New Beginnings, New Opportunities ...

            Indeed, Taal’s devastations were overwhelming and encompassing. Time and again, it has been proven that whenever disasters happen in the country, social infrastructure including electricity shuts down for days or months, depending on the nature of the disaster and where it struck.

On Brownouts and Dengue Epidemic

          The Sangguniang Panlalawigan, under the stewardship of Acting Gov. Lorenzo T. Templonuevo, Jr. focused on two concerns under the Committee on Energy chaired by PBM Edwin T. Tanael and Committee on Health chaired by PBM Santos Zafe. Aside from the regular sessions held every Monday,...

75 Housing Units at Relocation Site

Last March 14, 2018 I attended the turn-over ceremony of the 75 housing units at relocation site in San Isidro Village, Virac, Catanduanes upon invitation by the TESDA provincial office headed by PD Demetrio...

 Is there death of labor in the country today?                                                                                  (Second of a series)

Jojo Robles (The Manila Times, Lowdown, 5/2/18) continued: “Government and big business also conspired to convince the workforce that unionism was the worst thing that could happen to them. Entire armies of workers began to ignore the calls to organize, preferring instead to accept...

Is there death of labor in the country today?

The column run by Jojo Robles titled “The death of labor” in The Manila Times (Lowdown, 5/2/18) caught my attention and probably others with interest. Catchy, relevant, timely, and worth reading over a cup...

Should We Go Solar? ...

Extensively amended based on stakeholders inputs, House Bill 8179’s final version (1) Limits the scope to “remote and unviable, unserved, or underserved areas,” in selected provinces with less than 2% of the power demand of the Philippines, (2) Requires use of renewable energy, (3) Subjects...

Greta Thunberg Effect

Published on April 7, 1837, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, written by Hans Christian Andersen, was a story about two weaver’s who promised an emperor a new suit of clothes that they say is invisible to those who are unfit for their positions, stupid or incompetent. They...

Hope and Optimism

The Year of the Earth Dog is about to end. Nevertheless, amid man-made calamities or nature-induced catastrophe we should instill in our coconut shell that above the clouds and the rains, the sun is still shining. Be that as it may, it would be...

Relevant Topic

The staging of the 17th Cesar V. Sarmiento’s Oratorical Cup last January 26 at the Catanduanes State University (CSU) Auditorium at this point in time is truly imperative, providential, and timely due...

The Triumvirate Magic

The pre-campaign sorties of the solid group of GOV. JOSEPH ‘Boboy’ CUA, FGOV. ENGR. HECTOR S. SANCHEZ and Acting GOV. Shirley A. Abundo started in Barangay Solong, San Miguel where the Sunwest Electric Corporation (SUWECO) hydro- electric power is based and operating for quite a...