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Cagayan

P8-M nipa plantation pushed for bioethanol production
Cagayan

P8-M nipa plantation pushed for bioethanol production

BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO SANTA ANA, Cagayan (August 10)—The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 2 and the Cagayan State University (CSU) have awarded P400,000 in financial assistance to fisherfolk in the coastal town of Santa Ana. The amount was part of CSU’s P8-million project to establish some 50 hectares for a new nipa plantation for bioethanol production. Corie Corpuz, DENR-Region 2 information officer, said the beneficiary was the Pasiguit Fisherfolk Association (PFA) under the “Restoration, Establishment, Maintenance and Protection of Nipa Stands for Bioethanol Production” project of CSU funded by the DENR under the National Greening Program. RESEARCHGATE.NET “The financial aid will be used by the people’s organization for the maintenance and...
Firm links farmers to markets
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Firm links farmers to markets

BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan (August 6)—A partnership with an agri-tech company will create wider online market access for Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) farmers and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Leah Pulido Ocampo, DTI-Region 2 director, said it forged a partnership with Mayani Inc. through a virtual signing of a memorandum of understanding last July 29. She explained the strategic intent of the collaboration is to create broader market access for smallholder farmers, farmer cooperatives and MSMEs across the Region 2 through e-commerce and innovative agri-food supply chain technology. “The DTI in Region 2 and Mayani share a common mission to enable a level playing field to the advantage of ou...
26 Isabeleños tested positive for Covid-19
Cagayan, Covid-19, Health

26 Isabeleños tested positive for Covid-19

BY OLIVER T. BACCAY TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan (August 6)—The Department of Health (DOH) here confirmed 26 cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), today, all from the province of Isabela. DOH Regional Director Rio Magpantay said five of the cases are from the City of Ilagan, followed by four cases each in Tumauini and Cauayan City, two cases each in Angadanan, Cabatuan, Cordon, Echague and San Mariano while Cabagan, Gamu and Jones towns also have one case each. He said that of the 26 cases, 14 are males and 12 are females, including an 8-month-old baby. Magpantay added that 13 patients have travel histories in areas with local transmission, seven are overseas Filipino workers while six, including a health worker, have no travel histories but possibly with exposure to Covid...
78 nabbed in Cagayan raid
Cagayan, News

78 nabbed in Cagayan raid

THE VALLEY JOURNAL SANTA ANA, Cagayan (August 5)—Some 75 Chinese nationals and three Filipinos were arrested by the authorities Tuesday night at the Cagayan Special Economic Zone in Santa Ana, Cagayan, nearly 700 kilometers north of Manila. The arrests were made by the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA), in coordination with the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Region 2, who cracked down on illegal online gaming operations inside the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport. Sec. Raul Lambino, CEZA administrator and CEO, said he sought the support of the PNP and the NBI upon receiving verified reports that established the illegal online gaming operations of OFA Cagayan Estate Developer Corporation, a real estate developer, a...
78 nabbed in Cagayan raid
Cagayan

78 nabbed in Cagayan raid

THE VALLEY JOURNAL SANTA ANA, Cagayan (August 5)—Some 75 Chinese nationals and three Filipinos were arrested by the authorities Tuesday night at the Cagayan Special Economic Zone in Santa Ana, Cagayan, nearly 700 kilometers north of Manila. The arrests were made by the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA), in coordination with the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Region 2, who cracked down on illegal online gaming operations inside the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport. Sec. Raul Lambino, CEZA administrator and CEO, said he sought the support of the PNP and the NBI upon receiving verified reports that established the illegal online gaming operations of OFA Cagayan Estate Developer Corporation, a real estate developer, a...
DOH confirms 15 new Covid-19 cases
Cagayan, Covid-19, Health

DOH confirms 15 new Covid-19 cases

BY OLIVER T. BACCAY TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan (August 5)—The Department of Health (DOH) in Region 2 has confirmed 15 additional cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the Cagayan Valley region. DOH Regional Director Rio Magpantay said eight of the cases are from Cagayan, six from Isabela and one from Nueva Vizcaya. These include CV 357 who is a 54-year-old male from this city who doesn't have any travel history and exposure to any positive case. He is an employee of DOH-Region 2 and now at the quarantine facility of the said regional office. CV 357 is a 23-year-old female from the City of Ilagan, Isabela, a locally stranded individual (LSI) from Quezon City. She is asymptomatic and now at the LGU quarantine facility. There are three new cases of Enrile, Cagayan whic...
Cagayan hospital opens lab for covid testing
Cagayan, Covid-19, Health

Cagayan hospital opens lab for covid testing

BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO AND JERICO J. KAHULUGAN TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan (August 4)—The Cagayan Valley Medical Center (CVMC) here on Monday inaugurated its molecular laboratory for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) testing that will augment and expand the testing capacity of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) in Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila. Dr. Glenn Matthew Baggao, CVMC chief, said the hospital’s Covid testing center has a newly constructed building with three Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) machines for its operation. He added that once license to operate from the RITM and the Department of Health (DoH) arrives, the laboratory is expected to operate 24/7 as they already have trained medical technologists to man the testing center. ...
13 tested positive for Covid-19 in Region 2
Cagayan, Covid-19, Health

13 tested positive for Covid-19 in Region 2

BY OLIVER T. BACCAY TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan (August 3)—There are additional 13 cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) as per latest confirmation of the Department of Health (DOH) Region 2. Rio Magpantay, DOH Region 2 director, said of the new cases, 10 are from Isabela province, two in Nueva Vizcaya and one in Cagayan. CV 326 is a 32-year-old female from Alfonso Castañeda, Nueva Vizcaya who is an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) from Saudi Arabia. She is asymptomatic and now at the quarantine facility of the local government unit (LGU). CV 327 is a 30-year-old male from City of Ilagan, Isabela, a locally stranded individual (LSI) from Caloocan City. He is asymptomatic and now at the city's quarantine facility. CV 328 is a 30-year-old male f...
DOH confirms 2 new Covid-19 cases for NCR
Cagayan, Covid-19, Health

DOH confirms 2 new Covid-19 cases for NCR

BY OLIVER T. BACCAY TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan (August 2)—The Department of Health (DOH) in Region 2 has confirmed two additional cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) that are counted for National Capital Region (NCR) data. Llexter Guzman, DOH Region 2 health education and promotions officer, said the newly tested individuals are both locally stranded individuals who were tested in NCR before they traveled home to their respective towns in the province. The first of the cases is a 26-year-old male from Abulug town. He experienced colds and loss of sense of taste since July 15. A specimen sample was collected from him on July 24 at St Luke's Medical Center. He traveled in the province on July 31 but the result of his swab test was only released yesterday. He is now at the qu...
DENR Region 2 commends NBI anti-logging work
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DENR Region 2 commends NBI anti-logging work

THE VALLEY JOURNAL TUGUEGARAO CITY (August 2)—The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 2 commended the operation of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) against illegal logging, which led to the apprehension of 13,031.91 board feet of illegally cut forest products in the towns of Baggao and Peñablanca in this province. Gwendolyn Bambalan, DENR-Region 2 executive director, led the department in recognizing the efforts of the NBI in Region 2 for their successful implementation of forest laws in the Cagayan Valley region. Seven agents were awarded certificates of commendation during the DENR-Region 2 regional management conference on Thursday here. They were Supervising Agent Chris Mesa, Supervising Agent Julie Ann Tarona, Senior Agent Clyde Caba...