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DBP Execs Lead Inauguration of Virac branch

Forty years after it first set foot in Catanduanes as a mere agency, the Development Bank of the Philippines formally inaugurated its first-ever branch office in the capital town last week, with the bank’s top executives in attendance. DBP President and CEO Francisco del Rosario Jr. expressed the bank’s gratitude for being part of the history of the province and said it would endeavor to assist its people in the development of the abaca industry and agribusiness sector, including micro-enterpreneural activities. Branch manager Vicente Balmaceda, who has roots in Bagamanoc, said the Virac office completes the bank’s presence in each of the six Bicol provinces and would seek to improve its deposit base here and offer competitive market rates in financing business ventures. On the other hand, Congressman Cesar Sarmiento, who flew in with the visitors, said he sought the assistance of DBP Director Alberto Lim in developing tourism in Catanduanes. He thanked Lim for allocating P5 milli…

DA GeoTagging Infra Projects Underway in Bicol

Legazpi City, July 3 -- The Department of Agriculture has adopted the geotagging technology in the Bicol region to ensure transparency and to enforce accountability in the implementation of government projects particularly those under infrastructure. The Information and Technology Center for Agriculture and Fisheries (ITCAF), under the Matuwid na D.A.A.N. (Department of Agriculture Accountability Network) Program, spearheaded the implementation and application of the said technology. Geotagging is the process of adding geographical identification metadata to various media, such as a geotagged photographs, websites, SMS messages, or RSS feeds. It is in a form of geospatial metadata that may include altitude, bearing, distance, accuracy data and names of places. With this feature, the public can easily identify location-specific information of a project. Currently, the DA-V Planning and Project Development and Evaluation Division along with the GPS team from the ITCAF are worki…