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Batanes

Delivery of family food pack to Batanes
Batanes, News

Delivery of family food pack to Batanes

More than 2,000 Family Food Packs for the Ivatans were delivered by the Philippine Air Force. PIA PHOTO BY CHRISTINE BARBOSA-DARBIN, PIA BASCO, Batanes (August 10)—With the help of the Office of the Civil Defense, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 2 has started the delivery of family food packs (FFPs) here through the Philippine Air Force (PAF). This is in response to Governor Marilou Cayco's request to DSWD Secretary Erwin Tulfo to preposition FFPs in preparation for the upcoming typhoon season. A total of 2,422 food packs have been delivered from August 4 to 7 and stored at the Provincial Logistics Hub managed by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office with the help of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Offic...
Batanes cracks down on poll ads
Batanes, News

Batanes cracks down on poll ads

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF BATANES PHOTO BATANES (April 8)—This province is taking seriously the removal of illegally placed campaign materials on trees, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) here said. The Penro's Victoria Baliuag on Thursday said they continuously monitor under "Operation Baklas" the removal of such illegally posted campaign posters and materials, particularly those posted on trees. Baliuag added that the activity complies with an order of Secretary Jim Sampulna of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to intensify the promotion of an environmentally conscious national campaign leading to the May 9, 2022 elections. Citing Commission on Elections (Comelec) Resolution 10730 or the "Implementing Rules and Regulations...
DTI-DOH team monitors food items in PH tiniest town
Batanes, News

DTI-DOH team monitors food items in PH tiniest town

BY TVJ STAFF A TEAM from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of Health (DOH) in Batanes province has collected expired food items from stores in Uyugan town's villages. According to Mary Jane Abuso of the DTI Negosyo Center Uyugan, the collaboration between the DTI and DOH goes beyond Covid–19 matters. Abuso said food items that had expired were collected, and store owners were reminded to verify the expiration dates of food items in their inventory to guarantee the safety of their customers and tourists visiting the island town. She said the monitoring of business enterprises (BEs) by the Uyugan DTI-DOH team is a regular activity that takes place every quarter of the year. PHOTO COURTESY OF DTI BATANES The DTI Negosyo Center Uyugan teamed up with t...
DTI reaches out to 385 MSMEs
Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, News, Nueva Vizcaya

DTI reaches out to 385 MSMEs

BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO TUGUEGARAO CITY (August 31)—The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region 2 now covers 171 barangay (villages) in the provinces of Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino and Nueva Vizcaya, providing 13,203 information kits as well as livelihood kits to 385 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Lea Pulido Ocampo, DTI-Region 2 director, said this was done under the DTI’s Livelihood Seeding Program-Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay, which aims to help MSMEs cope with the effects of the pandemic by providing livelihood kits worth P5,000 to P8,000 to enable them to restart or continue with their business operations. Ocampo said livelihood and business starter kits vary according to the needs of the identified beneficiaries, ...
RTF mulls COVID-19 lab in Batanes
Batanes, Covid-19, Health

RTF mulls COVID-19 lab in Batanes

BY OLIVER T. BACCAY TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan (August 7)—The Regional Task Force-Corona Virus Disease 2019 (RTF-Covid-19) in Cagayan Valley is contemplating the establishment of a testing laboratory in the island province of Batanes. Civil Defense regional director Dante Balao, Region 2 Covid-19 Task Force chair, urged health officials in Batanes to submit their application to the Department of Health to enable their acquisition of funds for the establishment of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) testing center. Balao stressed that Batanes needs the laboratory more than any other province in the region considering its geographical distance to the mainland of Cagayan Valley. "Accessibility remains to be a challenge in the island province, especially now that commercial flig...