PH hosts top tower leaders’ meet; Kudos, MPD Station 9

September 21, 2019

The country will be proudly hosting the International Conference of High Level Power Leaders on September 23 in Mactan, Cebu.

The Association of Electricity Supply Industry of East Asia and the Western Pacific (AESIEAP), a regional organization of power industry players, will hold its high level conference  with over 200 Energy Ministers, Chief Executive Officers and other industry leaders who are expected to attend the said event to deliberate on the power industry’s current challenges and solutions. The forum serves as a venue for environmental program advocacies which are geared towards sustainable and inclusive economic development. Established in 1975, AESIEAP is the largest regional association of energy stakeholders with over 100 members from 25 countries. After almost 20 years, the Philippines was once again selected as host country for the CEO Conference and CEPSI, marking the national energy industry’s continued progress.

‘With the theme: Energized Countries, Empowered Communities, the 2019-2020 AESIEAP events underscores the importance of total electrification, particularly in unserved and underserved areas in countries like the country,’ Department of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said.

He said the members of the AESIEAP PH Coalition look forward to the commitment of our delegates in implementing programs that will advocate sustainability and adoption of energy transition in their own countries.  Keynote speakers and panel will discuss the latest energy practices on sustainability and inclusive growthc and their impact to societies.

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Chairman Eric Hespenheide, the global leader in sustainability reporting, is expected to expound on the “next” practices on sustainability reporting and how these shape government and corporate policies and programs.

On the other hand, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Deputy Laboratory Director for Science and Technology Peter Green is anticipated to share up and coming technologies in renewables and energy efficiency.  

Global Energy Interconnections Development and Collaboration Organization’s (GEIDCO) Economic and Technology Research Institute Deputy Director General Li Juan will discuss the global energy interconnection’s advantages for Asia-Pacific countries and how these can address issues like supply shortages, long-term sustainability, and innovation plans to interconnect countries in the region.

The CEO Conference is the first half of the biennial AESIEAP conferences. In 2020, Philippines will again host the AESIEAP Conference of Electric Power Supply Industry (CEPSI) at the Manila Marriot Hotel from November 29 to December 3.

The Philippine hosting of 2019-2020 AESIEAP is led by the AESIEAP PH Coalition composed of the Department of Energy, the Department of Tourism, as well as Philippine AESIEAP members: Manila Electric Company (MERALCO), National Power Corporation (NPC), National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and National Transmission Corporation (TransCo).


Kudos to the Manila Police District (MPD), headed by Gen. Vicente Danao, Jr., for having finally ‘neutralized’ a ‘Basag Kotse’ gang member shortly after he broke the window of a parked  SUV near the Jose Rizal Stadium in Malate, Manila early yesterday morning.

Danao said the suspect was about 30 to 35 years old, around 5'” tall and was wearing a black t-shirt and purple short pants.  He also had the names ‘boy cadua’ and ‘charen duarte’ tattoed on his stomach.

Homicide prober Det. Charles John Duran reported to Danao that the said suspect, who is yet to be identified, was seen lurking in the vicinity of the Jose Rizal Staduim, particularly at the northbound lane, on Adriatico Street at shortly before 2 a.m.

The MPD- Malate Police Station 9 under P/Lt.Col.Richard Ian Ang 9 was conducting Anti - Criminality operations when P/Capt. Gil Lobaton and P/Lt. Rommel Baylon caught the suspect in the act of breaking the window of a black Toyota Fortuner(ZMF-168)  and when he was accosted, the suspect suddenly fired a gun, prompting the cops to fire back, hitting him fatally.

Apart from some holdup incidents, there have also been a number of’basag kotse’ incidents in the area extending to the Harrison Plaza parking.  In fact, a friend, Councilor Bobby Lim, was once victimized there.

Let us hope that this incident will serve as a warning for the suspect’s cohorts to either mend their ways or ship out.


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