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    Southern Phl still in darkness?

    A lawmaker on Friday said the construction of a P30-billion power plant in Misamis Oriental province would help the province and the whole of Southern Philippines, which has been experiencing a power shortfall.
    Rep. Juliette T. Uy (2nd District, Misamis Oriental) said the 405-megawatt (MW) power plant of the FDC Misamis Power Corporation would spur more economic opportunities for business and jobs when it goes into commercial operations.
    "More investments and business development for the province will flow once the power plant commences construction and more so when it goes online," Uy said.
    Uy explained that the 405-MW power plant is a major investment project endorsed by both the local and national governments since it will address the power shortfall.
    "In keeping with the need for continued development and strict environmental protection standards, we are informed that the power plant to be put up by FDC Misamis will use circulating fluidized bed boiler technology, the latest in clean coal technology known," Uy said.
    A member of the House Committee on Energy, the lady solon also said this clean coal technology convinced her and local officials to endorse the project to be constructed in an 84.4 hectare area within the Phividec Industrial Estate in the barangays of Balacanas, Tambobong and San Martin of Villanueva, Misamis Oriental.
    According to FDC Misamis, the said technology removes more than 95 percent of sulphur emissions and creates negligible nitrogen oxide levels while generating useful by-products such as calcium sulphate that is useful for cement production.
    "This energy project will also help diversify the energy mix in Mindanao and hopefully ensure the supply of reliable and cheap electricity for Misamis Oriental and the rest of the region," Uy said.
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