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February 15, 2013 Top Stories:


  • Stable power for May elections in Visayas assured
  • Cebu academy calls for applicants to youth leadership program
  • Do not fly kites near power lines
  • Bohol cited as best CDD implementor in Philippines
  • DA-7 appeals against rice wastage, proper rice preparation, consumption
Power Supply in Visayas for 2013 Elections

Stable power for May elections in Visayas assured


By Rachelle M. Nessia


CEBU CITY, Feb 14 (PIA) -- The Department of Energy (DOE) said the Visayas region will have stable power supply during the second automated elections in the country.


DOE Visayas Regional Director Antonio Labios said the current power reserve in Visayas is between 300 MW to 400 MW.


"Mapun-an pa ni siya during elections kay dili kaayo dako ang demand sa electricity basta holiday (This will be augmented during elections because the demand for electricity during holidays is not that high)," said Labios during a Kapihan forum held by the Philippine Information Agency in Cebu. READ MORE


Cebu academy calls for applicants to youth leadership program


By Juju Manubag-Empuerto


CEBU CITY, Feb. 14 (PIA) — The Young Minds Academy (YMA) in Cebu is calling on interested youth leaders aged 12 to 20 to apply for their leadership and citizenship development training program.


Interested applicants must form a team of five members under one of the following categories: Generation A (17–20 years old) or Generation B (12-16 years old).


The list of requirements and application forms may be downloaded at http://www.rafi.org.ph/leadership-citizenship/young-minds-academy. READ MORE


Know how the Automated Election System works! (Infographic below via Hatol ng Bayan)

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Do not fly kites near power lines



To help ensure brownout-free polls

By Rachelle M. Nessia


CEBU CITY, Feb. 14 (PIA) — A power distribution utility in Cebu is appealing to students and residents in their coverage areas to avoid flying kites near electric lines.


“This is one way how the public can help us ensure that there will be stable power supply during the Election Day,” said Theresa Sederiosa, communications manager of Visayan Electric Company (VECO).


Based on VECO’s records, most power outages that occur in their area are caused by kites getting entangled in power lines. READ MORE



VECO consumers in Cebu can tweet their power-related emergencies to @VECO_Cebu especially during Election Day. Or In VECO areas, report power-related concerns to 2308326, txt ASKVECO_OUTAGE send to 2327 (Globe/TM) 3918326 (Smart/T&T/Red) 09178902327(Sun)

Bohol cited as best CDD implementor in Philippines


By Juju Manubag-Empuerto


CEBU CITY, Feb. 14,(PIA) –The province of Bohol has been identified as one of the best local government units implementing the community-drive development (CDD) in the country.


A statement from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Bohol recently received a national citation from DSWD for being the best LGU in the social welfare delivery.


This is the reason why out of the many Kalahi-CIDSS areas in the Philippines, the Asian delegates chose the Bohol province as the destination of their recent cross-learning visit for the Kalahi-CIDSS learning visit. READ MORE


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[PHOTO] Financing Education for All: PPP in Education

St. Joseph Academy Principal and Fund for Assistance to Private Education (FAPE) Regional Coordinator Perlita Quinones (lower right) speaking during the Policy Forum on Financing Education For All, Public Private Partnership in Education at the Cebu Normal University (CNU) in Cebu City on Feb. 12, 2013. (VVV/PIA CEBU)

DA-7 appeals against rice wastage, proper rice preparation, consumption


By Juju Manubag-Empuerto


CEBU CITY, Feb. 5 (PIA) — The agriculture department is appealing to the public to stop wasting rice, a major staple food for most Filipinos.


Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas Regional Field Unit-7 (DA RFU 7) Regional Executive Director Angel C. Enriquez made the appeal during the recent launching of the National Year of Rice (NYR) in Bohol Province at the Cultural Center in Tagbilaran City.


Around 400 farmers from the different towns in Bohol along with agriculture students from different parts of the country attended the launching. READ MORE


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[PHOTO] DOE assures enough power in Visayas for brownout-free polls

DOE-Visayas Regional Director Antonio Labios (left photo) talking on the steps taken by DOE to ensure stable power supply in Central Visayas for the automated May 2013 elections during the regular Kapihan sa PIA Forum at PIA Cebu. Photo also shows: (L-R, upper-right) CEBECO'S Resident Manager Lowell Belcina and VECO Communications Manager Theresa Sederosia (center). Cebu Information Manager Rachelle M. Nessia (extereme left-lower photo) and Wen Celen of Radyo ng Bayan (extreme right) as moderators. (VVV/PIA CEBU)

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Weekly Info Blast Roundup:

  • Police inaugurated yesterday P350T worth new firing range inside Cebu Prov'l Police Office HQ in Brgy. Lahug
  • Lapu Lapu marked Valentine'sDay by hosting mass wedding for 115 couples who were 4Ps recipients in Brgy.Poblacion
  • More than 500 election stakeholders in #Cebu attended the Discernment Recollection this AM at the Sacred Heart Center held by CFC, Dilaab
  • BayaniChallenge, volunteerism should be part of lifestyle of every Filipino- PIA DG Jose Mari Oquinena
  • VECO, CEBECO in Cebu said they're doing contingency measures 2 ensure May polls will b free from power outages, fluctuations
  • IT courses offered to 225 prisoners about to b released w/in 6 months or who qualified for parole @Bagong Buhay RehabCenter
  • Cebu City Gov't broke ground for P60-M motor pool projects 4 its vehicles,warehouse to house supplies of city hall departments.
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