Alsons’ ₱4.5B power plant to operate in 2022
Construction is in full swing for the Alsons Power Group’s 14.5 mega-watt (MW) P4.5-billion run- of- river hydroelectric power plant at the Siguil River basin in Maasim, Sarangani Province.
The Siguil hydro power plant -Alsons Power’s initial foray into renewable energy – is expected to begin operations in 2022 to provide power to the rapidly developing Sarangani/South Cotabato/General Santos City region.
Work on the hydro power plant’s tunnel portal (in photo) where water from the Siguil River basin will pass thru on the way to powering the power facility’s turbine and generator.
Alsons Power, Mindanao’s first private sector power generator, plans to develop at least seven more run of river hydro power facilities in different parts of Mindanao and Negros Occidental.
The group currently operates four power facilities in Mindanao with a total generating capacity of 468 MW serving over eight million people in 14 cities and 11 provinces.
Unilab unit launches superfoods lineup
Sekaya, the flagship brand of Synnovate Pharma Corp., is intent on Prescribing Nature through plant-based functional products that take advantage of all the benefits that nature provides, while backing these up with strong scientific research and pharma-grade processing.
The brand has introduced Sekaya Raw Actives, a curated lineup of nutrient-dense superfoods.
The lineup of powdered superfoods includes Daily Greens, made from organic spinach and kale that provides micronutrients and phytonutrients needed for energy metabolism and vascular health, and Barley Green, made from 100 percent organic barley grass which can serve as a natural detoxifier. There are energy optimizers like Maca Factor that aid in increasing the body’s ability to adapt better to stress and have more energy, and Powerbeet to boost nitric oxide production for more energy and better endurance.
Sekaya Raw Actives’ plant proteins Vegan Protein that provides 18 grams of protein per serving and micronutrients such as potassium, iron and calcium, and Pea Protein that offers higher protein content with 23 gra of clean plant-based protein per serving.
Synnovate is the natural products company of Unilab.