NFA assures no fake rice in Abra
BANGUED, Abra, Aug. 8(PIA) -- The National Food Authority assured that there is no fake rice in the province.
Veralew D.G De Vera, Branch Manager of NFA-Abra, said as he strongly believes that the province of Abra is totally free from fake rice. Abra has massive land for production of agricultural products most especially rice which is the staple food of Filipinos. Rice supply in the province is sufficient and they are not importing rice at the moment, he claimed.
De Vera also assured that the NFA has adequate supply of rice in its bodegas and is ready to supply the grains requirement of Abra in the next three months or more. (JDP/MTBB/Christian Allister G. Tubadeza – PIA CAR, Abra)
High, Inclusive Growth Plan starts picking up steam
MANILA, Aug. 18 -- Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expansion of 6.5 percent in the second quarter is “solid proof” that the government’s “unparalleled” investment strategy anchored on the ‘Build, Build, Build” program has started to “pick up steam,” and is on course to steering the Philippine economy towards a growth path of 6.5 to 7.5 percent for 2017.
Dominguez expressed the hope that the Senate would help the government meet this high growth target by passing soon enough—and in full—its own version of the compre...Read more
DSWD-7 gives free meds, cash grants, trainings under Lingap sa Masa
CEBU CITY, August 2 (PIA) --- More than a thousand indigent people in the region accessed free medicine through the Libreng Gamot Para Sa Masa or LINGAP SA MASA Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region-7.
Social Welfare and Development (SWAD) Cebu Team Leader Timotea Gadapan said that 1,656 patients were admitted at Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) up to P75,000 worth of medicines per patient as of July 25, 2017.
LINGAP sa Masa, which began in Februray, has a budget of P121 million, of which P 18.7 million or 15 percent have already been...Read more
DTI-7 launches Kapatid “Mentor Me” Program Batch 3
CEBU CITY, August 2 (PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Region 7, in cooperation with the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) and Go Negosyo, launched the Kapatid “Mentor ME” Batch 3 and Aral Negosyo-Angat Kapatid Countryside Negosyo Program at the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel today.
Twenty-eight micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) comprised the 3rd batch of mentees under the Kapatid Mentor Micro Entrepreneurs (KMME) Program.
The mentees tackled Module 1 (Enterpreneurial Mind-Setting and Deepening-Values) and Module 2 (Enterpreneurial Marketing Minds...Read more
EDC Negros-wide quiz bee semi-finals set
NEGROS ORIENTAL, Aug 2 (PIA) -- The Energy Development Corporation’s (EDC) Negros Island Battle of the Brains (BOTB) kicks off this month of August, with elimination rounds scheduled in five areas of Negros: Bacolod City on August 7, Bago on August 9, Kabankalan on August 11, Dumaguete City on August 15, and Bais on August 17.
The regional science trivia contest is open to the all junior and senior high schools in Negros Island Region (NIR).
EDC Corporate Communication Officer Frances Ariola said the youth of Negros are highly encouraged to join, if not as contestants, then as audienc...Read more