PANAY Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi Lim (6 th from left) led the switch-on ceremony of 150MW coal-fired power plant expansion project at La Paz District in Iloilo City, in the presence of Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor, Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, GBP officials led by Rolando Bacani and PEDC chairman Jose Maria Lim, among others.* .

City cop in hot water
for lewd FB comment
Neuropsychiatric test needed: Bato

Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa yesterday questioned how a police officer in Bacolod City, who was allegedly behind the lewd comment on a photo posted on Facebook of a female anti-Marcos protester, became a cop and passed the neuropsychiatric examination.

Police Officer 1 Christian Godfrey CelesPlantinos was allegedly the one who owned an FB account "Christian RaizoPlantinos,”which was later deactivated. Plantinos, along with many other FB users,posted sexually offensive comments, on the photo of a woman, who was protesting against the burial of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. at the LibinganngmgaBayani.

De la Rosa, in an interview in Manila, said "Show them that you are a gentleman, a kind, decent, and respectable policeman, not a vulgar policeman.” moremoremore

Coal plant in Negros still likely

ILOILO CITY - Global Business Power, one of the largest power producers in the Visayas, whose subsidiary, Panay Energy Development Corp. inaugurated yesterday its 150-megawatt expansion project at La Paz District here, is still “ very much interested” to put up a clean-coal plant in Negros, its executive vice president, Jaime Azurin, said.

But Azurin admitted “it will be a hard time again in convincing the people (of Negros), especially the environmentalists, of the technology that we are using”.

On the contrary, Azurin said, the PEDC community acceptance in Iloilo is “very high”, and that the company is equipped with the latest Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) boiler technology. “You cannot see any smoke in the power plant. That's what we call clean coal technology”, he said


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718 minors surrender
under Oplan TokHang

The Department of Social Welfare and Development-Negros Island Region said 718 minors, who are either drug users or pushers have voluntarily surrendered to the police under Oplan TokHang.

Oplan TokHang is the government's primary campaign to address the illegal drugs problem in the country.

Jessica Arangorin, focal person for the regional committee's sub-committee for the welfare of children of DSWD-NIR, said this during a Kapihan forum sponsored by the Philippine Information Agency in Dumaguete City.