In the headlines of Tutok Lasalyano…

MIAA works with airlines to improve NAIA operations

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) teams up with different airline companies as well as government agencies to ensure a “hassle-free” operation at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport over the holidays.

MIAA is set to launch “Oplan Lakbay Pasko 2015” next week in anticipation of the outpour of passengers set to travel during the Christmas season. Under the operation plan, the MIAA directs the adding of airport personnel especially on check-in counters in all terminals of the airport in order to ensure the accommodation of all the passengers.

According to MIAA senior assistant manager Vicente Guerzon Jr., government agencies including the Office for Transportation Security, Bureau of Customs, and Bureau of Immigration were also tasked to add authorities. Guerzon added that they are also looking out for the expected traffic along the roads that lead to the airport.


Meralco increases overall rates this month

The Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) increased their overall rate for residential customers by P0.055 per kilowatt-hour, from P8.55 per kwh in November to P8.605 per kwh this month.

Compared to the electricity bill in November, a typical household consuming 200 kwh will see its electricity bill go up by P11 this December.

Other bill components also rose for the month. Transmission charge registered an increase of P0.007 per kwh due to the higher ancillary service charges, while taxes and other charges (system loss and subsidies) also recorded a combined increase of P0.002 per kwh, the article read on Philippine Star.

Meralco added this was primarily due to the generation charge, which increased by P0.046 per kwh from last month, for the increase in the December overall rates.

This month’s overall rate is the fourth lowest since January 2010, Meralco noted.


TeaM Energy Foundation energizes Infanta thru solar power

TeaM Energy Foundation launched “Project Heart and Soul” benefiting more than 250 households in Infanta town.

Household Electrification Assistance through Renewable Technology and Social Preparation for the Upliftment of Lives Project energizes off-grid Barangay Babuyan with a population of 900 and Pita with 1, 200 residents.

Department of Energy and Pangasinan I Electric Cooperative I lent TeaM Energy a hand for the installation of 30-wattpeak Photooltaic Solar Home Systems last August 17. One solar system can light up four 5-watt light bulbs or charge a smart phone.

TeaM Energy initiated to put up two solar powered streetlight in each of their barangay-recipient. Health centers and barangay halls were given solar home systems.


Fake Cobonpue furniture destroyed in Tagaytay

Copied furnishings of renowned furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue were smashed into pieces at the courtyard of the Tagaytay Regional Trial Court.

Workers of a forwarding company destroyed the illegal furniture after Tagaytay Regional Trial Court Branch 18 approved Cobonpue’s request for motion to destroy.

Some of the ruined pieces are the yoda sofa, dragnet chair, noodle chair, and voyage daybed. The National Bureau of Investigation confiscated these movables in a raid last December 2013. Cobonpue filed copyright violations against unnamed companies.


Baldwin’s Gilas achievement upped his chances for coaching Ateneo 

Coach Tab Baldwin thinks his championship medal with the Gilas cadet team last year influenced the University officials to elect him as the next coach for team Ateneo.

Kiefer Ravena, former Ateneo basketball team captain, is part of the Gilas cadet. Joining Ravena are Mac Belo and Troy Rosario among the collegiate ranks of Gilas cadet.

Baldwin’s cadet national team won against Indonesia, bagging Philippine’s 11th straight gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games men’s basketball.

American-Kiwi coach Baldwin stated that training the blue eagles is fun, which is why he accepted the coaching job filled with excitement.


All these and more on Tutok Lasalyano. Only here at 95.9 Green FM!


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