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Bong Go backs new Bulacan airport

Credit to Author: Javier Joe Ismael| Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 04:04:07 +0000

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go co-sponsored House Bill (HB) 7507 granting San Miguel Aerocity Inc. a franchise to “construct, develop, establish, operate, and maintain a domestic and international airport and its adjacent airport city in Bulakan, Bulacan”. During the Senate regular session on September 30, Go reiterated that the construction of the new airport will […]


PH manufacturing sector stabilizes in September

Credit to Author: Anna Leah E. Gonzales| Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 03:07:31 +0000

THE IHS Markit on Thursday reported that operating conditions faced by Filipino manufacturing firms were broadly stable in September. Results of the IHS Markit survey revealed that the Philippine Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) rose from 47.3 in August to 50.1 in September, the highest recorded since February. The PMI takes into account new orders, output, […]


Magnitude 5.3 quake jolts Surigao del Sur

Credit to Author: Arlie O. Calalo| Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 01:55:02 +0000

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake rocked Surigao del Sur on Thursday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The epicenter was recorded at 63 kilometers northeast of Bayabas, Surigao del Sur at 6:10 a.m. It was tectonic in origin with a depth of 15 kilometers, Phivolcs chief Undersecretary Renato Solidum told The Manila […]


Trump signs stopgap bill to avoid US gov’t shutdown

U.S. President Donald Trump signed a stopgap funding bill on Thursday that would keep the federal government open through December 11, the White House said in a statement. Trump signed the measure into law shortly after government funding ran out at midnight. The law would maintain current funding levels for most programs, avoiding a government shutdown in the middle of a pandemic just weeks ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election. It would also give lawmakers more time to work out budget details for the fiscal year that ends on Sept. 30 2021, including for military operations, healthcare, national parks, space programs, and airport and border security. On Tuesday, the …

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‘Overpriced’ PPE claims only a ‘publicity stunt’ – Marcoleta

MANILA, Philippines — The so-called evidence, presented by Senator Risa Hontiveros, of alleged overpricing in the government’s purchase of personal protective equipment is merely a “publicity stunt” to taint the administration, a lawmaker said Thursday. Hontiveros earlier claimed the government may have lost at least P1 billion in taxpayer money after the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) purchased allegedly overpriced personal protective equipment (PPE) from five Chinese companies. She identified 11 contracts that the DBM entered into in April and May to procure millions of personal protective equipment (PPE) But Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta said what Hontiveros p…

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Star setter Jia Morado engaged to longtime boyfriend

MANILA, Philippines—Former Ateneo star Jia Morado got engaged to longtime boyfriend Miguel De Guzman on Thursday. The multi-titled setter took to Instagram to announce the engagement, saying it was a “wish came true.” “On October 1, at exactly 11:11 am, my wish came true,” posted Morado Thursday. https://twitter.com/juliacmorado/status/1311540347424501760 De Guzman and Morado started their relationship while both were still students in Ateneo. Congratulations immediately poured for the couple from close friends to volleyball fans. Alyssa Valdez, Kiefer Ravena, Kianna Dy, Mary Joy Baron, Cha Cruz, Charo Soriano, Jem Ferrer, Eya Laure, Selina Dagdag-Alas, and Melissa Gohing were am…

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Drinks Cubed Is 1st Company To Order Volta Zero Electric Truck

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 03:21:25 +0000

The first Volta Trucks customer is Drinks Cubed. Volta Trucks recently unveiled the Volta Zero, a fully battery electric delivery vehicle or bus for urban areas. Out of the many good electric delivery vehicles out there, this one looks like one of the absolute coolest. The design is slick, sleek, and futuristic


Trina Solar Expands 15 GW New Module Capacity

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 01:25:21 +0000

Trina Solar, the China leading solar PV module manufacturer announced this week that the company is going to build 15 GW module capacity in future three years


Mazda Brings £25,545 Electric Crossover To Market

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 01:18:32 +0000

Mazda has finally entered the electric vehicle market — in the UK, at least. And its market entry is surprisingly appealing. It’s an electric crossover with some pros and cons, but I could see its attractive styling and vehicle class appealing to many buyers



Global Offshore Wind Capacity Slated to Multiply Eight-Fold by 2030

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000

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Offshore wind capacity is slated to surge to more than 234 GW by 2030—a remarkable boost when compared to the current 29.1 GW that was installed worldwide at the end of 2019, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said in an August-released analysis of the sector. In the second edition of its Global Offshore Wind […]

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It’s Fair to Say – New Plant Brings Benefits to Pennsylvania

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 04:10:00 +0000

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Competitive Power Ventures is known for building efficient and technologically advanced gas-fired facilities. The company’s Fairview Energy Center is its latest achievement, transforming a brownfield site

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A Holistic Model for Industrial Gas Power: Dearborn Central Energy Plant

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 04:09:00 +0000

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DTE’s new Central Energy Plant will energize a flexible and high-tech revamp of Ford Motor Co.’s Research and Engineering campus in Dearborn, Michigan. Because it goes beyond the envelope of modern

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