Author: Raffy Rico

Business is Thriving in Quezon City

In order to boost investor confidence, the Quezon City Government will be hosting a business investment summit on October 7 at the Novotel Manila, Quezon City. The city will be presenting its “ease of doing business” initiatives and its plans to enhance its business climate at this gathering of business leaders. The summit is also meant to be a venue through which the city can engage with business leaders and seek their views on policies and programs for the mutual benefit of both the local government and the private sector. With the theme “QC is Future Ready,” the one-day...

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Meralco nakaalerto sa posibleng pagtama ng Typhoon Karding

Advises customers to practice electrical safety measures 25th September 2022 – The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) said today its systems and personnel are ready to immediately respond to power outages that may result from Typhoon Karding (international name: Noru). “As a 24–hour service company, we are ready to respond to these types of emergency. Our crews are on standby to attend to any trouble that may affect our facilities in areas that might be hit by the typhoon,” Ito ay ayon kay Meralco Vice President and Head of Corporate Communications Joe R. Zaldarriaga. Dagdag pa ni Zaldarriaga na ang Meralco ay naglagay na ng necessary measures to mitigate the possible impact of the typhoon, including issuance of advisories on appropriate precautionary measures. “Meralco has consistently requested billboard owners and operators to temporarily roll their billboards up to prevent these structures from being toppled by the strong winds,” Zaldarriaga said. Billboards that fall into electrical facilities are among the main reasons for power outages whenever there are strong winds. Apart from these measures, Meralco also gave safety tips on using electrical devices and appliances in case there will be flooding. Ensure that the main electrical power switch or circuit breaker is off. Be sure to be dry when being in contact with any electrical facility. Unplug appliances from wall sockets. Turn off permanently connected equipment and unscrew all light bulbs...

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Rice straw biogas hub to rise in Laguna

The Los Baños-based Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and United Kingdom-based organizations have started a project to make clean energy accessible to remote and underserved rural communities. According to Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, SEARCA Director, the “Rice Straw Biogas Hub” project is a collaboration of as lead proponent, SEARCA, the UK SME Koolmill, and UK academic partner Aston University. He said the three-year project is funded by Innovate UK under the auspices of the United Kingdom Research and Innovation organization. “The project will generate biogas as clean energy from waste rice straw...

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Is the guest team, the Bay Area Dragons, the team to beat?

The 2022 PBA Commissioner’s Cup opened with a bang at the Mall of Asia Arena Wednesday night, September 21 with the first game between the Hongkong based Bay Area Dragons and the Blackwater Bossing. The guest team Dragons routed the Bossing with the tune of 133 – 87, the highest margin difference a foreign guest team inflicted to a local PBA team so far. What with an import Myles Blake Powell tallying 41 points. The following pictures will show the story behind the win. (Max A....

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Southeast Asia-wide photo contest zooms in on emerging agri innovations for next generation

The 2022 edition of the annual photo contest launched by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is in search of striking images of agricultural innovations in Southeast Asia. Themed “Emerging Agricultural Innovations for the Next Generation,” the SEARCA Photo Contest is open to Filipinos and nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. “We are looking for images that show technologies and innovation that are modernizing and transforming agriculture and rural development towards increased food supply and security,” said SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio....

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PANGISDAAN MULING BINUHAY SA ANGONO

Umabot sa mahigit 50,000 pirasong binhi ng isdang tilapia ang ipinunla sa lawa na sakop ng baybaying munisipalidad ng  Angono sa lalawigan ng Rizal kamakailan. Ito’y alinsunod na rin sa programang sapat at abot-kayang supply ng pagkain para sa mga mamamayang Pilipino, Nagsanib-pwersang pumalaot sa Laguna de Bay na kilala bilang pinakamalaking lawa sa Pilipinas, ang mga kawani ng Angono Municipal Veterinary Office at Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources(BFAR) para sa pagpupunla ng hindi bababa sa 50,000 binhi ng isdang tilapia sa gawing bahagi ng Angono Lakeside Ecopark nitong nakaraang araw. Sinabi ni Angono Mayor Jeri Mae Calderon,...

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Balik Scientist names 6 seaweed genera, holds record by a Filipino scientist

Written by Eriza C. Asilo, DOST-PCAARRD S&T Media Services Dr. Wilfred John E. Santiañez, 2019 PCAARRD Balik Scientist Awardee, is one of the youngest seaweed taxonomists in the Philippines. A Balik Scientist, Dr. Wilfred John E. Santiañez of the University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute (UP-MSI), authored a new brown seaweed genus, Manzaea, from the tropical western Pacific and discovered a new brown seaweed species, Asterocladon ednae from Camotes Islands in Cebu. Dr. Santiañez currently holds the record in having the most number of new seaweed genera described/named by a Filipino scientist. The new species, Asterocladon ednae, is characterized...

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SEARCA and partners to hold high-level policy forum on PH rural transformation

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-Philippines, and Rome-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) organized the High-Level Policy Forum on Rural Transformation in the Philippines: Pathways, Policies, and Prospects to be held on 8-9 September 2022 at Luxent Hotel in Quezon City and via Zoom. According to SEARCA Director Glenn B. Gregorio, the hybrid event will convene stakeholders from relevant Philippine government agencies, development and research organizations and think tanks, civil society and farmers organizations, the academe, and the private sector to discuss the state of...

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Robert Herndon – hero for SMB win

PBA Philippine Cup 2-1 now for San Miguel Beermen over the defending champion TNT Tropang Giga in the Finals of the PBA Philippine Cup best of seven championship series in the tune of 108-100 Game 3, Friday, August 26 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Thanks to the quality time of Robert Herndon who substituted for JC Perez who fouled out in the fourth quarter of the game with a trey upon entry in the regulation time, and was all over the court in the extra 5-minute with a twinner and another three for a total...

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