inaguaration Thomas Lloyd chairman Michael Sieg, Bronzeoak chairman Jose Ma. Zabaleta, Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., GSIS president Robert Vergara, Manapla Mayor Lourdes Escalante (l-r, front row) and other investors cut the ribbon to inaugurate the 48 megawatt solar facility in Manapla.*

P30B poured into Negros
for solar, biomass plants
NIR largest island-producer of sun power in ASEAN

Two more solar plants producing 80 MW of power were inaugurated in Negros Occidental yesterday bringing the total sun power produced on Negros Island to 356MW.

The 356MW makes Negros the largest single-island producer of solar power in the ASEAN, Arthur Aguilar, president of San Carlos Clean Energy, said.

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said Negros is definitely the renewable energy capital of the Philippines. Negros has been envisioned to become a green island, he said, pointing out that it is also at the forefront of organic agriculture. moremoremore

Waste to give more
jobs, added income

More renewable energy is set to be produced in Negros Occidental, this time to be powered by biomass and wind.

The South Negros BioPower Inc. yesterday broke ground for the construction of a 25 megawatt biomass power plant in Barangay Cubay, La Carlota City, that will turn trash to cash, and provide added income to farmers.

Michael Sieg, chairman of Thomas Lloyd that is investing in the biomass plant, said they are aiming to produce 70 MW of biomass power with 25 MW in La Carlota, 25 MW in Manpla and 20 MW in San Carlos. moremoremore


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Cops intensify anti-crime
operations as poll nears

The Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office, under the leadership of Senior Supt. Harris Fama, acting provincial director, has intensified its campaign against all forms of criminality, particularly election-related incidents, under the Secure and Fair Elections (SAFE) 2016 drive.

Efforts of the Negros Oriental PNP yielded fruitful results in its campaign, to include the implementation of the Commission on Elections checkpoints, the total gun ban, service of warrants of arrest, seizure of loose firearms and the muzzle-taping of licensed firearms voluntarily by political candidates, among others.

Fama said he appreciates the cooperation of the Negrenses in giving timely reports using the Visibility in Placards and Signboards that led to the arrests of persons violating the Comelec gun ban, a press release from NORPPO said. .moremoremore