Cimatu seeks easier, affordable way to set up sanitary landfills

Sanitary landfill is the waste disposal method allowed under Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, which LGUs are duty-bound to follow.

But Cimatu noted that a lot of LGUs find it difficult to comply with the law as building and maintaining a sanitary landfill can be costly and somewhat complicated.

SSS Calamity Assistance Package now available for Tisoy victims in Bicol

SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Aurora C. Ignacio said affected members and pensioners in Naga City and provinces of Albay, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate and Sorsogon may now avail of Calamity Loan, Direct House Repair and Improvement Loan, and advance three-month pension for qualified pensioners from December 20, 2019 until March 19, 2020, except for the Direct House Repair and Improvement Loan.

DA allots P2B for youth agripreneurship programs

“We have approved an initial P2 billion to implement two lending programs, namely the Young Agripreneurs Loan Program (YALP), and Micro and Small Agribusiness Loan Program (MSALP) — with an initial budget of P1B each, during the DA-ACPC 67th governing council meeting, on January 8, 2020,” said Secretary Dar.

Virac Airport to be ready for night flights by 2022

Virac Airport is among the 13 key provincial airports slated to be given night-rating capability in the next three years under a P1-billion project to be funded this year by the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) under a tourism infrastructure convergence program.

PDEA seals pact with NCWC to prevent entry of illegal drugs through coastlines

Under the agreement, PDEA and the NCWC have agreed to closely coordinate and render mutual assistance in the interdiction of illegal drugs and controlled precursors and essential chemicals (CPECs) entering into the Philippine shores.

AG Abundo presents plans for 2020, calls for support

Addressing the chiefs of offices during the New Year’s Call and joint meeting of the Catanduanes Development Council (CDC) and the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) at the Catanduanes Convention Center last Friday (Jan. 10, 2020), the acting chief executive said the programs to be implemented followed the same programs initiated by Governor Joseph C. Cua to ensure continuity.

ARDCI Credit Corporation opens its doors to the public

ARDCI Microfinance, Incorporated welcomes the new year with the grand opening of its fourth subsidiary, the ARDCI Credit Corporation (ACC), at the ground floor of ARDCI Corporate Building on Wednesday, January 8.

2 in island’s Top 10 illegal drugs watchlist nabbed in buy-bust ops

Separate cases for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, are now being prepared for filing against the two suspects.

4 illegal fishermen elude seaborne cops in Toytoy

The report stated that elements of town police led by Capt. Ariel Buraga were conducting a seaborne operation against illegal fishing activity at the municipal waters of Caramoran at 4 P.M. of Jan. 8, 2020 when they spotted a violet- and green-colored motorized banca with four (4) unidentified fishermen onboard.