ALEOSAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews/Local news)—An estimated 2,000 residents have sought refuge at an evacuation center in Aleosan, North Cotabato as clashes erupted between the military and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) Saturday morning, North Cotabato Gov. Emmylou Mendoza said. (more…)
By Teresita S. Baluyos
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — Incoming DOST scholars from Region 10 are undergoing summer classes beginning May 6 up to June 1.
The 30-day program is being held at Mindanao University of Science and Technology this city and at the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, Iligan City.
This Summer Orientation and Enrichment Program (SOEP) is designed to increase the knowledge and skills of DOST scholars in English, Mathematics and Physics. It also aims to prepare them in their adjustment to college life and to imbue in them the proper study habits and other techniques that will lead to their success.
he refresher course focuses in four areas — Basic English (Grammar, Usage and Technical Writing), College Mathematics (Algebra, Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry), Physics, and Psycho-social Skills Development.
A corresponding allowance is to be given to the scholars for the summer program.
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) gives out about 4,000 college science scholarship slots every year for those who wish to pursue careers in science and technology.
For this year, Region 10 has 149 new scholars added to the existing scholars who are now enrolled in DOST-accredited colleges and universities all over the Philippines. For more information email or call Tess Superioridad Baluyos at [email protected] / 09277559972. (Teresita S. Baluyos/DOST/JMOR/PIA10/asf)
By Christine H. Cabiasa
CAGAYAN DE ORO – This year’s search for best agriculture stories through Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards of 2013 is now officially opened.
David Isaac Buenaventura, project director of Cozoz, Inc. in a statement said that the award honors the best agriculture stories and photos in tri-media across the country and the competition has become the most anticipated celebration of the country’s best agriculture journalists.
Bright Leaf on its 7th year continues to seek out the best published agriculture stories in print, radio, and television emphasizing special attention on their impact on current agricultural issues and best farming practices on environmental safety and crop sustainability.
The award encompasses two categories, the minor and major. For the minor category, it includes best agriculture TV program/segment, best agriculture radio program/segment, best agriculture news story (national and regional level), and best agriculture feature story (national and regional). Meanwhile, on the major category, agriculture photo of the year, tobacco photo of the year, agriculture story of the year, tobacco story of the year, and the oriental leaf award.
“Bright leaf aims to heighten tri-media practitioners’ participation by actively searching for a bigger number of nominees from more agricultural provinces while at the same time sustaining and strengthening ties with previously covered provinces”, Buenaventura said.
The search is open to all professional Filipino journalists, at least 18 years old residing in the Philippines and at the time of the submission of entries. Entries submitted should only be published, aired or broadcasted locally from September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013. Contestants can submit as many stories in any of the categories but no story can be entered in more than one category.
Submission of entries begins on April 30 and ends on August 31, 12:00 noon. Entry forms can be downloaded from their website, www.thebrightleafawards.com.
Nacionalista Party-Team Pnoy senatorial candidate Cynthia Villar today urged Philippine embassy and consulate personnel abroad to extend all possible assistance to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) as they exercise their right of suffrage under the overseas absentee voting (oav) starting on Saturday, April 13.
“We urge all officials and personnel in Philippine embassies and consulate offices abroad to go out of their way and extend all forms of assistance they can give to the more than 900,000 Filipinos abroad who are qualified to vote under the absentee voting law,” Villar said.
Villar, a former Las Pinas Congresswoman, said she and her husband, Senator Manny Villar, have been long-time advocates of granting Filipinos aboard to the right to participate in national elections.
“We are aware that in past elections, many of our workers aboard who are qualified absentee voters were not able to vote due to several problems in their working places,” Villar said. “We are hoping that in this elections, more and more Filipinos aboard will be able to vote and exercise their duty in selecting the leaders of this country.”