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Vol 6

In this Issue WESTERN VISAYAS

NGCP assures stable power for elections Marcelo M. Pedalino TACLOBAN CITY, April 29 (PIA) -- The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) stepped up its preparations to ensure delivery of enough power supply throughout the country when voters cast their votes on May 9 in the synchronized national and local elections. To make this happen, NGCP maintained a power outlook summary for May 8, May 9, and May 10, showing available capacity, systems load, and gross reserves of electricity in megawatts supplied to electric cooperatives. For the Visayas regions on May 8, the available capacity is 1,899 megawatts (MW), system load is 1,678 MW, and gross reserves at 221 MW. On election day (May 9), the available capacity remains the same for a system load of 1,709 MW and reserves of 190 MW. The day after (May 10), a slightly higher available energy at 2,121 MW, a higher system load at 1,876 MW, and higher

NLRC Executive Labor Arbiter Jessie Sullano asks the support and cooperation of employers, workers and media for the success of the 2016 Labor Month celebration which will be opened by job fairs at SM City Iloilo and Amigo Plaza Mall on May 1 in a press conference held at DOLE 6 Regional Office. Sullano is the Co-Chairman of the 2016 Labor Month celebration. Joining him are DOLE 6 ARD Salome Siaton, PCCI-Iloilo Chapter President Donna Rose Ratilla, CPU Employees' DFA: Gov't uses Union President Amy Campos and representatives of RCC member agencies. (PIA6/Iloilo) Easter Anne D. Doza

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CENTRAL VISAYAS

DYMR-Radyo ng Bayan Cebu Gloria Cañete and PIA -7 Amor Saludar interview DOLE Secretary Rozalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz on April 27 during the 2016 Pre-Labor Day Job and Career Fairs held at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex in Cebu. The event was attended by national and local officials led by President Benigno S. Aquino III, members of the Region 7 Tripartite Industrial Peace Council, returning OFW’s, program beneficiaries, private sectors partners/ employers and other invited guests. (vvv/PIA Cebu)

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EASTERN VISAYAS

PIA-7 RD Minerva Bc Newman, on the basics in news writing during writeshop held in Tacloban City: "One idea, in one sentence, in one paragraph," for print; and "One idea, in one sentence, in one breathe," for broadcast. #‎JournalismWriteshop #‎AGIO8 #‎PIA8

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April 25 - May 1, 2016

Published by: PIA 6, 7 & 8

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reserves at 245 MW. The power outlook is being regularly reviewed by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Power Task Force Election, Ma. Rosette Martinez, NGCP Visayas regional corporate communication and public affairs officer said Thursday, during the 3-day Print Journalism Writeshop at the Ritz Tower de Leyte Annex Building here. The April 27–29 writeshop, organized by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), was attended by 25 info officers from national line agencies, including PIA field personnel in Region 8. Meanwhile, Herminigildo Itoc, Jr., Project Head, Visayas Project Department, presented updates on NGCP projects in Eastern Visayas, mostly ongoing expansion of 138 KV lines around the region with a target date of completion in December, this year. (ldl/mmp/PIA8-Southern Leyte)

diplomacy, legal means in WPS

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, April 29 (PIA6) -- The Philippine government maintains a position of peaceful resolution of disputes and rules-based approach on the West Philippine Issue with China. This, according to Department of Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary and Spokesperson Charles C. Jose during his visit to Bacolod City for the West Philippine Sea Issue information campaign. Jose explained during a press conference here that the government is taking the dual track approach to the issue through the diplomatic and legal tracks. The country, at the moment, with the help of other ASEAN member countries call for the full implementation of 2002 Agreement between ASEAN and China through the Declaration of Conduct (DOC) of Parties in the South China Sea. ―We believe this DOC and Code of Conduct will be able to manage tension because the actions of China heighten tension in the area undermining peace and stability,‖ Jose said. Meanwhile, on the legal end, according to Jose, the result of the Arbitration case filed against China before the Arbitral Tribunal of United Nations Conventions on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) which defines the maritime entitlements of coastal states may come out anytime soon. Jose added that the country is also trying to get the support of the international community like in the recent Group of Seven (G7) where its foreign ministers issued a statement calling all parties involved to fully respect diplomatic and legal processes, a first for a group of countries to indirectly refer to the arbitration case filed against China. G7 is an international organization officially established in 1985 to facilitate economic cooperation among the

world's largest industrial nations; summit meetings of the member nations began in 1975. Members are Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and the United States. The DFA in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency 6 also conducted a Multi-Sectoral Forum on the West Philippine Sea issue participated in by about 250 representatives from the academe, national government agencies, local government units, religious groups, fisher folks, among others. ―Through this information campaign we started since 2015, we hope to raise the level of awareness of our countrymen to fully understand the issue because we believe that an informed citizenry makes informed decisions through the whole of nation or whole of government approach,‖ Jose added.*(JCM/EAD-PIA6 Negros Occidental)

DFA Assistant Secretary and Spokesperson Charles C. Jose expounds on the diplomatic and legal tracks being pursued by the Philippine government regarding the West Philippine Sea Issue. (PIA6/NIR Negros Occ.)

BFAR-7: No shortage of fish supply in CV despite El Niño Hazel F. Gloria CEBU CITY, April 26 (PIA) – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR-7) assured the public that there is no shortage of fish supply in Central Visayas despite the El Niño phenomenon. BFAR-7 Assistant Regional Director Allan Poquita said during the recent Association of Government Information Officers (AGIO) and Philippine Information Agency (PIA) – 7 Forum that El Niño will not affect the fish supply in the region. "Although there are El Niño damage reports but the most affected in terms of fish production is the fresh water fishers or aquaculture due to the lack of water supply," said Poquita. He explained that less water in the fish pond might lead to oxygen deficiency which would result to fish kill. ―We still have sufficient fish supply in our marine life resources,‖ continued Poquita. Poquita explained that during hot season, a lot of phytoplankton will be produced for the food of the fishes in the ocean.

There are plenty of food for the fishes due to the penetration of the sunlight in deep waters that will cause more algae to bloom. Poquita also reported the partial cost of damage in the impact of El Niño on fisheries production operations in which Bohol registered P44.75M, P1.72M in Siquijor, and P1.23M in Cebu. The damage covers freshwater tilapia, grow-out ponds, seaweeds, bangus grow-out, and caulerpa. BFAR-7 Chief of Special Concerns Office Mario Ruinata said that they are still in the process of identifying vulnerable areas and the affected fisherfolk per province. They are also conducting Information, Communication and Education (IEC) campaign on the impact of El Niño to fisheries. Ruinata revealed that their aftermath action plan includes distributing 5,000,000 pieces of tilapia fingerlings and 5,000,000 pieces of milkfish fingerlings regionwide. (rmn/hfg/PIA-7/AGIO-7)

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