Department of Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla said he is inclined to weigh the balance between the country’s reliance on coal and oil-based power plants and emerging renewable energy sources to keep the cost of electricity in check for consumers, a government press release said.
Asked about the petition of some sectors to reverse the endorsement of his predecessor, former energy secretary Jose Rene Almendras, on coal-fired power plants, Petilla said he would do everything he could to look at the green side of renewable energy, run-of-river hydropower, solar, wind and biomass.
Petilla said he did not want to rush on his decisions, but would review existing contracts with power producers to make sure there’s a balance between RE and coal and oil-based power plants.
posts P300K in sales
The Bacolod Showroom, Pasalubong and Gift Shop generated about P300,000 in just 15 days during highlights of the MassKara Festival, Ruby Osorio, its marketing and promotions officer, said yesterday.
Osorio said wearable masks, food, and other items with MassKara designs, like T-shirts and key chains, were among the top sellers during the festival.
The showroom also serves as a one-stop shop for tourists as it displays food products from Bacolod producers like Merci’s, Bongbong’s, Margie’s and Clara’s, she also said.
Pre-registration slated for
December job fair
The Public Employment Service Office in Bacolod City will hold an early registration for jobseekers on Nov. 13 and 14 at Robinsons Place Bacolod for a job fair slated on Dec. 7.
This is part of the 79th anniversary of the Department of Labor and Employment, and will bring in 21 licensed recruitment agencies and 31 local employers from Bacolod City, Moises de la Cruz, PESO manager, said yesterday.
He said the agencies are East West Placement Center Inc., Progressive Employment and Recruitment Agency Inc., Pisces International Placement, Arab Peninsula Manpower Services Corp., MSL Star Human Resources Corp., GBMLT Manpower Services Inc., YWA Human Resource Corp., Lead Resources Management Corp., Jones International Manpower Services Inc., Golden Legacy Job Movers Corp.