DPWH needs more construction workers

HERE’S good news for jobseekers in the construction industry. The construction projects for the’ Build Build Build’ program of the Duterte administration are experiencing a shortage in manpower. Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) District Engineer Rodoldo Dion said there is shortage of workers skilled in carpentry, masonry, machine operators, heavy equipment operators and […]

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4Ps beneficiary owns house, sends kids to school

BAGUIO’S ‘SUNDOT-KULANGOT’ LINGAYEN—By regularly producing Baguio City’s famous pasalubong, sundot kulangot, a Pantawid Pamilya beneficiary in the town soon managed to own a house, has a daughter about to earn a college diploma, a college graduate and still sends two more kids to school. Celedonia Soriano, one of sundot-kulangot makers in Lingayen, attributed her successful venture to the Department […]

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Cold weather affects bangus production 

THE cold weather this month of December (expected to last until January) brought about by the Siberian wind is causing not only persons but also the fish to shiver. Since the “ber” months started, there has been a sharp decline in the production of milkfish (bangus), the top aquacultural product in Dagupan and other coastal areas of Pangasinan. Dr. Westly Rosario, chief […]

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Malpractices, strict regulations threaten food security, say

DISMAL AQUACULTURE PRODUCTION ONE of the country’s experts on aquaculture and fisheries describes the current state of aquaculture industry in the country as “dismal” and warns of looming threats to food security in the country. Dr. Wilfredo Yap, who conceptualized the establishment of mariculture parks to boost fish production, told newsmen here last week that for […]

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Sto. Tomas bags National Quality Corn Achievers Award

STO. TOMAS—This town was presented the National Quality Corn Achievers Award (Municipal level) during the 13th National Corn Congress on Nov. 23 at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City. The local government led by Mayor Timoteo Villar III received a plaque with P1-million prize for projects to further boost corn production. Maiz (corn) is Sto. […]

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Culling of 40,000 birds in Nueva Ecija not cause for alarm

ROSALES—The Samahan ng Industriyang Agrikultura (Sinag) said the culling of some 40,000 birds in a farm in Cabiao, Nueva Ecija last week should not alarm consumers about possibility of resurgence of bird-flu. Rosendo So, Sinag chairman, said Friday that Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol has already adopted measures to prevent spread of a avian influenza. “It’s […]

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Molex pre-terminated cable assemblies now available from RS Components

MAKATI, PHILIPPINES – – RS Components (RS) has announced the availability of pre-prepared cable assemblies that provide compatible solutions for key product ranges from Molex, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of connectors and interconnection components. The cable assemblies have applications in the automotive, consumer, defense, medical, telecommunications and networking industries. According to RS Components, […]

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Sual mayor slams opposition to second power plant  

SUAL– Mayor Roberto Arcinue slammed the Save Sual Movement (SSM) that’s opposing the establishment of a second coal-fired power plant in the town for claiming that coal-fired power plants pollute the local environment. Arcinue dared SSM’s convenor, Rosanna Soriano, to prove their allegation that the present Sual Coal-fired Power Plant operated by Team Energy is causing pollution […]

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