Author: Raffy Rico

PDEA DESTROYS P134 MILLION WORTH OF ILLEGAL DRUGS

Dangerous drugs valued at P134,009,108.70 were destroyed today (July 4, 2017) by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). Destroyed through thermal decomposition were 44,669.65 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu, and 10.58 grams of marijuana. Also destroyed were 28,410 grams of activated carbon. Thermal decomposition is the process by which various compounds are broken down into single units by the application of heat wherein reconstruction of the substances is impossible. PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña said that majority of the illegal drugs destroyed were seized during the operation conducted by PDEA and PNP through the implementation of search...

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Industriya ng balut pinasigla ng Itik Pinas

  Ni: Ricardo R. Argana, DOST-PCAARRD S&T Media Service     Sa Pilipinas, ang pag-aalaga ng itik ay nagbibigay ng malaking pakinabang. Ang pinakamahalagang produkto nito ay ang balut. Kilala ang balut dahil sa sarap at taglay nitong sustansya. Subalit dahil sa bumababang produksyon ng itik sa bansa, maaaring magdulot ito ng negatibong resulta sa pinagkukunan hindi lamang ng balut kung hindi maging ng itlog na maalat. Tinutugunan ng Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development ng Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) at ng National Swine and Poultry Research and Development Center-Bureau of Animal...

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National College Athletic Association (NCAA), Aarangkada na!

Ni: Max Ferrer   Pomorma na ang mga Coach ng ibat-ibang koponan sa nalalapit na pagbubukas ng lega ng NCAA.  Mula kaliwa: Assistant Coach Vic Lazaro – Jose Rizal University, Boyet Fernandez – San Beda College, Ariel Sison -Emilio Aguinaldo College, Egay Macaraya – San Sebastian College, Atoy Co – Mapua Institute of Technology, Topex Robinson – Lyceum of the Philippines University, Jerry Codiñera – Arellano University, Jeff Napa – Letran College, Gimwel Gican – University of Perpetual Help College, at TY Tang – College of St. Benilde....

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DA9 Launched the Hybrid Rice derby

  The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office IX (DA9) has launched the Hybrid Rice technology derby, in a ten hectare rice field in barangay Blancia, Municipality of Molave, Zamboanga del Sur. As response to the advocacy of President Rodrigo R. Duterte for food security and sufficiency, the Department of Agriculture (DA) 9 through its Rice Commodity invited over 100 rice farmers to witness the launching of the Hybrid Rice Derby. The Provincial Municipal Agriculturist, Agricultural Extension Workers and Seed Companies participated in the event at the demonstration farm owned by Dr. Ramon Blancia. Among those showcased are...

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SSS tops agencies with highest 8888 resolution rate

The Social Security System (SSS) has achieved the highest feedback resolution rate of 91.33 percent based on the 1st Quarter 2017 Citizen Hotline 8888 Report by the Civil Service Commission (CSC).SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc said the pension fund resolved 1,170 queries, complaints, and requests out of 1,281 calls endorsed by Hotline 8888.“Although SSS got the most number of feedback, our team from the Member Communications and Assistance Department were able to resolve them immediately,” Dooc said. “Regardless of the severity of inquiry or complaint, we ensure that we act on it promptly and accurately as we give our best to provide wide-range of SSS benefits and services to over 35 million members,” he added. Among the top concerns resolved by the SSS were documentation hassle, clarification on SSS procedures, and slow processing of benefit claims for which Dooc advised members to always keep their personal records updated and make amendments as soon as possible to avoid delays in processing. “For example, if the retiring member has discrepancies in his date of birth or name, he should correct it now for easier processing of his retirement benefit,” he said.  The 8888 resolution ranking was presented by the Office of Cabinet Secretary Leoncio “Jun” B. Evasco Jr. in Malacanang last [ ]June 16, 2017. Ranking second is Home Development Mutual Fund, with 82.94 percent, followed by...

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Automatic Weather Station installed in Pampanga to boost sugarcane irrigation, raise yield

An automatic weather station (AWS)  has been installed at the Luzon Agricultural Research and Extension Center (LAREC) in Floridablanca, Pampanga as part of boosting irrigation and raising sugarcane yield to 75 metric tons (MT) per hectare. The Water Resources Management Center (WRMC) of the Central Luzon State University (CLSU) has developed an Optimum Irrigation Scheduling System for sugarcane as a model adopted from Australia which has among the world’s highest sugarcane yield. In a seminar series hosted by the Southeast Asian Regional Center Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), WRMC Head Armando N. Espino Jr., said irrigation will...

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SSS formally opens its newly-relocated branch in Capiz

ROXAS, CAPIZ-The Social Security System (SSS) formally opened its newly-relocated branch office in Roxas City on June 28, 2017, serving about 2,450 employers and more than 33,500 members and pensioners in 578 barangays. “As the provincial capital of Capiz, I think it is our job to create bigger branches to accommodate the increasing number of SSS members and employers in Western Visayas,” SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc said. The recently-upgraded branch office is now located at the ground floor of CityMall Roxas along Arnaldo Boulevard. Meanwhile, SSS has also established a service office (SO) in Robinson’s Place Roxas, which is also under SSS Roxas branch. Among the full-range of services offered by SSS Roxas are issuance of social security (SS) number; receipt and processing of member and employer data change request; receipt and processing of benefit claims and salary loans; receipt and processing of E-R3 and E-ML2; receipt of web registration and resetting of account; and receipt and processing of Annual Confirmation of Pensioners (ACOP). With an average of 983 transactions per day, SSS Roxas created additional facilities such as Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID) Card capture, E-center, tellering facility, medical evaluation and bayad enter. “Results of our customer satisfaction surveys suggest that SSS has to further improve our facilities and services in Visayas branches. That’s why the current management does not only focus on the...

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NAPOLCOM promotes community-based crime prevention programs

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) amends the guidelines for the annual observance of the Police-Community Relations Month (PCRM) to promote a more responsive community-based crime prevention programs for the Philippine National Police (PNP). This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao as the Commission issued Memorandum Circular No. 2017-002 dated June 2, 2017 which designates the Crime Prevention and Coordination Service (CPCS) as the appropriate unit of the Commission in planning PCRM activities. The Commission has observed that the activities being organized in the early observance of the PCR Month are generally thematic on the shared responsibility between the police and the community in crime prevention and maintenance of peace and order, which are comparable to that of the activities organized by the CPCS for the annual observance of the National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) every first week of September. Vice-Chairman Casurao emphasized that the CPCS, in its engagements in the development and management of crime prevention programs, projects and activities, including organization and planning for the NCPW, has already established work linkages and networks with civil society organizations and government agencies supportive of the NAPOLCOM’s programs for the PNP. “More importantly, the CPCS has been tasked to promote and implement the Community and Service-Oriented Policing (CSOP) System as a crime prevention framework that would strengthen consciousness among police officers of their key role...

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TRANSFER OF SSS PAYMENT CHECKS

The Social Security System (SSS) announced that starting July 1, 2017, Land Bank of the Philippines checks will be used for SSS benefits being paid through checks. This is in compliance with Department Circular No. 01-2017 issued by the Department of Finance designating authorized government depository banks for national government agencies (NGAs), government owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) and local government units (LGUs). For more details, please contact the SSS hotline at 920-6446 to 55 or e-mail...

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