Efinity Philippines to build 20-MW solar power plant in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Its all systems go for Enfinity Philippines Technology Services, Inc. to put up a 20-megawatt (MW) solar power plant worth P1.4 billion in this city. Enfinity president Dennis Chan Ibarra said the power plant will be constructed at the Zamboanga City Special Economic Zone and Freeport Authority in San Ramon, Barangay Talisayan, […]

Prices of canned goods remain stable in Normin

DESPITE the reduced production by sardine factories in Zamboanga Peninsula due to the ongoing conflict, prices of canned goods in Northern Mindanao remained stable, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the region said yesterday. DTI provincial director Maria Eliza Pabillore of Misamis Oriental said the prices of regular canned sardines remain at P14 […]

Govt to assist manufacturing sector to boost job creation

THE country will further develop the manufacturing and other labor-intensive sectors in an effort to create more job opportunities. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan underscored this initiative following the release of data showing that the Philippine unemployment rate rose slightly to 7.3 percent in July 2013 from last year’s 7 percent despite the 620,000 new […]

Panabo says yes to aerial spraying

PANABO City (MindaNews ) – While Davao City is against aerial spraying, with its ordinance banning it now hanging at the Supreme Court, banana growers and exporters in this city staged a march and rally Wednesday to push for its use despite claims by opponents that it is hazardous to people’s health. For Councilor Reynante […]

Typhoon-adaptable green shelters help Pinoys adapt to climate change

AN Italian-Filipino company advocating green architecture has designed houses and buildings that can cope with typhoons, floods and other calamities brought by climate change. Italian architect Romolo V. Nati, Executive Chairman and CEO of ITPI (Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-Development Corporation (ITPI), has put presented his coral-inspired designs to encourage Filipinos to build typhoon and […]

Power rate hike looms as forex, fuel cost surge

By LOVELY MAE CASENAS, Staff Member

JUST as the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) lately announced the impending refund that would soon be reflected in the electric bills of consumers in Luzon and Mindanao regions, the state-owned National Power Corp (Napocor), on the other hand, is seeking an increase in electricity rates across the country to recoup higher costs brought about by a weak peso and more expensive fuel. Read more about Power rate hike looms as forex, fuel cost surge

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