PSA rolling out annual business and industry survey

The Philippine Statistics Authority has commenced the 2022 Annual Survey of Philippine Business and Industry (ASPBI), with the distribution and collection period starting lasting from April 25 to July 31.…

Dugui Too housewife used P3,000 savings to start handicraft business

Dugui Too, Virac housewife Arlene Panti Cabrera, who recently won as Best DOLE-Assisted Livelihood Project Implementer (Individual Category), started her coconut handicraft business using P3,000 savings from her previous job…

Small Business Corp. offers Rise Up loans for small entrepreneurs

Small businesses have another opportunity to gain access to financial services, with state-owned Small Business Corporation (SBCorp) offering so-called RISE UP loans for entrepreneurs who have yet to recover from…

Catanduanes Negosyo Centers ease registration through BOSS

Hundreds of local business owners have been assisted in the first month of 2022 by the Negosyo Centers established by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Catanduanes provincial office…

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.