Army chief visits Isabela camp

CAMP MELCHOR DELA CRUZ, GAMU, Isabela, February 15 (PIA) – Army chief Lt. Gen. Eduardo Año paid a visit recently at the 5th Infantry Division, Philippine Army based in this town to know the operation situations in the area. Año was welcomed by 5ID, PA Commanding General Maj. Gen. Lysander Suert... Read more

‘Alagang Pinoy Kiosk’ now at CVMC

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Feb. 15 (PIA) – The Department of Health’s (DOH) ‘Alagang Pinoy Kiosk’ is now ready to provide immediate assistance to patients and clients at the Cagayan Valley Medical Center (CVMC) here. Jocelyn Sorita, nurse supervisor at CVMC, said the kiosk serves as patient ... Read more

PLGU gives  over P.8M for Kasibu town’s env’t projects

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Feb. 15 (PIA) – The local government unit of Kasibu has received  more than P.8 million –worth of projects from the provincial government to further develop, preserve and sustain its agro-forestry  and environmental resources. Forester Tito Tanguilig, environment and... Read more

DA wants gradual phase-out of irrigation fees

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Feb 14 (PIA) - - The Department of Agriculture- National Irrigation Administration is looking into the possibility of phasing out the collection of irrigation fees. Agriculture secretary Proceso Alcala who was in town last week talked to farmers on the long-running issue o... Read more

POEA Governing Board allows licensed agencies to recruit Filipino nurses for Germany 

TUGUEGARAO, Cagayan, Feb. 12 (PIA) - - Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz recently announced that the Governing Board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) issueda resolution allowing the participation of private recruitment agencies in the recruitment... Read more

DOLE beefs up operations of ‘Assist WELL’ Centers for returning OFWs

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Feb 12 (PIA) - - Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz recently announced the setting-up of a more cohesive and synchronized ‘Assist WELL’ Processing Centers in three Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) agencies and 17 regional offices in the ... Read more

DOLE, Coca Cola FEMSA ink agreement on employment, livelihood for returning OFWs

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, feb 12 (PIA) - - Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz and Coca Cola FEMSA Philippines, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Washington Fabricio Ponce Garcia signed a memorandum of agreement recently on the joint development of new programs and initiatives gear... Read more

Ilagan City eyes ‘child-friendly’ award

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela, February 13 (PIA) – This city is all efforts for another achievement as it subjected itself recently to national evaluation to the Child-Friendly City Award. The evaluation process aimed to assess the city’s conduciveness and favorability to children in terms of educati... Read more

DSWD warns 4Ps on cash grants misuse

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Feb. 13 (PIA) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) here reminded its Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries anew that misuse of cash grants can be grounds for delisting from the program. Maricel B. Asejo, information officer, warned those beneficiaries who u... Read more

City council okays P1.2B budget for 2016

SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela, February 13 (PIA) – The city council here finally approved on the third and final reading the city government’s P1.269 billion budget for its various programs and projects. Atty. Marcelino Cabucana, vice mayor and presiding officer, said the delayed passage of the city... Read more

Cauayan City implements fare cut

CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela, February 6 (PIA) – The tricycle operators’ and drivers’ association (TODA) here now heed the call of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LFTRB) to implement the 50-centavo provisional fare reduction. Jose Abad, city administrator, said the new fare... Read more

School head expects influx of senior high students

CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela, February 13 (PIA) – An official of the City National High School here is expecting more than a thousand senior high school (SHS) students from the city next school year. John Mina, Cauayan City National High School principal, said the SHS or Grades 11 and 12, which will be ... Read more

DOLE: Employment rate up in region 2

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Feb 13 (PIA) - - The employment rate in the Cagayan Valley region went up from 96 percent in 2014 to 97 percent last year, the  Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced. “Based on latest statistics, the employment rate in Region 2 last year is higher as compa... Read more

Cagayanos recognized for relief efforts during ‘Yolanda’

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Feb. 13 (PIA) – A businessman from Leyte province took the opportunity to thank Cagayanos for their relief and rescue efforts after the devastating typhoon ‘Yolanda’ on Nov. 8, 2013. In his recent visit here during the birthday celebration of Congressman Randolph S. ... Read more

Gov. Padilla delivers 3rd SOPA

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Feb. 12 (PIA) – Governor Ruth Padilla recently  delivered her  third State of the Province Address (SOPA) in a bid to expose her administration’s gains and accomplishments. The SOPA, which was held at the St. Mary’s University (SMU) Tonus gymnasium, embodied the p... Read more