WHY BENGUET ARABICA COFFEE IS THE BEST

By Larry T. Lopez Benguet (PIA)– Coffee lovers say a cup of coffee in the morning makes your day. But coffee drinkers would claim, it’s up to your coffee! Well, coffee experts say the best Arabica coffee in the Philippines is grown in the highlands, particularly in the province of Benguet. Produced in the upland […]

PCSO gets ISO 9001:2015 certification

MANDALUYONG CITY, Philippines–Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Alexander Balutan on Monday said that the agency has been awarded with the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certification that is focused on leadership, risk-based thinking, and context of the organization. “ISO 9001 is the title of an ISO standard that outlines the requirements an organization […]

DOST-TAPI CONDUCTS FORUM ON TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT AND IPR FOR AANR TECHNOLOGIES

by: Maricon R. Avila IN AN effort to improve and boost technology assessment, the Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) in partnership with the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) conducted the “First Technology Assessment and Intellectual Property (IP) Rights Protection Forum […]

TOPDAC LAB COOP SAVES, LEARNS, RIPPLES

By Susan C. Aro ATOK, Benguet (PIA) – – Being part of the laboratory cooperative (lab coop) is more than just learning the habit of saving at young age but also shaping up values and skills and becoming future leaders. Cooperative Development Authority- Cordillera Regional (CDA-CAR) Director Franco Bawang Jr said establishing a lab coop […]

LAYUGAN GARDEN, ABRA’S NEW TOURIST ATTRACTION

By Christian Allister G. Tubadeza BUCAY, Abra(PIA) — The Layugan Garden in the town of Bucay is the newest attraction in the province averaging about 300 tourists a day. With its 10,000 artificial tulips in vibrant colors, it is attractive in the day and especially at night when lighted. Tulip LED flowers in different colors- […]

DOT SEES POTENTIAL OF ‘IBONG DAYO FESTIVAL’ AS INT’L EVENT

By Mar Jay S. Delas Alas BALANGA CITY — Ibong Dayo Festival in Balanga City could be an international event in the near future. In his message during the ninth edition of the festival, Tourism Undersecretary Arturo Boncato Jr. praised the role of the city government as well as residents in protecting the wetland and […]

ELECTRIC COOPS PROTEST PHASE OUT MOVE

by : Ramon Dacawi BAGUIO CITY — The country’s electric cooperatives came out last Feb. 14 in protest over a recent recommendation  of Energy Secretay Alfonso Cusi to revoke the franchises of 17 ailing coops “without undergoing due process”. Here, the Benguet Electric Cooperative (Beneco), one of the most successful energy distributors in the country, […]

SEAWEED SPECIES MAY HAVE ANTICANCER BENEFITS, STUDY SAYS

By Geraldine B. Ducusin, DOST-STII Researchers from the University of Santo Tomas found that polysaccharides extracted from Codium species, locally known as “pukpuklo” (a seasonally-available seaweed), are effective against cancer cells and destructive enzymes associated with cancer metastasis. The researchers, headed by Dr. Ross Dizon Vasquez, evaluated the inhibitory potential of the polysaccharides fractions isolated […]

SULPHUR SPRING COOP, THE FASTEST GROWING COOP IN BENGUET

  BOKOD, Benguet — Barely four years in existence, a merger of two cooperatives and an association  is speeding up as the fastest growing coop in the province of Benguet. From  micro scale,  the Bokod Sulphur Spring  Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BSSMPC)  borne thru the  merger of two small coops, the Tikey MPC and  Bokod Agricultural and  […]

BENECO HOSTS NAT’L BROADBAND PLAN PILOT PROJECT FOR ELECTRIC COOPS

BAGUIO CITY – – The National Broadband Plan(NBP) which aims to provide affordable, fast and secured internet connectivity gains more ground with the Department of Information and Communication Technology(DICT) partnering with electric cooperatives. DICT signed a memorandum of agreement with the National Transmission Corporation and the Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO) for the NBP pilot project […]