Thursday, June 27

Tag: Regions

DENR seeks public help to protect Candaba swamp, other ‘wetlands’

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UNDERSCORING the importance of maintaining the Candaba swamp and other important wetlands in Central Luzon, an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) reiterated his appeal to the public to help protect the country’s unique ecosystems, especially wetlands that serve as a wintering area for thousands of migratory birds during migration season. […]

‘Spectacular’ year seen for Subic tourism

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SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—With cruise-ship visits, national conferences, sports competitions, and festivals among the 18 major events slated here this year, the tourism outlook in the Subic Bay Freeport is expected to be nothing short of spectacular. Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chairman and Administrator Wilma T. Eisma said the scheduled arrival of two of the […]

Akelco threatened by possible privatization

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KALIBO, Aklan—The Aklan Electric Cooperative (Akelco) is being threatened by the possibility of privatization. Roger Orillos, manager of the Institutional Development Department (IDD), said this is the reason the power cooperative kept on strengthening its operation in the province of Aklan. “We are also strengthening the Member Consumers Electrification Committee organized by the electric-power cooperative. […]

Bulacan’s ‘Usapang Agri’ forum tackled land reclassification, housing conversion

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CITY OF MALOLOS—The provincial government of Bulacan headed by Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado addressed on Tuesday the concern of his constituents regarding excessive land reclassification and conversion of productive land that might affect the food production. He tackled these twin issues during the “Usapang Agri: Pangangalaga sa Lupang Sakahan Forum” held at The Pavilion, Hiyas ng Bulacan […]

ARMM tightens watch of LGU ‘manipulation’ of 4Ps funding

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DAVAO CITY—The Department of Social Welfare and Development in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DSWD-ARMM) is going around the region’s scattered provinces to refresh local government executives on the rules governing the implementation of the cash-transfer program, called Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps). Executive Secretary Laisa Masuhud Alamia, concurrent DSWD-ARMM secretary, said agency personnel […]

DPWH begins 2018 with no casual employees in Albay

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LEGAZPI CITY—For taking a consistent stand as a leading opposition stalwart and member of the minority bloc in Congress, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Albay’s First  District Engineering began 2018 with zero casual employees. District Engr. Simon Arias could not be contacted for comment, but a visit to his district office […]