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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
DAVAO CITY—A cargo-handling company in Polloc FreePort in Parang, Maguindanao, has invested P129 million to modernize its operation and acquire machinery. Ishak Mastura, chairman of the Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, told the BusinessMirror the money would be spent “mostly on cranes and...
THE Cebu provincial government distributed P5.02 million in agricultural machinery to several farmer groups during the capitol’s third-year observance of Cebu Farmers’ Day on August 14. Various farmers’ associations across the province received 30 units of portable corn-milling machines worth P120,000 each; 10 units of hermitic storage worth P90,000 each;...
THE Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) is fast-tracking the establishment of a new passenger-terminal building in Clark International Airport, eyeing to bid out its operation and maintenance contract by year-end. Touted as the first project of the Duterte administration to be implemented via a “hybrid PPP” model, the proposed passenger-terminal...
A REPORT on the frequent brownouts in Palawan submitted by the National Electrification Administration (NEA) failed to convince a lawmaker the agency did its best to address the problem. Sen. Sherwin T. Gatchalian, chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy, said Tuesday the report submitted by NEA was "unsatisfactory as...
ABOUT 400 Cebuano youths gathered in a conference Monday organized by the Cebu Provincial Government through the Cebu Provincial Tourism Office. In his speech, Governor Hilario Davide III has emphasized the role of the youth towards sustainable tourism. “Cebu tourism needs new and fresh ideas coming from you. You need to...
SEVERAL organizations collaborate and continue to send water relief to thousands of families and military men affected by the ongoing crisis in Marawi City through the “Agapay Para Sa Barangay” (APSB) program. Three months ago, when the armed crisis that displaced close to 360,000 individuals ignited, Manila Water Foundation (MWF)...
CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela—Some 144 cleft-palet patients submitted themselves for screening and eventually for surgical procedures by volunteer doctors, nurses and other medical personnel for the Operation Smile International Surgical Mission (OSISM) slated from August 21 to 25, at the Isabela United Doctors Medical Center (UDMC in this city. In partnership with Rotary Club...
Story and photo by Elmer V. Recuerdo ALANGALANG, Leyte—A new company is introducing a new business model aimed to revolutionize rice production in the country. It integrates seed growing, planting, farm management and harvesting. Partnering with the Land Bank of the Philippines, Chen Yi Agventures hopes its business model will eventually be...
LEGAZPI CITY—A credible security threat has forced the cancellation of the five-day Asean Ministerial meeting in Bicol scheduled to start on Tuesday, August 22, at the Albay Misibis Resort. Rep. Joey S. Salceda of the Second District of Albay said the decision to cancel the Asean meeting in Albay was reached...
NINE civilians were killed while 11 others wounded on Monday after  suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) attacked a village in Basilan, reports reaching Camp Crame said. The attack happened after the military rescued last Sunday a Vietnamese held by members of the terrorist group, also in the...
LUCENA CITY—Sen. Grace Poe assured the passage in the Senate of Quezon 1,000 days  of Life (Q1K) child and nutrition program as she hailed Quezon province for being its first implementer in the whole country. “I am certain the bill on the 1,000 Days of Life program will pass in...
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is eyeing to rebuild destroyed marketplaces and put up trading posts in areas surrounding Marawi in its bid to jump-start business activity for displaced entrepreneurs even as the conflict in the city continues. In a text message to reporters, Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez...
THE chairman of the House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability on Monday said shares of tobacco-producing provinces from the national government’s excise-tax collections will reach P15.8 billion in 2018. However, in a statement, Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel said the share of provinces from the taxes should...
To update the skills and provide sanitary inspectors the right knowledge on the proper handling, preparation and storage of food in ways that prevent food-borne illness and food poisoning, the Department of Health (DOH) in Mimaropa completed a three-day strict Food Inspector Training (FIT) Program for 40 sanitary inspectors ...
THE Northern Mindanao contingent of the Lakbayan ng Pambansang Minorya 2017 will hold its send-off program on August 22, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Kiosko Kagawasan, Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro City. The sub-region will bring 270 national minorities from different tribes to the monthlong protest march. Groups, led by...
DAVAO CITY—Cassava production in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) continues to increase despite the ongoing terror crisis in Marawi City. Cassava production has remained relatively untouched by the ongoing conflict, as most of the planting areas are outside the current conflict area in Marawi City. The ARMM Department of...
LEGAZPI CITY—The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Bicol said roads are ready for the Asean summit meeting in Manila this year. Albay is one of the venues of the series of conferences of Asean delegates to be held at the Misibis Beach Resort for five days that...
PALO, Leyte—The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Eastern Visayas received 45 brand-new Toyota Prius hybrid cars donated by the Japanese government to areas affected by Supertyphoon Yolanda. The Department of Energy (DOE) facilitated the release of the vehicles that will be distributed to different police units in the region. PNP Regional...
DAVAO CITY—The Department of Agriculture (DA) is establishing more multiplier farms in the northeastern Mindanao region of Caraga to set the stage for a sustainable dispersal program of farm animals to farmers. The Caraga regional office established four of these farms last year for the reproduction of goat, and 60...
THE dissolution of the Negros Island Region (NIR) will not affect the farmer nor disrupt the support services provided by the government. Thus said Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael V. Marian as he assured farmers that support services for the area would continue through the Department of Agrarian Reform  (DAR) provincial...
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