedcor, AFI boost local livelihood of partner associations in Mindanao”

Plastic-free gift ideas from sustainable companies

‘Going zero-waste.’ This expression has exploded over the last few years, but can people really commit to this way of life?

Some may find it daunting, judging by the amount of plastic found in the landfills and the country’s waters, most especially our ocean and seas. Others question why do we have to go zero-waste and if buying your essentials sealed in a protective layer really that bad?… Continue reading... “Plastic-free gift ideas from sustainable companies”