Archive for February 21, 2009

Enrile joins call for Bataan nuke plant reopening

By Brando Cortez

enrileSAN MANUEL, PANGASINAN — Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said here that the massive brownouts the country experienced in the 1990’s would not have happened if only the administrations after that of the late President Ferdinand Marcos operated the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant.

“We could have avoided these massive brownouts and the expensive contracts with independent power producers,” said Enrile, who visited the San Roque Power Corp. here on Friday.

Enrile said that he supports Pangasinan fifth district Rep. Mark Cojuangco’s HB04631, also known as “Bataan Nuclear Power Plant Re-Commissioning Act of 2008,” which has been co-authored by at least 122 congressmen.

“The people paid for the construction of the mothballed BNPP and up to now not a single kilowatt-hour of electricity has been produced,” said Enrile.

Enrile and his party were welcomed by officers of the San Roque Multipurpose Project (SRMP) composed of Ryukichi Kawaguchi, president and chief executive officer and Naoto Tago, executive vice president and Tommy Valdez, vice president-corporate social responsibility.

February 21, 2009 at 9:23 am 1 comment

BIR launches seminars, tax cheats monitoring

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

birURDANETA CITY -– Amid the economic crunch besetting the country, Region 1 Director Tom Rosales of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has ordered all heads of revenue district Offices (RDO) to hold tax fora among the private and public sectors.

Yolanda Ferrer, RDO-6 chief, said the fora emphasized correct payment of the taxpayers’ Withholding Taxes as embodied on Republic Act 9504 (National Internal Revenue Code of 1997).

“We have done that (the forum) last year, but we are going to hold it again without let-up till April this year in preparation for the tax filling season,” Ferrer said.

Ferrer oversees all of towns and a city in the fifth and sixth districts of Pangasinan.

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