EDITOR’S NOTE: WE’RE UNDER A NEW HOUSE
We would like to apologize to all TradeIn readers for missing our December 2015 to March 2016 issues. We went through an organizational change and had to make some adjustments in our timeline. TradeIn is now coming out under AC Media1 Concepts, Inc., its new publisher. AC Media1”s editorial office is at Suite 1607 Bellagio Tower, Leon Guinto St. corner Pres. Quirino Avenue, Malate Manila. It’s quite a distance from Quezon City where I stay, but I don’t mind the drive getting there, I enjoy it anyway.
TradeIn will continue to be an enjoyable and very informative read. For this issue of TradeIn, its cover story on the role of Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) in making our electricity rates reasonable and realistic to prevailing electricity supply and demand situations, would enable its readers to understand how WESM can help rationalize electricity rates.
The column of Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) Chairman Jesus Arranza for its part, underscores the role of WESM in rationalizing electricity rates to help boost the country’s trade and industry, even as he also stressed that WESM could even be more effective if it would be truly independent from government influence.
While Customs Deputy Commissioner Ariel Nepomuceno’s column on Climate Change and the Philippine INDC commitment to reduce the country’s carbon dioxide emissions by 70% by year 2030 during the December 2015 International Climate Change Summit in Paris, could be re-assuring.
The other articles in this issue of TradeIn like the truckers’ fear of industry paralysis once the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board’s (LTFRB) policy not to register trucks aged 15 years old and above is fully implemented, and the story on climate change, together with the regular technology update feature and trade events, will also make this issue of TradeIn interesting and very informative. So sit back, relax and enjoy your read of this TradeIn issue.