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Youth offenders face drug and rape charges
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Youth offenders face drug and rape charges

BY VINCE JACOB VISAYA TUGUEGARAO CITY (November 26)—At least 52 youth offenders or "Children in Conflict with the Law" (CICL) have been facing drug and rape charges in the Cagayan Valley Region, the Regional Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council (RJJWC) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development-Region 2 said on Friday. Social welfare officer Shiela Marie Apostol of the RJJWC noted in a news briefing that the trend of cases in the country should be given attention as the country celebrates the 11th Juvenile Justice and Welfare Awareness Week with the theme, "Pagbabago ay Panigurado kung Tututukan natin ang Juvenile Justice Law." The region's youth offender havens house 16 CICLs at Bahay Pag-asa in Cauayan City, 11 in Santiago City, and 25 at the Cagayan Valley-Regional Re...
Cagayan native tops new soldiers’ course
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Cagayan native tops new soldiers’ course

BY VINCE JACOB VISAYA CAMP MELCHOR DELA CRUZ, Isabela (November 26)—A 23-year-old Army soldier topped the list of 555 new graduates who finished the six-month training at the 5th Infantry Division Training School, the military said on Thursday. Pvt. Jeffrey de la Cruz of Santo Niño, Cagayan tabbed a 93.83-percent average in his course to top the Alab Bagsik Class 728. Capt. Rigor Pamittan, 5th Infantry Division public affairs chief and spokesman, said the soldiers underwent six months of "rigid training that tested their physical and mental stability while transforming them from carefree civilians to fine-grown military men." Three other new soldiers, Pvt. Jefmel Guiuo, 23, of Delfin Albano, Isabela; Pvt. Liesel Ansang, 24, of Tanudan, Kalinga; and Pvt. Jhonloyd Jalina, 22, of...
Taiwanese govt gives P22.9M aid to Isabela, Cagayan
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Taiwanese govt gives P22.9M aid to Isabela, Cagayan

BY VINCE JACOB VISAYA CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela (November 24)—The Taiwanese government through the Manila Economic and Culture Office (MECO) donated $400,000 or about P22.9 million to the provincial governments of Isabela and Cagayan for the rehabilitation of infrastructure damaged by Tropical Storm "Paeng." MECO chairman and resident representative Silvestre Bello 3rd, Taiwan representative to the Philippines Eric Lim and Obyashi Oshimune turned over a check worth $200,000 each to Isabela Gov. Rodolfo Albano 3rd and Cagayan Gov. Manuel Mamba recently at the Balai compound in Isabela. Taipei Economic and Cultural Office representative Peiyung Hsu earlier turned over the checks to MECO through Bello. Bello said the MECO has been "working closely with the Taiwanese government on a...
Another mall that provides hundreds of jobs to Cagayanos opens
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Another mall that provides hundreds of jobs to Cagayanos opens

SM CITY TUGUEGARAO TUGUEGARAO CITY (November 17)—Just in time for Christmas, SM City Tuguegarao opens its doors on November 18, 2022, bringing great shopping, leisure, and entertainment up north to this beautiful and bustling city in the Cagayan Valley region. It is SM Prime’s 82nd Supermall, and the third in Region 2 after SM Center Tuguegarao Downtown and SM City Cauayan. Nestled in the verdant Cagayan Valley, Tuguegarao is protected by the Sierra Madre Mountain ranges in the east, by the Cordilleras in the west, and by the far-off Caraballo Mountains in the south. It is the capital city of the province of Cagayan and serves as the –political and administrative center of Region 2, which includes Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino provinces. It is likewise the...
Insurgency-cleared town residents finish Tesda livelihood training
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Insurgency-cleared town residents finish Tesda livelihood training

More than 60 residents from the barangays of Abariongan Uneg and Calasitan, both of Santo Niño town in Cagayan province, graduate from three courses offered by the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority during the conduct of Livelihood Training for the insurgency-cleared barangays on November 9, 2022. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO TUGUEGARAO CITY (November 17)—Residents of insurgency-cleared villages in Santo Niño, Cagayan have graduated from three courses offered by the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (Tesda). A total of 66 students received their certificates after completion of their courses which lasted from three days to 27 days of training on November 9, 2022 during the conduct of Livelihood Training for the insurgency-cleared barangays of Abariongan Une...
Buguey LGU donates 4.5-hectare lot for CSU Fishery College
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Buguey LGU donates 4.5-hectare lot for CSU Fishery College

Cagayan State University President Urduja Alvarado and Mayor Licerio Antiporda 3rd of Buguey, Cagayan sign a deed of donation during the celebration of the 1st Crab Festival of the LGU on October 29, 2022. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO TUGUEGARAO CITY (November 17)—The local government unit (LGU) of Buguey town in Cagayan province has donated a 4.6-hectare lot area at Barangay Villa Leonora in the said town to Cagayan State University (CSU) for its fishery extension program. CSU President Urdujah Alvarado said the CSU and LGU Buguey joined arms for the re-establishment of a CSU Buguey Extension to extend the cause of quality education to the municipality. Alvarado said the LGU Buguey led by Mayor Licerio Antiporda 3rd purchased the said area for the establishment of...
Alcala town supplies Growers with peanuts
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Alcala town supplies Growers with peanuts

With the farmer-to-processor market linkage initiative, the Department of Trade and Industry in Region 2 delivers 2 tons of semi-processed peanuts from Alcala town in Cagayan province to Growers Food Industries Enterprises Inc. in Valenzuela City. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO ALCALA, Cagayan (September 17)—Two more tons of semi-processed peanuts from this town's farmers were delivered to Growers Food Industries Enterprises Inc., according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley). DTI Region 2 said the delivery of this Alcala town quality peanuts to Growers was made possible through the DTI Region 2 Industry Development Division. It said this DTI undertaking has benefited around 157 peanut farmers from the 12 peanut-producing village...
DENR Region2 intensifies forest protection in Region 2
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DENR Region2 intensifies forest protection in Region 2

GWENDOLYN BAMBALAN, DENR Region 2 Executive Director TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan (September 16)—The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) has appealed to the public to report the alarming cases of environmental illegal activities ordering its men a more intensified forest protection. “I would like to appeal to the public to report to the nearest DENR office any illegal environmental activities for us to alert our concerned officials and conduct immediate verification or investigation to reported issues," said DENR Region 2 Executive Director Gwendolyn Bambalan. Bambalan also ordered more vigilance against illegal logging in Cagayan Valley following the two apprehension incidents that occurred in a row in the province of Nueva Vizcaya. ...
Feed formulation training initiated
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Feed formulation training initiated

TUGUEGARAO CITY (September 15)—The Provincial Veterinary Office has started hands-on training on the production of animal feed formulation at the Cagayan Animal Breeding Center and Agri-Tourism Park in Zitanga, Ballesteros town in Cagayan province. Provincial veterinarian Noli Buen said they have started these past few days the training for government employees to learn how to process feed milling formulation as an alternative food for animals and to make the cost of breeding lower. "If we can produce a perfect feed formulation with the use of a feed milling machine, we will suggest to Gov. Manuel Mamba to procure more of this for the provincial government," Buen said. He said the preparation of local raw materials is also a long process because it is first dried before being mix...
SL libraries receive MacBook units from Batch ’69 alumni
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SL libraries receive MacBook units from Batch ’69 alumni

University of Saint Louis in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. FACEBOOK PHOTO/USL TUGUEGARAO CITY (September 15)—Fourteen Apple laptop units were donated to the University of Saint Louis (USL) Tuguegarao libraries by the Batch 1969 alumni association. According to USL, the 14 MacBook units were turned over to the university in a ceremony at the College Library on September 9, 2022. Spearheaded by engineer Antonio Rivera, the donation was a joint initiative of the Rivera Family and the Batch 1969 alumni of Saint Louis College Tuguegarao, now USL. Rivera said the alumni saw the need of donating said laptops to provide the students with the technological support they need while studying at USL. "The donation came into fruition because the donors resonated with USL's unwavering commitm...