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This Week in Bacolod (January 12 to 18, 2019)

Fair weather rules over Bacolod, marking a contrast to the looming increase of power rates.

By: Yoorekka Team | January 13, 2019
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Fair weather is expected in Bacolod.

Most of the days this week will see clear skies and fair weather in general. Meanwhile, the Bacolod Real Estate and Development Corporation (BREDCO) proved their ability to accommodate more heavy equipment by unloading tons of industrial components from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). In other news, residents should get ready and start saving as the city’s power utility, the Central Negros Electric Cooperative Inc. (CENECO), will increase its power rate this year.

Weather Advisory: Fair weather in the city continues

It is going to be a little sunny with cloudy intervals for Bacolenos this week. The cool and breezy weather may bring in isolated rain showers in some areas of the city in the middle of the week, particularly on the 17th. It is also expected that on the 18th, Friday will bring in clouds and thunderstorms. Bacolod City temperature may range from 27 °C to 31 °C [1].

Travel Update: BREDCO Port is now ready to accommodate more heavy equipment

The Visayas Region continues its industrialization and development through the efforts of the Bacolod Real Estate and Development Corporation (BREDCO) in improving their facilities to provide better customer service to the riding public.

On a recent report, Mr. Romeo Casela, Manager of BREDCO Port, revealed that on December 26, five units of transformers weighing 152 metric tons each and two units of transformers weighing 82 metric tons of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) were accommodated at the BREDCO International Port. Mr. Casela said that since the port was able to unload huge industrial components, it proves BREDCO’s handling capability. He also added that the port can accommodate more foreign ships and cargoes.

The new management of BREDCO will bring more development projects this year as per Mr. Casela. Thus, he added that they are reviewing the facilities and have already planned for the improvement of the RO-RO terminal this year [2].

Passed Laws and Ordinance: Consumers to brace for power rates increase in 2019

Due to the upcoming implementation of the increase in excise taxes on petroleum products this year, the Central Negros Electric Cooperative Inc. (CENECO) tells consumers to expect an increase in power rates.

However, the implementation of the power rate increase is still subject to the approval of the Energy Regulatory Commission.

According to Mr. Roel Venus, CENECO Member-Consumers Integrated Services Division Chief, the power utility firm could not determine the increase rate computation yet. He explained that if the fuel prices will increase, CENECO will also increase their rates definitely.

CENECO General Manager Sulpicio Lagarde Jr. revealed that, in October to November last year, CENECO has implemented a .69 centavo rate reduction. He also said that despite the stable power supply, 70 percent of their power derives from coal. He pointed out that Negros still really needs additional capacity from whatever source. [3].

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