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TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan: A foreign marine species was found to be destroying fishery livelihood projects in at least six coastal towns in the province, according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) here. BFAR officials said this non-indigenous species called “black mussels” has been observed in the towns…

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BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya – At least four people were killed in an encounter between government troops and the communist New People’s Army (NPA), which took place in a town here before noon on Friday, police said. The fatalities were identified as Staff Sergeant Dexter John Tagacay of Tumauini, Isabela; Corporal…

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PEANUT, whose scientific name is Arachis hypogaea L., is a popular food crop in the Philippines, particularly in Cagayan Valley or Region 2. Widely consumed as boiled-in-shell peanuts and salted fried peanuts, processed as peanut butter, and used as ingredient in the manufacture of confectioneries, the food crop has excellent…

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ENVIRONMENT groups opposing the planned Nickelodeon-branded undersea theme park in Coron, Palawan, scored a victory with the withdrawal of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) from the project. Last week, VIMN announced that it will discontinue its partnership with Coral World Park Undersea Resorts Inc. (CWP) for their plan to build…

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ON SEPTEMBER 1-2, Kiangan town in Ifugao province will commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the fall of Yamashita, which signaled the end of World War II in Southeast Asia. The Ifugaos call it “Victory Day” as the fall of Japanese Imperial Army General Tomoyuki Yamashita also marked the beginning of…

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THE Department of Science and Technology (DoST) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) has started venturing into a silk project with the Apayao State College (ASC) in Apayao province to revive the industry in the province. Sericulture, silk farming is the rearing of silkworm for the production of silk. Victor…

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BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya: The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Cagayan Valley (Region 2) has warned residents of the rising water caused by continuous downpour brought by Tropical Storm “Jolina” (Pakhar). Dante Balao, OCD Region 2 director and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (RDDRRMC) chairman, said Magat Dam in…

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Advancing its green initiatives, SM Supermalls on Friday said it already completed the installation of solar panels in its branches in Cauayan, Isabela; Cabanatuan City in Nueva Ecija and Iloilo. The Henry Sy-owned retail company said it is inching closer to make its other malls in Cavite – Dasmariňas and…

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BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya: Governor Faustino Dy 3rd has ordered the suspension of classes in three provinces in the Cagayan Valley region (Region 2) due to tropical storm “Jolina” (international name: Pakhar). Signal No. 2 is up in Isabela, Quirino and Nueva Vizcaya while Cagayan province and the Babuyan Group of…

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