PCSO: LOTTO SALES DROP BY 39.19%, SEES GROWTH PICKUP

PHILIPPINE Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Alexander Balutan on Thursday said the February sales of Lotto products have dropped by 39.19 percent, but he clarified that this is only temporary since the lottery products are “jackpot-drihttps://i.imgur.com/WwCQ8dH.jpgven.” “Sales for the month of February declined by 39.19 percent, registering only P1,587,785,710 sales compared to the same […]

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 […]

RAPPLER’S RESSA IS A COLOSSAL CON MAN

By Rigoberto D. Tiglao OR con woman, con person. Whatever. Rappler CEO and Editor in chief Maria Aycardo Ressa has successfully fooled Western media that she is a Filipino journalist with little means who is fighting her country’s authoritarian President bent on suppressing media dissent. The reality is that she is a well-off American citizen, […]

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 […]

DAR AWARDS CLOA TO 1,312 FARMERS IN LA UNION

By Joanna D. Sabado and Claire B. Osoteo SAN FERNANDO CITY (PIA) — A total of 1,312 farmers in La Union now own the land they till after the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) distributed Certificates of Land Ownership Awards (CLOA). DAR Secretary John Castriciones led the awarding of 730 CLOA in a turn-over ceremony […]

ALL SET FOR THE OPENING OF R1AA MEET IN ILOCOS NORTE

By Freddie G. Lazaro LAOAG CITY (PIA) – – It’s all systems go for the opening of the weeklong 2019 Region 1 Athletic Association (R1AA) Meet at the Marcos Stadium on Wednesday. Faivo Bartolome, sports consultant of Ilocos Norte, said the provincial government of Ilocos Norte and the Department of Education-Schools Division of Ilocos Norte […]

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- […]

PDEA to ‘cleanse’ 827 drug-affected barangays in Central Luzon

By Marie Joy L. Simpao CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) will ‘cleanse’ a total of 827 drug-affected barangays in Central Luzon this year. “Our marching order is to rid 2,439 barangays of illegal drugs and its related activities until 2022, and we will start with 827 barangays this 2019,” […]

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 […]