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ILAGAN CITY, Isabela: It is all systems go for the 2017 Ayala Philippine National Open Invitational Athletics Championships, the 12th South East Asian (SEA) Youth Athletics Championships and the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) here this week. Close to a hundred delegates from Brunei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iraq,…

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QUIRINO, Isabela: About 10,000 farmers in the rice-producing Cagayan Valley (Region 2) were duped of more than P50 million-worth of fake hybrid rice seeds allegedly coming from Nueva Ecija causing them to suffer a low rice yield. As harvest season neared, farmers said they noticed their rice seeds did not…

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TABUK CITY, Kalinga: In a move to revive the dying coffee industry here, five cooperatives have been granted P14.8 million in assistance through the Philippine Rural Development Program (PRDP). Juliana Aclam, assistant provincial agriculturist, said the pooled assistance from the PRDP and national and provincial governments will be utilized for…

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PINUKPUK, Kalinga: A waiver on road right-of-way claims is expected to pave the way for construction of a P197.6-million farm-to-market (FMR) road project here under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP). Gov. Jocel Baac said six village chairmen of Catabbogan, Wagud, Malagnat, Ammacian, Taggay and Sakpil have already signed the…

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BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya: Senator Cynthia Villar has expressed conditional support to the reimposition of the death penalty law during her visit on Sunday here. Villar, part of the Senate majority bloc, said she would support the bill if the imposition of the capital punishment was limited to drug lords or…

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PHILIPPINE-based environmental groups have warned that proposed investment strategies for the disposal of waste plastics through gasification will only be costly, ineffective and contribute further to environmental degradation. The groups, which describe the proposals as “disguised solutions” to marine plastic pollution, issued their warning in reaction to two recent reports…

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GREENPEACE Philippines (GP) has expressed support to Environment Secretary Regina Lopez in her crusade against industries that she said have been putting the environment in danger. GP Country Director Amalie Conchelle Obusan said Greenpeace adds its voice to the growing number of people, organizations and communities calling for the confirmation…

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THE Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) said those interested in doctoral degree (PhD) scholarship have until April 30 to submit their application. SEARCA Director Gil Saguiguit Jr. said the scholarship provides research funds of up to $4,500 and the option to do a…

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SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela: At least P523 million Assistance to Disadvantaged Municipalities (ADM) was allotted for projects in Isabela province this year, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) here. DILG Director for Isabela Elpidio Durwin said the ADM for the province is part of the Duterte…

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ILAGAN CITY, Isabela: Catholic Capuchin Bishop Joseph Nacua,72, resigned his post at the Ilagan Diocese in the province late last month, citing serious health problems. He suffered a stroke almost two years ago. According to the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), Pope Francis has already accepted Nacua’s resignation…

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