The Philippines marks World Population Day on July 11: Half of the journey made since the 1994 Cairo Population and Development Meeting
The Philippines joins the World Population Day on 11 July, with its theme, “25 Years of the ICPD,” looking back at the country’s gains and challenges since the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, Egypt.
BALBALAN, Kalinga, July 9 (PIA) - - Twenty-five members of the Papaltungon Coffee Growers Association here were trained on wood-based souvenir items under the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology or CEST.
“Bringing closer government service to the rural areas, DOST conducted the training at Sitio Bullalayaw, Pantikian this town,” Engr. Ralf Sapi-il, OIC of DOST provincial office, here said.
The trainees used coffee timber cut from rejuvinated coffee trees in crafting keychains, refrigerator magnet, necklace, earing, bracelets, wall decor, furniture and many more. DOST awarded equipment for the processing of wood products.
Balbalan is the regional winner as “Best CEST Community” in the Cordillera Administrative Region.
Sale of souvenir items is becoming a lucrative source of income among local producers raking in millions during festivals. The recent Matagoan Patawid Fair raked-in P4.8 milliion sales.
It can be recalled that the Dupligan Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative and Nalyawan Multipurpose Cooperative, both in Tanudan were the first CEST beneficiaries in CAR. DOST provided the two cooperatives processing machines under its Grants-in-Aid program for the establishment of three processing facilities on coffee, corn, and banana.
CEST is a program initiated by then DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo designed to provide S&T assistance to the poorest of the poor municipalities in the country through five entry points namely livelihood, basic education, disaster risk reduction management, health and nutrition and water and sanitation. (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)
By Peter A. Balocnit
BAGUIO CITY, July 9 (PIA) -- Biodegradable wastes will be collected by the city government with the lifting of the closure of the Irisan dumpsite, however, city residents should learn to segregate and compost their own biodegradable wastes at their households to lessen the wastes being accumulated.
LA TRINIDAD Benguet, July 11 (PIA) - - The Bureau of Fire Protection Cordillera Regional Office gets manpower boost with 100 newly absorbed Fire Officer I.
LAGAWE, Ifugao, July 11 (PIA) - - The newly-installed elected provincial leaders assured to promote a healthy working relationship among themselves for a progressive province in the coming years.
BAGUIO CITY, July 12 (PIA) - - The Department of Health, in its goal to further strengthen the immunization program in Cordillera, gathered key stakeholders for a regional project implementation review for “Oplan Culex” and the “Baby Come Back to Bakuna” campaign at Chalet Hotel here last week.
BAGUIO CITY, July 8 (PIA) -- The Regional Development Council (RDC) is all set for the Cordillera Unity Gong Relay with featured government services or programs in celebration of the 32nd founding annivery of the Cordillera Administrative Region.
BALBALAN, Kalinga, July 8 (PIA) - - “I SEE THAT.” This is the overarching agenda of re-elected Congressman Allen Jesse C. Mangaoang in his second term as lone district representative of the province.
BONTOC, Mountain Province, July 8 (PIA) --Inspired by the fresh mandate given by the electorate in the province, the newly elected provincial officials publicly announced during their oathtaking to put aside politics and vowed to work hand in hand with one common goal- to move this province forward.