Archive for October 16, 2016

Police search for Ronnie Dayan ‘challenging’


October 16, 2016 at 5:06 pm Leave a comment

No smuggler sued yet – Sinag


October 16, 2016 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

NIA wants ISF revoked

By Mortz C. Ortigoza
URDANETA CITY – The regional manager of the National Irrigation Administration wanted  payment for irrigation fees paid by farmers stopped, just like what the members of a senate committee had done recently.

FARM INPUTS. Region 1 Regional Manager John Celeste (2nd from left) of the National
Irrigation Administration,San FabianMayor ConstanteB. Agbayane (3rd fromleft), and stake
holders discuss the provision of farm inputs to farmers during the duration of the program”- tangal palitan ng “signing of the Memorandum of Agreement among the NIA, the local government unit of San Fabian and the Federation of Irrigators Association of the town.
Region 1 Regional Manager John Celeste hoped the Implementing Rules and Regulations would be out soon on excluding farmers from paying  next year the Irrigation Service Fees (ISF) after the bill filed by Senator Cynthia Villar concerning the exclusion becomes a law.
Celeste wanted to see how the IRR would govern the owners of small and big tracts of land since he wanted that small landowners should be excluded for the ISF while big land owners would continue to pay.


October 16, 2016 at 4:53 pm Leave a comment

ORTIGOZA: Can China replace $44,603B (P2.2 Trillion) from U.S. yearly?


October 16, 2016 at 4:50 pm Leave a comment

5.6M kilos smuggled pork to be buried – Sinag

By Mortz C. Ortigoza
DAGUPAN CITY – “Sorry prisoners, the 5.6 million kilos of smuggled pork are not for you,” said  the president of anti-smuggling group Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (SINAG), saying the seized 183 containers of imported meat would be buried instead of being fed to thousands of prisoners all over the country.
Engineer Rosendo So said the remaining 183 refrigerated vans that were part of the 203 container vans held at the Bureau of Customs (BoC) in Manila are already expired and could endanger the health of the Filipinos.
“It was seized in 2014 but even if  frozen, there is a warning on each of the boxes there that they should be consumed before 2016,” The SINAG President cited.
He was thankful that the vans have been impounded because aside from gnawing at the profit of the “backyard Filipino hog raisers,” who composed 70 percent of the swine industry, the meat could endanger the buyers of street foods like “bola-bola, siomai, and others”
The BoC should be subjecting them to rendering for feeds but the process was slow so they opted to bury them.
Rendering, So explained, is a process that converts waste animal tissue into stable, value added materials like feeds.
The decision was approved by the Department of the Environment and Resources and the Department of Health, according to him.
He cited that from the original 2013 container vans, 20 were whisked outside the BoC by the importers.
He said 143 were consigned to Lean Pasture Trading, Lucky Sisters Meat Trading and Jcore Enterprises.
The owners of  40 containers are still to be identified.


October 16, 2016 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

Region I home to 1,536 coops

DAGUPAN CITY  – There are now 1,536 cooperatives operating  in Region I with Pangasinan having the most number and  Ilocos Sur having the richest.
Regional Director Josefina Bitonio of the Cooperative Development Authority said the cooperatives in the region continue to improve as there are sustained increases in the number and reach of cooperatives.
Out of the 1,536 coops, only 878 are compliant and have been religiously submitting documents to the CDA regional office. At least 714 coops have updated their reports. Their classification according to assets range from  micro (68.20%); small (22.4%); medium (7.42%); and large (1.96%).
The province of Pangasinan has the most number of coops with 383 covering 24 municipalities. La Union comes in second with 115 in 14 towns. Ilocos Sur contributes 101 coops in its 21 towns and 115 for Ilocos Norte in 14 municipalities.


October 16, 2016 at 4:28 pm Leave a comment


MAAYOS NA BAHAY, MAAYOS NA BUHAY. At least 500 families affected by Typhoon Lando receive P5,000 worth of housing materials from the National Housing Authority on October 6 to help them rebuild their houses. The City Social Welfare and Development office will check on the recipients after one month to make sure that they  actually used the materials for their respective houses. (CIO photo by Jojo Tamayo)maayos-na-bahay


October 16, 2016 at 4:19 pm Leave a comment

SP authorizes Fernandez to ink MOA with Robredo

So fresh and so clean.

October 16, 2016 at 4:16 pm Leave a comment

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