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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7 persons on way home after vacationing seriously injured in road mishap

April 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on 7 persons on way home after vacationing seriously injured in road mishap 

LEGAZPI CITY, April 9 — Seven persons were seriously injured when a tire of a trailer truck was unscrewed from its wheel and hit the Asian utility vehicle they were riding in at about 5 a.m. Wednesday along the Maharlika Highway at Barangay Sta. Teresita, Baao, Camarines Sur.

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Legazpi stays vigilant vs dengue this summer

March 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on Legazpi stays vigilant vs dengue this summer 

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, March 11 (PNA) –- The City Health Office (CHO) here is not letting its guard down against dengue even in summer as it seriously takes a warning from the Department of Health (DOH) that the killer mosquito-borne disease has become an “all-season” syndrome in Bicol.

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Growing demand for Manila elemi a big boost to Bicol's pili industry

March 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on Growing demand for Manila elemi a big boost to Bicol's pili industry 

By Danny O. Calleja

PILI, Camarines Sur, March 10 (PNA) – Bicol’s pili industry is expecting a big boost from the growing worldwide demand for the resin extracted from its trunk called Manila elemi.

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NIA says Bicol ready to meet dry season with efficient irrigation systems

March 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on NIA says Bicol ready to meet dry season with efficient irrigation systems 

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, March 4 (PNA) – The regional office for Bicol of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) said most of the region’s rice farms are now ready to meet the coming dry season this year with the good number of working irrigation systems put in place over the past four years.

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Strawberries bring thriving business venture to Bicol farmer

February 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Strawberries bring thriving business venture to Bicol farmer 

By John Mark Escandor

OCAMPO, Camarines Sur, Feb. 20 (PNA) — Leo Libreja, 38, became known for making strawberries thrive and bear fruits in the lowlands under the tropical heat of the sun.

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Court finds newsman's killer guilty as charged

February 6, 2015 by · Comments Off on Court finds newsman's killer guilty as charged 

By Bobby Q. Labalan

IRIGA CITY, Feb. 5 (PNA) — After almost five years of waiting, the family of Mike Belen, the media man who was shot dead here, finally got justice after the court handed down Thursday a guilty verdict on the accused.

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NFA cancels Bicol trader's license to operate wholesale rice business

February 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on NFA cancels Bicol trader's license to operate wholesale rice business 

By Juan Escandor Jr.

NAGA CITY, Feb. 2 (PNA) -— The National Food Authority (NFA) Camarines Sur provincial office canceled the license of a businessman here who was caught by personnel of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) re-bagging 500 bags of government-subsidized imported rice to sell it as commercial rice in August last year.

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DA says Bicol loses 32,000 MTs of rice to 2 recent typhoons

January 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on DA says Bicol loses 32,000 MTs of rice to 2 recent typhoons 

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 29 (PNA) — Bicol lost a total of more than 32,000 metric tons (MTs) of rice worth about Php313 million to the two tropical storms that hit the region successively between early December 2014 and the middle of this month, or 47 days apart from each, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA).

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DA installs 3 Bicolanos in organic agriculture board

January 25, 2015 by · Comments Off on DA installs 3 Bicolanos in organic agriculture board 

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 24 (PNA) -– Three Bicolano advocates of natural farming are now part of the government’s policy-making body that provides direction and general guidelines for the implementation of the country’s National Organic Agriculture Program (NOAP).

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