PCAARRD backs nutritional analysis on indigenous vegetables

The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) is supporting a project to conduct nutritional analysis of indigenous vegetables, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said. In a taped report aired on Friday, he said 12 vegetables commonly used by Filipinos will be involved: wild… Continue reading PCAARRD backs nutritional analysis on indigenous vegetables

DILG reminds LGUs to implement preparedness measures, typhoon response protocols

Following the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s (PAGASA’s) announcement of the start of the rainy season, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) reminds local government units (LGUs) to undertake necessary preparedness measures and their response protocols to ensure the safety of the people during heavy rains, typhoons, flash floods and… Continue reading DILG reminds LGUs to implement preparedness measures, typhoon response protocols

DepEd defers holding of F2F classes in Covid low-risk areas

File photo MANILA – The holding of in-person classes in areas where coronavirus risks are low has been postponed, the Department of Education (DepEd) said Wednesday. In a statement, the DepEd said it is adhering to President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to allow the resumption of face-to-face classes only when the country achieves population protection against… Continue reading DepEd defers holding of F2F classes in Covid low-risk areas

BMC Regional Cancer Center announces new real-time online appointment system

NAGA CITY— The Bicol Medical Center – Regional Cancer Center (BMC – RCC) has announced the creation of an online appointment system to facilitate the provision of cancer treatment and deal with the influx of patients amid the continuing pandemic. The hospital’s news release said patients and the staff may access the system through the… Continue reading BMC Regional Cancer Center announces new real-time online appointment system

Bicol doctors ask IATF to declare ECQ in Albay, CamSur, Sorsogon

LEGAZPI CITY – Alarmed by the surging cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in Bicol during the past two months, the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) and Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) in the region have urged the national Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to place under enhanced community… Continue reading Bicol doctors ask IATF to declare ECQ in Albay, CamSur, Sorsogon

The urgent need to enhance cybersecurity

The increasing reliance on the digital world prompts the nation to enhance its cybersecurity programs. Despite the pandemic, or perhaps because of it, there is an urgent need for better cybersecurity measures. At present, cyberattacks come in several forms, targeting different kinds of data and vulnerabilities. Among these forms are malware, phishing, man-in-the-middle attack, zero-day… Continue reading The urgent need to enhance cybersecurity

Collect rainwater, Naga City ordinance urges barangays

NAGA CITY — After it junked the proposal by the Metro Naga Water District to put up additional pumping stations here for environmental reasons, the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) enacted an ordinance mandating the city government and the 27 barangays to construct rainwater collection facilities on structures they own. City Councilor Joselito S.A. del Rosario, in an… Continue reading Collect rainwater, Naga City ordinance urges barangays

No Traslacion, Fluvial Procession this year amid pandemic — Archdiocese of Caceres

The Traslacion and Fluvial Procession this year are canceled, according to the Archdiocese of Caceres (File photo) NAGA CITY—The Archdiocese of Caceres has decided against the traditional devotional practices for this year’s Peñafrancia fiesta in favor of fervent prayers and reflection. According to Circular No. 0014, Series of 2021 signed by Archbishop Rolando J. Tria… Continue reading No Traslacion, Fluvial Procession this year amid pandemic — Archdiocese of Caceres

Faster, Higher, Stronger: Aiming for Professional Improvement

by Margie F. Pandes It is natural for humans to always seek something better—a better house, garden, car, cooking skills, communication skills, singing or dancing abilities, and so on. Our instinct is to always want improvement, not deterioration. This is true also in our professional lives. We wish for and expect enhancements and upgrades, instead… Continue reading Faster, Higher, Stronger: Aiming for Professional Improvement