Author: Raffy Rico

CL Cops Pay Tribute to Fellow Frontliners

Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga- Recognizing the sacrifices of their fellow frontliners in containing COVID-19, particularly the health workers, the entire Central Luzon police force gathered in front of the different hospitals regionwide, rendered their snappiest salutes and offered songs and prayers as well as distributed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to their colleagues in the frontline on Friday. PBGen Rhodel O Sermonia said that this activity is PRO3’s way of showing their gratitude and appreciation to health workers who are considered modern day heroes who continue to perform their duties amidst the dangers they are facing every...

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DA-CAR kicks off Kadiwa on Wheels in Baguio City

The Department of Agriculture-Cordillera Administrative Region will kick off Kadiwa on Wheels on April 04, 2020, at the Bayan Park Covered Court, Baguio City. This is a joint initiative of the DA-CAR, Department of Trade Industry-Cordillera and the City Government of Baguio City to provide food to the local residents. Cacadcadaan Multipurpose Cooperative of Balili, Manakyan, Benguet led the Kadiwa on wheels where they sell a total of 500 kilograms of assorted vegetables. Brent Pasian, manager of Cacadcadaan MPC said that through this activity, the department helps their farmer members with opportunities to market their products directly to the...

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Maagang Pensyon Mula sa SSS

 Simula noong Marso 23, 2020,  maagang natanggap ng mga pensyonado ang kanilang  pensyon para sa buwan ng Abril 2020, ayon sa Social Security System (SSS). “Nakikiisa kami sa mandato ng gobyerno na bigyang ayuda ang ating mga mamamayan lalo na ang ating mga pensyonado. Isa rito ang maagang pagbibigay ng kanilang pensyon upang mabigyang tulong pang-pinansyal sila sa kanilang mga pangangailangan. Makatutulong ito sa ating mga pensioners sa gitna ng kasalukuyang krisis na kinakaharap ng ating bansa bunsod ng coronavirus disease 2019 (CoVID-19),” ayon kay SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Aurora C. Ignacio. Kung kayat hiniling din ng...

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DA to rollout more NCR Kadiwa outlets

The Department of Agriculture (DA) will set up more Kadiwa outlets to serve more consumers in Metro Manila, providing them fresh farm and fishery products at affordable prices, twenty percent cheaper than those sold at Metro public markets.  Additional outlets will be set up near Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City, and other participating LGUs, by the DA’s Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service (AMAS). “We have engaged Pateros, Quezon City, Caloocan, Taguig, and Pasig in the services of Kadiwa on Wheels. The number is growing and in the next weeks, we expect more orders from other LGUs in metropolitan areas,”...

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Taytay Mobile Market Umarangkada na!

Bagamat ilang araw ng naka house  quarantine ang Mayor ng Taytay, Rizal na si Mayor Joric Gacula, tuloy pa rin ang pag-arangkada ng Mobile Market sa mga sitio at malalayong barangay sa Taytay Rizal. Kamakailan lang matapos na makumpirma na positibo si Mayor Gacula sa COVID 19 subalit, Tuloy-tuloy pa rin ang pagtatrabaho at pagbibigay nito ng serbisyo sa kanyang mga nasasakupan. Ayon kay Mayor Gacula, habang naka self quarantine siya naipagpatuloy pa rin umano niya ang kanyang trabaho at nakakaganap sa tungkulin habang siya ay nasa kanyang kwarto. “Binilin ko po, inutos sa ating municipal budget officer, sa...

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Field Validation for the COVID-19 Testing Kits is Ongoing

DOST Sec. Fortunato de la Pena gave the update regarding the testing kits for Covid-19. The field validation is ongoing and is expected to be finished by Wednesday, April 1. The issuance of the Certificate of Product Registration (CPR) from the Food and Drug Administration Philippines (FDA) is expected on Friday, April 3. We have informed the FDA that requirements for CPR Certification will be submitted on Wednesday, April 1 at the latest. The Manila HealthTek Inc. reported that the first batch of reagents has arrived which will enable them to start the manufacturing process to create additional kits...

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Taytay Mayor Gacula positibo sa COVID 19

Bilang punong bayan ng Tatay Rizal inamin ni Taytay Mayor Joric Gacula na positibo umano siya sa COVID 19. Ayon kay Mayor Gacula sa kanyang salaysay ngayong Linggo, na noong Martes ng umaga nakaramdam na siya ng pangangati ng lalamunan, ginaw, at sinat o tinatawag na slight fever. Agad umano siyang kumonsulta sa kanilang family doctor na si Dr. Sonny Uy, at pinayuhan umano siya nito na mag self-quarantine. Pangalawa binigyan din umano siya nito ng medication para sa kanyang mga nararamdaman at ang pangatlo, sinabihan umano siya ng kanilang Family Doctor na dahil meron daw siyang sintomas ng...

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We Have Enough Rice for NCR — DA-NFA

The Department of Agriculture through the National Food Authority (NFA) has assured us that there is sufficient supply of rice during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) period due to COVID-19. “Sapat po ang ating supply ng bigas para sa Metro Manila at sa buong bansa. Nitong buwan ng Marso, mayroon po tayong rice inventory good for 75 days,” said agriculture secretary William Dar during a visit, at the NFA North District Office in Valenzuela City, on March 26. He said the country has a total rice inventory of 2.661 million MT, inclusive of commercial, household and government stocks, equivalent...

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Cordillera Veggies Sold to Help Farmers During Lockdown

Photo Credit: Tublay Municipal Agriculturist, Jeffrey Sotero Some ten tons of assorted vegetables have already been delivered as of March 26 at the Distribution Center in Quezon City. Tublay Municipal Agriculturist Jeffrey Sotero said that they also plan to include adjacent municipalities to supply the demand of the NGOs in NCR on a regular basis and to help more farmers not only in their municipality but in the province of Benguet. “Transportation of vegetable products in the market is essential to ensure the quality of products and its availability,” he added. The Department of Agriculture – Cordillera Administrative region...

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Mga Magsasaka at Mangingisda, Pinayagan Nang Ipagpatuloy ang Gawain

  Aprubado na ng Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases ang panukala ng Kagawaran ng Agrikultura na payagan ang mga magsasaka at mangingisda na ipagpatuloy ang mga gawain sa bukid basta’t tiyakin lamang na malusog ang kanilang pangangatawan. Ito ay upang masigurong sapat ang suplay ng pagkain sa bansa. Ayon sa kautusan na ipanalabas ng kagawaran noong March 24, lahat ng magsasaka at mangingisda sa bansa ay hindi kasali sa home quarantine basta’t wala itong sintomas ng Covid-19 tulad ng lagnat at ubo. Ang lahat ng gawain sa bukid ay pinahihintulatan ng nasabing kautusan. Kabilang na rito ang paghahanda ng lupa, pagtatanim, pangangalaga sa tanim, pag-aani, paggiik, paggiling o pagkokono, at maging ang packaging ng produkto. Ang mga mangngisda at manggagawa na nasa processing at manufacturing ay pinahihintulutan din. kamakailan, nanawagan si Agriculture Secretary William Dar sa lokal na pamahalaan na payagan na ang mga magsasaka na magtrabaho sa bukid basta’t nakasunod sa pinag-uutos na tamang physical distancing o pagkaroon ng distansya habang nakikipagsalamuha hanggang 2 metro o anim na talampakan at sumunod sa proper sanitation protocol tulad ng paghuhugas na kamay gamit ang tubig at sabon. Sinabi naman ni DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año na naabisuhan na ang mga local government officials, regional directors at field staff na pahintulutan ang mga magsasaka sa kanilang mga gawain sa bukid upang masigurong sapat ang suplay ng pagkain lalo...

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