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CITY OF DREAMS MANILA INAUGURATES P76M SOLAR SOLUTIONS

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The country’s first integrated resort to utilize solar energy City of Dreams Manila inaugurates its Php 76 million solar power solutions with guests of honor Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Senator Cynthia Villar (fifth from left) and Department of Energy's Senior Undersecretary Jesus Cristino Posadas (fourth from left). From left to right, together with them...

ONE MERALCO FOUNDATION OFFERS FREE CHARGING, FOOD PACKS TO TAAL VOLCANO VICTIMS

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To ensure that their mobile devices are constantly powered, One Meralco Foundation (OMF), the corporate social responsibility arm of the Manila Electric Company (Meralco), set up its solar-powered mobile charging stations at an evacuation center in Alfonso, Cavite last night where around 3,000 families affected by the Taal Volcano eruption are currently taking shelter. Mobile power stations will also...

JANUARY 2020 POWER BILLS DOWN

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 8TH January 2020 – To start the new year, the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) announced today a downward adjustment of power rates, as the overall rate for a typical household consuming 200kWh decreased to P9.4523 per kWh this January from last month’s P9.8623 per kWh. The reduction of P0.4100 per kWh will mean a decrease of around P82...

MAYOR ABBY UPBEAT ON PLANNED PROGRAMS, INNOVATIONS FOR 2020

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Makati Mayor Abby Binay has expressed optimism that the city government’s technology-enabled programs would benefit more Makatizens this year, owing to increased revenue collection and a fresh overwhelming mandate in the 2019 polls. “I am glad to tell you that we have surpassed last year’s revenue target by ten percent as of December 31. Our business sector continues to make...

THE MAYOR IS ALWAYS IN

Listening to Koronadal City Mayor Eliordo Ogena’s story is like sitting on your grandmother’s lap, wide-eyed, while taking in anecdotes that restore your faith in mankind. The city chief admits that he’s not a moneyed politician like his opponent in the last elections, who comes from a well-entrenched local political clan. But he won the race, hands down. “After the...

FIGHTING EPIDEMICS

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On November 5, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed the fourth case of polio in the Philippines since an outbreak was declared in September. In a statement, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III revealed that the test was conducted by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) and the National Institute of Infectious Diseases-Japan. The Philippines was considered polio-free for almost...

VISION ZERO

“I want the Filipino people to feel DSWD’s presence. I want DSWD to reach out and not the other way around.” This declaration of the agency’s commitment comes from Undersecretary for Operations Aimee Torrefranca-Neri of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The DSWD is the lead government agency mandated to formulate, implement, and coordinate programs and policies for...

DISRUPTING MOBILITY

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ANGKAS, the app-based motorcycle taxi service, has become widely popular as an alternative transportation service provider in our country beset by traffic congestion. Through the app, commuters can book a motorcycle on demand. Its founder and chief executive officer (CEO), Angeline Tham, has remained steadfast and optimistic in their commitment to alleviate the traffic problem, especially with the continued cooperation...

THE VICO EFFECT

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As we traverse the streets of Pasig going to the city hall, this writer was expecting tarpaulins and banners bearing the name and handsome face of current city mayor Vico Sotto to turn up along the way. In the local political landscape, it’s a norm for those in position to assert their dominance over their “territory.” But there was...

MAYOR ISKO MORENO CALLS FOR UNITY IN 2020

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Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Monday, December 30 called on Manileños to unite and remain steadfast as a new year approaches. Domagoso made the appeal after leading the wreath laying ceremony at Rizal Park to commemorate the heroism of Dr. Jose Rizal. The mayor encouraged his constituents to remain positive in life, even as he acknowledged that 2019...

NEW HONOREES CONFERRED FOR EXEMPLARY ELECTRICAL SAFETY PRACTICES AT 4TH MERALCO K-LIGTAS AWARDS

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For the fourth year in a row, the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) held its annual recognition of organizations that have instituted power safety protocols as a part of their daily processes. The country’s first and only industry awards program for electrical safety best practices, the Meralco Kuryenteng Ligtas (K-Ligtas) Awards is an advocacy program of Meralco through its learning and...

GO-BACKED BILLS SIGNED INTO LAW

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed two bills institutionalizing the Malasakit Centers and postponing the May 2020 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections (BSKE) to December 2022. A ceremonial signing took place in Malacañang on Tuesday, December 3. Senator Lawrence "Bong" Go filed the bills in the 18th Congress immediately after he assumed office in July. In his past statements, the...

2019 SEA GAMES OPENING CEREMONIES STIR PRIDE AMONG FILIPINOS

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Thousands of spectators gathered at the Philippine Arena on November 30, 2019 to mark the beginning of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) graced by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Brunei Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah. Filipinos at the venue and those who watched the televised ceremonies at home were in awe as they watched 90-minute Opening Ceremonies...

MERALCO PREPARES FOR TYPHOON TISOY

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November 29, 2019 - The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) said today in a statement that it is prepared to declare General State of ALERT and is gearing all efforts to prepare its systems and personnel to immediately respond to power outages that may result from Typhoon Tisoy. Meralco Public Information Office Head Joe Zaldarriaga said, “As a 24–hour service company,...

FPI CALLS FOR NEXT ROUND OF CSP BIDDING: URGENT NEED FOR ADDITIONAL CAPACITY TO BRING DOWN GENERATION CHARGE

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The Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) recently called for the Department of Energy (DOE), as well as all other industry players and stakeholders, to fast-track the next round of biddings for the much-needed greenfield baseload capacity. The group believes that the successful Power Supply Agreements (PSA) two months ago, signed to supply Meralco 1,200 MW and 500 MW of capacity...

ELECTRICITY RATE INCREASES THIS NOVEMBER

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WESM charges pushed up by power plant outages MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 7th November 2019 – The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) announced today an upward adjustment of power rates, as the overall rate for a typical household consuming 200kWh increased to P9.5579 per kWh this November from last month’s P9.0862 per kWh. The adjustment of P0.4717 per kWh will mean an increase...

IABC PH PROMOTES TRUTH, TRUST AND THE PUBLIC SERVANT

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During the recently concluded 2019 Year-End General Membership Meeting of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines, held at the Palm Grove, Rockwell Club, the organization welcomed Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso to discuss the topic of “Trust and the Public Servant.” During the meeting, EON Group also presented the latest data on the Philippine Trust Index, which...

AT LAST, YOU CAN NOW READ LEAGUE MAGAZINE ANYWHERE, ANYTIME YOU WANT!

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PASIG CITY, Philippines - LEAGUE: The Local Government Unit Magazine recently launched its digital copies with the goal of reaching a wider audience worldwide. This is in line with the publication’s advocacy of taking Filipinos into the "heart of local governance in the Philippines, showcasing the best of the country—its people and leaders—where they are, how they thrive, how...

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