National candidates visit Porac town
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)
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.