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2020 APIA videocallTAGOLOAN, Misamis Oriental - Newly-installed PHIVIDEC Industrial Authority Administrator and CEO Pompee La Viña has enjoined A-Power to prepare  for an increase of energy demand  following  the entry of a big player in the steel making industry.

The call was made during a virtual meeting of the Board of Directors of A-Power with Pompee La Viña last November  4, 2020.

Power Industries of Mindanao (A-Power) operates and maintains  the electric distribution system to serve the energy requirements of locators within PHIVIDEC-IA.

A-Power is a joint venture company of PHIVIDEC Industrial Authority (PHIVIDEC-IA), Cagayan de Oro Power and Light Company (CEPALCO) and a group of industries operating inside PHIVIDEC-IA.

2020 apia ustpTAGOLOAN, Misamis Oriental—PHIVIDEC-Industrial Authority (PHIVIDEC-IA) Administrator and Chief Executive Officer Jose Gabriel “Pompee” La Viña mulls on securing a land, through usufruct agreement, for the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) for the school’s satellite campus in the town of Villanueva.

To recall, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11307 or the “University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines-Villanueva Campus Act.”

At present, the university is using the facilities of the local government of Villanueva, because they do not have a land where they could build the campus, Dr. Ambrosio Cultura, the USTP System President, said.

“We presented our proposal to establish USTP campus within PHIVIDEC. We are an academic institution and we offer research and development, technology innovations, and even establish spaces for industry and the academe,” said Cultura.