Author: Raffy Rico

SSS, ipinapatupad ang ikalawang bugso ng RACE sa mga Delingkwenteng Employers

Ipinapatupad ngayon ng Social Security System (SSS) ang pambansang kampanya laban sa mga delingkwenteng employers sa pamamagitan ng pagsasagawa ng ikalawang bugso ng Run After Contribution Evaders (RACE). Muling sinimulan ang kampanya sa Binondo Maynila, Cabanatuan City sa Nueva Ecija, Dumaguete City sa Negros Oriental, at sa Iligan City noong 27 Hunyo. Ayon kay SSS President at Chief Executive Officer Aurora C. Ignacio, 53 establisemyento ang binisita ng RACE Team at pinaskilan ng Show Cause Order upang ipaalala sa kanila ang mga obligasyon nila sa ilalim ng Batas Republika 11199 o ang Social Security Act of 2018. Mula sa 53 delingkwenteng establisemyento, 14 dito ay mula sa Binondo sa Lungsod ng Maynila, 13 mula sa Cabanatuan City sa Nueva Ecija, 11 mula sa Lungsod ng Dumaguete sa Negros Oriental, at 15 naman ang mula sa Lungsod ng Iligan. Inaasahan na P4.12 milyon na halaga ng hindi nabayarang kontribusyon ang makokolekta ng mga sangay ng SSS na nakakasakop sa mga lugar na nabanggit. Binisita ng RACE Team sa Binondo ang 14 na establisemyento dahil sa hindi inirehistro sa SSS ang kanilang negosyo habang ang 13 establisemyento naman ang binisita sa Cabanatuan dahil sa hindi nirehistro sa SSS ang kanilang negosyo, hindi pagbibigay ng talaan ng mga empleyado, at hindi pagbabayad ng kontribusyon sa SSS. Sa Dumaguete, 11 establisemyento ang pinaskilan ng Show Cause Order ng RACE Team dahil sa hindi...

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PhilRice expands area for high-quality inbred seeds production

To increase the accessibility of high-quality seeds in Mindanao Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the University of Southern Mindanao (USM) establishing a 50ha seed production area, June 24. “Farmers’ competitiveness starts with high-quality inbred seeds. We have to double our efforts in producing high-quality seeds as demand for foundation, registered, and certified seeds will increase with the implementation of Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Program (RCEP),” said Dr. Sailila E. Abdula, PhilRice acting executive director. Under RCEP, PhilRice will utilize P3B to produce and distribute high-quality inbred seeds to qualified farmers. The said program...

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Newly trained facilitators gear up for FLS-DBP in Zambales, some provinces in Mindanao

By Charlene S. Joanino Broader efforts in the conduct of FLS-DBP are expected to come into being as participants finished their stint at the Farmer Livestock School on Dairy Buffalo Production (FLS-DBP) Facilitator’s Learning Workshop held from June 18 to June 28 at the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) National Headquarters and Gene Pool in the Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija. In a span of 10 days, representatives from select local government units (LGUs), cooperatives and farmers from Zambales and Mindanao engaged in simultaneous lessons and hands-on activities on Dairy Buffalo Production from raising healthy and productive dairy buffalo...

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PCC trains farmers on sweet sorghum production as ruminant fodder

By Ma. Cecilia C. Irang From seed to feed techno-transfer More than 150 farmers and ruminant raisers in Luzon gained technical know-how on sweet sorghum production management and practices for sustainable supply of feedstuffs during a Farmer’s Field Day held last June 26. The field day cum technology-transfer activity, held at the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) National Headquarters and Gene Pool in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, was in line with the National Sorghum Development Program (NSDP) launched by the Department of Agriculture (DA). Dr. Candido Damo, technical consultant of DA’s National Corn Program, which also oversees programs...

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Sino ang susunod na House Speaker sa Kongreso?

Sino ang susunod na House Speaker sa Kongreso? ito ang mainit na pinag-usapan sa ginanap na Pandesal Forum nitong nakaraang July 4, 2019 sa Kamuning Bakery Cafe sa Quezon City. Naging panauhin sa nasabing  Forum sina: Congressmen Fredenil Castro ng Capiz, Joey Salceda ng Albay at Mike Defensor ng Kalusugan Party list, na nagbigay ng kanikanilang opinyon ukol sa mga nagpaplano at tatakbong House Speaker sa Kongreso. Ang mga maiinit na naglalaban-laban sa nasabing posisyon ay sina, Taguig-Pateros 1st District Representative Alan Peter Cayetano, Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco, at si Leyte 1st District Representative Martin Romualdez, posible ring...

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DA-BAR at VSU nagsanib puwersa para makontrol ang sakit ng Langka

Ni Lara Lapitan Nagsanib puwersa ang Department of Agriculture- Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) at ang Visayas State University para sa isang proyekto upang malutas ang problema sa sakit ng prutas na langka. Isa sa mga maituturing na totoong paborito ng mga Pinoy ay ang jackfruit na mas kilala bilang langka. Kinakain ang prutas nito kapag hinog at ginugulay naman kapag hilaw. Marami pa ring ibang gamit ang langka dahil nakakukuha rin ng tabla mula sa kahoy nito, pakain sa hayop mula naman sa mga dahon nito, at syrup (si-rup) at jelly (je-li) mula sa balat nito. Kadalasang makikita...

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Phl largest tracking antenna for earth observation satellites operates in Davao

DOST Officials headed by Secretary Fortunato dela Peña (5th from left), alongside with [from L-R] PEDRO Center’s Project Leader Mr. Alvin Retamar; CAAP Engineer Caesar Macahilig; DOST-XI Director Anthony Sales; Undersecretary for Regional Operations Brenda Nazareth-Manzano; Undersecretary for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Renato Solidum; PCIEERD Executive Director Enrico C. Paringit; and DOST-ASTI Acting Director Joel Joseph S. Marciano, Jr. in front of the radome housing the tracking antenna in the Davao Ground Receiving Station of the Philippine Earth Data Resource Observation (PEDRO) Center of the DOST-ASTI. Three years after the first Ground Receiving Station (GRS) of the...

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Dr. Edwin C. Villar, Honoree for the PSAS 2019 Lecture Series

Dr. Villar on his acceptance speech as Honoree for the PSAS’ 2019 Lecture Series (Image credit: Aubrey Balbin, Isabela State University (ISU)) Dr. Edwin C. Villar, Deputy Executive Director for Research and Development of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD), was selected as the Honoree for the 2019 Lecture Series of the Philippine Society of Animal Science (PSAS) at Isabela State University (ISU). Held on April 11, 2019 with the theme, “Linking S&T with Industry for Improved Animal Productivity and Product Quality,” the lecture series...

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DA-BAR tumulong sa SLRA para makagawa Vinegar at alak mula sa Queen Pineapple

Ang Queen pineapple ay isa sa ipinagmamalaking produkto sa Kabicolan partikular sa probinsya ng Camarines Norte. Sinasabing ito ang pinakamatamis na variety ng pinya kumpara sa iba, ito ay malutong at napakasarap kainin. Dahil sa kasaganaan ng queen pineapple sa nasabing probinsya, napagpasyahan ng San Lorenzo Ruiz Association (SLRA) na binubuo ng tatlumpung miyembro (30) na subukang gumawa ng alak at suka mula sa Queen pineapple. Ayon sa samahan, naisip nila ang inisiyatibong ito dahil ang lahat naman ng materyales na kakailanganin nila sa paggawa ng mga nabanggit na produkto ay matatagpuan na sa kanilang probinsya. Kaya naman sa...

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