DENR validates GBP's environmental compliance
- March 16, 2017
- Elsa S. Subong
ILOILO CITY, 16 March(PIA)—The Global Business Power (GBP) has been compliant of environmental laws and of its corporate social responsibility, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
The DENR-6 recently sat in consultation and validation with the officials of the GBP-Panay Energy Development Corporation, which operates the 167.4 MW clean coal-fired power plant.
The PEDC is one of the largest power plant investments in Panay Island.
In that validation, DENR-6 Jim Sampulna said they had seen the operations of the GBP which uses the latest technology called Circulating Fluidized Bed that helps the corporation achieve lower emissions of pollutants.
“The DENR-6 team has seen how the company took care of its “adopted” communities by implementing activities as part of their social development program,” Sampulna added.
The DENR noted that GBP corporation has been implementing some programs, like Adopt-A-Health Center that provides trainings for health workers among others; Bulig-Tuon, which finances for 159 elementary and 86 high school scholars; and, put up an organic vegetable garden that is managed by the Ingore Power Association.
Moreover, it has planted a total of 72,500 trees and 9,750 mangroves in support of the government’s National Greening Program.
As an off-shoot of the validation, the DENR and the GBPC have agreed to install an automatic real-time ambient air quality monitors that would connect to the office of the Environmental Management Bureau.
The DENR said it is very necessary for power plants to comply with the National Ambient Air Quality Guideline Value in areas where they operate. (JCM/ESS/PIA-Iloilo)
DOLE intensifies employment facilitation
MANILA, July 22 -- Emphasizing the government’s overall effort to invest in human capital development, Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the labor department is steadfast in providing employment facilitation to the public.
On its first year under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has served as the catalyst for the meeting of employers and jobseekers through the conduct of job fairs and created a job-ready workforce through its youth employment programs.
Among the beneficiaries are the over 140,000 jobseekers w...Read more
DSWD Chief leads distribution of P5,000 aid to ‘Yolanda’ survivors in Negros
NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, July 22 -- Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo flew to Negros Island Region (NIR) on Monday this week to lead the distribution of the P5,000 Presidential Financial Assistance (5KPFA) to the survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Sagay City, Negros Occidental who have not received help from the government.
The 5KPFA is the financial aid intended for ‘Yolanda’-affected households in Regions VI, VII, VIII, and Negros Island Region (NIR) who have not received the government’s Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) since the ...Read more
Antique IOs, media briefed on ASEAN
SAN JOSE, Antique, July 21 (PIA6) - - The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Antique Office gathered the local media and government information officers in the province for a briefing about the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the significance of the country’s hosting of the ASEAN summit this year.
“We recognize your role in delivering information and as important link between the government and people,” said PIA Antique Manager Vicente W. Villavert during the program where he also said that the ASEAN briefing is one of the activities of PIA aimed to highlight und...Read more
PIA launches first ASEAN info kiosk in Basilan
by Rene V. Carbayas
ISABELA CITY, Basilan, July 19 (PIA) – In line with the Philippines’ chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Region 9 formally launched its first ASEAN Info Kiosk at Isabela City Port Terminal on July 14.
The installation of the information kiosk at the passengers’ terminal showcased audio-visual presentation videos of ASEAN and IEC materials that will provide the public information on the Philippines’ chairmanship that coincides with the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN.