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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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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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”

Matteo’s Siomai – From the Newsroom to the Kitchen

When Journalist Herbie Gomez had to start working from home because of the Covid-19 lockdown early this year, he started looking for ways to constructively use all the time he now had in his hands.

Then the family thought of offering their family recipe for siomai,  first offering it to friends of their kids in the neighborhood,  friends in media, councilors, then strangers who saw their FB posts.… Continue reading... “Matteo’s Siomai – From the Newsroom to the Kitchen”

Oro Biz lauds CDO as 7th Most Competitive HUC

Local business leaders have praised the performance of Cagayan de Oro City for maintaining its status within the Top 10 Most Competitive Cities in the Philippines in the Department of Trade and Industries Cities and Municipalities Competitive Index for 2020.

Cagayan de Oro City retained its ranking as the 7th Overall Most Competitive Highly Urbanized City (HUC) in the 2020 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index as disclosed by the DTI Competitiveness Bureau during the 8th Regional Competitiveness Summit on16 December 2020, via Facebook Live.… Continue reading... “Oro Biz lauds CDO as 7th Most Competitive HUC”

P7.09B backbone project to stabilize power transmission in Mindanao

NGCP recently energized the Toril-Bunawan 230kV transmission line, the final component of its Mindanao 230 kiloVolt (kV) backbone project. This will secure the reliability of power transmission services in the entire Mindanao.

NGCP recently energized the Toril-Bunawan 230kV transmission line, the final component of its Mindanao 230 kiloVolt (kV) backbone project.
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Cagayan de Oro ranks 7th as PH Most Competitive Highly Urbanized City

The City of Cagayan de Oro retained its ranking this year as the 7th Overall Most Competitive Highly Urbanized City (HUC) in the 2020 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index.

 The DTI Competitiveness Bureau conducted the 8th Regional Competitiveness Summit  on16 December 2020, via Facebook Live.

“We had consistently been among the Top Ten Highly Urbanized Cities since the competition started 8 years ago.… Continue reading... “Cagayan de Oro ranks 7th as PH Most Competitive Highly Urbanized City”

Consumers can petition ERC to Review Power Supply Contracts of distribution utilities

Group urges consumers to act vs increasing power rates

Power consumers from Northern Mindanao can do something about the rising cost of electricity in the region.

A consumer group has advised organized consumer and  business groups to officially petition the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to review the power supply contracts of electric cooperatives and private distribution utilities with coal fired power plants.… Continue reading... “Consumers can petition ERC to Review Power Supply Contracts of distribution utilities”