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LINGAYEN---- To ferret out the truth on the issue surrounding illegal fish cages operations in Sual, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) has called on the concerned officials to a Question Hour on their regular session on Monday, October 21.
By virtue of approved provincial resolution No. 167-2013, the officials invited include Regional Director Nestor D. Domenden of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), and Regional Director Joel Salvador of the Department of Envinronment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB).
Other agencies’ representatives also include Regional Director Avelino Munar, Jr. of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), and Leduina Co, PENR Officer, DENR Provincial Office.
Mayor Roberto Ll. Arcinue of Sual town and Engr. Ruben Lucerio, Vice President for Operations and Station Manager of Team Energy have also been called by the SP.
The SP’s inquiry, in aid of legislation, aims to resolve the issue on the alleged proliferation of illegal fish cages that might endanger again the operations of the 1,200 MW Sual Coal Fire Power plant which, if not immediately addressed, may duplicate the Luzonwide blackout happened in 1999.
Built in 1996, the Sual Coal-fired power plant is the largest power plant in Asia in terms of power generating capacity.
The resolution was authored by SP members Ranjit Shahani of the 6th district, Generoso Tulagan, Jr of 3rd district, Napoleon Fontellera, Jr and Antonio Sison, both from the first district.(Merly R. Tibalao/PIO)