The Department of Agriculture (DA) turned over a newly constructed Rice Processing Center (RPC 1) building to the San Antonio Farmers Irrigators Multi-Purpose Cooperative (SAFIMCO) in Buhi, Camarines Sur. DA-Bicol OIC-Regional Executive Director, Engr. Abelardo R. Bragas turned over the P56-M worth facility to the SAFIMCO officers led by its chairman Loreto B. Cenita.
The agreement aims to encourage cooperation and accelerate development and integration in the field of information and communications technology between the Department of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Cooperation of Japan.
A team from the Institute of Plant Breeding of UP Los Baños conducts DA-funded studies to enhance the development of better-quality, genetically stable, and highly nutritious corn varieties. They are also conducting feeding programs to promote the nutritional benefits of a rice-corn staple diet.
“The world came to our aid in many ways—through political support, development programs, technical assistance and, most of all, nurturing the trust and confidence.” – Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles.
This visit is the first by a Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary in twenty years. Secretary del Rosario will meet with his Israeli counterpart, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, to review and propose areas of cooperation.
The Philippines adopted the theme “Pinoy Seafarers: Proudly Moving the World” for this year’s celebration. Filipino seafarers account for 30% of all seafarers deployed in international merchant shipping.
Maikli man ang ating naging pagbisita, bawat minutong inilagi natin sa Japan—mula sa pagpapaigting ng ating ugnayan at paglatag ng panawagan para sa higit pang kapayapaan at stabilidad sa Mindanao o maging sa labas ng ating bansa—ang lahat ng ito, nakatutok sa pagpapabuti sa kapakanan ng ating mga Boss. Tunay po: talagang napakasarap na makipagpulong sa ating mga strategic partners; kitang-kita nga po natin ang positibong bunga ng ating pakikipag-ugnayan sa kanila.
“We are pleased to announce that 11 individuals and two groups made it to the Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award shortlist, eight individuals and three groups for the Civil Service Commission Pagasa Award, and 15 individuals qualified as semi-finalists of the Dangal ng Bayan Award,” said CSC Chairman Francisco T. Duque III.
Speech of President Aquino at the International Conference on the Consolidation for Peace for Mindanao
In the face of rising tensions in our region, our shared future lies in the appreciation of three basic truths. First, that there has to be a right and wrong; second, that we have to champion what is right; and third, most crucially of all: that in championing what is right, we are always conscious that conflict is not the necessary course.