UPLAND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT BENEFITS 7000 FAMILIES IN CAR
by Mari Cruz
BAGUIO CITY – The Upland Development Project (UDP) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)is benefitting7,000 poor families in the region.
This was bared by DENR Regional Director Clarence Baguilat during radio interview over DZEQ Radyo ng Bayan.He said a total of 7,000 farmer-beneficiaries were able to avail of the financial assistance extended under the UDP in support of the government's hunger mitigation program.(continue)
DA LAUNCHES 2 MORE BRGY BAGSAKAN PROJECTS IN KALINGA
TABUK, Kalinga – The Department of Agriculture (DA) launched two more barangay bagsakan projects in the province, bringing to 16 the total number of bagsakan projects established in Kalinga, under DA’s Accelerated Hunger Mitigation Program.
Barangay Madopdop-Casigayan of Tabuk and Pasil municipality join the list of bagsakan project recipientsthis year.
Project In-charge Terresita Desay of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAG) reported these arepart of the fivecarry-over projects of DA in 2010for implementationthis 2011.
Thetworemaining bagsakan projects allotted for Kalinga this year are intended for the barangays of Cawagayan in Tabukand Liwan West inRizal.(continue)
VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur - - Local officials and family are mourning the death of Councilor Delfin D. Escobar Jr of Burgos, Ilocos Sur after he was shot by unidentified motor riding gunman beside the national highway in Barangay San Jose, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur at about 7:15 last Tuesday morning (Jan 18).
He died a few hours after he was confined in a hospital.
According to Ilocos Sur police director Sr. Supt. Eduardo Dopale, the victim had just alighted from his vehicle to seek assistance from a vulcanizing shop for a tire when the gunman, who came behind, shot him once with Caliber .45 pistol based on the recovered empty shell at the crime scene.(continue)
MOPRECO GRANTS 5% DISCOUNT ON ELECTRIC BILL OF SENIOR CITIZENS
by Juliet B. Saley
BONTOC, Mt. Province – The Mt. Province Electric Cooperative, Inc. (MOPRECO)recently issued an advisorytoall qualified residential senior citizens member consumersand subsidizing end users that the coop isnow accepting theirapplicationto avail of the fivepercent discount on electricity bill.
This is in compliance to Republic Act N0. 9994 otherwise known as the “Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010,” particularly Sections 4 and 5.(continue)
FORMER REBEL NOW MAYOR WANTS TWO POINT AGENDA INCLUDED IN DRAFT AUTONOMY; MP SK SUPPORTS AUTONOMY
I WILL only support the draft autonomy if two major points are included in the draft, this according to Sadanga, Mt. Province Mayor Gabino Gangganan in an interview with karitoon.com.
Ganggangan, former secretary-general of the Cordillera People’s Liberation Army (CPLA) said, the Cordillera draft autonomy must include the control over strategic natural resources and the inclusion of a regional security force.(continue)