Wage Board backs SRPI power plant PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:06

The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board of Region 9 has given its unequivocal support to the construction of the San Ramon coal-fired power plant.

In a unanimous resolution, the wage board said that it is the clamor of the labor sector to fast track the delivery of stable and adequate power supply in Zamboanga peninsula, in particular, and Mindanao, in general, to stave off the possible loss of man hours, reduction of income, and even (loss of) jobs.

“The board is aware that productivity plays a key role in the realization of the socio-economic development goals outlined in the Zamboanga Peninsula Medium Term Regional Development Plan,” the resolution stated.

It further stated that given this critical role of Zamboanga city in the development of the Zamboanga peninsula, “there is a need to support its requirements, particularly for a stable and adequate power supply.”

The board said that the San Ramon Power Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alsons Consolidated Resources, Inc. has proposed to build a $350 million, 100-megawatt coal-fired power plant within the premises of the Zamboanga City Special Economic Zone Authority and Freeport (Zamboecozone) for which the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has already issued an Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC).

Because of this, the board resolved to support the San Ramon Power, Inc (SRPI) in its delivery of “stable and adequate power supply.”

The resolution was signed by Sisinio B. Cano, chairman; Nazrullah B. Manzur. vice chairman; Teresita Soccoro C. Ramos, vice chairperson; Edgar B. Lim, management representative; Roberto G. Valerio, management representative; Jose J. Suan, labor representative; and Rey Anthony D. Trio, labor representative. — BJ