Category Archives: Infrastructure

5-hour fire razes public market in Sorsogon town

NAGA CITY–A five-hour fire that started at  9:30 p.m. Sunday burned down the whole public market in Gubat town in Sorsogon, affecting at least 150 stall holders and establishments. Gubat Mayor Roderick Co said by phone that the fire, which started … Continue reading

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Beautification Continues – Sorsogon Baywalk

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EDC files arbitration case vs. Siemens unit

Bacman Geothermal Inc., a subsidiary of Energy Development Corp., said Friday it filed an arbitration case against the foreign contractor of the Bacon-Manito geothermal power plants in the Bicol region. EDC said in a disclosure to the stock exchange it … Continue reading

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Wind-power project in Sorsogon still looking for foreign funding

THE wind-power project proposed for setup in Sorsogon will resume as soon as Coastal Power Development Corp. (CPDC) combines with another group to set up a wind facility in the province, CPDC Managing Director Manuel T. Castro said in an … Continue reading

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Residents do not want a geothermal plant in Irosin, Sorsogon–ICAG

IROSIN, Sorsogon—In the 1990s, the locals successfully blocked attempts of the Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) to put up a geothermal power plant in the area, Irosin Coalition Against Geothermal (ICAG) Chairman Dr. Precy D. Gante told the Business Mirror … Continue reading

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“Bicol Express”, “Mayon Limited”, “Matnog Extension” railway prospects to boost development in the countryside — Salceda

LEGAZPI CITY, May 17 (PIA) — Albay Governor and Bicol Regional Development Council chair Joey Sarte Salceda sees the Railway Development Summit next month as a way of convincing President Benigno S. Aquino III to put railway development at the … Continue reading

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Delay in Bicol airport project hit

By Gil Cabacungan Four months after a bidding was held for the Bicol International Airport construction in Daraga, Albay, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has yet to award the contract for the project. Albay Gov. Joey Salceda said … Continue reading

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