Monday, December 14, 2015

NGCP denies hand on power outage in Oro

CAGAYAN de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno congratulates the winners 
of the ‘Search for Outstanding Indigenous People Leaders.
CAGAYAN de Oro City (GOLDEN JOURNAL/BEN BALCE) - The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) on Friday denied any knowledge of the “rotating brownouts” in this trading hub of Northern Mindanao.

Local businessmen and residents in Cagayan De Oro City have complained of the three-to-four hours of rotating power outage imposed by the local power energy distributor Cagayan De Oro Power and Light Company (CEPALCO) here.

CEPALCO officials explained that the power allocated for distribution to electricity subscribers here was less than the daily allocation of 150 megawatts.

The NGCP, a private company tasked to transmit power and electricity to various power distributors in Mindanao, has denied any knowledge of allocated power to the local power distributors.

Beth Ladaga of the NGCP’s Corporate Affairs in Mindanao, said that the NGCP is not privy to the amount of power allocated to the local power distributors.

“The NGCP only transmits the power allocated to the power distributors in Mindanao. We have no knowledge how much power is allocated, although we know that the allocation varies on a daily basis,” Ladaga said.

She said that the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR) and the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) determine the amount of power allocations to the power distributors, which is transmitted through the power grid maintained by the NGCP. 

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4ID destroys 186 loose firearms in Cag de Oro

CAGAYAN de Oro City (Golden Journal / 12/14/15) - The Army’s 4th Infantry Division (4ID) “demilitarized” 186 firearms during a ceremony here Monday morning last week.

4ID commander Maj. Gen. Oscar Lactao led the destruction of the loose firearms witnessed by local officials.

Members of the Army’s general staff also joined the destruction of the firearms, most of them assault rifles.

The military used iron cutters to cut the firearms and render them unserviceable.

Lactao said that the military here conducts the “demilitarization” of firearms twice a year. 

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Share a toy at SM

SM shoppers can play Santa to less fortunate 
kids by donating old or new toys at the Share 
a Toy booth at the SM Store and Toy Kingdom 
in SM City Cagayan de Oro and in all SM Malls 
nationwide until December 31, 2015.  When they 
buy new toys to give, they get P50 off coupon 
on a minimum P500 single-receipt purchase 
on regular-priced toys.
CAGAYAN de Oro City (Golden Journal / 12/14/15) - SM once again invites its shoppers to play Santa and share the joys of Christmas with less fortunate children in its Share a Toy campaign.

A joint project of The SM Store and Toy Kingdom in partnership with SM Foundation and the Department of Social Welfare and Development – the Share a Toy campaign continuously promotes involvement among society in spreading the spirit of Christmas by simply giving toys, old or new to kids in less fortunate communities and accredited organizations.

Shoppers do their share by visiting Share a Toy booth at The SM Store and Toy Kingdom in SM City Cagayan de Oro and in all SM Malls nationwide where shoppers can donate old or new toys until December 31, 2015.

SM and Toy Kingdom are likewise sharing the joys of Christmas with big-hearted shoppers. 

Every time they buy toys to donate from SM and Toy Kingdom, every P500 single receipt purchase on regular priced toys entitles one to a P50 off coupon valid untilJanuary 31, 2016. 

Maximum of ten (10) coupons will be given per transaction.

Share a Toy and make a child happy this Christmas at SM!

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