13 July 2019 Kalinga

DOST trains 25 coffee growers on woodcraft

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. 

Women members of the Papaltungon Coffee Growers Association association  are among the   participants in the woodcraft training. 

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

09 July 2019 Kalinga

Kalinga congressman outlines priorities in 3 years

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.

07 July 2019 Kalinga

PRC-02 mobile activity serves 338 clients in Tabuk City

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.

29 June 2019 Kalinga

KAELCO grows in revenue, plans to install 20 MVA power plant

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.

29 June 2019 Kalinga

DILG,PLGU turn over phase 1 CMGP project in Kalinga

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).

29 June 2019 Kalinga

NBI to open Tabuk satellite office

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.

20 June 2019 Kalinga

BFAR inaugurates Kalinga provincial office

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.

14 June 2019 Kalinga

7 Kalinga LGUs condemn NPAs

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.

14 June 2019 Kalinga

COMELEC-Tabuk opens until 8PM to accept SOCE

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), 

09 June 2019 Kalinga

Tabuk City barangay engages pupils in plastic bottle for school supplies

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.

09 June 2019 Kalinga

DOTr, TESDA launch 'Tsuper Iskolar' program in Kalinga

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.

05 June 2019 Kalinga

Kalinga ready to host Cordillera Month celebration

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.”

03 June 2019 Kalinga

Kalinga DENR forms task group to mitigate effects of El Nino

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.

28 May 2019 Kalinga

DOH deploys 112 health workers to barangays in Kalinga

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.

24 May 2019 Kalinga

Kalinga evacuation center nears completion

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, May 23 (PIA) - - Construction of the two-storey evacuation center located at the Capitol compound here is nearing completion.





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