Thursday, March 29, 2018

Batac distributes fertilizers and farm machineries

Batac mayor Albert Chua leads the distribution of fertilizers, onion and garlic growers, a combine harvester, 3 units of 4W tractor, 3 units of water pump and 17 units of hand tractor to farmers, zanjeras and various organizations in Batac. The Batac government acquired the farm implements through the RA 7171, the Dept. of Agriculture and Dept. of Labor and Employment. Assisting the mayor are city agriculturist Merlyn Gappi and other Batac local officials. (Doms dela Cruz)



PRC center opens in Ilocos Norte





San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte—The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) with the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte-Public Employment Service Office (PGIN-PESO) inaugurated the PRC Offsite Service Center in this town on February 6, 2018.



The PRC center is located at a mall here.



Since 2015, the PGIN-PESO has been partnering with the PRC for monthly mobile outreaches, paving the way for over 10,000 professional licenses to get their licenses in Ilocos Norte. In 2017 alone, mobile outreaches serviced more than 15,000 professionals.



The PRC mobile outreach was part of Ilocos Norte governor Ma. Imelda “Imee” R. Marcos’ “Manang Imee=Trabaho” campaign, which aimed to address the problem of local unemployment and the migration of professionals abroad.



Senior Sangguniang Panlalawigan member Matthew M. Manotoc, representing the PGIN, said “I’m sure na malaking tulong ito sa mga professional in Ilocos and maybe now, when Ilocanos see this office, they’ll be inspired to become professionals as well.”



Upon inauguration, the center went into full operation, offering applications for various examinations, registration of licenses, renewal of professional ID cards, and certification or authentication of licenses and other documents.



Also present were PRC commissioner Jose Cuerto Jr., San Nicolas mayor Alfredo “Boying” P. Valdez Jr., and Mr. Ervin Wu representing the mall.



“This is one way of decongesting our central and regional offices. We are trying to improve everything and this establishment of service centers will really go a long way in improving our services,” Mr. Cuerto said. (PGIN-CMO)


DAR distributes hand tractors


The Department of Agrarian Reform-Ilocos Norte recently distributed five hand tractors with implements to different agrarian reform-beneficiaries organizations in the province. (Photo by Joseph C. Barut)




The Department of Agrarian Reform-Ilocos Norte distributed on February 19 five (5) common service facilities (CSF), particularly hand tractors with implements, to different agrarian reform-beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs) in the province.



These CSFs are in addition to the farm equipment earlier distributed under Batches II and III of the Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity Economic and Support Services (ARCCESS) project of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).



The ARCCESS project is a support service delivery mechanism of DAR created to contribute to the overall goal of rural poverty reduction, particularly in agrarian reform areas. DAR expects to distribute more farm equipment through the ARCCESS in the coming months.



The recipients of the CSFs are the following: Nagsurot-Ampan Irrigators Association of Burgos; Tambidao Multipurpose Cooperative of Bacarra; LBN Multipurpose Cooperative of Vintar; San Lorenzo Irrigators Association of San Nicolas and Zanjera Pimentel-Anggapang Norte of Currimao.



Provincial agrarian reform program officer II Vic M. Ines and chief agrarian reform program officer Teresita T. Acang led the distribution. San Nicolas mayor Alfredo “Boying” P. Valdez Jr., Melvin Juan and Anthony Arvin Ganal of the Office of Congressman Rodolfo C. FariƱas witnessed the evet.



Before the distribution, they held the discussion and trust agreement signing regarding the policies on the use of the CSF and equipment.

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BARD NOTES: Happy bard-reading to Ilocos Norte Governor Imee R. Marcos, Laoag City Mayor Chevylle V. Farinas, Laoag City Vice Mayor Michael V. Farinas, Badoc ABC President Virgilio Calajate, Ilocos Norte Provincial Treasurer Josephine P. Calajate, Dr. Miramar Bumanglag, DAR-Ilocos Norte PARPO II Vic M. Ines, DAR-Ilocos Norte CAO Rudy Acacio and PNB Laoag Branch Manager Metty V. Guerrero.



Greetings also to the employees of AMA Laoag, Laoag City PNP, DAR Ilocos Norte, DepEd Laoag, DepEd Ilocos Norte, PNB Laoag and to the residents of Barangay 6, San Agustin, Laoag City.