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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

118 ARRESTED, 91 FIREARMS SIEZED IN VIOLATION OF COMELEC GUN BAN LAW IN REGION 1

By Larry Madarang CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO –Authorities have arrested 118 persons and seized 91 firearms since  the implementation of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) gun ban. Chief Supt. Romeo Sapitula, regional director of the Police Regional Office-Ilocos Region (PRO-1) said, “the Region 1 police was able seized 91 assorted firearms composed of 20 […]

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, […]