Meralco to achieve full electrification in franchise area

Manila Electric Co. said it is on track to achieve full electrification within its franchise area in line with the government’s goal of providing all Filipinos access to electricity by 2022......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 25th, 2021

Meralco suspends disconnection activities

The Manila Electric Co. is suspending disconnection activities in its franchise area until mid-April as the government imposes stricter quarantine measures......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 29th, 2021

Meralco expands areas; rate cut seen

The Manila Electric Company (Meralco), the country’s largest power distributor, is on track to power up its entire franchise area by June. “We are set to complete priority two and three groups, which cover 536 and close to 27,000 households with December 2020 and June 2021 completion targets, respectively,” Meralco senior vice president and head […] The post Meralco expands areas; rate cut seen appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Bantayan Island fully energized by 2022 – Banelco

Bantayan Island Electric Cooperative Inc. has committed to energize its entire franchise area by 2022, in support of the government’s electrification agenda......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 8th, 2021

Meralco says power rates may rise in January despite reduced demand

Power rates in the franchise area of Manila Electric Co. may increase in January despite the lower demand, a company executive said Tuesday......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 5th, 2021

Meralco rates likely lower in December on sluggish demand

Power rates in the franchise area of Manila Electric Co. may decrease in December because of lower demand caused by the typhoons last month, an executive said over the weekend......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 6th, 2020

Meralco works to restore power in typhoon-hit areas

Meralco said it is currently working to restore electricity service in its franchise area badly affected by the onslaught of typhoons Ulysses and Rolly......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 15th, 2020

Meralco plans to buy about 4,420 MW of power supply

Power retailer Manila Electric Co. will secure about 4,420 megawatts of supply for its power requirements from 2020 to 2027 to meet the projected 3-percent annual growth in demand in the franchise area......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020

P2.69B electric bill savings for businesses in the Meralco franchise area

A total of P2.69 billion electric bill savings has been provided to Manila Electric Company (Meralco) business customers, both small and medium enterprises, and large corporations during lockdown from 16 March to 31 August brought by the coronavirus pandemic. Meralco, the country’s largest power utility, has waived the Guaranteed Minimum Billing Demand (GMBD), its contribution […] The post P2.69B electric bill savings for businesses in the Meralco franchise area appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 17th, 2020

Japan plans to deploy missiles in Taiwan in 2022

Taipei [Taiwan], August 5 (ANI): Japan is planning to deploy missile units on an island 300 kilometers off the coast of Taiwan to counter China's growing naval presence in the area and defend against a potential Chinese attack. Beijing claims full sovereignty over Taiwan, a democracy of almost 24 million people located off the southeastern coast of mainland China, despite the fact that the two sides have been governed sep.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

Why Mayor Isko movies need to take a backseat

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said two movies being filmed involving him are taking a backseat in the meantime that he is giving his full concentration to the mass vaccination program of his administration to possibly achieve herd immunity in the City of Manila by September......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 27th, 2021

Mandaue City master lists more COVID-19 vaccine applicants

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines  — The Mandaue City Government has already master listed 154,000 individuals for vaccination, more than half of the city’s target vaccinees of 295,000 to achieve herd immunity. Lawyer Lizer Malate, head of the Mandaue City Vaccination Operations Center, said that after implementing the full-blown vaccination registration in the city’s 27 barangays this […] The post Mandaue City master lists more COVID-19 vaccine applicants appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2021

PLDT reports strong Q1 results

Integrated telecommunications company PLDT Inc. is off to a good start amid continued challenges brought about by the pandemic, putting it on track to achieve its full year targets for the year......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Partnership not Privatization!

Last year, a Sangguniang Panlalawigan legislative measure (No. 523-2020) entitled “A Resolution Expressing Support for the Initiative to Privatize First Catanduanes Electric Cooperative, (FICELCO) Inc., and Calling for the National Electrification Administration (NEA), the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to Intellectually Validate the Privatization Effort in Order to Achieve Reliable […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2021

Oil, electricity price hikes loom

Oil prices are forecast to go up this week by as much as P0.60 per liter while the electricity prices in the franchise area of Manila will also likely go up in April due to higher demand......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 4th, 2021

March 16, 1521

In what may well turn out to be a continuation of what modern-day historians call the “reframing of historical events,” President Rodrigo Duterte urged Filipinos to learn from history and to “prevent any tribe from compromising the country’s sovereignty.” He said this in a speech last March 18, launching the quincentennial marker in Guiuan, Eastern Samar and clicking the ceremonial switch for the full electrification of Homonhon Island in the same municipality......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 24th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Illegal harvest

It can take decades for a giant clam to achieve its full size, which could be up to 1.3 meters long and a hefty 500 kilograms......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 8th, 2021

P11M rewiring project benefits 9 public schools

Just in time for the celebration of Fire Safety Month in March, Visayan Electric has turned over a total of 419 rewired classrooms to nine public schools within its franchise area, helping protect students and teachers from electrical fires in the future. The beneficiaries of Visayan Electric’s P11-million “Upgrading of Electrical Systems in Schools Project” […] The post P11M rewiring project benefits 9 public schools appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Duterte to firms: No franchise until you settle your accounts with gov’t

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night said he would not allow any company to benefit from its franchise unless it had settled its obligations with the government. “There will be no opening. I assure you, all franchises will not be implemented. I will not implement them until they settle their full accounts […] The post Duterte to firms: No franchise until you settle your accounts with gov’t appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Coffin stored in break room as Los Angeles funeral home overwhelmed

A corpse in the break room. Embalmed bodies in the garage.  During AFP’s visit, a casket topped with a small wreath of flowers occupied the funeral home employee break room beyond the front desk Boyd Funeral Home, a small family business in Los Angeles, is so overflowing with Covid-19 victims it has begun turning away customers for the first time in its history. “The weekend before I turned down 16 families that I couldn’t do services for,” said owner Candy Boyd.  “It’s sad. But that’s pretty much how it is now.” In the past two weeks, as coronavirus has slammed Los Angeles, some 80 percent of the deceased passing through her doors died from Covid. One-in-10 residents of the nation’s second largest city has been infected since the pandemic began, with nearly 300 people dying daily last week as the virus surges. At Boyd’s reception desk, the phones keep ringing, mostly going unanswered as her overwhelmed staff have abandoned setting appointments and now tell customers to just show up and get in line. She is even receiving calls from desperate families in other counties more than an hour’s drive away.  Many hospital morgues are also full, with local coroners using refrigerated trucks to accommodate the victim load and some cemeteries warning of two week waiting lists. “Things are getting more and more out of control,” said Boyd. During AFP’s visit this week, a casket topped with a small wreath of flowers occupied the employee break room beyond the front desk. It had been there for a week. “This room is our lunch area, however, we are having to use this room for space for caskets,” said the owner. “We’ve done the services but the cemetery is so backed up… we have to hold them here until they have time to do the burial.” – Bodies in the garage – Like much of surrounding South Los Angeles, the Westmont neighborhood is mainly inhabited by Black and Latino working class communities living in densely populated homes. These demographics have been hit particularly hard by Covid, with mortality rates two or three times higher than nearby affluent communities. Boyd’s funeral home cold storage room has been consistently full. Two weeks ago, Boyd brought in craftsmen to erect two large wooden structures in the company’s garage to store embalmed bodies. “He hasn’t even gotten a chance to really finish because we needed (to store) these,” she said, pointing to corpses wrapped in body bags lying on the rough shelves. “I would never imagined having to build that in my wildest dreams.” Some funeral homes have reported a shortage of coffins due to lack of wood, though Boyd’s supplier has kept up with orders so long as they are placed early enough. – ‘Nightmares’ – Worried about her five staff catching the virus at the start of the pandemic, Boyd initially refused to accept Covid victims. “I was having nightmares. I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep,” she recalled.  Boyd has since created safety protocols and now feels comfortable dealing with the influx, although she insists it is “not about the money.” “It’s about helping families and helping them get through this crisis,” she said. “It takes a toll on me every day, I’m dealing with this,” Boyd added. “And I have to keep a stolid face because I have to be there for the family.”  Sometimes, customers are people she has long known personally. Other times, Boyd encounters families who still refuse to wear masks or respect physical distance, even as they make arrangements to bury their loved ones.  “The numbers don’t lie. It’s true. It’s real,” said Boyd of the disease. Cases in California have more than doubled since early December to 2.8 million. “If you don’t take it serious,” she warned an AFP journalist, “you could be one of the people that are in my back row back there, you know!”.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsJan 17th, 2021

Philippines targets 95% rice self-sufficiency in 2021

The Philippines is eyeing to move a step closer to achieve full rice self-sufficiency as it targets to reach 95 percent rice adequacy by next year......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 19th, 2020