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NSO Reports on Consumer Price Index in Bicol Region - PIA

Legazpi City (18 June) -- Price situation year-on-year: The year-on-year inflation rate of Bicol region continued to move at a slower pace of 4.9 per cent in May 2009 from 6.1 per cent in April 2009 or a decline of 1.2 percentage points. Compared to the 8.9 per cent inflation rate in the same period last year, this month's inflation rate was way below by 4.0 percentage points. The decline in the annual inflation rate of Bicol region was due primarily to the negative annual rate posted in fuel, light and water (-3.5 per cent from -2.9 per cent) due to the price rollback in LPG and kerosene. The slower annual inflation rate for food, beverages and tobacco (5.8 per cent from 7.7 per cent), housing and repairs (4.2 per cent from 4.3 per cent), services (6.9 per cent from 7.8 per cent) and miscellaneous items (3.5 per cent from 3.6 per cent) also contributed to the downtrend in the all items index. On the other hand, annual rate of clothing index remained at its last month's rat…

5 Weather Stations to be Modernized

LEGAZPI CITY — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is set to upgrade five provincial weather stations into regional services divisions with the installation of Doppler radars. Speaking at the orientation seminar on typhoon and flood awareness held last Monday at the PDCC conference hall, Nathaniel Cruz, officer-in-charge of the Office of the Deputy Administrator, said that the weather station in Legazpi City will be modernized to be known as the Southern Luzon PAGASA Regional Services Division (PRSD). Whatever equipment we have at the PAGASA Central Office will also be available here, Cruz said. He said that one Doppler radar acquired through a grant from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will be installed in Virac, Catanduanes to serve the Bicol Region. He said that the conventional radar in Virac will be transferred to the Daet, Camarines Norte station. All the 10 weather stations in Region 5 will be reporting …

CSC - Examination Passers - Non Professional

Civil Service Examination - Subprofessional
CSC RO V - Rawis, Legazpi City
Date: March 29, 2009
source: www.csc.gov.ph

Congratulations!

Seq # Examinee No. Examinee Name 1 582641ABAN, CIELO ANDREA Y 2 586695ABRAHAM, MYRA NIKKI R 3 586732ABRIO, CYRELL C 4 582748ALAMARES, MARICAR L 5 582700ALMAZAR, ERIC O 6 586714ANGELES, MARK CHRISTIAN S 7 586731AQUINO, HAZEL T 8 586818BALANE, LESLIE F 9 586691BALDERAS, CATHERINE B 10 586755BARBOSA, FRANCIA C 11 582685BAYOCA, RAFAEL RYAN D 12 586655BIAG, MARY JANE I 13 582756BUFI, MENCHIE B 14 586844BUTIAL, CHRISTY L 15 582730CABALLES, MARY GRACE A 16 582520CASABA, CARLO MAGNO N 17 586702CHUNACO, ACHILLIS MARCELUS B 18 582588COMEDOR, LIEZL F 19 586830DE VILLA, CECILLE M 20 586752DELA CRUZ, CAMILLE P 21 586788ELERIA, MADONNA B 22 586763ESPERAS, ROLANDO JR L 23 586675FALABI, MARITES M 24 582705GERERO, RONNEL L 25 582550GIANAN, ERICPIM T 26 586647GONZALES, MAAN JULIA D 27 582521HERMOSA, BERNY D

Bicol Plantations to Receive Grant Money - BM

SORSOGON CITY—Abaca and coconut plantations in the Bicol region have been identified and placed by the Department of Agriculture (DA) under its technology commercialization (TechCom) program which is funded by a grant from the government of Japan.


The grant, according to DA regional executive director Jose Dayao, was under Japan’s 2KR (Kennedy Round)-Grant Assistance for Underprivileged Farmers (GAUF) that aims to support a range of diverse projects that adopt appropriate technology for commercial use.

Last year, the Tokyo approved a ¥300-million grant under 2KR- GAUF for the Philippines to help tillers who can barely meet their families’ basic needs to raise their income and yield per hectare.

The grant equivalent to $2.59 million would benefit small farmers in the country’s poorest provinces, according to Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap.

The project for Bicol’s abaca farms intends to enhance productivity through integrated-farming system dubbed Abakayamanan Program spearheaded by the…

From London to Virac: A Mother’s Tale of Woe - PDI

The woman continues to haunt town plazas and the church belfry in the dead of night, probably reminiscing about the house she had saved for by working abroad, but which some relatives had reportedly appropriated for themselves. She might also be thinking of her lost love – her British lover with whom she had a son. Her son, Tarik Khan, whose story was featured in SIM in January this year, has recovered from his sad past. But the mother still needs help, the main reason for this sequel. As far as can be gathered, hers is a story of unrequited love compounded by what she considers as betrayal by family. Her real name is Esperanza Tresvalles, and I met her some 15 years ago while I was mounting a voice recital near a historic church by the river in Bato, Catanduanes. It seems providential that I would always see her everytime I was preparing for a concert on the island. Eight years ago, after a concert in the capital town, I set out to visit my mother’s grave at 5:30 in the morning, …

Pre-need Firm Explains Delay in Payment

MANILA, Philippines—A pre-need company yesterday listed a variety of reasons for the delay in the release of a full payment certificate to a Virac, Catanduanes retiree.

These include missing records, resignations of branch managers and collection supervisors, and full computerization of transactions that was done only in 2007.

Manuel A. Magistrado, retired prosecutor of Virac, has filed a criminal complaint at the provincial prosecutor’s office against an official of St. Peter Life Plan, a company based in Quezon City, and its collector in the capital town.

Magistrado, 81, said he was denied the certificate of full payment by the pre-need firm despite having completed his payment for a memorial plan in 2004.

Named respondents were Florita B. Vitangcol, the president and general manager of St. Peter Life Plan, who signed a life plan agreement with Magistrado in 2001, and Joyce De la Cruz, the firm’s authorized collector in Catanduanes.

In a counter-affidavit filed on behalf of St. Peter…

Abaca Fiber Exports May Hit $80 M - MB

Philippine export earnings from abaca fiber and manufactures are projected to reach $80 million in 2009, slightly lower than last year’s $100 million, although demand for such products in markets abroad remains strong.


Mystic Pelayo, Fiber Industry Development Authority’s (FIDA) supervising statistician, said such estimate could actually be much higher if earnings of other export industries using abaca for their raw materials are included.

Pelayo said the country’s commodity code classifies only small items such as handbags, placemats and door mats under the sector’s export sales. She pointed out that the Philippines remains the world’s biggest supplier of abaca fiber with a share of around 86 percent, followed by Ecuador comprising the remaining 14 percent.

FIDA data shows the United Kingdom and Japan are the country’s biggest markets for abaca fiber from 2004-2008; Germany, UK and Japan for abaca pulp; and the United States for abaca cordage, cables, ropes and twines.

“The demand for …