Author: Raffy Rico

BAMBOO-FRAMED FACE SHIELD DEVELOPED BY FPRDI

Bamboo-framed face shields from DOST-FPRDI (Image credit: Paul Czesar T. Katimbang, ACD, PCAARRD) In view of the need for more personal protective equipment (PPE) amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI), a sister-agency under the DOST, have developed the bamboo-framed face shield. The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD), led by its Executive Director Reynaldo V. Ebora, thankfully received the bamboo-framed face shields. The bamboo-framed face shield was developed by FPRDI Team, composed of Mssrs. Froilan B. Samiano, Audel V. Mosteiro,...

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Squidpay now an easy payment way for Transpo in the new normal

Riders of taxis, UV Express,jeepneys, and Laban TNVS can now avail of cashless payment in the New Normal, where social distancing and minimal human-to-human contact is crucial. Around 30,000 members and operators of these transport groups have partnered with SquidPay for Automated Fare Collection System (AFCS), a tactic for social distancing. SquidPay, a rising payment solutions company and an enabler of contactless automatic fare collection has partnered with Laban TNVS, Lawyers for Commuters’ Safety & Protection, Dumper Phil Taxi Drivers Association, Stop&Go, and Euro Taxi to equip taxi units with an innovative automatic fare collection system (AFCS). An estimated...

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300+ Travel Pass na ang Nabigyan sa Cainta

Umabot sa mahigit tatlong daang (300) individual ang nabigyan ng travel pass, mula sa iba’t-ibang bahagi ng Cainta Rizal na-stranded, matapos ipatupad ang Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), dulot ng covid –19 pandemic noong nakaraang Marso, 2020. Hindi akalain ng local na pamahalaan ng Cainta Rizal, na dadagsain sila ng daan-daang mga tao para kumuha ng travel pass. Ito’y matapos na maipit ng lockdown sa kanilang bayan ng halos dalawang (2) buwan. Ayon kay Risk Reduction and Management Office (CR-RRMO) Head Erick Arevalo, mahigit sa tatlong daang (300) individual mula sa iba’t-ibang lugar na na-stranded sa bayan at mga taga...

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Taytay Mayor Gacula, Pinulong ang mga May-ari ng Negosyo

Bago pa man ipatupad ang General Community Quarantine (GCQ) sa bayan ng Taytay Rizal, ipinatawag ni Taytay Mayor Joric Gacula ang lahat ng may-ari ng malalaking establisemiento kagaya ng: mall, super market, depot at ilan pang negosyo sa nasabing bayan na maari ng magbukas o mag-operate sa panahon ng GCQ. Ayon kay Taytay Mayor Gacula, layunin ng pagpapatawag ng pulong sa mga may-ari ng mga kumpanya, na maipatupad at ma-praktis ang alituntunin ng GCQ, isa na rito ang pagsu-suot palagi ng facemask, social distancing, na kailangang palaging may pila, may nagaasist sa mga customers, at mayroong guardya o bantay...

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DA CALABARZON ASSISTS HOG RAISERS WITH ALTERNATIVE LIVELIHOOD

Hog raisers affected by the African Swine Fever (ASF) in Catanauan, Mulanay, and San Narciso, Quezon were given alternative livelihood assistance by the Department of Agriculture (DA) Region IV – CALABARZON, through the Regional Livestock Program A total of 348 heads of goat were turned over, following the initial distribution of cattle heads among the said areas last April 22, 2020, in coordination with the provincial veterinary office and respective municipal agriculture offices. Farmers from Catanauan, Mulanay, and San Narciso received 57, 239, and 52 heads of goat, respectively. Regional Director Arnel de Mesa said that the DA CALABARZON...

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PaMaMariSan- Rizal Press Corps, Tumanggap ng Ayuda Mula kay Mayor Francis Zamora

Nagpapasalamat ang buong puwersa ng Pasig Marikina Mandaluyong San Juan-Rizal Press Corps (PaMaMariSan-Rizal Press Corps)  kay San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora  sa ipinagkaloob na ayuda nito sa grupo ng mga Media na nagcocover sa silangang bahagi ng Metro Manila, sa pangunguna ng Presidente nito na si Neil Alcover ng Daily Tribune, Vice President Vicky Aquino ng Abante Tonite at iba pang opisyal at miyembro ng nasabing grupo. Malugod na tinanggap ni Raffy Rico bilang opisyal din ng samahan at publisher ng Noon Break Balita ang ipinagkaloob na ayuda ni Mayor Zamora na para sa grupo. Ayon sa nag...

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Useful Plant-based Protein Developed by DOST-ITDI

cowpea  Called by some as ‘green gold’, agricultural wastes from coconut, rice, and vegetables is an untapped wealth. It is a functional protein . At the Industrial Technology Development Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-ITDI), food technologist Lourdes Montevirgen and her team are working to tap into this potential market. Their focus is primarily to increase usage of protein concentrates from local plant and vegetable sources, which otherwise are underutilized of just end up as wastes. Funded under the DOST Grants-In-Aid program, the team will recover and extract the protein content by processing agricultural by-products such...

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PaMaMariSan- Rizal Press Corps, Tumanggap ng Ayuda Mula sa 2 Mataas na Opisyal ng Gobyerno

Namahagi ng ayuda sa bawat media organization ang dalawang mataas na opisyal ng pamahalaan na dati ring kilala bilang sikat na mga manunulat at broadcaster.  Ang dalawang opisyal na sa kasalukuyan ay naka puwesto sa gobyerno ay sina: Presidencial Communications Operations Officer Secretary Martin Andanar at Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Executive Director Joel M. Sy Egco. Personal na dinala at iniabot ng dalawang opisyal ang ayuda sa grupo ng PaMaMariSan- Rizal Press Corps,  sa pangunguna ng Presidente ng grupo na si Neil Alcober ng Daily Tribune bilang Eastern beat reporter, kasama ang ilang opisyal nito  sa...

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HAND SOAPS AND HAND MISTS DEVELOPED BY DOST

From our indigenous local flora, the DOST- Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) has developed personal care products useful in maintaining personal hygiene amid the COVID-19 outbreak.The antimicrobial liquid hand soaps were formulated using cinnamon (Cinnamomum mercadoi Vidal) and bamboo-activated carbon, with lavender and Manila elemi oil scents. The hand bar soaps, meanwhile, used bamboo charcoal (Bambusa sp), bamboo-activated carbon, sapang (Caesalpinia sappan L.) and tawa tawa (Euphorbia hirta L.), with eucalyptus oil scent. “The results of DOST-FPRDI’s previous and on-going studies on bamboo charcoal and bamboo-activated carbon were useful in making these personal care products,” shared research...

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Limang City Mayors, Kabilang sa Selebrasyon ng Pista ng Our Lady of Fatima

Video Credits to: TV Maria Sa pagdiriwang ng ika-103rd anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima ngayong araw, May 13, 2020, nagsagawa ng Banal na Misa sa Manila Cathedral kanina sa ganap na ika–12:00 ng tanghali at natapos ang misa bandang 1:20 ng hapon. Ito ay bilang bahagi ng Act of Consecration of the Archdiocese to the Blessed Mary. Pinangunahan ni Most Rev. Broderick S. Pabillo, DD, Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila ang isinagawang Holy Mass bilang presiding priest. Ang nasabing okasyon ay dinaluhan ng 5 Mayors ng siyudad na kabilang sa Archdiocese of Manila,...

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