DOST pushes for smarter MSMEs

Amidst the stiff local and global market competition and growing trade liberalization, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) continues to push for smarter micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) through its Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP).

“We make our MSMEs smarter by creating platforms for innovation and assisting them the direct innovation process; from ideas to market”, said Dr. Carol Yorobe, DOST Undersecretary for regional operations during an International Conference on Smarter Cities held in Pasay. Read more about DOST pushes for smarter MSMEs

DTI 2 to confer Bagwis Seal of Excellence to 13 firms in Quirino

By THELMA C. BICARME

CABARROGUIS, Quirino — The Department of Trade and Industry 2 is set to award Bronze Seal of Excellence (Bagwis Award) to some 13 business firms in the province on Dec. 5, 2014.

Susan Janer of DTI Quirino Provincial Office said the award aims to promote and foster the highest level of business ethics and uphold a fair and honest marketplace through voluntary self-regulation and service excellence, Read more about DTI 2 to confer Bagwis Seal of Excellence to 13 firms in Quirino

56 S. Cotabato parents into livelihood with P560-K DOLE grants to keep children in schools

MANILA – Regional director Ofelia Domingo of the DOLE Regional Office No. 12 has reported to Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz that 56 parents of child laborers in Kematu, T’boli, South Cotabato are now engaged in income-generating home businesses after the DOLE regional office had awarded them livelihood starter kits worth P10,000 each.

“We have identified 56 parents in Kematu, T’boli whose children are working as magbabanlas in a nearby mining site. We have determined that one of the best ways to relieve these children of the burden of earning a living to contribute to their family’s income is to empower the parents themselves to earn. We have given them the livelihood they know best,” said Domingo in her report. Read more about 56 S. Cotabato parents into livelihood with P560-K DOLE grants to keep children in schools

NEA, power coop energize remote village in N. Cotabato

ALEOSAN, North Cotabato – The North Cotabato Electric Cooperative (Cotelco) in the province’s first district announced today the electrification of about 40 households in this town’s remotest community.

In a statement, Cotelco said the Sitio Electrification program of the cooperative has provided electricity to residents of Sitio Mangga, Barangay New Leon, Aleosan, North Cotabato. Read more about NEA, power coop energize remote village in N. Cotabato

Red Cross to suspend relief drive in SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) chapters here and nearby South Cotabato province will temporarily suspend their relief campaigns for survivors of super typhoon “Yolanda” in parts of the Visayas region.

Dixie Villar, PRC South Cotabato chapter administrator, said Friday they will momentarily stop their relief drive starting next week to pave the way for an ongoing assessment of the agency’s relief operations in the affected areas. Read more about Red Cross to suspend relief drive in SouthCot

PNoy assures housing assistance to quake-hit families in Bohol

By FAYETTE C. RIÑEN

BOHOL – President Benigno S. Aquino III assured affected families in severely quake-hit towns of Bohol that they will be given the assistance they need to rebuild back their homes by December during a visit here last Thursday.

During a speech at the inauguration of the temporary Abatan Bridge that connects the towns of Cortes and Maribojoc, Pres. Aquino said families in identified priority areas whose houses collapsed or rendered unfit to live in after the devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake on October 15 would be given housing aid under the Housing Materials Assistance Program (HMAP) of the National Housing Authority (NHA). Read more about PNoy assures housing assistance to quake-hit families in Bohol

Public appeal out to stop giving alms to mendicants, street children

DUMAGUETE CITY – An appeal has been made to the public to help the city government curb the perceived rise in the number of people living off the streets through begging or relying on charitable donations. This, even as the city government on Friday rounded up a total of 16 families, 47 individuals and mostly […]

CSU Law studes sponsor Environmental Forum

By GENE V. BAQUIRAN

TUGUEGARAO CITY – Law students of the Cagayan State University here had spearheaded the conduct of Environmental Forum as support of the institution in the advocacy to protect and preserve the environment.

Atty. Placido Sabban, Dean of the College of Law said there is an immediate need to move for the conservation and preservation of the environment “or else everyone will vanish in this earth. Read more about CSU Law studes sponsor Environmental Forum

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