Author: Raffy Rico

36 Brand-new Toyota Hi-Lux and 1 Bus for turnover for Provincial Police

Thirty-six (36) brand new Toyota Hi-Lux (4×2 Single Cab) and one (1) bus from the PNP Directorate for Logistics were received by Police Regional Office 3 in line with the PNP’s Capability Enhancement. The Blessing and Turn-Over Ceremony of said automobiles was held at the PRO3 Parade Ground, Camp Captain Julian Olivas, City San Fernando, Pampanga earlier this morning (December 2) wherein the recipients are Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales Provincial Police Offices. PRO3 Regional Director PRO3 PBGEN VALERIANO T DE LEON said that the procurement of these vehicles is very timely since several proactive anti- criminality...

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Jumpstarting the Economy in the New Normal with the Startup Grant Fund Program

The Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) officially launched the Startup Grant Fund Program at the 4th Technology Business Incubator Summit, one of the major events at this year’s Philippine Startup Week. DOST Executive Director Dr. Enrico Paringit disclosed that the Startup Grant Fund Program is the Council’s response to the demand for quick and rapid solutions adapting to the “New Normal” “We hope to support startups with technology-based solutions that can potentially contribute to economic rebirth of our country. By supporting the creation or deployment of...

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291 NEW COPS COMPLETE BISOC TRAINING FOR ANTI-INSURGENCY

Two-hundred ninety-one (291) new cops have completed their Basic Internal Security Operations Course (BISOC) training and held their graduation ceremony on Friday at the Parade Ground, Gil Puyat Ave, CFZ, Clarkfield, Pampanga with Congressman CHARLIE O COJUANGCO, Representative, 1st District, Tarlac Province as the Guest of Honor and Speaker. PRO3 Regional Director PBGEN VALERIANO T DE LEON said that the training aims to equip the neophytes with the necessary skills and knowledge particularly in insurgency operations. The BISOC graduates will be assigned at the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 3 in line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s Executive Order No. 70...

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Pisay shares online learning tool during DOST science week

For the interest of all teachers, a new learning tool for the management of online education has been introduced. Featured among the many forums in the 2020 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) celebration, the Philippine Science High School (Pisay) System of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is a webinar on remote learning experiences amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Top billing the webinar are Pisay’s results from its action research on remote learning and experiences in implementing its own learning management system. With this system, teachers and school administrators will learn innovative teaching strategies needed to adjust to...

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Leyte Agrarian Reform Benificiaries, tumanggap ng maagang pamasko mula sa DAR

Tumanggap ng maagang pamasko ang 1,042 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) sa Eastern Visayas Region, partikular sa lalawigan ng Leyte, matapos na ipamahagi ng Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) ang certificate of landowners award (CLOAs) at iginawad sa kanila ang mga suportang serbisyo para sa kanilang pagsasaka na nagkakahalaga ng P2.3 milyon. Kabilang sa mga tumanggap ng titulo sa lupa ay si Moises Enrile Jr., na nagsabing walang iniwan sa kanila ang kanyang ama nang ito ay namatay.  “Salamat po sa lupang ito. Maitataguyod ko na maayos ang aking pamilya at may maiiwan pa ako sa aking mga anak,” ani...

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DA issues new SRP on basic agri goods

The Department of Agriculture (DA) issued a new set of suggested retail prices (SRP) for basic agricultural commodities sold in Metro Manila’s wet markets, excluding supermarkets, as changing cost structures in the supply chain require updating to allow retailers to realize a reasonable profit while ensuring that consumers are protected from profiteering. The updated SRP — contained in DA Administrative Circular (AC) No. 17, signed by Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar on November 26, 2020 — serves to guide retailers and consumers amid the Luzon-wide price freeze imposed in light of the pandemic and the series of calamities that...

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SSS releases P25.2B for December and 13th month for Pensioners

The Social Security System (SSS) through Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) has already released its December participating banks and other checkless disbursements channels to be credited to pensioners’ bank accounts starting December 1 but not later than December 4, 2020. Likewise, SSS has also released around P2 billion for NON-PESONet participating banks, which is expected to be disbursed to pensioners on December 4.“We are happy to inform our pensioners that they will be receiving their 13th month bonus earlier than our usual schedule, which is usually released every 7th of December. We have allocated P25.2 billion for their...

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DepEd to Allow Face-to-face Classes only upon approval by PRRD and IATF

The Department of Education (DepEd) will only allow the conduct of face-to-face (F2F) classes upon approval from President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID). This is the pronouncement of Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones in a virtual press briefing in Malacañang on Tuesday, clarifying that no face-to-face classes is still the standing policy of the government. “Hanggang ngayon, iyon ang policy [no face-to-face classes] ng President [at] hindi pa niya binabago,” Secretary Briones said. DepEd, though, is studying the possibility of conducting limited face-to-face classes for next year, upon the greenlight from the...

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PRO3 HAS NO ROOMS FOR ERRING, ROGUE COPS

CAMP OLIVAS, CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA- Police Regional Office 3 Regional Director PBGEN VALERIANO T DE LEON vows to sustain its internal cleansing campaign among its rank and file to regain the public’s trust and confidence in line with the directives of the Chief, PNP PGEN DEBOLD SINAS. From 2016 to date, a total of 3, 356 administrative cases have been filed against 5,118 erring PRO3 personnel, 677 of whom are Police Commissioned Officers and the remaining 4,441 are Police Non-Commissioned Officers which comprises a nominal 5,118 of the total number of PRO3 police force which is 10, 573 (as of November 18, 2020). Based on records from PRO3’s Discipline Law and Order Section (DLOS), the primary unit tasked to impose disciplinary action against erring policemen, 410 PNP personnel were dismissed from the police service while 411 were suspended, 42 were meted with demotion to the next lower rank and 5 separated from the service (terminated). Meanwhile, 3,978 were exonerated from their administrative cases. (2020 to 2018 data, 2016 to 2017 data to follow) PBGEN DE LEON said that those meted with disciplinary action were all given due process during the conduct of Summary Hearing. ” We will continue to weed out hoodlums and punish the undisciplined among our ranks through the strict application of the punitive sanctions for violations of PNP rules and regulations, and intensified counter-intelligence...

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OneSTore Hub Launches during 2020 Science Week

It’s Science Week again and this year, DOST launches the OneSTore Hub during the virtual celebration of the 2020 National Science and Technology Week, to be live-streamed on the NSTW Facebook page on November 23, 2020, The new OneSTore Hub welcomes the participation of the Agrizkaya Cooperative Federation that caters to the needs of primary cooperatives and is engaged in organic production and marketing of various products. Joining the launch of Agrizkaya as OneSTore Hub partner are DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña; Director Sancho A. Mabborang, DOST Regional Office II; Engr. Jonathan R. Nuetsro, Provincial Science and...

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