MANILA – The Department of Energy said its Renewable Energy Management Bureau is ready to validate the solar projects rushing to meet the deadline for the Feed-in-Tariff race on March 15, including those in Negros Occidental.
The DOE said in an advisory that RE developers could request for validation from the bureau upon reaching 80-percent completion of the electro-mechanical component of the project.
The department also noted that only developers with the complete documentary requirements, including a renewable energy service contract and a confirmed declaration of commerciality, will be considered.
City studies online processing
of Bacolod business permits
The Bacolod Permits and Licensing Division is studying the possibility of implementing online processing of business permits in Bacolod City this year.
Marie Ann Biasca, Management Information Technology and Computer Services information systems analyst III, said they tried to test the new system last November but it was not implemented.
She was replaced by Stella Rose Rayos last November when Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya was designated acting mayor after Mayor Monico Puentevella was meted a 90-day preventive suspension by the Sandiganbayan in the graft case filed against him involving the alleged overpriced computer package amounting to P26 million using his Priority development Assistance Fund when he was yet congressman of Bacolod City.
Stakeholders met Friday at the O Hotel in Bacolod City, to set the direction of the coffee industry in Negros Occidental, Engiemar Tupas, of the Department of Trade and Industry provincial office, said.
Coffee growers, buyers, shop owners and representatives from the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist and the Provincial Environmental Management Office attended the meeting.
Tupas said coffee is one of the priority industries identified by DTI, in coordination with other government agencies.