In Manila


One can do work and connect with friends while enjoying dinner, red wine and beer at the hotel lobby nowadays.  Thanks to free wifi here at Cafe Miranda in Mabini st. in Malate.

I’m here in Manila with colleague and friend Job Tabada for the National Press Club national convention. But we plan to attend the session this Saturday yet in time for the elections this Sunday upon the invitation my friend Roy Mabasa of Bulletin Today and the outgoing national president.

Aside from observing the convention and elections and connecting with colleagues at the National Capital Region (NCR), we intend to push for the recognition of chapters in the provinces to make the NPC truly national.

Last Monday, we were with a group of colleagues from CEbu for a plant tour at the Asia-Pacific Electric Corp. (APEC) power plant in Mabalacat, Pampanga.

Jonji Gonzales, the pr of Global Business Power Corp., brought us there to see for ourselves the operation of a power plant using the circulating fluidized bed technology or modern coal-fired power plants.

Indeed, we were impressed at the cleanliness of the 52-mw plant that powered TIPCO, a paper mill plant inside the industrial zone in Mabalacat.

Later, Global treated us to a night at Subic and a whole day tour of Zoobic — where we were literally chased by Tigers while inside a caged jeep — and Ocean Adventure with its dolphin show and sea lion show there. All I can think of is, why can’t something like that be set up in Cebu.

I left Subic together with Job, Terry TUndag, the editor in chief of The Freeman, and John Rey Saavedra of Banat News for Manila late Tuesday night for Manila. Both Jerry and John Rey left for Cebu yesterday leaving Job and I to attend the NPC convention.

Till then for the update guys.

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