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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Pasundayag Northern Mindanao 2015 gets devt council support

ILIGAN CITY, PHILIPPINES- Recognizing its significance to the tourism development of Northern Mindanao, the Regional Development Council (RDC) has expressed support to the conduct of Pasundayag Northern Mindanao 2015.
The support was conveyed by the RDC-X during its 104th Full Council Meeting held last month in Marco Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City.
Pasundayag Northern Mindanao is an annual event spearheaded by the Department of Tourism (DOT) in the region to entice tourists to experience what Northern Mindanao has to offer.
It will feature the best of the region’s tourist destinations including its culture, arts and crafts, as well as, its investment potentials along tourism and related sectors.
This year, Pasundayag Northern Mindanao will be held in Angeles, Pampanga on May 11-17 in cooperation with SM City Clark Pampanga, DOT Region III, and the Northern Mindanao Tourism Council as major co-presenters.
The RDC-X also encourages Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the region to participate and showcase their respective products in the Pasundayag.(APB/PIA-10) - From iligan.gov.ph

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

PSALM, NPC sign new O&M deal

ILIGAN CITY, PHILIPPINES – AFTER more than a year of void, a new Operation and Maintenance Agreement (OMA) was sealed by the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) and National Power Corporation (NPC) as to the operations of the remaining state-owned power assets.

Under the pact, it was stipulated that NPC will remain as service provider to the PSALM-transferred power facilities.
According to PSALM President Emmanuel R. Ledesma Jr., the agreement is in accordance with the provisions of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) under Section 47 (j).Ledesma has explained that under the new OMA, “NPC will operate, maintain and manage PSALM’s remaining power plants and appurtenant assets, other assets and other facilities.”He stressed that NPC will be “tasked to maximize plant availability and performance, minimize outages and operations and maintenance costs, minimize long-term deterioration of equipment and prepare the assets for sale and transfer.”
Primarily covered in the O&M pact are the Power Barges 101, 102, 103 and 104; as well as the Agus-Pulangui hydropower facilities.Ledesma further noted that its precursor firm NPC will “provide personnel for supervision and preservation of PSALM’s decommissioned plants and other facilities to prevent the deterioration of serviceable equipment and systems prior to disposal or privatization.”
The agreement will similarly delve with the divestment plan for the remaining decommissioned power assets of the government – including the Sucat thermal power plant in Muntinlupa City and the Bataan thermal power plant in Limay, Bataan.
State-run NPC will similarly continue “to discharge its duties and obligations under existing IPP (independent power producer) contracts,” according to the agreement.
The company is also enjoined to “prosecute and defend cases related to assets covered by the OMA, and undertake titling for PSALM’s real estate assets.”
The OMA is the document that legally binds the transfer of assets and liabilities of NPC to PSALM as prescribed under the power industry reform law.(By MYRNA VELASCO, Contributor) - From iligan.gov.ph

ICNHS names new building after fallen SAF members

ILIGAN CITY, PHILIPPINES –Two storey administrative building was officially opened during the flag raising ceremony at the Iligan City National High School (ICNHS) on Monday, March 16, 2015.   The building was named after two fallen Special Armed Forces (SAF) members in a ceremony lead by Rex L. Razo, Secondary Principal II of ICNHS. Also in attendance was Mayor Celso G. Regencia, Iligan City Police Office OIC PSSupt. Orlando A. BeƱas and officers and  members of SAF.
According to Razo, the newly constructed building was named after the fallen SAF members in memory and honor of heroes PO2 Romeo V. Senen and PO2 Chum G. Agabon that died in the Mamasapano encounter in Maguindanao on January 25, 2015. Senen graduated at ICNHS of class 2003 and was a cadet officer of the Citizens Army Training.  Agabon and Senen are both residents of Iligan.
Razo said that the building was originally scheduled for completion in 2016, but following his policy of Strike While the Iron is Hotprompted them to decide to finish the building this year and name it after the fallen SAF members who died heroically and while the incident is still fresh in the memory of their loved ones and the people.
Emotions prevailed as the mother of Senen and wife of Agabon expressed their gratitude for the honor naming the building after their loved ones. (Malyn Cortez/English translation by Virgilio C. Garcia/CIO) - From iligan.gov.ph

Friday, October 2, 2015

Northern Mindanao 10 joins 26th National Statistics Month celebration

Iligan City, Philippines – Northern Mindanao, through the Regional Statistics Committee, joins the Philippine Statistical System in celebrating the 26th National Statistics Month (NSM) for the whole month of October.
The month-long celebration in the region kicks off today Pearlmont Inn for the opening oeremony hosted by the Department of Health (DOH) with Epidemiology Bureau Director Dr. Rio L. Magpantay as the keynote speaker.
Presentation of Field Health Service Information System, Nutrition Statistics, Statistical Presentation from the Commission on Population and updates on HIV situation will highlight the opening ceremony of the NSM.
Meanwhile, agencies in the provinces, local government units, universities and schools will participate in this month-long celebration through conduct of various activities like motorcade, dissemination forums on various agency statistical outputs, statistics training, statistical quiz, poster-making contests, Statistical Exhibit, tree-growing activity, and radio interviews.
Activities for the NSM celebration in the region are posted at the PSA 10 website, http://nap.psa.gov.ph/ru10.
Earlier, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Regional Office 10, held a pre-launching activity of the NSM at the PSA 10 office. Trivia questions about the NSM celebration were given encouraging participation from the clients.
The pre-launch was highlighted by the opening of exhibit for public viewing at the CRS area featuring the challenging experiences of the five provincial field offices of Region 10 during the conduct of the 2015 Census of Population. - From iligan.gov.ph