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Bangsamoro power deal forged

The National Electrification Administration has inked a deal with a Japanese supplier for a 771-million yen (about P375 million) project to improve the power distribution system in the Bangsamoro area. NEA administrator Edgardo Masongsong said in a statement Osaka-based general trading firm Nishizawa Ltd. had submitted the best offer among five bidders for the Japan International Cooperation Agency-funded "Project for Improvement of Equipment for Power Distribution in Bangsamoro Area." Nishizawa won a contract for the provision of power supplies---including 425 units of transformers as well as poles and wires---and 16 brand-new boom trucks that will be used to rehabilitate the netw...Keep on reading: Bangsamoro power deal forged.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerApr 18th, 2018

PHL, Japan ink deal on power efficiency

By Victor V. Saulon, Sub-Editor THE Philippines and Japan have forged a technical cooperation agreement to improve electric infrastructure and power generation efficiency in the country, the Department of Energy (DoE) said on Friday. “The technical assistance is needed for Filipinos to get more value for their money, in terms of investment, energy development and […] The post PHL, Japan ink deal on power efficiency appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

Goodbye BBL, Hello Federalism

COTABATO CITY – For the third time around, majority Christian lawmakers in the House of Representatives are expected to reject the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law or BBL being pushed by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, which signed an interim peace deal with Manila in 2014. Instead of BBL, lawmakers are now pushing for a federal form of government and President Rodrigo Duterte is also strongly advocating the shift to federalism, an advocacy he made even before when he was the mayor of Davao City. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque also said Duterte’s priority now is to change the form of current government and this can only be achieved through amendments in the Constitution which lawmakers are currently working on. There was also a proposal to hold a plebiscite next year in time for the mid-term elections for Filipinos to decide whether to accept or reject federalism. But there are also many lawmakers who wanted to cling to power and extend their term of office until 2022 when voters would have to choose their leaders in national elections. BBL Duterte has previously backed the BBL and expressed optimism that the draft law will pass the scrutiny of Congress that previously opposed it – during Arroyo and Aquino’s presidency. But Duterte himself has been campaigning for BBL and federalism even before he won the presidency in 2016. And his political allies in Congress are supporting the proposed shift from the current presidential system to federalism, and not the BBL. The MILF, whose ageing leaders, called for the passage of BBL may be overridden by Duterte’s plans to grant regions autonomy through federalism. It said the administration of Duterte should immediately work for the passage of the BBL where the Aquino government left off. It stressed that the negotiation is completed following the signing of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) and the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) between the MILF and government peace panels. Politicians questioning the BBL said the provisions in the draft law remain the same.  Zamboanga City Representative Celso Lobregat, who was one of those who opposed the BBL during the Aquino administration citing unconstitutional provisions in the draft law, is again raising the same issue. Unconstitutional In a previous statement, Lobregat made it clear, he will be vigilant and consistent with his stand with regards to the BBL. “I am for peace, I am not anti-peace, but we need a Bangsamoro Basic Law that is just, that is fair, that is acceptable, feasible and more importantly, it should not be contrary to the Constitution and existing laws,” he said. He said the BBL which the Bangsamoro Transition Commission submitted to Duterte still contains the same and even more contentious and questionable provisions. “Among the contentious provisions in the present version of the BBL is that there will be six plebiscites – one for ratification of the law, and second the periodic plebiscite every 5 years for a period of 25 years in the cities, municipalities and other geographic areas outside the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao which did not join the Bangsamoro after the ratification of the BBL,” Lobregat said. Lobregat, who was also former mayor of Zamboanga City, said Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD) was the predecessor of the old BBL filed during the previous 16th Congress. The MOA-AD was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 2008 describing the process that led to its crafting as “whimsical, capricious, oppressive, arbitrary and despotic.” He said the MOA-AD and the BBL have similar provisions, with some unconstitutional and controversial provisions. “Instead of promoting peace, there will be a constant tug of war on the political boundaries that will promote instability. The Bangsamoro will try to expand its area of jurisdiction and in turn, the local government adjacent, surrounding or neighboring the Bangsamoro will also fight tooth and nail in order to retain their territory,” Lobregat said. Lobregat said he will again be active and vigilant in the committee deliberations, plenary debates and caucuses to ensure that the interest of Zamboanga City and the rest of Mindanao are protected. Davao del Norte Representative and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Duterte’s ally in the lower chamber, said the country’s push for federalism has almost the same concept of the BBL. “The BBL will be absorbed by the federal form of government, because that’s the same. The concept of BBL is the same in federal form of government,” he said, suggesting an amendment in the Constitution. “How can you implement the provisions of the BBL without amending the Constitution? You cannot do it because there are provisions in the BBL that run contrary to the provisions of the Constitution,” said Alvarez. MILF’s rival group, the Moro National Liberation Front under Nur Misuari, has strongly opposed the government peace talks with the MILF, citing a 1996 peace accord with Manila. And Misuari, who eventually became government of the Muslim autonomous region, is now facing rebellion charges for deadly attacks in Sulu’s Jolo town and in Zamboanga City in 2001; and another raid in 2013 in retaliation to government’s failure to fully comply with the peace agreement. Under the accord, Manila would have provided a mini-marshal plan in the restive region and livelihood and housing facilities for thousands of MNLF rebels. Misuari, a close friend and political ally of Duterte, also wanted to become a perpetual regional governor. He is also […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2018

Hedcor forges power supply deal with BUSECO

MANILA, Philippines - Hedcor Inc., the hydropower subsidiary of Aboitiz Power Corp., has forged a power supply deal with Bukidnon Second Electric Cooperative.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 14th, 2016

Aboitiz Power eyes deal with major steel mill

Aboitiz Power eyes deal with major steel mill.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

AboitizPower forges 7 BGC office supply deals

Aboitiz Power Corp. has secured a deal with The Net Group (TNG) to supply seven office buildings in Bonifacio Global City with 13.5-megawatts (MW) of clean energy......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

AC Energy acquires Phinma Corp. power unit for P3.42 billion

AC Energy Inc., the energy platform of the Ayala conglomerate, is acquiring the Phinma Group’s power business in a deal that will allow both parties to focus and meet targets in their respective core competencies......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Balance of power in L.A. to be decided in July

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com The Friday (Saturday, PHL time) game at Staples Center is one of 82, in a sense. The two L.A. teams who share the building will meet for the first time this season. The young Lakers will be without their superstar leader -- LeBron James, still nursing a strained groin -- and the Clippers bring a scrappy group that’s resourceful without a true star. Those are the credentials that give each a measure of pride; the Lakers are suddenly vibrant again since LeBron’s arrival while the Clippers’ nearly identical record gives them a sense of satisfaction and pride for doing more with less. Their first “contest,” however, must wait until next summer, when victory will go deeper than the standings. The Lakers and Clippers will each have massive room under the salary cap and, therefore, ample chances to chase A-list free agents in what will be a limited market for superstars, surely pitting one team against the other in most if not all cases. Lakers vs. Clippers? Is this the one-sided arm wrestle that it appears to be strictly from a historical standpoint, or will the Clippers make this more suspenseful than anyone would’ve imagined? Yes, a decade ago in such a situation, the only glance that a franchise player would shoot in the direction of the Clippers would be a side-eye. Former Clipper Ron Harper once joked that whenever strangers asked which team he played for, he’d answer “Los Angeles,” which meant he wasn’t lying, and also meant he probably wouldn’t be heckled. But those Clippers, long the butt of jokes, constantly mismanaged, perpetually dealing with doses of bad luck and ruled by the one and only Donald Sterling, are six feet under. Whether they’re still dealing with the ghosts of the past and outdated images of buffoonery will be determined by their skill in free agency. In fact, the case could be made that the franchise is in better shape, from an all-around standpoint, than at any time in their history. Yes, that’s quite a statement, considering the Clippers had Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin all in their prime and for over half a decade, and that crew was coached by Doc Rivers, who’s still at the helm. But those Clippers, mayors of Lob City, mainly teased. They never went anywhere special (no conference finals, no NBA Finals) and arguably underachieved from a bottom-line standpoint. Entertaining and interesting? Sure. Box office? Yes. Successful from October through April? Absolutely. Yet, in the end, duds. Plus, with all due respect to Rivers, who also handled the personnel duties until two summers ago, the Clippers never pulled off a franchise-changing move to supplement their All-Star core and give them a leg up on the competition. These Clippers are in good shape on the court and great shape on the salary cap, which is bringing the flexibility of a gold medal gymnast. They don’t have LeBron to entice free agents, and maybe that’s not such a bad thing. Maybe that actually works to their advantage. Clippers to A-lister: Why play next to LeBron when you can be our LeBron and help put your own team together? The Clippers have enough room to sign two lead singers if they rescind their "Bird rights" on leading scorer Tobias Harris, who's only 26: For example, imagine Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard to get the conversation started. And what’s best is they wouldn’t have to gut the team. They have enough players either on team-friendly contracts or rookie contracts to stick around: Montrezl Harrell, a worker bee who’s improved; Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, a wise point guard at age 20; and Lou Williams, a scorer who’s comfortable coming off the bench. They could also exceed the cap to re-sign Harris. To recap, the Clippers have money, Rivers as coach, good players to surround a star, a loaded owner in Steve Ballmer, all the LA perks enjoyed by the Lakers. Everything except tradition and Jack Nicholson. Is that necessarily a deal breaker? And wouldn’t the Clippers qualify as a bolder challenge for a superstar than riding shotgun with LeBron for a franchise already with 16 titles? You could picture someone like Durant, searching for a team to call his own, anxious to add something special to his legacy, taking the bait. Maybe Leonard, too, who’s from the Pasadena area. And also Jimmy Butler, who spends his offseasons in LA. However, the Lakers’ footprint in LA is so massive that it must be respected. Hard to say no to Magic Johnson and LeBron, a pair of certified winners and all-timers. LeBron is the most unselfish scorer the game has ever seen. He dominates the ball but doesn’t overwhelm it. Every major co-star, from Dwyane Wade to Chris Bosh to Kyrie Irving, won championships next to LeBron. And in this late stage of his career, he’d probably be more willing than ever to share the ball, the wealth, the load, whatever, just to grab another ring before walking out the door for good. Plus, the Lakers have assets on rookie deals: Kyle Kuzma and Lonzo Ball. Brandon Ingram’s contract comes up for renewal next summer, so that’s trickier. No matter; point is, any incoming free agent will have help besides LeBron. The wild card is Anthony Davis and whether he forces his way out of New Orleans next summer by refusing to extend his current deal, which runs through 2019-20, with a player option for 2020-21. The Pelicans would either keep Davis until the contract is up, hoping his changes his mind in the process, or trade him. Short of squeezing the Pelicans for Davis, the Lakers will be anxious to add help because LeBron, who turns 34 in a few days, is on the clock even though it doesn’t reflect in his play right now. So those are the choices for the impatient free agent star looking for a change of scenery and wanting to relocate to Los Angeles. It’s Lakers or Clippers, the chance to be next to LeBron or be away from his shadow, start a new legacy for a franchise or add to a franchise that’s already rich. Two Los Angeles teams meet Friday in a game, months before the “contest” that will dictate their future and direction. Next year’s first game between these two will tell us how their summer went. Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 29th, 2018

A month before Bangsamoro plebiscite, gov t entities sign deal on info drive

MANILA, Philippines – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC), and the Commission on Elections (Comelec) signed a deal for an information campaign on the Bangsamoro Organic Law plebiscite in 2019. OPAPP Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr, BTC Chairman Ghazali Jaafar, and Comelec Commissioner ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2018

Hataman calls for yes Bangsamoro vote in last address as ARMM governor

COTABATO CITY, Philippines – He paused to collect himself as he prepared to speak for one last time as governor, in an event packed with peacemakers who worked for years to sign a deal that is now the basis for carving out a new Bangsamoro region. In ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018

PSL Finals: F2 Logistics deals Petron its first loss, force do-or-die Game 3

Backs against the wall, F2 Logistics played true to form and took down fierce rival Petron, 21-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-17, to force a deciding Game 3 of the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Tuesday night at Mall of Asia Arena. Captain Cha Cruz-Behag provided the leadership and the crucial hits while Ara Galang topscored with 20 points to power the Cargo Movers. Behag had 13 points, including back-to-back hits to clinch the game and deal the Blaze Spikers' first defeat in 14 games. "We were tight in the first set and there were some bad calls that affected our momentum, but in the second set, we played relaxed and we saw that we can really win the game," F2 Logistics...Keep on reading: PSL Finals: F2 Logistics deals Petron its first loss, force do-or-die Game 3.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018

Iran deal, Saudi murder: Turbulent year shakes up Middle East

  RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – A murdered Saudi journalist. A scrapped Iran nuclear deal. The two events alone have undone years of diplomacy in the Middle East, testing old alliances and shaking up the regional balance of power, analysts say. In another turbulent year for the tinderbox region, Syrian leader Bashar ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

PECO to validate ‘forged’ petitions

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ILOILO CITY’S lone power distributor, Panay Electric Co. (PECO), said it will validate reports that the signatures in petitions filed against its management before Congress were forged. PECO issued the reaction after a manifesto signed by hundreds of barangay leaders in the city claimed that the signatures in anti-PECO petitions were faked […] The post PECO to validate ‘forged’ petitions appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

EDC bags 2.50-MW power supply deal

Lopez-led Energy Development Corp. (EDC) has signed a two-year contract to power the manufacturing operations of Citizen Machinery Philippines Inc.(CMP) in Tanuan, Batangas......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Citystate renews power supply deal

Citystate renews power supply deal.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

AP source: Cavs to re-acquire Dellavedova in 4-player trade

By Tom Withers, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers are getting back one of their championship pieces. A feisty one. Cleveland has agreed to a trade with Milwaukee that will bring popular guard Matthew Dellavedova back to the Cavs along with forward Johnson Henson and a pair of draft picks in 2021. The Bucks will get veteran point guard George Hill and forward Sam Dekker, a person familiar with the deal told the Associated Press. The swap is pending league approval and could be finalized Friday night (Saturday, PHL time), said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the teams have not yet had the mandatory conference call with NBA officials. The first-round pick in 2021 is protected, the person said. Hill recently returned after missing 11 games with a shoulder injury, and the Cavs have been shopping him around for a deal. Dekker, who has also been sidelined, is returning to Wisconsin where he played in college. Both players were at Quicken Loans Arena preparing for a game against Sacramento before learning they were heading to Milwaukee. Dellavedova’s scrappiness endeared him to Cleveland fans during his three seasons with the Cavs, who didn’t re-sign the player known as “Delly” after winning the 2016 title. The Cavs are in transition after LeBron James left them as a free agent this summer, effectively ending Cleveland’s run as an Eastern Conference power. But the Cavs are thinking about the future and by moving Hill and Dekker, they’ve picked up more assets......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

GBP units ink ancillary services deal with NGCP | Inquirer Business

Global Business Power Corp. yesterday said it had engaged with National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) to support the reliability and security of the countrys power grid. The post GBP units ink.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

First Gen, Tokyo Gas sign JV deal to build LNG facility

Lopez-owned First Gen Corporation and partner Tokyo Gas Co. Ltd. sealed a joint development agreement for the construction of liquefied natural gas import terminal proximate to the former’s power plants’ site in Batangas. First Gen, Tokyo Gas sign JV deal to build LNG facility Source link: First Gen, Tokyo Gas sign JV deal to build LNG facility.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Column: Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury step up in heavyweight title fight

Just how well Deontay Wilder's heavyweight title defense Saturday night against Tyson Fury in Los Angeles will do at the box office is a question mark. For all the power in his right hand, Wilder is still trying to build his brand and Fury is largely an enigma in the U.S. What it means for boxing's most prestigious division, though, is easy to quantify. The winner gets a glittering championship belt, of course, that signifies he is the baddest man on the planet --- at least in the parts of the planet that currently recognize Wilder as the reigning heavyweight champion. And that's still a big deal because even though the heavyweight division hasn't been good in recent times, i...Keep on reading: Column: Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury step up in heavyweight title fight.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

The Fake News Network

It was the network that was unnecessarily ridiculed by globalizing news of presidential power naps. While the American public has been able to deal with the one cable news organization they’ve aptly labeled the “Fake News Network” by simply tuning out and dealing the network its poorest and lowest ratings — punishment for a series […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

FORGED! Bidding docs for landscape design deal falsified, critic says

TOP OFFICIALS of the Iloilo Provincial Government allegedly falsified the bidding documents for the P1.58-million contract for the design consultancy for the ongoing landscaping project on the Capitol premises, former Provincial Administrator Manuel “Boy” Mejorada claimed last weekend. In an interview with “The Daily Guardian on Air” over Aksyon Radyo-Iloilo on Nov 24, 2018, Mejorada […] The post FORGED! Bidding docs for landscape design deal falsified, critic says appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018