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15th December 2014
DTI-Southern Leyte holds trainings on integrated coconut processing
Posted by Jani Arnaiz, Chief Editor on December 15, 2014, 10:32 pm

By Marcelo M. Pedalino

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Dec. 15 (PIA)  --  A Basic Skills Training on Integrated Coconut Processing will be conducted by the Department of Trade and  Industry (DTI) provincial office here on two occasions within this week.

In a statement sent to the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) today, DTI informed that the first training is scheduled December 15-17, or today until Wednesday, at barangay Hantag this city, an interior barangay from the city proper, about ten kilometers upland to the north.

“This will be participated by the officers and members of Hantag Farmers Multi-purpose Cooperative, Inc. (HAFAMCI).  Mrs. Minerva Baclayon, a licensed food technician of Southern Leyte State University (SLSU)-Sogod Campus will be tapped as the trainer,” the DTI statement said.

The second similar training, on December 19-21, will be at Mahayahay, Bontoc, Southern Leyte “participated by workers of Yummy’s Homemade Products, and coconut farmers from the said barangay.”

Funds for the two skills trainings were taken from the DTI’s CARP funds.

The activity will also discuss matters on costing, pricing, and some good manufacturing practices.

“The main purpose of these trainings is to introduce other by-products of coconut, an alternative source of income aside from the traditional copra or coconut kernels,” the DTI statement also said.  (mmp, PIA8-Southern Leyte)

 

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13th December 2014
NGCP targets complete line restoration before Christmas
Posted by Jani Arnaiz, Chief Editor on December 13, 2014, 11:19 am

A top executive of a power distribution company has assured the public that restoration of transmission lines and facilities affected by Typhoon “Ruby” will be restored before Christmas.

Henry Sy, Jr., NGCP President and CEO said that “NGCP (National Grid Corporation of the Philippines) is fast-tracking the restoration of transmission lines and facilities affected by Typhoon Ruby in the Visayas. We are targeting completion of restoration activities before Christmas,”

He said that the target restoration date was determined after NGCP completed the assessment of its affected facilities through aerial inspection and foot patrol. To expedite restoration, 36 line gangs– 24 from Visayas, 6 from Mindanao, 3 from North Luzon, and 3 from South Luzon– were mobilized to ensure that NGCP complies with the deadline set by the Department of Energy (DOE).

“We intend to restore our backbone lines within the week. All our remaining unrestored 69-kV lines in Leyte and Samar will be ready to transmit power to the different distribution utilities and electric cooperatives by December 25,” explained Mr. Sy in a statement.

The system operator and power transmission service provider, however, clarified that the completion of restoration works will still depend on weather conditions prevailing in the area. Adverse weather may still hamper restoration activities and prevent them from meeting the deadline.

NGCP implemented necessary precautions and preparations to facilitate immediate restoration work even before the passage of Typhoon Ruby. These include ensuring the availability of hardware materials and supplies necessary for the repair of damages to facilities, as well as the positioning of line crews in strategic areas.

NGCP is a privately owned corporation in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid. It transmits high-voltage electricity through “power superhighways” that include the interconnected system of transmission lines, towers, substations, and related assets. The consortium holds the 25-year concession to operate the country's power transmission network and is comprised of Monte Oro Grid Resources Corp., led by Henry Sy, Jr., Calaca High Power Corporation, led by Robert Coyiuto, Jr., and the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) as technical partner

 

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8th December 2014
NGCP monitors TY "Ruby" affected facilities
Posted by Jani Arnaiz, Chief Editor on December 8, 2014, 1:46 pm

System operator and power transmission service provider NGCP continues to monitor and inspect transmission lines and other facilities affected by the passage of Typhoon Ruby.

The following transmission lines and facilities are affected by the typhoon:

SOUTH LUZON

FACILITY

CUSTOMER AFFECTED

FRANCHISE AREA

DATE/TIME OF OUTAGE

DATE/TIME RESTORED

Gumaca-Atimonan 69-kV Line

QUEZELCO I

Atimonan

07-Dec/ 5:00PM

 08-Dec/ 8:29AM

Iriga-Barit 13.8-kV Line

PESI HEP

N/A

07-Dec/ 4:53AM

 08-Dec/

9:26AM

Pitogo-Mulanay 69-kV Line

QUEZELCO I

 

Mulanay, Macalelon, Catanauan

06-Dec/ 9:42AM

06-Dec/ 1:30PM

Gumaca-Lopez-Tagkawayan 69-kV Line

QUEZELCO I

Alabat, Perez, Calauag, Hondagua Phil. Flour Mill, Maguilayan, Tagkawayan, Guinyangan

07-Dec/ 9:53AM

07-Dec/ 4:29PM

Tiwi-Tabaco-Malinao 69-kV Line

Alindeco

Malinao and Tabaco Substations

06-Dec/

12:30PM

06-Dec/

1:35PM

Daraga-Sorsogon 69-kV Line

SORECO 1, SORECO 2

Sorsogon Province

06-Dec/ 5:11PM

07-Dec/

6:26PM

Sorsogon-Irosin 69kV Line

SORECO 1 SORECO 2

Bulan, Irosin

08-Dec/ 2:12AM

8-Dec/ 2:12AM

Daraga-Ligao 69-kV Line

APEC

Guinobatan, Ligao, Polangui, Libon, Jovellar

07-Dec/ 3:41PM

7-Dec/ 3:45PM

VISAYAS

FACILITY

CUSTOMER AFFECTED

FRANCHISE AREA

DATE/TIME OF OUTAGE

DATE/TIME RESTORED

Palanas Cara-Allen 69-kV Line

NORSAMELCO (Allen)

Allen, Victoria, San Isidro, Lavezares

06-Dec/ 12:12PM

 

Palanas Cara-Catarman 69-kV Line

NORSAMELCO (Bobon and Bobolosan)

Catubig, Gamas, Lao-ang, Pambuhan, Palapag, Las Navas, Bobon, Catarman, Mondragon, San Roque, Rosario, San Jose, Lope de Vega

06-Dec/ 2:36PM

 

Paranas-Borongan 69-kV Line

ESAMELCO

Sulat, Taft, Canavid, Dolores, Oras, San Policarpo, Arteche, Jipapad, Maslog, Borongan, San Julian, Maydolong, Llorente, Salcedo, Guiuan, MacArthur, Hernani, Quinapundan, Giporlos, Balangiga, Lawaan

06-Dec/ 11:04AM

 

Babatngon-Arado 69-kV Line

Tacloban City, Palo, Babatngon

Tacloban City, Palo, Babatngon

06-Dec/ 2:50PM

 

Nasaug-San Isidro-St. Bernard 69-kV Line

SOLECO (Sogod, Himayangan, St. Bernard)

Sogod, Bontoc, Libagon, Silago, Lio-an, St. Bernard, San Juan, Anahawan, Hinundayan, Hinunangan, San Francisco, Pintuyan, San Ricardo

06-Dec/ 3:19PM

 

Tolosa-San Isidro 69-kV Line

DORELCO (Javier)

Macarthur, Abuyog, Mahaplag, Mayorga, Javier

06-Dec/ 9:20PM

 

Calbayog-Palanas Cara 69-kV Line (Catarman Feeder)

SAMELCO I (Palanas Cara, Capoocan)

Calbayog City, Sta. Margarita

06-Dec/ 10:17 PM

 

Calbayog-Gandara 69-kV Line

SAMELCO I (San Agustin)

San Agustin

06-Dec/ 9:06PM

 

Babatngon-Paranas 138-kV Line 2

LEYECO II, SAMELCO, NORSAMELCO, ESAMELCO

Babatngon Leyte, Samar Province

6-Dec/ 10:59PM

 

Ormoc-Babatngon 138-kV Line

LEYECO II, SAMAR COOPERATIVES

Whole Samar, Tacloban City, Palo, Babatngon

07-Dec/ 1:54 AM

 

Ormoc-Tolosa 69-kV Line

BILECO, LEYECO III, DORELCO (Tolosa), LEYECO V (Sambulawan SS)

Carigara, Capoocan, Tunga, Barugo, Jaro, Alang-Alang, Sta. Fe, San Miguel, Leyte, Calubian, Burawen, Dagami, Pastrana, Tolosa, Tanauan, Lapaz, Julita, Tabon-tabon, Dulag

06-Dec/ 10:39 PM

 

Maasin-Hilongos 69-kV Line (Hilongos Feeder)

LEYECO IV (Hilongos)

Hilongos, Bato, Hindang, Inopacan, Matalom

06-Dec/ 11:24 PM

 

Ormoc-Isabel 138-kV Line

PASAR, LEYECO V (Isabel)

Isabel, Merida, Palompon

06-Dec/ 09:47 PM

 

Simangan-Baybay 69-kV Line

TALISAYAN), LEYECO IV (BAYBAY), SPMI, VOMI, SC GLOBAL

Baybay, Albuera, Merida, Kananga

07-Dec/ 12:05AM

 

Iriga-Barit 13.8-kV Line

PESI HEP

N/A

07-Dec/ 4:53AM

 

Milagro-Tunga 69-kV Line

LEYECO III

Tunga

06-Dec/ 7:30PM

06-Dec/ 7:36PM

Ormoc-Baybay 69-kV Line (Ormoc Feeder)

LEYECO V (Ormoc, Talisayan), LEYECO IV (Baybay), SPMI, VOMI, SC GLOBAL

Baybay, Ormoc City, Albuera, Merida, Kananga

07-Dec/ 12:05 AM

07-Dec/ 11:05 PM (up to Simangan Feeder only)

Panit-an-Sara-Balasan 69-kV Line

ILECO III, CAPELCO (Pres. Roxas Substation)

Sara, Balasan, Estancia

06-Dec/ 11:22PM

07-Dec/ 4:38PM

Miag-ao – Sibalom 69-kV Line

ILECO I, ANTECO

San Joaquin, Iloilo/ Hamtic, Sibalom, Anini-y, San Jose, Antique

07-Dec/ 10:48AM

06-Dec/ 8:46AM 

Panit-an-Sapian 69-kV Line

CAPELCO

Dao, Mambusao

07-Dec/ 3:11PM

07-Dec/ 3:24PM

Ubay-Alicia-Tagbilaran 69-kV Line

Alturas, BOHECO 1, BOHECO 2, STA.CLARA, Janopol, BLCI, PMSC, BEI

Tagbilaran, Tubigon, Panglao, Garcia Hernandez, Maribojoc

07-Dec/ 6:57AM, 7:19AM

07-Dec/ 7:19AM, 7:20AM

Corella-Tagbilaran 69-kV Line

ALTURAS, BOHECO 1&2, STA. CLARA, BLCI, BEI, PMSC

Panglao, Tagbilaran, Dauis, Corella, Cortes, Loay, Lila, Dimiao,

Sevilla, Loboc, Baclayon, Valencia, G-Hernandez, Jagna

07-Dec/ 03:10AM, 10:00AM

07-Dec/ 07:33AM,

10:49PM

Corella-Cortes   69-kV Line

BOHECO I

Maribojoc

07-Dec/ 10:01AM

07-Dec/ 10:49PM

Corella-Catigbian 69-kV Line

BOHECO I, JANOPOL

Tubigon, Calape, Loon, Catigbian, Clarin, Balilihan

07-Dec/ 10:00AM

07-Dec/ 10:48PM

Ormoc-Maasin 138-kV Line

Bohol Grid and SOLECO (Maasin)

Bohol Grid, Maasin City, Macrohon, Malitbog, Padre Burgos, Tomas Oppus

07-Dec/ 9:33AM

07-Dec/ 10:32PM

 

Other facilities affected:

1.       Hilongos-Baybay 69-kV Line

2.    Ormoc-Cabacungan 350-kV HVDC Line

3.       Ormoc-Tongonan 138-kV Line

4.       Paranas-Calbayog 138-kV Line

5.       Ligao-Pawa 69-kV Line (out since 07-Dec/5:50AM; energized at 08-Dec/3:33PM)

6.       Compostela – Daanbantayan 230kV Line 2 (out since 07-Dec/8:52AM; energized at 08-Dec/8:13AM)

7.       Tabango-Daanbantayan 230kV Line 1 (out since 06-Dec/8:25PM; energized at 08-Dec/6:18PM)

8.       Daanbantayan-Tabango 230-kV Submarine Cable Line 2 (out since 07-Dec/8:52AM; energized at 07-Dec/9:59PM)

9.       Tabango-Kananga 230-kV Line 1 (out since 07-Dec/1:49AM; energized at 08-Dec/05:03PM)

10.   Tabango-Kananga 230-kV Line 2 (out since 07-Dec/1:49AM; energized at 07-Dec/10:10PM) 

11.   Ubay-Maasin Submarine Cable 138-kV Line (energized at 07-Dec/10:40PM)

12.   Gumaca-Labo 230-kV Line (out since 07-Dec/1:26PM; energized at 07-Dec/3:35PM)

13.   Gumaca-Kalayaan 230-kV Line (out since 07-Dec/9:57PM; energized at 07-Dec/10:06PM)

         

NGCP said that the loss of power may be caused by affected transmission facilities of NGCP or distribution facilities of local distribution utilities or electric cooperatives. Specific cities and municipalities affected by the power interruptions are determined by concerned Distribution Utilities, unless the outage affects the entire franchise area.

Necessary preparations and precautions have been implemented to minimize the impact of the storm on NGCP operation and facilities. These include ensuring the availability of hardware materials and supplies necessary for the repair of damages to facilities, as well as the positioning of line crews in strategic areas, to facilitate immediate restoration work.

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5th December 2014
Provincial, city, municipal DRRMCs in South Leyte brace for Ruby
Posted by Jani Arnaiz, Chief Editor on December 5, 2014, 11:36 pm

By Marcelo M. Pedalino

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Dec. 5 (PIA)  --  Disaster risk reduction management councils of all local government units, including the provincial government, here in the province have been placed on a heightened alert mode in anticipation of super typhoon Ruby’s entry into Eastern Visayas, which may happen in the next 24 to 48 hours.

The provincial disaster body, in its third straight meeting this morning since Wednesday with all member agencies attending, has made sure every preparation was in order thus far and nothing was missed.

Gov. Roger Mercado, PDRRMC chair, has already ordered forced evacuation to residents still lingering in the shorelines, the coastal areas, along river banks, and mountain slopes, calling on the Police and the military to assist barangay officials in doing the job by tomorrow so people will be in safe, secure evacuation centers before nightfall.

In a consensus of various forecasts, super typhoon Ruby is expected to landfall over Eastern, Northern Samar areas Saturday evening until Sunday morning.

High tide on Saturday was pegged at 1.77 meters at ten in the evening, raising fears of flashfloods in low lying areas as rains met with seawater as what happened during Basyang January 31 this year.

City and municipal disaster councils in the province’s 18 have already been activated, and rescue units were all ready and on standby, reported Board Member Aillen Estrera.

In a text message, the DPWH-Southern Leyte District Engineering office reported that all roads in the province are still passable today, while their field men and equipment were already deployed for any possible action.

The Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) which is in charge of evacuation management reported that a total of 1,053 individuals already evacuated by their own free will at the provincial DILG office, the evacuees mostly coming from the nearby barangays of Asuncion, Mambajao, and Canturing, in Maasin City.

Elsewhere around the province, public schools designated as evacuation centers were already opened, and some have already housed several families as evacuees, reported Raymundo Senoc, the DepEd’s DRRMC officer.

Danilo Atienza, head of the Provincial Disaster Management Office, announced that the incident command center has been activated since Wednesday, and will be on a 24/7 function in response to typhoon Ruby.  (mmp, PIA8-Southern Leyte)

 

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'Ruby' packs peak winds of 350 kph
Posted by Yel Cobile, IT Admin & Correspondent on December 5, 2014, 12:00 am

(By Ana Roa, Jeanette I. Andrade | Inquirer Research Philippine Daily Inquirer | 12:00 AM, Friday. 5 Dec 2014)
US forecasts supertyphoon to hit Metro

  

“Let’s prepare for everything,” President Benigno Aquino III told a nationally televised meeting of disaster agency chiefs on Thursday as the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) in Hawaii upgraded Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit) into a supertyphoon.

The JTWC said Ruby was heading toward the Philippines with maximum sustained winds of 287 kilometers per hour and gusts of 351 kph.

The joint US Navy-US Air Force weather station categorizes a typhoon as a supertyphoon if it brings maximum sustained winds of 220 kph.

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