Na­tional can­di­dates visit Po­rac town

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! - BY IAN OCAMPO FLORA Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

PO­RAC— This town re­cently wel­comed the pres­ence of sen­a­to­rial can­di­date Ilo­cos Norte Gov­er­nor María Imelda Josefa “Imee” Mar­cos and Leyte First Dis­trict Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Yedda Marie Ro­mauldez, who is run­ning as the first nom­i­nee of Tin­gog party-list in the May elec­tions.

Mayor Con­dral­ito dela Cruz wel­comed the can­di­dates as well as other can­di­dates of Hug­pong ng Pag­babago the week be­fore stress­ing that Po­rac wel­comes can­di­dates who would like to reach out to the grass­roots vot­ers and ex­plain their cam­paign plat­form. The said politi­cians and those of Hug­pong had sor­ties in dif­fer­ent parts of Pam­panga.

“We aim to pro­vide vot­ers with the op­por­tu­nity to check and eval­u­ate for them­selves the can­di­dates in this year’s elec­tions,” Dela Cruz said, adding that the visit of the said can­di­dates is also an op­por­tu­nity to raise is­sues of the town that can be re­solved through fu­ture leg­is­la­tion and na­tional gov­ern­ment sup­port.

Mar­cos, for one, is keen on the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and preser­va­tion of the Cand­aba wet­lands for its con­tin­u­ous shel­ter­ing of mi­gra­tory birds.

“We also have mi­gra­tory birds in Paoay Lake, and we ex­pe­ri­enced the same thing not so long ago.

“With our in­creased eco­nomic stake in the GNPower Mariv­e­les and Dinginin projects, we are con­fi­dent that we will sur­pass our tar­get of 4,000 MW net at­trib­ut­able ca­pac­ity by 2020. These growth op­por­tu­ni­ties are all driven by our com­mit­ment to bal­ance the needs of our cus­tomers in terms of the re­li­a­bil­ity, cost-ef­fi­ciency, and en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity of the coun­try’s power sup­ply,” Ru­bio sai d.

Di st r i but i on

For 2018, AboitizPower’s dis­tri­bu­tion busi­ness recorded con­sol­i­dated EBITDA of P8.2 bil­lion, 6% higher than the P7.8 bil­lion recorded in 2017. The com­pany saw en­ergy sales in­crease to 5,540 gi­gawatt-hours (GWh), which was five per­cent higher than the 5,288 GWh recorded in 2017. This was the re­sult of in­creased con­sump­tion lev­els across all cus­tomer seg­ments.

“Our dis­tri­bu­tion busi­ness also con­tin­ues to ex­pand as we de­liver world-class ser­vice to our close to one mil­lion cus­tomers within our grow­ing fran­chise ar­eas and emerg­ing eco­nomic zones,” Ru­bio said.

AboitizPower is the hold­ing com­pany for the Aboitiz Group’s in­vest­ments in power gen­er­a­tion, dis­tri­bu­tion, and re­tail elec­tric­ity ser­vices. It ad­vances busi­ness and com­mu­ni­ties by pro­vid­ing re­li­able and am­ple power sup­ply at a rea­son­able and com­pet­i­tive price, and with the least ad­verse ef­fects on the en­vi­ron­ment and host com­mu­ni­ties.

The com­pany is one of the largest power pro­duc­ers in the Philip­pines with a bal­anced port­fo­lio of as­sets lo­cated across the coun­try. It is a ma­jor pro­ducer of Clean­ergy, its brand for clean and re­new­able en­ergy with sev­eral hy­dro­elec­tric, geo­ther­mal and so­lar power gen­er­a­tion fa­cil­i­ties. It also has ther­mal power plants in its gen­er­a­tion port­fo­lio to sup­port the baseload and peak en­ergy de­mands of the coun­try.

The com­pany also owns dis­tri­bu­tion util­i­ties that op­er­ate in high-growth ar­eas in Lu­zon, Visayas, and Mindanao, in­clud­ing the sec­ond and third largest pri­vate util­i­ties in the coun­try. (Press Re­lease)

-Chris Navarro

CAM­PAIGN TRAIL. Sen­a­to­rial can­di­date and Ilo­cos Norte Gov. Imee Mar­cos stresses the need to re­move the E-Vat on im­ported com­modi­ties to lessen the bur­den on the poor dur­ing the re­cent cam­paign sor­tie in Barangay Par­alaya, Po­rac, Pam­panga. Ac­com­pa­ny­ing her is House Speaker Glo­ria Ma­ca­pa­gal Ar­royo, come­back­ing 2nd Dis­trict Con­gress­man Mikey Ar­royo, Po­rac Mayor Car­ling dela Cruz, Vice-Mayor Dex­ter David and Board Mem­ber Fritzie David-Di­zon.

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