March is traditionally the windiest month in the Philippines, so it makes perfect sense that our cover feature is the impressive facility that changed the landscape of Region 1.
Pop quiz: what is the windiest spot in the country? Answer: Ilocos Norte. That’s one of the reasons Energy Development Corporation (EDC) picked it to be the location of its multimilliondollar Burgos Wind Project (BWP). Considered the biggest of its kind in the Philippines, the BWP adds wind power to EDC’s diversified geothermal, hydro and natgas portfolio. President Ricky Tantoco and director Jon Russell share the company’s exciting Burgos journey and how it bested competitors in the race to harness wind power.
Have you gotten a “mahiwagang black box” yet? Weeks ago, we reported the formal launch of ABS-CBN Digital Terrestrial Television’s ABS-CBN TVplus, heralding the country’s entry into the age of digital TV. It’s been touted as the biggest thing in TV since forever and we agree! We’ve seen the transformation with our own eyes, being the satisfied owner of a “mahiwagang black box” purchased at the neighborhood mall. We paid P2,500 for the box, thinking it would be cheaper and more cost-effective in the long run. Now, thanks to the ultra-clear sound and images, TV is big in our household again. As a fellow “mahiwagang black box” owner enthused: “We don’t have cable, so we’ve been putting up with a snowy screen for years. With the ‘mahiwagang black box,’ we finally kissed the rival channels good-bye!”
Power Plant Mall has rounded up some gift ideas for folks whose kids are graduating this March and April. Of course, the end of classes also means summer outings, especially trips to the beach. The mall has got that covered as well with its must-buys for a fashionably fun beach trip.
Our friends at Asian Eye Institute report that World Glaucoma Week is on March 8-14. If you’re 40 years old and above, this is the perfect time to get yourself checked, especially if you have bouts of blurry vision and headaches. Aside from the Kapamilya discounts it offers Lopez Group employees, Asian Eye has several clinics all over the metro, both stand-alones and in malls, so you really don’t have a reason not to get checked!
Since we’re on the subject of health, did you know that sitting—yes, that thing we do for hours and hours every day—can be dangerous to your health? A new study has pointed out that being seated for long periods of time puts one at risk for a host of ailments; however, the remedy is simple—and practically painless. Find out on page 10!
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