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DOLE Seeks to Rid More CamNorte Barangays of Child Labor

LEGAZPI CITY, April 16 (PNA) -- Six barangays covering gold-panning areas in Paracale, Camarines Norte, have been identified as initial targets of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for the implementation of its Child Labor Free Barangays’ Program in Bicol. This is a new program launched in Camarines Norte early this month as another serious government step toward curbing child labor in Bicol, especially in gold mining areas like Paracale, DOLE Bicol Regional Director Nathaniel Lacambra said here on Tuesday. The six barangays are Gumaos, Tugos, Palanas, Tawig, Malaguit and Casalugan--all within the remote areas of Paracale, a poor coastal town in Camarines Norte that is considered the province’s “gold capital.” Proven as a gold mining area with significant resource potential, Paracale is a third class municipality around 250 kilometers southeast of Manila and home to 53,243 people listed by the National Census Office during its 2010 population survey. The six barangay…

NNC Conducts Hands-On Training for New Nutriskwela Community Radio Stations

It’s full speed ahead for the new Nutriskwela Community Radio Stations! After the conduct of the hands-on training on community radio broadcasting, the ten new radio stations will immediately have their inaugural broadcast as the National Telecommunications Commission has granted the NNC the necessary licenses to operate the stations. To date, seven of the ten radio stations are now on air and broadcasting. These are: Radyo Kauswagan, DYNF-FM 91.3, Eastern Samar State University, Borongan City, Eastern SamarRadyo Kalamboan, DXNE-FM 94.3, Tubod, Lanao del NorteRadyo Kaunlaran, DZNI-FM 99.7, Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Bansud Campus, Bansud, Oriental MindoroRadyo Kasannangan, DXNH-FM 94.1, MSU-Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography, Bongao, Tawi-TawiRadyo Kahimsog, DYNE-FM 97.5, Cebu Technological University, Barili, CebuRadyo Kasadya, DXNF-FM 99.9, President Roxas, CotabatoRadyo Kaamigo, DZNJ-FM 98.9, Catanduanes State University, Panganiban, Catanduanes on 1-5…

BOI Official: Use Coal for Cheap Electricity

A ranking official of the Bureau of Investments (BOI) personally believes that known mineral resources in the province of Catanduanes should be extracted and utilized for the benefit of its people, particularly in mining coal to provide cheap electricity. Atty. Raul Angeles, executive director of the BOI Investments Servicing Group who is a native of San Pedro, Panganiban, said an enlightened and informed decision should be made jointly by the national and local governments on the issue of commercial mining. The official made the comments in reference to recent issues of the Tribune concerning the issuance by the Department of Energy of a Coal Operating Contract covering 7,000 hectares in Caramoran, Bagamanoc, Panganiban and Viga to a Philippine subsidiary of Australia-based Altura Mining Limited. Discussions, he added, should be conducted without resorting to emotions as he challenged local chief executives and concerned groups to decide the future of Catanduanes. We have to fac…