MANILA HOTEL — Vice President Jejomar Binay, speaking at the 39th Philippine Business Conference and Exhibition here yesterday, laid out his vision on how the Philippines would achieve a resilient economy, citing a revitalized mining sector is one.
In the same convention, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said that global competitiveness should be supported as the key to continued growth.
VICE PRESIDENT JEJOMAR BINAY delivering his keynote address yesterday at the 39th Business Conference & Exhibition at Manila Hotel.* (Arman Toga photo)
Roberto "Bobby" Montelibano, right, Regional Director for Western Visayas of Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) MORE THAN A THOUSAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY officials and member-businessmen attended yesterday's opening of the October 22 to 24, 2013 Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) 39th Philippine Business Conference and Exhibition
According to him, the economy cannot be strong if majority of Filipinos are poor, thus there is a need to eradicate poverty before anything else.
"Ensuring resiliency of our economy means ensuring the resiliency of our people. It means consciously empowering our people with the means to access and enjoy the benefits of our economic expansion," he said.
All consumers heading for bills payment to head office of Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Ceneco) in Bacolod had undergone long queuing (pila) but this tedious experience will now be cut short as the extended cash tellering area was inaugurated and 22 banks to accommodate payments online.
Ceneco General Manager Sulpicio Lagarde, Jr. explained that the extended cash tellering area will reduce "pila" time by 50 percent and consumers flocking daily for payment will significantly reduce now that 22 banks all over Bacolod will accept payments on date, credit payments and including arrears.
Silay City government in partnership with the Vivant Corporation has conducted a project launching of the proposed hydropower plant in Barangay Kapitan Ramon, Silay City yesterday.
The hydropower plant will be built at Malogo River in the barangay.
Construction of the plant will consists of a three phases.
As guest speaker during the 37th Annual General Membership Assembly (AGMA), Negros Occidental 4th District Cong. Jeffery Ferrer confirmed that he has resolved in the House Of Representatives to urge the Committee on Energy to conduct an investigation regarding the sudden increase of electricity rates allegedly due to the congestion in the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and the Wholesale Electric Spot Market (WE-SM) in the franchise of CENECO and other electric coops in the province.
He also said the inaction of NGCP and WESM in informing CENECO on the sudden increase of power rates, the cost of line rental, and most importantly, shifting the burden of costs
Three directors of Central Negros Electric Cooperative Inc (CENECO) retained their positions after the district elections over the weekend.
Director Atty. Arnel Lapore for District 2 (Bacolod South), incumbent Board President; Director Zenaida Lacson, District 3 (Bacolod Central); and Director Roberto Montelibano, District 7 (Murcia and Don Salvador Benedito). They were unopposed, because their contenders were disqualified having failed to meet the requirement of the National Electrification Administration (NEA). to have attended 2 annual general membership assembly (AGMA) of the Coop. Oscar Esler, supposed rival of Atty Lapore, and Alex Coloso against Lacson, were disqualified by the District Election Committee (DECOM). Montelibano was unopposed at the very start.
Officials from three Korean companies installed Saturday a mini-hydro power plant in Barangay Sta. Cruz in Murcia town in Negros Occidental capable of producing three kilowatts of electricity.
MINI-HYDRO POWER PLANT. Korean firms BIO CDM president Edward Ju, Tae-Chang N.E.T. Co., Ltd. president I. H. Jee, and Phl-based ECO PIONEER PHIL CORP.project manager Young Taek Jeon led other Korean nationals March 31 in installing Saturday the 3-KW mini-hydro power plant in Sta. Cruz, Murcia. Also in photo are Dwight "Ike" Carbon for businessman Roberto "Bobby" Montelibano's Prism Import-Export, Inc. - the local partner of the project, and the Antonio A. Abiera Agricultural Engineering officials. To the left of the group is the turbine ready for installation. At the back is the other component facility being prepared. * (Arman P. Toga photo)
The installation is a pilot project for Small Scale Hydro Power Plant Initiative undertaken by Korean firms BIO CDM, Tae-Chang N.E.T. Co. Ltd. and Philippine-based ECO PIONEER PHIL CORP. The project's local partner is Prism Import-Export Inc.
Local News: CENECO Elections Set on March 31: Re-electionist-Directors Unopposed;The Other Aspirants Disqualified
The four incumbent board of directors of Central Negros Electric Cooperative
(CE-NECO), who are re-electionists for the district elections on Saturday,
March 31, are all unopposed. This came up after the National Electrification
Administration (NEA) has stood pat on its memorandum circular 2008-12 which
requires all aspiring candidates to have attended at least 2 annual general
membership assembly (AGMA) of the Cooperative.
SOLAR POWER. Korean investors testing the solar power plant in Brgy. Blumentritt, Murcia, with PCCI regional governor and PRISM’s Bobby Montelibano, Apple Korea officials, Engr. Edward Gasambelo, VRESCO GM Edwardo Parocho, and PRISM GM Ike Carbon.*(Rey Siason photo)
A solar plant put up by South Korean investors is now supplying electricity to a building in Barangay Blumentritt in Murcia, Negros Occidental.
Businessman Roberto “Bobby” Montelibano, Regional Governor of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) said Apple Korea’s prototype of a solar power unit is now powering his office building in Murcia town.