Mindanao Consumers paying too ...

Sep 17, 2018 by

Consumers in Mindanao who are supplied by coal power plants have been paying too much for their electricity. The reason is that distribution utility companies (electric cooperatives and investor-owned DU’s) have been imprudent in contracting for power supply from coal power plants. For instance, MORESCO2 in Northern Mindanao paid probably the highest rate of around P21.00 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for their loads in excess of the base load requirements in July 2018. That’s because MORESCO2 used power from the FDC Misamis coal plant to supply their intermediate and peaking loads. (This is termed “above-baseload” power supply in the simulation. Please refer to the Table: Cost of Coal Power Supplied to MORESCO 2 Consumers, July 2018).

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Electricity Rates in Northern ...

Sep 13, 2018 by

Have you noticed an unusual increase in your electricity bills lately? That’s because over the last four years, electricity rates in Northern Mindanao have been climbing, to as much as nearly 50 percent for its largest distribution utility.

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Guerrilla Submarines in Northe...

Sep 12, 2018 by

During World War II, US Navy submarines helped supply the Filipino and American guerrillas with arms, ammunitions and supplies, also ferrying personnel in and out of the islands. Known as the Spyron Operation, it supported the Filipino and American Guerrillas resistance to the Japanese occupation after the Philippines fell to the Japanese Imperial Forces in early 1942.

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Virginia Hansen Holmes: Guerri...

Sep 2, 2018 by

One of the few survivors of the Second World War in Mindanao has passed on. Virginia Hansen Holmes, known fondly to family and friends as Ginger, died on August 24, 2018 at her home in Falls Church, Virginia in the United States. She was 84.

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6th Regional Competitiveness S...

Aug 17, 2018 by

The City of Golden Friendship is on a roll! Cagayan de Oro City finished better in four of five pillars at the recently concluded 6th Regional Competitiveness Summit held August 16, 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay.

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Oro Chamber Initiative to main...

Aug 11, 2018 by

Northern Mindanao’s biggest business organization is looking to promote the concept of “Inclusive growth through Inclusive Business” in partnerships with like-minded organizations in Northern Mindanao. Inclusive Business, defined as “Engaging the Base of the Pyramid (i.e. Marginalized) in the “Core Business of Business”, is the proven strategy to minimize poverty worldwide.

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