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Bad weather stalls clean-up of oil spill in Oriental Mindoro, says power corp.

BAD weather has hampered the clean-up of an oil spill in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, where 2.5 hectares of rice land and a hectare of grass land were affected, according to an official of the power plant where the leak came from. “The weather in Calapan has been erratic. We’ve experienced heavy rains and sunny [...] The post Bad weather stalls clean-up of oil spill in Oriental Mindoro, says power corp. appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes manilatimesNov 11th, 2017

Oil spill in Oriental Mindoro affects 8 hectares of farmland–report

AN oil spill from a power plant in Oriental Mindoro affected eight hectares of farmland, according to a radio report on Wednesday, two days after the accident happened. The report said 800 liters of bunker oil spilled from the DMCI Power Corp. in Barangay Sta. Isabel in Calapan City and spread to a nearby creek… link: Oil spill in Oriental Mindoro affects 8 hectares of farmland–report.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Power plant oil leak hits farm in Mindoro

CITY OF CALAPAN --- About 10 hectares of farmland and a creek in this city were damaged when oil leaked from a tank in a power plant here during heavy rains on Monday. In an interview on Tuesday, Alfonso Javier, provincial environment management officer of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) in Oriental Mindoro province, said the leak had been contained about six hours later, through the use of booms and absorbent pillows. Faulty sensor The spill came from the buffer tank of DMCI Power Corp., which has been operating a 15-megawatt bunker-fired diesel plant in Barangay Sta. Isabel for the last three years. Personnel from the EMB had collected samples of the sludge for an...Keep on reading: Power plant oil leak hits farm in Mindoro.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

AboitizPower to provide 33 MW of clean energy to Nueva Ecija

Aboitiz Power Corp. has struck a deal to provide clean energy supply of 33 megawatts (MW) to the province of Nueva Ecija......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Mindoro Grid wins bid for Malaya O& M contract

State-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. has declared Mindoro Grid Corp. as the lowest bidder for the one-year contract of 650-megawatt Malaya Thermal Power Plant in Rizal......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2018

MGC likely to bag 640-MW Malaya Thermal plant contract

Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) yesterday announced that Mindoro Grid Corp. (MGC) submitted the lowest offer for the contract to operate and maintain the 640-megawatt M.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 1st, 2018

MPIC power businesses target 1,600-MW hike in capacity by 2022

THE power units of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) will be expanding their capacity by around 1,600 megawatts (MW) until 2022, with plans to invest around P30 billion during the period. “We continue to find ways to develop at least 1,500 megawatts of additional generational capacity by 2021. While we remain committed to clean coal, […] The post MPIC power businesses target 1,600-MW hike in capacity by 2022 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Napocor energizes 41-km Calapan-Galera power line

The National Power Corporation (Napocor) on Saturday energized the 69 kV Calapan – Puerto Galera transmission line in Oriental Mindoro, improving the reliability of power dispatch in the province......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Next target: 500 Puerto Galera resorts

CITY OF CALAPAN---The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will start inspecting on Monday close to 500 resorts and hotels in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro. The beach and diving town was the government's next target in the Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) region in a sweep of establishments that violate environmental laws, like the Clean Water Act and a requirement for structures to be at least 3 meters away from the sea. No resistance Natividad Bernardino, head of the DENR Mimaropa office, said the 40-member Task Force Puerto Galera would start the inspection at Sabang Bay where waters had been tested positive for high coliform contaminat...Keep on reading: Next target: 500 Puerto Galera resorts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

DENR to run after environmental law violators in Puerto Galera

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is now targeting violators of environmental laws at the tourist town of Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro province, following crackdowns last week on erring establishments at two prime tourist destinations---Boracay Island in Aklan province and Panglao Island in Bohol province. This brings to three the special task forces recently formed by the DENR in Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) to clean up popular beach and tourist sites in the region. Aside from Puerto Galera, the two other tourist towns on the DENR watch list in Mimaropa are El Nido and Coron, both in Palawan province. "It (task force) wou...Keep on reading: DENR to run after environmental law violators in Puerto Galera.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

Jolliville, Udenna near deal completion

Philippine H2O Ventures Corp. is selling its water business in Oriental Mindoro for P442 million to affiliate Tabuk Water Corp. in preparation for a subsequent sale to the group of Dennis Uy, the parent firm said yesterday. In a regulatory filing, Jolliville Holdings Corp. said H2O and Tabuk had entered into a share purchase agreement. H2O is selling its entire shares and interests in Calapan Waterworks Corp., or 99.75 percent of the latter's capital stock. Calapan Waterworks owns and operates the local waterworks system of Calapan City. It is engaged in the business of developing and using water resources to harness, produce and supply water for domestic, municipal, agricultura...Keep on reading: Jolliville, Udenna near deal completion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

VISAYAS WEATHER FORECAST: 14 February 2018

(Forecast Areas: Visayas, Palawan, Occidental Mindoro) Issued at: 6:00 AM, 14 February 2018 Valid Beginning: 6:00 AM today until 6:00 AM tomorrow SYNOPSIS: At 3:00 AM today, Tropical Depression “BASYANG” was estimated based fom all available data at 175 kmWest Southwest of Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental(8.9N,121.8E) with maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h near the center […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

Oriental Petroleum shareholder vote fails on lack of quorum

ORIENTAL Petroleum and Minerals Corp. said it failed to secure the required attendance for a valid vote to amend its secondary business purpose to include power generation. In a disclosure to the exchange Friday, the company said: “The meeting was adjourned to a later date due to lack of quorum. The Corporation will send out […] The post Oriental Petroleum shareholder vote fails on lack of quorum appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

SMC unit buys out Masinloc power plant

SMC Global Power Holdings (SMCGPH), the power business of conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC), has closed a deal to buy the 630-megawatt (MW) Masinloc power plant in Zambales for US$1.9 billion, as it expands footprint in clean coal technology......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

‘Constitutional crisis looms’

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Sen. Francis Escudero on Monday said lawmakers neither had the power to issue a subpoena nor order the arrest of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno in an impeachment hearing. Drilon, a lawyer, former secretary of justice and former Senate President, warned that imprudent exercise of these powers may trigger a serious constitutional crisis. Escudero, also a lawyer, issued a similar warning. Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali, head of the House justice committee, said in a radio interview on Sunday that the panel was studying if it could subpoena Sereno to answer the allegations in the impeachment complaint against her, as the Chief...Keep on reading: ‘Constitutional crisis looms’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2017

‘Mindoro oil spill cleanup 65% complete’

MANILA, Philippines — A power firm said it has contained and cleaned up around 65 percent of the areas affected by an oil spill from its storage tank in Cala.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017

10-hectare rice field damaged by oil spill

MANILA, Philippines — At least 10 hectares of rice fields were destroyed when oil leaked from a power plant in Calapan, Mindoro on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Semirara to supply power to Mindoro

MANILA, Philippines -  Consunji-led Semirara Mining and Power Corp......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2017

Environmentalists praised closure of 23 mining firms

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Environmentalists and anti-mining groups lauded the closure of nearly two dozen mining firms and vowed to support government efforts to curb destructive mining practices in the country. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez ordered the closure of 23 metallic mines in the country, while suspending five more, for serious environmental violations discovered during the industry-wide audit conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) since July last year. “My issue here is not about mining. My issue here is social justice. If there are businesses and foreigners that go and utilize the resources of that area for their benefit and the people of the island suffer, that’s social injustice,” Lopez said. She said the closure orders were based on the final results and recommendations of the multisectoral audit teams formed to look into the compliance of mining operators with the existing environmental laws and regulations. The mining firms ordered closed were the following: Benguet Corp. Nickel Mines Inc., Eramen Minerals Inc., Zambales Diversified Metals Corp., and LNL Archipelago Minerals Inc., all in Zambales province, due mainly to siltation of rivers, destruction of a functional watershed and illegal tree-cutting. Mt. Sinai Mining Exploration and Development Corp., Emir Minerals Corp., and TechIron Mineral Resources Inc. in Homonhon mainly for siltation of coastal waters and destruction of functional watershed. AAMPHIL Natural Resources Exploration, Kromico Inc., SinoSteel Philippines H.Y. Mining Corp., Oriental Synergy Mining Corp., Wellex Mining Corp., Libjo Mining Corp., Oriental Vision Mining Phils. Corp., in Dinagat Islands mainly for siltation of coastal waters. ADNAMA Mining Resources Corp., Claver Mineral Development Corp., Platinum Group Metals Corp., CTP Construction and Mining Corp., Carrascal Nickel Corp., Marcventures Mining and Development Corp., and Hinatuan Mining Corp. in Surigao del Norte mainly for siltation of coastal waters and mining in functional watersheds. Benguet Corporation in Itogon, Benguet and Ore Asia Mining and Development Corp. in Bulacan were likewise issued suspension orders by Lopez. &'160; She also deferred to give a decision on the fate of Filminera Resources Corp. pending further investigation. The five mining companies that were issued suspension orders are Berong Nickel Corp., OceanaGold Phils., Lepanto Consolidated Mining Corp., Citinickel Mines and Development Corp. and Strong Built Mining Development Corp. According to DENR Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Maria Paz Luna, the companies can file for a Motion for Reconsideration to the DENR within 15 days from receipt of the order. Luna said the DENR decision can still be appealed to the Office of the President. The DENR had earlier assured the mining sector and the general public that due process was “meticulously observed” in the audit of all existing metallic mines nationwide. It also assured that the audit results “really promote the common good and social justice” espoused by Lopez and President Rodrigo Duterte. A staunch advocate of responsible mining, Lopez has made it clear that the common good and the protection of the environment would be her paramount concern, not money. She emphasized that no mining company can operate in a functional watershed which protects water sources. “Water is life. We will not allow the water of our people to be at risk for any business interest,” Lopez said. 16 Audit Teams Barely a week at the DENR, Lopez ordered an industry-wide audit in July last year to look into the adequacy and efficiency of environmental protection measures taken by the mining companies, determine gaps in those measures and identify the appropriate penalties for violations of mining and environmental laws. A total of 16 audit teams were formed to review the environmental compliance of mining companies in all regions in the country. Each team is composed of representatives from the DENR central and regional offices, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, the Department of Health, the Department of Agriculture and civil society organizations. The audit focused on safety and health; mine environmental management; social development; mining tenement; and compliance with laws on clean air, clean water, hazardous waste and solid waste. Technical experts from the different government offices that have been invited to conduct the audit all abide in the standards of truth, service, and the common good. “We based the checklist of the criteria for the audit on the items in compliance with the different mining and environmental laws. A cross-audit was also done, which means that the auditors who reviewed one site, have come from a different region,” Lopez said. “We also gave seven days for the companies to respond to the results of the audit, providing a leeway for them to clear the issues that were raised. We had to review the reported results of the audit for five months before we have to release it, ensuring that we followed the process meticulously.” Lopez said the issue is not about mining, but social justice. “If there are businesses and foreigners that go and utilize the resources of that area for their benefit and the people of that island suffer, that’s social injustice. We assure the industry and the general public that due process was meticulously observed in the mining audit conducted by the agency and that the results would be always anchored on integrity, social justice, and the common good,” she said. Zamboanga del Sur, Tawi-Tawi Environmentalists also urged Lopez to review again the mining operations of TVI Resource Development (Phils.) Inc. in Zamboanga del Sur’s Bayog town where Subanen natives opposed the entry of the company in [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2017

June 18, 2018 Visayas Weather Forecast

REGIONAL WEATHER FORECAST (Forecast Areas: Visayas, Palawan, Occidental Mindoro) Issued at: 6:00 AM, 18 June 2018 Valid Beginning: 6:00 AM today until 6:00 AM tomorrow SYNOPSIS: Southwest Monsoon is affecting the Western section of Luzon. FORECAST: Cebu and the rest of Visayas, Palawan, and Occidental Mindoro will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated News19 hr. 2 min. ago

PSALM to recover P8.5 B power spot market purchases

State-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) is cleared to recover P8.5 billion through the universal charge for stranded contract cost (UC-SCC) for purchased electricity from the spot market......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018