DOT-6, POPA PARTNERSHIP: WV farmers gather for Farm Tourism Strategic Planning Workshop

THE Department of Tourism (DOT)-6 regional office in partnership with the Panay Organic Producers Association (POPA) conducted a Regional Strategic Farm Tourism Action Planning Workshop on Jan 10-11, 2019 at Days Hotel, General Luna Street, Iloilo City. The two-day workshop is pursuant to the implementation of the Farm Tourism Development Act of 2016 (RA 10816) […]

P2.48B in tourism roads boost Western Visayas

THE Department of Tourism-Department of Public Works and Highways (DOT-DPWH) Convergence Program on Tourism Road Infrastructure Projects (TRIP) will conduct a Regional Consultative Workshop to present its 2018 accomplishments and updates on pending/upcoming projects. Moreover, the improved Tourism Road Infrastructure Project Prioritization Criteria (TRIPPC) Guidelines and indicative steps for submission of required documents will be […]

BFAR exec pushes aggressive techno transfer activities

TO SECURE asustainable fish supplyfor the country, Philippine Technical and Administrative Committee (PTAC) members requested SEAFDEC/AQD to put all aquaculture research and development plans into fruition. “The Philippines’ aquaculture industry needs to improve aggressively and this country is hungry for results,” Director Eduardo Gongona of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resourcessaidduring the 27thPTAC Meeting […]

Suitability trial for sorghum established in Capiz

In support of Secretary Manny Piñol’s call to develop sorghum nationwide as an alternative source for livestock and poultry feeds, the Department of Agriculture (DA) Western Visayas started varietal suitability trial in Capiz. Regional Executive Director Remelyn R. Recoter spearheaded the ceremonial planting of sorghum in the DA’s Research Outreach Stations (ROS) in Malapad Cogon, […]

Pass Anti- Power Line Disturbance Act – NGCP

POWER transmission operator NGCP is renewing its call for the expedited passage of the Anti-Power Line Disturbance Act as itreminds the public to observe right-of-wayclearancesfollowing several ROW breaches recorded recently, affecting NGCP’s power transmission services to its customers. Last November 13, 2018, the Nabunturan-Monkayo 69kV line tripped, resulting in an hour-long power interruption to customers […]

More than just a lechón

EVERY celebration in the Philippines calls for a feast. While native delicacies are always present on the buffet table, lechón is the dish that should not be missed. Lechón is a Spanish word for roasted suckling pig. It is cooked over charcoal for several hours making the pork skin crispy. Lechón is popular in the […]

Residential real estate prices up in Q3 2018

RESIDENTIAL real estate prices were higher by 4.4 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2018 as the Residential Real Estate Price Index (RREPI) increased to 116.5 from 111.6 for the same quarter a year ago. Year-on-year (YoY) prices of townhouses, condominium units, and single detached housing units grew by 18.3 percent, 5.8 percent, and […]