Category: Environment

AGRI CHIEF VOWS TO HELP IMPROVE HIGHLAND VEGGIE INDUSTRY

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel visited Benguet on Jan. 26 to personally check the situation of the vegetable industry, and to dialogue with agriculture stakeholders in the Cordillera region. “Ang pagbalik ko dito ay napaka-importante, dahil kailangan ng buong DA na mapag-aralang mabuti at makinig sa mga stakeholders lalo na sa mga […]

PANGASINAN, MANILA WATER BUBUHAYIN MULI ANG WATER CONCESSION DEAL

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan Nakatakdang magkikita ang mga opisyal ng pamahalaang probinsiya ng Pangasinan at ng Manila Water Philippine Ventures (MWPV) ngayong isang-kapat ng taon upang pag-usapan ang posibilidad ng muling buhayin ang water concession deal, na winakasan Disyembre noong nakaraang taon. “As disclosed by Governor (Ramon V) Guico III, his administration is not against the project, […]

RISE IN VAPE USAGE CAUSE BY THREE YEAR COVID LOCKDOWN

Photo by www.independentnurse.co.uk BAGUIO CITY The CoVid 19 pandemic may have been the reason for the rise in vape usage, a city health officer said. Dr. Nelson Hora of the Baguio City Health Office said that the more than three years of no face to face classes helped the rise in vape usage. He said, […]

BWD PRESENTS MEASURES IN PREP. FOR POSSIBLE EL NIÑO

BAGUIO CITY In a forum with the Baguio Council on January 29, the Baguio Water District (BWD) discussed various measures being undertaken to mitigate the potential impacts of El Nino on water supply in the city. Engr. Noriel Calpito, head of the BWD Production and Distribution Division, mentioned several priority projects aimed at augmenting water […]

COLORUM DEEP WELL, WATER DELIVERY BUSINESS URGED TO LEGALIZE OPERATIONS

BAGUIO CITY The city government is urging unlicensed deep well and other water delivery services businesses to legalize their operations by obtaining business permits and complying with sanitary requirements to ensure the safety of their commodity. Mayor Benjamin Magalong said this is one of the measures that the city is pursuing to prevent a repeat […]

DA-PRDP COMPLETES P2.73-B AGRI INFRA & ENTERPRISE PROJECTS IN CAR

Photo Caption: Aerial view of a portion of the completed 11.8-km Sta. Maria-Mallig-Upper Atok Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) subproject in Flora, Apayao, implemented under the DA-PRDP. In CAR, the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DAPRDP) has poured in a total of PhP2.73 billion, with 103 completed infrastructure and enterprise subprojects as of December 31, 2023. The […]

ILOCOS NORTE’S 1ST AGRI-TRADING CENTER TO RAISE FARMERS’ INCOME

LAOAG CITY Ilocos Norte farmers’ income are projected to expand by around 15 to 25 percent once the PHP30-million agritrading center in Barangay Billoca, Batac City becomes operational by August this year. “Farmers income may increase from 15 to 25 percent and (the project is expected to) provide consumers with high quality products by implementing […]

BWD ADDRESSES POSSIBLE IMPACT OF EL NIÑO, CALLS FOR WATER CONSERVATION

BAGUIO CITY With the onset of the dry season, along with the possible impact of El Niño, the Baguio Water District (BWD) is undertaking contingency measures to address the artificial water shortage especially with the continuing influx of visitors to the city. BWD General Manager Salvador Royeca announced in a Kapihan media forum here on […]

LOAKAN ROAD CLEAN-UP

The Public Order and Safety Division (POSD) led by Daryll Longid conducted a clean-up operation along Loakan Road on January 10, 2024. The garbage collected come from irresponsible road users randomly throwing their waste along the road. Large quantities of mixed garbage were scattered at layby areas. Photo by Neil Clark Ongchangco

DA HELPS FARMERS SELL LOCALLY GROWN VEGGIES IN CORDILLERA

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet Government employees and other stakeholders in the region were mobilized to purchase locally-produced vegetables to help farmers in the Cordillera region. The Department of AgricultureCordillera (DA-CAR) facilitated the linkage to sell tons of cabbages from the trading posts to assist farmers facing challenges in selling their produce. DA-CAR OIC Regional Executive Director […]

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