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Calatrava

Bong Backs Tapping Calatrava Coal to Answer Power Woes

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Vice Governor Eugenio Jose "Bong" Lacson

With the impending power crisis facing the Philippines next year, stakeholders in the power sector are looking at local sources for power.

The move of the newly- organized Negros Electric Cooperatives Association (NECA) to look for potential investors to tap the coal deposits in Calatrava got a boost after Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose "Bong" Lacson bared his support for it.

Lacson told the Negros Daily Bulletin there is a need to tap sources for power to address the power crisis expected next year.

However, the vice governor said he "prefers renewable energy."

Lacson said that it will be up to the local government unit concerned to support it or not.

Earlier, Marton Cui, chairman of the Calatrava Coal Multi-Purpose Cooperative said that new models of coal fired power plants can now process low grade coal.

‘Calatrava Coal Can Fuel a Power Plant’ Deposit Good for 30 yrs.

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SAN CARLOS CITY - The head of a coal multi-purpose cooperative said coal deposits in Calatrava town in northern Negros Occidental can run a coal-fired power plant to produce electricity.

FIRE!

Some 124 families became homeless after a fire broke out at 11:45 yesterday morning and razed several houses in Purok Katilingban in Brgy. 39, Bacolod City.

The fire quickly spread because ma-jority of the houses were made of light materials and there were difficulties on the part of Bureau of Fire Protection firefighters as they cannot penetrate the area immediately.

No casualties were reported and initial estimate of damages was placed at P2 million.

The incident was covered live by DYAF Radyo Veritas Global Bacolod anchormen/re-porters Chito Berjit, Rommel Pido, Rey Alejandrino, Malou Flejoles and Leroy.* (Chito Berjit)

Martin Cui, chairman of Calatrava Coal Multi-Purpose Cooperative told NDB new boilers (in new coal-fired plants) can be fueled by low grade coal just like what is being mined in Calatrava.

"The old model (of boilers) requires high grade coal but new ones with high pressure boilers only require low grade. Existing coal-fired plants that are old require high grade coal. New models only require low grade in order to operate and produce power," Cui also said.

Calatrava Cops Hunt Suspects in Shooting

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Elements of Calatrava Police Station are in pursuit of the two suspects allegedly involved in the shooting of a 48-year old man inside his house, Monday evening.

Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) reports identified the victim as Alberto Cabase, of Brgy. Minapasok who sustained gunshot wounds on the left portion of his face through the left portion of his chest and forearm.

Investigation revealed that Cabase was shot inside his residence by Eusebio Rayo alias Kadong and his companion, Ruel Villajos alias Junior using a .45 caliber pistol.

2 Drivers in Hot Water in Calatrava Filling Materials Mess

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Two Calatrava town employees are in hot water for diverting filling materials for government project to private construction site last June.

Calatrava mayor Araceli Somosa has created an investigating body about the mess.

She assures the culprits will be dealt accordingly, even if they are her followers.

The town’s Sangguniang Bayan also conducted a separate probe in aid of legislation.

Calatrava Pushes for Cityhood

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Calatrava Mayor Araceli T. Somosa is pushing for the cityhood of her town for the benefit of her constituents.

Somosa said the Sangguniang Bayan resolution was already passed during the time of Mayor Samuel Fabroz, but local officials did not grab the opportunity to make it a city even ahead of the city of Escalante.

Its income is that of a first class town based on the 2007 Census.

In the entire requirement for cityhood, Calatrava is qualified, she added.

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