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The Pampanga Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) has allocated PHP54.9 million to address the impact of the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that hit the province last April 22, particularly in the towns of Porac and Floridablanca. Governor Lilia Pineda, PDRRMC chair, said on Thursday that the provincial government is set to use 30 percent of its quick response...
Re-elected Senator Cynthia Villar, chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, is urging the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (Philmech) to upscale support to farmers by providing farm machinery. Villar, the keynote speaker during the Philmech’s 41st anniversary celebration here Tuesday, said mechanization is vital in empowering farmers amid liberalization in agriculture. "Yan ang mission natin, na...
The Cainta Senior High School marked a historic Brigada Eskwela as it moved to its new stand-alone high school campus, with “Jungle Popoy”, the mascot of the Army’s 2nd Infantry “Jungle Fighter” Division (2ID) joining the school's preparation and clean-up drive. Brigada Eskwela is an annual campaign of the Department of Education (DepEd), which prepares schools nationwide for the classes. In...
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake was recorded in some parts of Ilocos Norte at 2:20 p.m. Monday, state seismologists said. Traced at 40 km. northwest of Pagudpud, the mild quake was tectonic in origin with a depth of 2 km., according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). Intensity II was reported in Laoag; and Intensity I in...
The local government here has introduced whale shark interaction tourism, as sightings of the “gentle marine giants”, locally known as “butanding”, have increased since last year. “Mas maganda ngayong taon ang sightings ng mga butanding. Mas madami at dahil dyan, dumadami din ang mga turista (Whale shark sightings are much better this year, compared to last year. Thus, tourist...
Dr. Medeldorf Gaoat, a resident doctor at the privately-owned Gaoat Hospital in Batac City, is now a senior board member of Ilocos Norte. Record shows that Gaoat received 76,045 votes in his district, the highest obtained by a candidate for board member in the entire province in Monday’s midterm polls. He was ranked number 1 by the provincial Commission on Elections...
Governor Amado Espino III was proclaimed reelected governor of Pangasinan on Thursday by the Provincial Board of Canvassers (PBOC). The PBOC headed by provincial election supervisor lawyer Ericson Oganiza proclaimed Espino, who defeated incumbent Alaminos City Mayor Arthur Celeste with 782,073 votes. Celeste only got 582,872 votes. Espino ran for his second term under Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) along...
The Subic Bay International Terminal Corporation (SBITC) has procured two new container handlers from international cargo handling firm Kalmar to further improve port operations in the Subic Freeport Zone this year. The Kalmar empty container handlers will be utilized for the Subic port’s container depot that will serve the transport of cargo goods in the region. “Our new containers are part...
The Department of Health (DOH) has chosen Batangas and Quezon among the pilot areas in the implementation of the government’s Universal Health Care (UHC) all-inclusive program for Filipinos. “We are preparing the foundation for the implementation of the Universal Health Care at the local health system so we should be fully knowledgeable on how to implement it because this is...
The provincial board of canvassers (PBOC) in Cavite officially proclaimed on Wednesday former Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin 'Boying' Remulla as winner of the 7th district congressional race. The proclamation at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan session hall here, was chaired by lawyer Arnulfo Pioquinto, with lawyer Gavino Mapano as vice-chair and Dr. Cherrylou Repia as member-secretary. The proclamation was held after the canvassing...
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