- Published: 28 August 2015
NPC President Ma. Gladys Cruz-Sta. Rita and Sunwest Water and Electric Company (SUWECO) COO Robert C. Uy sign on Monday the UCME settlement agreement entitling the latter with subsidy for generating power in Tablas, Romblon. Fellow signatories to the agreement were VP Urbano C. Mendiola and Suweco Consultant Mr. Ben A. delos Reyes.
The National Power Corporation (NPC) headed by President Ma. Gladys Cruz-Sta. Rita and the 2nd Infantry (Jungle Fighter) Division of the Philippine Army represented by its commander, Major General Romeo G. Gan, AFP sign today a Memorandum of Agreement for the protection of the Makiling-Banahaw Geothermal Reservation.
The agreement will cover the Makiling Forest Reserve, Mts. Banahaw-San Cristobal Protected Landscape and Malaraya Forest Reserve which is the headwater for Lipa City and Malvar in Batangas, Alaminos and San Pablo City in Laguna, and San Antonio in Quezon.
With the agreement, NPC will be able to intensify its efforts in protecting and preserving the Reservation from illegal activities such as timber poaching, slash and burn farming, charcoal making and illegal settling.
In his brief message, General Gan said that the Philippine Army is “committed to maintain peace and order that complements environmental protection.” He also shared the Army’s own projects for the environment like the cultivation of different bamboo species that pave the way to opening their own Bamboo park.
President Sta. Rita who emphasized on the importance of protecting the 162,000 hectare Reservation expressed her gratitude for the Philippine Army’s contribution to conserve and maintain the Makiling-Banahaw Geothermal Reservation.
“We are happy to share the same interest and commitment with you in preserving and protecting the environment,” she said.
Also present during the signing of the agreement were Watershed Management Department Manager Emmanuel Umali, Division Manager Antonio Hinayo, Mak-Ban Watershed Area Team Chief Emmanuel Regondola, Ltc. Dennis C. Perez , Col. Wilbur C. Mamawag and Ltc. Randolph G. Cabangbang.
Members of the SPUG’s Operations Planning and Performance Assessment and Catanduanes-Masbate-Albay Operations Division recently attended the Oracle training and briefing for Budget Preparation System in NPC Head Office. The training, conducted by the Budget and Program Review Division and the Information and Technology Services Department equips the attendees with knowledge on how to use the Oracle system for budget preparation & monitoring.
At the end of the session, the attendees were tasked to encode actual data of their budget proposal for 2016. The same training and briefing will also be conducted to NPC offices nationwide.
NPC employees showcase their talents in ‘NPC GOT TALENT’ today in celebration of President Ma. Gladys Cruz-Sta. Rita’s second year anniversary as President and CEO.
After the five groups and an individual from different functional groups shared their talents in singing, dancing, and playing various musical instruments, winners were announced as follows: 3rd place went to the Corporate Affairs Group who showed a skit on the corporation’s operational highlights; 2nd place went to Ms. Genalyn Vinagrera of the Finance group who interpreted the song “Sino ang Baliw,” and the 1st place was coveted by the Mindanao Generation group who introduced the culture of Mindanao through song and dance.