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
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.
CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, July 2 (PIA) -- Three hundred thirty eight applicants were served on-the-spot in the recent out-of-town service by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) here.
CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, June 28 (PIA) - - The Kalinga-Apayao Electric Cooperative (KAELCO) grew in gross sales revenues by 8.5 percent from Php364 million in 2017 to Php398 million in 2018.
TANUDAN, Kalinga, June 27 (PIA) - - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the provincial local government unit recently turned over the completed Phase 1 of the concreting of the Dalnacan-Mangali road (Mabaca-Taloctoc section) project under Conditional Matching Grant to Provinces (CMGP).
CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, June 27 (PIA) -- Residents of the province would soon be relieved from traveling to the nearest National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) office in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan to seek clearance with the opening of the Bureau’s satellite office here.
CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, June 18 (PIA) -- The fishery industry in the province is seen to further develop with the establishment of a permanent Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) provincial office here.
PASIL, Kalinga, June 10 (PIA) - - Seven local government units this province condemn anti-government groups sowing fear and atrocities on communities, Kalinga Provincial Police Office records show.
TABUK CITY, Kalinga June 13 (PIA) -- The Commission on Elections -Tabuk City opens until 8:00 PM today to accommodate candidates during the May 2019 elections beating the deadline of filing of Statement of Contribution and Expenditure (SOCE),
CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, June 6 (PIA) - - Elementary pupils in the commercial center of this city help provide their school needs through plastic and bottle collection in exchange for school supplies.
CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, June 7 (PIA) - - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) on Thursday launched the scholarship program dubbed “Tsuper Iskolar” that is aimed to train drivers and other stakeholders under the Public Utility Modernization Act.
CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, June 4 (PIA) - -This province is preparing to host the 2019 Cordillera Month celebration next month with the theme “CAR @32: Building One Greater Cordillera.”
CITY OF TABUK, May 30 (PIA) - - A task group chaired by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) was created to work on the reduction of fire incidents and effects of El Nino phenomenon in the province.
CITY OF TABUK, May 27 (PIA) - - The provincial Department of Health office (PDOHO) here deployed 112 human resources for health to different barangays in the province.