DOE rolls out hybrid, energy efficient cars

  • May 17, 2017

BUTUAN CITY, May 17 (PIA) - The days of fuel-guzzling government agency vehicles are numbered.

 

The Department of Energy (DOE) is introducing the replacement of service vehicles of the national government offices with hybrid cars as part of its campaign to promote energy efficiency and clean air across the country.

 

At 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the DOE Sunken Garden, the DOE will donate 24 Japan-made Toyota Prius (2017 model) to the Office of the President, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Finance (DOF), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Transportation (DOTr), Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of Trade and Industries (DTI), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and the Philippine National Police (PNP).

 

Eight hybrid cars will also be given to government offices in Region-VIII including the DENR, DTI, DOST, Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Department of Transportation-Land Transportation Office (DOTr-LTO), and the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) in support to the economic and social recovery of communities devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda.

 

“This Japan government-aided grant will jumpstart our drive towards our call to action to our fellow public servants to increase their use or patronize energy efficient technologies, including their official vehicles. We have to be the role models in this cause, so our people can look up to us and follow our lead,” said DOE Secretary Alfonso Cusi.

 

Officials of the DOE's Energy Utilization Management Bureau and Japan’s Ambassador to the Philippines, Kazuhide Ishikawa, will turn over the hybrid Toyota vehicles to the said beneficiaries.

 

Japan's Non-Project Grant Aid (NPGA) funded the acquisition of the Toyota Prius, which emits lower carbon emission. The hybrid car has an optimized fuel engine and electric motor to attain highest energy efficiency. (DOE/PIA-Caraga)

 

 


Other News

PNP, water district sign MOA to protect Isarog watershed in Bicol
  • August 17, 2017
NAGA CITY, Aug. 16 (PIA) – With its mandate to protect, manage, develop and conserve the Mt. Isarog Natural Park (MINP) in Camarines Sur, the Metro Naga Water District (MNWD) had the Naga City Police Station as its newest stakeholder in the collaboration to protect and conserve the MINP. On Aug. 7, the Naga police and the MNWD signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to firm up the cooperation and collaboration between the two entities.   MNWD Board Chairman Jorge T. Palma said the MOA intends to address the protection, conservation and rehabilitation of a portion of the MINP wate...Read more
Surigao delegates join global waste management confab in Bangkok
  • August 17, 2017
SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Aug. 17 (PIA) – In an effort to gain insights and learn best practices of proper waste management abroad, Governor Sol F. Matugas led the Surigao del Norte delegation who participated in the Global Waste Management Conference 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand last August 1-2. With the theme, “Building Sustainability in an Urbanized World through Strategic Waste Management,” the International Global Waste Management Conference 2017 is the first in Asia, designed to provide a platform to address the rising issues in relation to the negative impacts of waste on h...Read more
DepEd School Building Program: A Briefer
  • August 17, 2017
PASIG CITY, Aug. 17 -- On par with the President’s directive to “Build, Build, Build”, the Department of Education (DepEd) has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to outline the strategy for the implementation of the Basic Education Facilities Fund (BEFF).   Part of the agreement was for DepEd and DPWH to jointly conduct the validation of proposed school building to determine: a) buildable spaces, b) classroom building types, and c) actual project costs. An important part of this strategy is the conduct of geo-technical...Read more
Congressman Bordado highlights achievements in State of the District Address
  • August 17, 2017
NAGA CITY, Aug. 17 (PIA) –Camarines Sur Rep. Gabriel H. Bordado Jr. (third district) delivered the first ever State of the District Address last Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Eurotel Convention Center here.   Before a well-attended gathering of local officials and civil society leaders in his district, Bordado presented a summary of his accomplishments for July 2016  to July 2017.   For his legislative work, Bordado had a perfect attendance during sessions in Congress where he was present 97 times in 97 session days.  He also authored and co-authored 93 Bills, made five manife...Read more