Harnessing solar technology for basic needs as water and electricity for households and the barangays, is among the major thrusts that Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez will focus on for his third and last term from 2016 to 2019.
Recently,he made the rounds of his district , met with local officials and barangay leaders to re-evaluate priority needs covered in his I-HELP (infra-health & housing-education-livelihood-policy) Programs.
“There is a need to explore new ways, even new technology to help bring down costs in running households and barangay facilities, and harnessing solar power may provide some positive solutions,” Cong. Benitez told the punong barangays in separate meetings held in Victorias, EB Magalona, Talisay and Murcia.
P7.4-M water project
The Kabankalan City government recently inaugurated its two solar-powered potable water supply development project worth P7.4 million in Brgy. Oringao and Tampalon.
Kabankalan City Mayor Isidro Zayco said the project is an energy saving and environmentally friendly facility that will fuel development and progress in of the two areas. He said water is life and water is needed in the development of a place.
Zayco also said he is personally happy by facilitating and providing the ease of drawing and collecting water by the people of Oringao and Tabugon. The residents need not go a long way to fetch or dig deep wells to have potable water for their families, he added.
PHP flat vs.US dollar
MANILA-- The Philippine peso ended the week flat against the dollar but the main stocks index fell as investors were glued on the outcome of US lawmakers' decision on Obamacare.
The peso finished the week at 50.32, which a trader said was primarily the effect of investors' wait-and-see stance on US Congress' decision on the health care reform, which US president Donald Trump, during the campaign period, vowed to repeal.
The trader said markets were all eyes on the developments of this health care reform as this will show Trump's ability to push for his other policies such as tax reforms.