ASF ‘contained effectively’ in NorMin: DA-10

DAVAO CITY — The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO-10) assured on Wednesday, November 18, that affected hog raisers in Iligan City will be compensated with their hogs to be culled because of the African Swine Fever (ASF). In a press briefing dubbed as Talakayan sa PIA, DA-RFO 10 Executive Director Carlene Collado, …

Caraga residents warned against fake LTO page offering online assistance

DAVAO CITY —- Residents of Caraga region are warned against a Facebook page offering online assistance to their probable victims. ‘Land Transportation Online Assistant’ Facebook page is not in any way connected to their office. LTO-13 regional director Nordy Plaza in an interview with Philippine News Agency stated “I am warning the public on the …

PCSO allots 3.5K more relief packs for Cagayan

MANILA – The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has allotted a total of 3,500 relief packs for typhoon victims in Cagayan province. Radyo ng Pilipinas-Tuguegarao reporter Vivian de Guzman said she has been informed by PCSO Cagayan Branch Manager Heherson Pambid that half of the relief packs were distributed in the towns of Baguey and Baggao on …

DA introduces Modern Cluster Farming

Davao City — Vegetable farmers in Baracatan, Toril, Davao City adopt precision agriculture technology to double their yield and improve quality of their produce.  The Bridge of Blessing Farmers Agriculture Cooperative (BBFAC) partnered with Israeli-based company to engage in Modern Cluster Farming Technology.  Evangeline B. Bartolazo, BBFAC Chairperson says their cooperative was formed in 2017 …

DA’s P18-M support to rice farmers in NoCot pushed farmers to dire poverty

MIDSAYAP, NORTH COTABATO —The P18-million support which the Department of Agriculture provide to the rice farmers of North Cotabato has become burden than a solution to their problem. The government support facility has remained a structure of desperation rather than inspiration as farmers incur losses each harvest season due to absence of government marketing support. This, as the …

PAL to fly Cebu-Los Angeles flight at a cheaper cost

DAVAO CITY — The Philippine Airlines is set to start the Cebu-Los Angeles flight beginning December 19. In a press statement, the country’s flag carrier announced the resumption of their flights. Cheaper tickets await those who intend to travel on December 19, 2020, and January 9, 2021, with only $599 cost for a round-trip economy …

Reimposition of Davao’s liquor ban causes panic buying among alcoholic drinkers

DAVAO CITY — Alcoholic drinkers rushed to various malls and shops on Friday as the city reimposes a liquor ban starting November 2 until December 30, 2020. But Davao City is not alone, Island Garden City of Samal Mayor Al David Uy also ordered a 24/7 liquor ban starting November 2. Duterte-Carpio will re-impose Executive …