Author: Raffy Rico

UPOU to offer master’s program in R&D Management

  The University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) is offering the newly approved Master of Research and Development & Management (MR&DM) program in the First Semester of AY 2021-2022. Applications for admission are now being accepted.  For inquiries or questions about the online program, visit https://fmds.upou.edu.ph/academics/post-bac/master-of-research-and-development-management/ or message us at http://facebook.com/UPOUDRDM/. The MR&DM is a 36-unit fully online graduate program designed to develop knowledge and skills in effective leadership of government and private R&D organizations and research funding institutions. The UP Board of Regents (BOR) approved the MR&DM program proposal at its 1356th BOR Meeting held on 26...

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Ikalawang paglulungsad ng DAR sa proyektong “Buhay sa Gulay”sa QC, Idinaos

  QC, Enero 8, 2021 – Sa ikalawang pagkakataon muling naglungsad ang Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) ng proyektong urban vegetable farming o “ Buhay sa Gulay” project, sa halos 7 ektaryang lupa na matatagpuan sa Bagong Silangan, Quezon City, layunin nito na ipamulat hindi lamang sa kanayunan kundi maging sa kalunsuran ang kahalagahan ng pagtatanim ng gulay, ito ay upang maibsan ang dinaranas na gutom, kahirapan ng kumunidad at makatulong sa seguridad pagdating sa pagkain.  Pinangunahan ni DAR Secretary Brother John Castriciones ang paglulungsad at paglagda sa isang kasunduan o Memorandum of Undestanding (MOU), kasama ang Department of...

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DOST rallies behind ORAS PINAS, the new Filipino Time

  To synchronize all timepieces across the country’s more than 7,100 islands, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) unveiled the new “ORAS PINAS” in compliance to the . Previously dubbed as “Juan Time”, the ORAS PINAS campaign aims to promote the PST nationwide and ‘sync’ timepieces with the PST, the new Filipino Time. Every year, the DOST leads in the observance of the National Time Consciousness Week (NTCW) pursuant to Republic Act No. 10535 or The Philippine Standard Time (PST) Act of 2013. The NTCW is being observed during the first week of January of every year to promote the value of time and the need to respect the time of others, so that the people may realize the imperative of synchronizing the official time. With the theme “Synchronizing Filipino Time with ORAS PINAS”, the NTCW 2021 further aims to introduce ORAS PINAS as the new brand of the PST with the tagline, “One Nation, One Time: Pilipinas ON TIME”. Through the new brand, the campaign hopes to institutionalize the new Filipino culture of being always on time and having only one time as a nation. The PST is set by the DOST’s Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the country’s official timekeeper since 1978 as mandated by Section 6 of Batas Pambansa Blg. 8. DOST-PAGASA sets the timing system that consists of a rubidium atomic...

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On the enactment of the Alternative Learning System law

A new year, a new beginning for the second chance education program of the Department of Education (DepEd). The timely passage of the Alternative Learning System (ALS) Act reaffirms DepEd’s commitment to ensuring that no learner will be left behind, even amid a pandemic. It likewise underscores the country’s trust in the potential of young and adult Filipinos who have been out of the formal school system to be able to live gainfully and contribute effectively to their community and the country. Otherwise known as “An Act Institutionalizing the Alternative Learning System in Basic Education for Out-of-School Children in...

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Proyekto ng DAR na “ BUHAY SA GULAY” Inani para sa 17 Brgy ng Tondo

Matapos ang halos 3 buwang pagpaplano, pagbubunkal ng lupa at pagtatanim ng ibat-ibang uri ng gulay, inani na nitong nakaraang January 3, 2021 ang mga nasabing gulay na kinabibilangan ng Mustasa, Petchay, Chinese kangkong at Spinach, maliban sa Upo at Kalabasa na nakatakda na ring pitasin ang kaunaunahang bunga sa kalagitnaan nitong buwan ng January, ayon kay DAR Sec. John Castriciones. Ang proyektong “Buhay sa Gulay” na isinakatuparan ng Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) sa Pangunguna ni DAR Secretary John R. Castriciones at ng Department of Agriculture (DA), katuwang ang Local Government of Manila (LGU’s Manila), St. John Bosco...

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3 DRUG PEDDLERS ARRESTED BY POLICE

Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga— Regional Director PRO3 PBGEN VALERIANO T DE LEON said that were arrested and eight (8) sachets of suspected shabu were confiscated during the anti-illegal drugs operation conducted by police authorities, this afternoon (January 3) Based on the report of PCOL ARNOLD THOMAS C IBAY, PD Pampanga PPO to PBGEN DE LEON, joint elements of SDEU, City of San Fernando Police Station (lead unit), and 301st MC RMFB3 conducted a buy-bust operation in Barangay San Agustin, City of San Fernando Pampanga which resulted in the arrest of Jaymark ALEJO y Galang a.k.a Tubad,...

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DepEd lauds President Duterte, Congress for increasing teaching allowances next year

The Department of Education (DepEd) lauded President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and lawmakers for increasing the budget for teaching and connectivity allowances to assist public school teachers and learners amidst the pandemic. In the General Appropriations Act (GAA) for 2021 signed by President Duterte last Monday, DepEd was given the budget allocation to increase the teaching supplies and communication allowances of teachers from Php 3,500 to Php 5,000. The provision of additional allowances for teachers starting next year was in line with Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones’ request to the lawmakers and Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to finance the...

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Buy local fruits for New Year’s celeb urges DA chief

Agriculture Secretary William Dar urges the public to patronize and buy local fruits in keeping with the tradition of serving round fruits during the New Year’s celebration. “We, Filipinos, practice a tradition gathering a variety of round-shaped fruits, as they symbolize good fortune and prosperity. For most, 12 kinds of fruits are displayed on the dining table, serving as a centerpiece of every Filipino family’s media noche,” he said. “Promoting our own home-grown fruits will boost not only the country’s fruit industry, but also provide farmers and their families more income,” the DA chief added. He suggested 12 fruits...

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DAR regional director ng Silangang Kabisayaan na si Stephen M. Leonidas namaalam sa edad na 64

ANG Department of Agrarian Reform, sa pangunguna ni DAR Secretary John Castriciones ay nagluluksa at buong pusong nakikiramay sa pamilya ng isa sa pinakaamasigasig at masipag na pinuno ng DAR, si Regional Director Stephen Leonidas ng DAR-Eastern Visayas, na pumanaw nitong Sabado sanhi ng sakit sa atay sa edad na 64. Ang kanyang mga labi ay kasalukuyang nakahimlay sa Saint Peter Chapel, Alijis Road, Barangay Alijis, Bacolod City, at pansamantalang ilalagak sa La Carlota City College, Gurrea Street. La Carlota City, bago ito dalhin sa huling hantungan sa La Carlota City Memorial Park. Kilala bilang isang kalmadong tao, si...

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SSS releases circulars on new contribution schedule

The Social Security System’s (SSS’) new contribution schedule is set to take effect on January 2021 pursuant to Republic Act No. 11199 or the Social Security Act of 2018. Contribution Rate Based on SSS Circulars No. 2020-033-b, 034-b, 035-b, 036, and 039 signed by SSS President and CEO Aurora C. Ignacio, the contribution rate will be 13 percent, one percent higher than the current rate. For employed members, including OFW members in countries with Bilateral Labor Agreements (BLAs) with the Philippines, and sea-based OFW members, the additional one percent will be divided equally between them and their employers, bringing...

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