Archive for January 22, 2017

Dulao bangus ‘challenges’ Dagupan bangus


January 22, 2017 at 11:58 pm Leave a comment

CORTEZ: China gumawa ng 750 KM railway sa Africa, magagawa din ba sa Pilipinas?

brando-masoBANK ACCOUNT. Kaunti lang pala ang may bank account sa Pilipinas.
Ayon sa isang survey ng Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas noong 2014: Sa bawat sampung pamilya, dalawa lang ang may savings account sa bangko.
Ang karaniwang laman ng kanilang bank account ay P5,300 noong 2014.
Karamihan sa may bank account ay mula sa formal sector o yung mga may regular na sahod sa private or sa government.
Karamihan naman ng walang bank account ay iyong mga nasa informal sector ang kabuhayan.
Ano nga ba ang silbi ng may bank account?
BLACKLISTED. Maraming import traders at customs brokers ang na-blacklist ng Bureau of customs.
Mayroon daw po na 71 import traders at Customs brokers backlisted na at hindi maaaring mag-engage sa importation.

Sa Manila International Container Port (MICP) ay 44 ang napasama sa blacklist habang 27 naman ang mula sa Port of Manila.

The BoC has yet to release a list of banned importers and brokers from the remaining 15 collection districts in the country.
Hahaha! Kaunti pa lang po iyan. Kasi 11,000 ang accredited importers.
HYBRID RICE IN 1 MILLION HECTARES. Plano ng Department of Agriculture na magtanim ng hybrid rice sa 1 milyon ektarayang lupain.
Sa nasabing target ang maaring harvest ay aabot sa 21.67 million metric tons.
Puede na po ba iyan sa rice self sufficiency program ng bansa?
Ang hybrid seeds daw po ay nagkakahalaga ng P5,000 per bag.
Ang isang bag ng hybrid seeds ay kasya na itanim sa isang ektarya.
Kung isang milyong ektarya ang tataniman.. e di P5,000 times 1 million hectares ang gastos sa seeds pa lang.
Limang bilyong piso ang halaga ng seeds na iyan.
Sa totoo lang, bihira naman ang farmer na may isang ektaryang sinasaka.
CHINA IN AFRICA. Alam niyo po ba na may 750 kilometer na railway na itinayo ang China para pagdugtungin ang Ethiopia at Djibouti?
Ang haba ng railway naiyon ano? Parang mula Davao hanggang Manila ang layo! Pero nagawa ng China. Magawa din kaya sa Pilipinas?
May mga multi-billion na project pala ang China sa Djibouti tulad ng, isang bagong seaport, dalawang bagong airports, at isang bulk terminal para sa potash.
Ang potash ay gamit sa paggawa ng fertilizer.


January 22, 2017 at 11:49 pm Leave a comment

Pangasinan gov’t, CFO to implement ‘BaLinkBayan’ project

LINGAYEN – The provincial government of Pangasinan in partnership with the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) will soon implement the e-governance project called “BaLinkBayan” to effectively mainstream migration and development initiatives of Pangasinan and link Filipinos abroad to their families
 On Monday, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan here approved a resolution authorizing Governor Amado Espino III, to sign pacts with CFO Interim Officer-In-Charge Maria Regina Galias for the implementation of the Overseas Filipinos’ one-stop online portal for diaspora engagement.
 A quip on the Filipino word balikbayan (a returning overseas Filipino), BaLinkBayan is a means to connect Filipino individuals and communities to the Philippines through the Diaspora to Development (D2D) program of the CFO.
 Alex Ferrer, manager of the Provincial Employment Service Office (PESO) and chairperson of the Pangasinan Migration and Development Council, said the “adoption of the project is part of the provincial government’s migration and development program to encourage Pangasinenses outside the country to engage more effectively in the development processes of the province and the country.”
 Ferrer said the online portal, which is seen to fully develop the link of overseas Filipinos to their families and their community, will be maintained by a PESO unit dedicated for migration and development.
 “The CFO has identified the province of Pangasinan as a good partner for the implementation of the project because of its aggressiveness in addressing the needs of overseas Filipinos and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs),” said Andrea Louisa Anolid, migration and development officer of CFO.
 Anolid said through the project, the government can harness the contributions, resources, and sacrifices of overseas Filipinos and OFWs, so they can contribute to local development and promote their socio-economic development. (JNPD/EMBS/PIA-1, Pangasinan)


January 22, 2017 at 11:44 pm Leave a comment

DFA -Pangasinan intensifies services

CALASIAO  – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Consular Office   located at the Robinsons Mall here promised better quality and more comprehensive services to the public as it celebrates its first year anniversary in  Pangasinan.
Officer-in-Charge Jennifer De Mesa thanked the department’s partners in the government and in the private sector for continuously making work easier for their clients. 
“I am honoured to be part of this Department  which ensures  help and service to the public,” De Mesa said in a simple program during the anniversary celebration on Tuesday.
De Mesa said the Department is also gearing up for the Philippine hosting of the Association of SouthEast Asian Nations (ASEAN). 
DFA Calasiao now incorporates  the singing of the ASEAN Hymn during their flag-raising ceremony and will soon implement the wearing of Filipino dresses among its staff, she quipped.
Mayor Armand Bauzon of Calasiao town thanked DFA for its speedy services which, he said, was instrumental in his quest to help the people of Calasiao  especially his kababayans who now reside and work in Florida. 
Dagupan City Mayor Belen Fernandez  lauded DFA  for instituting changes in the government system which brought much hope and convenience to the public.
“With the culture of quality services, our province deserves the presence of DFA,” Fernandez said in the program.
Pangasinan’s Public  Employment Services Office (PESO) Chief Alex Ferrer, said DFA has been a vital  partner in helping out not only the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) but also the Filipinos who are now residing overseas.
DFA- Calasiao serves an average of 300 clients a day broken down into applicants with appointments at 200, walk-in priority lane at 60 per day and back applicants numbering at least 40 a day. (VHS/PIA-Pangasinan) 


January 22, 2017 at 11:42 pm Leave a comment

Pangasinan’s migration council to pursue OFW mapping project

Time for a break.

January 22, 2017 at 11:39 pm Leave a comment

DFA to clients: Wear proper attire

 CALASIAO- When about to transact business with the Department of Foreign Affairs, be sure to be wearing  a ‘respectable’ attire, otherwise, you will end up buying clothes at the department store just to continue with your purpose.
This was advised by Jennifer De Mesa, officer-in-charge of the DFA in Calasiao town located at the Robinsons Mall.
“We wish to advise our clients applying for Philippine passport or availing of other DFA services  to observe proper decorum by wearing appropriate attire or observing dress code,” De Mesa told the Philippine Information Agency during the Consular office’s first year anniversary on Tuesday.
De Mesa said the observance of dress   code is strictly implemented in all DFA offices as a sign of  respect to the institution.
Among the attires prohibited at the DFA offices are: above the knee shorts, sandos, sleeveless undergarments, short shorts, pants  skirts with very low waist line or very high side slits, blouses or  shirts that show the navel, transparent and off- shoulder,  spaghetti straps, backless and plunging neckline blouses  and mini-skirts.
Wearing of sunglasses, slippers,  sandals,  flip- flops  and hats are also strictly prohibited. 
De Mesa reiterated DFA’s on-line appointment system. Applicants are advised to  log-on to
Priority, however,  will be given to applicants who belong to the following categories:  senior citizen, persons with disabilities (with PWD  card or medical record), children below seven  years old and  pregnant women ( five months and above).
Priority applicants mentioned above will only be accommodated  from Monday to Friday while Saturdays  will only be for applicants with  confirmed appointment. (VHS/PIA-1, Pangasinan) 


January 22, 2017 at 11:38 pm Leave a comment

Dagupan athletes gear for regional meet

DAGUPAN CITY – The city’s athletes are now gearing up  for the Region 1 Athletic Association (R1AA) Meet  and the  Palarong Pambansa as the Dagupan City Athletic Association (DCAA) Division Meet ended in huge success on January 18 in a ceremony held at the Lyceum Northwestern University Gym in Tapuac.
The 2016 DCAA Division Meet closing program and awarding ceremonies was led by Mayor Belen T. Fernandez, Schools Division Superintendent Froserfina J. Bravo and the Dagupan City Sports Commission officials led by Finnela T. Sim.
Declared champions in the over-all standing in the elementary and secondary levels were District VI and Dagupan City National High School, respectively.
The first runner-ups were District III and Bonuan Boquig National High School; second runner-ups were District II and Lyceum Northwestern University-Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation Special Science High School (FQDMFSSHS); third runner-ups were District IV and East Central Integrated School; while the fourth runner-ups were District 1 and Saint Albert the Great School.
Winners in the basketball elementary boys and girls were Wonderland School and East Central Integrated School, respectively,  with Asher Vidal of Wonderland School and Hanneylet Bonus of East Central Integrated School as Most Valuable Players; while in the secondary division,  the winners were FQDMFSSHS and Judge Jose De Venecia Sr. Technical-Vocational Secondary School (JJDVSTVSS) with Russel Vincent Manaois of FQDMFSSHS and Kristine Cayabyab of JJDVSTVSS as Most Valuable Players.
The winners in the volleyball elementary boys and girls were East Central Integrated School (ECIS) and Lucao Elementary School, respectively, with Johnrex Malinao of ECIS and Maria Faniola Alipio of Lucao as Most Valuable Players.
In the secondary level, the winners in the volleyball boys and girls were Bonuan Boquig National High School and Carael National High School, respectively, with Mac Razzel Decena and Regena Roy as Most Valuable Players.
In the last R1AA, Dagupan City placed second in the over-all ranking from ranked seven in the previous R1AA. This was due to the intensive sports program implemented by the city through the cohesive collaboration of DepEd, the city government and the DCSC and the launching of the DCAA.
“This year we hope to maintain the second spot if not go one step forward and finally bring home the championship trophy,” said Fernandez as she promised to send the athletes in an extensive training along with the guidance of national coaches in the different fields of sports in order to  upgrade their skills. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO/Jan. 19, 2017)


January 22, 2017 at 11:36 pm Leave a comment

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