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CORTEZ: May kasalanan ba ang DILG, DTI kung kumalat ang ASF?

So, pinangalanan na ang meat processor na karne na may African Swine Fever.
Saan nagmula ang karneng ginamit ng Mekeni Foods Corporation?
Paano nakalusot sa mga mata ng Department of Agriculture ang ASF tainted na karne?
Paano nakalusot sa mga mata ng Bureau of Customs ang ASF tainted na karne?
Sina boss Rosendo at Sinag ang matagal nang nagsasabi na dapat na stop na ang meat importation.
Internal food security.
Food sovereignty.
Food safety.
Oha! Narito po ang kuwento mula sa na ang title ay
Heads up! Mekeni longganisa, hotdog tested positive for ASF.
Pampanga-based meat processor Mekeni is in danger of losing its license to operate after select products tested positive for African Swine Fever.
Further tests done by the Department of Agriculture on Oct. 25 showed that Mekeni’s skinless longganisa and Mekeni Picnic hotdog had been contaminated with the deadly ASF.
The test done at the Regional Animal Disease Diagnostics Laboratory in Central Luzon  was validated by the Bureau of Animal Industry Veterinary Laboratory Division.
Health Undersecretary and concurrent Food and Drug Administration officer-in-charge Eric Domingo said Mekeni may face administrative charges and lose its license for selling ASF-contaminated meat.
Meanwhile, Mekeni said it would cooperate with the government’s investigation to determine the source of ASF.”
Mekeni said it also conducted its own product tests and recalled some products even  before the government released its findings.
The company likewise suspended pork-processing operations and disinfected its facilities.
Sana i-recall ng DILG at DTI ang order nila na palusutin sa ibang probinsiya ang processed foods.
May mga probinsiya sa iba’t ibang isla ang nagban ng karne mula sa mga lugar na may ASF.
Ito ay proteksyon ng mga lokal governments kontra contamination ng local hog industry nila.
Ang Mekeni Foods Corporation ay nationwide ang marketing at distribution network.
Paano kung nakatawid na sa iba’t ibang isla ang ASF tainted na Mekeni processed foods?
May pananagutan ba ang DILG at DTI kapag kumulat sa lahat ng isla ng Pilipinas ang ASF?


November 12, 2019 at 9:04 pm Leave a comment

PhilRice at 34: Boosting support for rice competitiveness

Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) marked its 34th year taking on the challenge of fulfilling its newly added mandate to implement the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF)- Seed and Extension programs.

With the theme, “Championing Competitiveness of the Filipino Rice Farmers,” the anniversary coincides with the observation of the National Rice Awareness Month every November.

“As we continue to embody the mantra of public service, let us all be servant-leaders. Let us do what we can to serve. That is our calling,” Dr. John C. De Leon, PhilRice acting executive director, said.

Emphasizing on strengthened cooperation to empower farmers amidst rice trade liberalization, de Leon said discussions on RCEF during anniversary programs will further drive the Institute on research, development, extension, and production competitiveness.

Under RCEF, PhilRice will develop, propagate, and promote inbred rice seeds; and enhance farmers’ skill and knowledge on rice production.

“More than anything else, it is teamwork, which causes the celebration of success,” he said.

The anniversary will also highlight this year’s roster of awards and recognition, which include the Intellectual Property Award for Top Patent Grant, Outstanding Innovator Award (Breeding Institute Category), PRIME-HRM Bronze Award, Information Visionary Category Award, and FutureRice Farm Project as Model Extension.

Thanksgiving and moral enrichment program, seminar series on research management and institution building, Dangal ng PhilRice awarding ceremonies, and medical mission are also included in the activities.

PhilRice was established on November 5, 1985 through Executive Order 1061.

November 12, 2019 at 8:52 pm Leave a comment


Pangasinan Fourth District Rep, Christopher de Venecia inaugurates a three-story building with eight-classroom at Gueguesangen Integrated School in Mangaldan to be used by students for ICT at Science Laboratory classes. This is part of the congressman’s week-long advanced birthday celebration spent with his constituents through a series of medical-dental missions, free haircut, manicure, pedicure, livelihood training and inauguration of big projects plus distribution of computer sets and farm equipment.

November 12, 2019 at 8:43 pm Leave a comment

BIR fines SM-Dagupan stalls for ‘Failure to Register’

DAGUPAN CITY –  SM Center Dagupan pressured each of its stall owners to simultaneously open last October 4 that resulted in many of them  fined P20,000 each by the Bureau of Internal Revenue because they failed to register with the agency.

According Assistant Revenue District Office  (RDO) No. 4 Chief Aldrin A. Camba a group of BIR personnel based in Calasiao, Pangasinan led by their supervisor Cherry Wong, combed the two-floor newly opened SM Center Dagupan here after a report that a milk tea stall there did not issue an official receipt to their customers.

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A source cited that  the mall has more than 70 stalls and kiosks there.

“Hinde nila inexpect na mag oopen kaagad.  Ang alam nila parang matagal pa. So sila iyong mga business establishments relax muna sila. Nagpu process lang pero hinde pa iyong talaga full processing. E biglang sinabi ng SM mag oopen na tayo ganitong date. Kung hinde kayo makikiano kayo sa amin sa opening mape-penalty kayo,” Camba said by quoting one of the operators there who came to his office to explain his infraction. (more…)

November 12, 2019 at 8:29 pm Leave a comment

ORTIGOZA: Soldiers shot officers because they hazed them

Military and police officers during warfare were treacherously shot at the back by their men because they hazed them, Lingayen Mayor Leopoldo Bataoil said.
The former police general and advocate of No To Hazing, told this writer that maltreatment is not confined alone to the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio City but even in the field with soldiers and policemen.

“Haze iyan to accomplish a mission. There were several cases on the parts of PMAers and Non-PMAers they were shot at the back by their soldiers,” he said.

He said to deter non-officers, who are sergeant to private, from failing in the next mission, officers physically hurt them.


Physical here was not how former Defense Secretary Fidel V. Ramos, a West Pointer, has done to the putchists who failed to oust then President Cory Aquino when he asked them to give him 50 push ups in exchange of the amnesty offered by the government.

Physical is that one-sided punches given by boxing icon Manny Pacquiao to his defenseless opponents or those chopping kicks unleashed by Jacky Chan to the villains in the flicks.

“You’re to accomplish a mission just to expect them to follow you. You’re going to earn their respect and love and obedience. If you’ll be able to get that level of loyalty by not hazing them,” remarked by Bataoil, a former nine years’ congressman, to this writer.

The former solon said he and Cavaliers of the PMA Alumni Association (PMAAA) had a dialogue with the brass and cadets of the PMA in Baguio City on how to thwart hazing after the brutal death of Cadet Fourth Class Darwin Dormitorio at the hands of his upper classmen.

Bataoil, a member of PMA Class 1976, told this newspaper that he was accompanied in that trumpet call by former congressmen Romeo Acop (PMA Class 1970), Samuel Pagdilao (PMA Class 1979) and Gary Alejano (PMA Class 1995) and a young Army Captain Ferdinand Quicho (PMA Class 2011) who was the Cadet Captain of his class. (more…)

November 12, 2019 at 8:03 pm Leave a comment

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