ASF Task Force lifts ban on frozen, processed pork

With no more deaths from African Swine Fever (ASF) recorded in Catanduanes in the last three months, the Provincial ASF Task Force has lifted the ban on pork and processed…

Fisherfolk warned vs. catching, selling crablets, ‘pregnant’ mangrove crabs

Under Fisheries Administrative Order No. 264 issued on Jan. 22, 2020, it shall be unlawful to catch, possess, transport, trade and sell mangrove crablets (langaw-langaw, kuto-kuto and “alien”) and mangrove crab juvenile, and mangrove crablets less than 12 centimeters in carapace width from the wild. The same order covers gravid or female mangrove crabs which are considered pregnant or carrying eggs in cluster at its belly.

DTI, local handicraft makers seek to strengthen abaca facemask industry

The DTI Catanduanes provincial office recently unveiled plans to expand production of the handmade abaca facemasks in the province as a necessity during the pandemic.

Pandan seeks tourism capital tag as Hiyop resort opens soon

By the last week of July, a private resort being developed by Mayor Honesto Tabligan II right the edge of the cliffs of windy Hiyop will be opened to the public and afford them a fantastic 180-degree view of the Pacific Ocean.

2,521 bags of hybrid seeds allotted for Cat’nes under DA rice programs

According to the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAg), it started the delivery of the seeds and fertilizers recently and as of June 9, 2020, 712 bags of hybrid rice seeds in four varieties have been delivered to rice farmers in all 11 towns along with 300 bags of urea fertilizer in time for the 2020 wet cropping season.

Breeders, ‘pit owners propose rules for cockfight resumption

Last May 21, 2020, Catanduanes Breeders Club representative Engr. Bic Abundo, P. Araojo Coliseum owner Prospero Araojo Jr. and pit manager Aristeo Fortades sat down with Virac municipal health officer Dr. Elva Joson and the members of the Committee on Games & Amusement headed by Councilor Reynante Bagadiong.

Local MSMEs told to avail of SB Corp.’s P1B loan facility

On separate occasions, DTI personnel met with owners and representatives of the local MSMEs to brief them on the requirements set by SB Corp. for availment of the Covid 19 Enterprise Rehabilitation Financing facility under the Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso (Covid19 P3-ERF). 

Inflation rate here slightly dips to 3.9%

According to the special report released by the Catanduanes Provincial Statistical Office, this translates to a Purchasing Power of the Peso of P 0.82, meaning the value of the 2020 peso is now 82 centavos compared to its full value in base year 2012.

DBP inks pact with DepEd on fund management

DBP President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel G. Herbosa said that under the Memorandum of Agreement with DepEd, the bank shall act as depository for funds earmarked for school operating budget and program funds.

LANDBANK offers expanded calamity rehab program for hog raisers, agri-enterprises, small farmers and fishers

MAKATI CITY — As a direct response to the recent typhoons, earthquakes and volcanic activity that devastated various parts of the county, as well as the African Swine Fever (ASF)…