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Bacolod City, Philippines Thursday, April 12, 2018
DOE urged to hasten upgrade
of transmission lines in Negros

A national scientist is urging the Department of Energy to accelerate the upgrade of transmission lines in Negros Occidental, as the province is regarded to have a “power surplus economy”, with the potential to supply more power from renewable resources to other areas in the country.

In a press conference yesterday, Raul Fabella said that Negros has excess power supply due to many renewable energy (RE) plants operating across the island and DOE should fast track the upgrading of submarine cables to let the province supply other power deficit areas in the Philippines.

Fabella was in L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City to attend the Visayas Regional Scientific Meeting of the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), April 11 to 12, which is in preparation for the 40th Annual Scientific Meeting on July 11 to 12.

5 ARBOs get farm machineries

Governor Alfredo Maranon Jr. led the turnover of P23 million worth of farm machineries to the five Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organization (ARBO) of the Department of Agrarian Reform-North at the Bacolod Pavillon Hotel in Bacolod City yesterday.

The farm machineries distributed under the DARs Sugar Block Farm (SBF) and Climate Resilient Farm Productivity Support (CRFPS) projects will benefit the 200 farmers cultivating a total of 248 hectares of sugarcane and other agricultural crops.

The farm machineries include one Massey Ferguson farm tractor complete with implements, two 6-wheeler Man Diesel Pump Trucks and three 90-HP McCormick Farm with implements.


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