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

New devolution EO seen to improve efficiency in delivery of services

MANILA – The transfer of some of the functions of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to local governments is expected to result in the more efficient delivery of services. Executive Order (EO) 138, or the Full Devolution of Certain Functions of the Executive Branch to Local Governments, transfers some of the functions,… Continue reading New devolution EO seen to improve efficiency in delivery of services

Ako Bicol Rep. Garbin welcomes proposed economic amendments to Charter

Garbin (File photo via Ako Bicol) MANILA—AKO BICOL Party-List Rep. Alfredo Garbin Jr., the chairperson of the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments, welcomed the proposed amendments to some economic provisions in the 1987 Constitution. Garbin said the amendments would eliminate the “overly protective” provisions – such as foreign ownership limitations in business enterprises, including public… Continue reading Ako Bicol Rep. Garbin welcomes proposed economic amendments to Charter

ARTA pushes for streamlining of Comprehensive Land Use Plan

MANILA – The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA), led by Secretary Jeremiah Belgica, pushed for streamlining the Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) in line with the objective of the National Effort for the Harmonization of Efficient Measures of Inter-related Agencies (NEHEMIA) program for the socialized housing sector. In a meeting on June 1, ARTA tackled with… Continue reading ARTA pushes for streamlining of Comprehensive Land Use Plan

BFAR points to overfishing as cause of rotting sardines in Sorsogon

LEGAZPI CITY – A fisheries official has blamed overfishing in Bicol and Samar for the rotting sardines found in Bulan town, Sorsogon province, photos of which have made the rounds on social media. In an interview on Friday, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) 5 (Bicol) spokesperson Nonie Enolva said some fishermen still go… Continue reading BFAR points to overfishing as cause of rotting sardines in Sorsogon

Avail of P13.6-B LGSF for infra, other projects until June 30, local governments told

MANILA— The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urges local government units (LGUs) to avail of the P13.586-billion Local Government Support Fund-Financial Assistance to Local Government Units (LGSF-FALGUs) for their local infrastructure and development projects and submit the documentary requirements until June 30, 2021. “Nakalaan talaga para sa inyo ang pondong ito kaya… Continue reading Avail of P13.6-B LGSF for infra, other projects until June 30, local governments told

House to draft bill creating offices for energy consumers

MANILA—The House Committee on Energy has tasked a technical working group (TWG) to consolidate proposals that provide for the national energy policy and framework for electric power advocacy. In a virtual meeting, the panel formed a TWG that would craft the substitute bill for House Bills 7608 and 8786. HB 7608 proposes the creation of… Continue reading House to draft bill creating offices for energy consumers

PSA: Over 300,000 register for National ID in Camarines Sur

NAGA CITY—No less than 305,681 individuals have successfully registered for Step 2 of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) in 72 days after its gradual rollout since February 9, 2021, the Philippine Statistics Authority in Camarines Sur announced. Said figure represents 22 percent of the 1,322,551 individuals targeted for PhilSys registration by the end of 2021.… Continue reading PSA: Over 300,000 register for National ID in Camarines Sur

31 Bicol LGUs up for assessment on local governance

LEGAZPI CITY — The Department of Social Welfare and Development Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (DSWD KALAHI-CIDSS) will conduct capacity assessment for 31 local government units (LGUs) of the Bicol Region this May 2021. According to the Department, the capacity assessment measures the LGU’s readiness to participate and… Continue reading 31 Bicol LGUs up for assessment on local governance