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The Department of Agriculture (DA) is readying a program that would save animals yet to be rescued in areas affected by the Taal Volcano eruption. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA), DA Region 4-A (Calabarzon) executive director Arnel de Mesa said the DA is aware that some animals have yet to be rescued within the volcano's 14-kilometer...
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Thursday said the activity in the main crater of Taal Volcano for the past 24 hours has been characterized by "weak to moderate" emission of white steam-laden plumes 50 to 500 meters high. Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission was measured at an average of 141 tonnes per day. However, Phivolcs said Alert Level...
Manila City Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso said the local government will distribute 100,000 face masks to the public following the coronavirus scare worldwide. In a statement, Domagoso said this is in line with the government's precautionary measures to provide protection for Manileños. "Ito po ang ating initial na distribution ng mga face masks. Tuloy-tuloy po ang ating pag-distribute nito sa...
Thousands of relief packs coming here were delivered to areas in Batangas affected by the Taal Volcano eruption. Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. led the convoy of four trucks--three truckloads of relief goods and one truck containing hygiene kits--and 12 passenger vehicles carrying a medical team and social workers, rescue and search personnel, and volunteers from city government that will help...
At least two water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) trucks and a water purifying machine will be sent to Batangas province to benefit thousands of Taal Volcano eruption victims, the Albay Public Safety Emergency Management Office (APSEMO) said. Cedric Daep, APSEMO chief, said the Albay Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council chaired by Gov. Al Francis Bichara decided to send a...
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 4th Pangasinan District Engineering Office (DEO) resumed the rehabilitation of the 403-meter road on the boundaries of Calasiao town and Dagupan City. In an interview, resident engineer of the DPWH-Pangasinan DEO 4, Allan Abulencia, said the PHP60-million project was postponed last year due to heavy rains. A new drainage system on both sides...
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reported that a lockdown is being implemented by local government units on two road sections in Batangas due to the continuing unrest of the Taal Volcano. In a statement, the DPWH said these are the Tanauan – Talisay – Tagaytay Road and Talisay – Laurel – Agoncillo Road. It added that deployed manpower...
Business processing outsourcing (BPO) company Concentrix, in cooperation with Pangasinan provincial government, will hold a mega job fair in Pangasinan on Feb. 7 and 8 at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center Gymnasium here. In a forum Tuesday, Concentrix Training and Quality senior director Larah Sta. Maria said they will be hiring over 300 applicants from the province, whose...
A total of 2,220 Bicolano workers were able to receive in 2019 some PHP45 million in settlement claims from labor dispute cases through the Department of Labor and Employment's (DOLE) Single Entry Approach (SEnA) program. Johana Gasga, DOLE-Bicol spokesperson, in an interview, said the workers benefited from the simplified and fast resolution of labor issues under the SEnA. “DOLE Bicol has...
The province of Ilocos Norte is eyeing for the establishment and construction of animal shelters in the 21 towns of Ilocos Norte. Provincial Board member Ambrocio Domingo, in his capacity as chair of the committee on agriculture, on Monday sponsored Draft Resolution 2020-01-093 giving authority to Governor Matthew Joseph Manotoc to enter and sign in behalf of the provincial government...
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