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NSO Conducts 2012 Census of Agriculture and Fisheries

The National Statistics Office (NSO), Catanduanes will be undertaking the 2012 Census of Agriculture and Fisheries (2012 CAF) beginning this February. The 2012 Census of Agriculture and Fisheries (2012 CAF) is a large-scale government undertaking that is geared towards the collection and compilation of basic information on the agricultural and fishery sectors in the Philippines. The data collected in this census shall constitute the bases from which policymakers and planners formulate their plans and programs for the socio-economic development of the country. The 2012 CAF is envisioned to achieve the following objectives: determine the structural characteristics of agriculture and fishery sectors; provide sampling frame for the conduct of supplementary modules on irrigation and cropping pattern, livestock and poultry, aquaculture and fisheries, and other statistical undertakings; provide basic data for use in national as well as subnational development planning ; and, provide data …

Puraran Surfing Needs Private Sector Participation

For years now, some sectors including the Commission on Audit have been wondering why the provincial government and its municipal counterpart continues to insist on holding the yearly surfing competition in Puraran, Baras. While there is certainly merit in promoting the Majestic waves off the coastal barangay to the whole world, there is little sense in funding a surfing competition that, with its decidedly small budget, attracts only surfers from other surfing spots in the country like Bagasbas in Camarines Norte, Siargao, La Union and Baler. From the budget of P609,000.00 in 2011, the COA said, the Baras LGU spent about P200,000 as cash prizes for the surfing contest and another P51,000 for the Bikini Open, plus P30,000 for the hiring of a band for a beach party. The kitty includes allocations for accommodation of the competing surfers, whose transportation expenses may have been likewise shouldered by the sponsoring LGUs. The agency’s finding, contained in the 2011 Annual Audit …

CIA Medical Mission to Push Through in 2014

It appears this corner spoke too soon on the issue that the stringent guidelines approved by the Department of Health regarding Foreign Surgical and Medical Missions (FSMMs) has discouraged US-based missioners from pushing through with their missions. The Catanduanes International Association (CIA) has scheduled its medical mission to this province in 2014, not this year. According to California-based Myrna Rodriguez-Walsh, CIA president for 2012-2015, the CIA medical mession is scheduled to be held on February 10 -14, 2014, at the Eastern Bicol Medical Center in Virac. Long-time Christmas Cheers backer Dr. Oscar Enriquez, is the chairman and Dr. Erlinda Velasco and Dr. Santos Zafe are the co-chairs of the mission. The CIA president said the medical mission is usually held every three years. Inside Page

10 CSU Graduates Top Bicol Placers in Teachers Exams

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 16 (PNA) -- The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced here Wednesday that 10 graduates of the Catanduanes State University (CSU) landed at the top 10 among those who passed the recent Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) in Bicol. The PRC identified the top 10 passers as Carlito T. Gelito, Joan S. Guerrero, Jinky Lou T. Sarmiento, Ronald A. Teves, Ian Lopez, Eddie Cadag, Donna Nerisse Sapico, Aizel Cerillo, Melvin Fernandez and Daniel L. Alfaro. Gelito placed 3rd in the regional and 10th in the national levels; Guerrero, 4th with 85.80 percent; Sarmiento, 4th with 85.80 percent; Teves, 4th placer with 85.80 percent; Lopez, 5th with 85.60 percent; Cadag, 6th with 85.40 percent; Sapico, 6th with 85.40 percent; Cerillo, 7th with 85.20 percent; Fernandez, 8th with 85 percent and; Alfaro, 9th with 84.80 percent. The PRC, through its Board for Professional Teachers, also honors top 10 placers in the regional level of the LET examinations separately fr…