Cacao-planting mania spreads in Bicol

July 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Cacao-planting mania spreads in Bicol 

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, July 23 (PNA) –- The enthusiasm in cacao growing is spreading like a wildfire in Bicol.

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K to 12 Program scores support from Bicolanos (Feature)

June 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on K to 12 Program scores support from Bicolanos (Feature) 

By Lily O. Ramos

MANILA, June 15(PNA)–Bicolanos strongly support the implementation of the K to 12 program as shown by their large number of signatories during the recent information and services caravan.

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State prosecutor slaps Army man in bus hostage-taking with illegal detention charges

June 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on State prosecutor slaps Army man in bus hostage-taking with illegal detention charges 

LEGAZPI CITY, June 1 — Army Corporal Rene Prajele is facing dismissal from the service and charges of slight illegal detention for taking hostage 30 passengers of Manila-bound Penafrancia Tours following an inquest proceeding by a state prosecutor in Naga City, a Philippine Army (PA) officer said Monday.

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‘Bayanihan Tayo sa Pagbabago’

June 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on ‘Bayanihan Tayo sa Pagbabago’ 

150601164840Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. hands an award to Mayor Lydia Abarientos of Del Gallego (in first photo) and Mayor Ricardo Aquino of Ragay (second photo) on Monday (June 1, 2015) in recognition of their invaluable effort in solving the hostage-taking crisis in Del Gallego, Camarines Sur last May 29. Col. Amador Tabuga, 902nd Infantry Brigade commander, was also recognized for providing support during the negotiations which led to a swift and peaceful resolution of the incident. (PNA photos courtesy of PAF/PAO-AFP)
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PhilMech developing local pectin extraction technology for commercialization

May 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on PhilMech developing local pectin extraction technology for commercialization 

MANILA, May 20 — The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) is currently testing the technology to extract pectin from mango peels in order to determine the viability of the process and acceptability of the pectin products under a pilot-scale level of operation.

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DPWH announces bridge closure in Batangas, Camarines Sur and Pangasinan

May 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on DPWH announces bridge closure in Batangas, Camarines Sur and Pangasinan 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, May 20 (PNA) — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced on Wednesday the closure to vehicular traffic bridges in Batangas, Camarines Sur and Pangasinan due to the on-going construction activities.

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Camarines Sur perfectly blends adventure, history

May 15, 2015 by · Comments Off on Camarines Sur perfectly blends adventure, history 

By John Mark Escandor

NAGA CITY, May 13 (PNA) — What comes in mind when one mentions Camarines Sur is wakeboarding in Camsur Watersports Complex (CWC), or Caramoan, with its exotic white beaches and islands — Survivor style.

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Three Bicolano youths qualify as future fisheries industry leaders

April 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Three Bicolano youths qualify as future fisheries industry leaders 

By Danny O. Calleja

PILI, Camarines Sur, April 28 (PNA) – Three Bicolano youths have qualified to become future fisheries industry leaders for passing the Fisheries Scholarship Program (FSP) competitive examinations given last February to top 10 graduating high school students nationwide.

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DA’s advisory body approves Php1.5-B agri support infra projects for 3 Bicol provinces

April 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on DA’s advisory body approves Php1.5-B agri support infra projects for 3 Bicol provinces 

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, April 17 (PNA) –The Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) for Bicol of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) has approved various sub-projects worth a total of Php1.5 billion for funding and implementation in the region’s provinces of Albay, Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur this year.

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Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps): A stepping ground for poor children to soar high

April 14, 2015 by · Comments Off on Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps): A stepping ground for poor children to soar high 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, April 11 (PNA) — There is no limitation and boundaries in reaching out for a dream especially among the poorest of the poor if there is a supportive “arm” that will lift them up to keep on pursuing them.

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