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Trucks collide, 2 drivers dead NVizcaya
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Trucks collide, 2 drivers dead NVizcaya

BY VILLAMOR VISAYA JR. BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya (November 17)—An Elf truck driver died Thursday, Nov. 17, when he was thrown from his vehicle after being hit by a trailer truck in Diadi town, Nueva Vizcaya province. Lieutenant George Dayag, Diadi deputy police chief, identified the fatality as Gerald Morales, based in Tumauini town in Isabela province. An initial investigation showed that the brake of the trailer truck driven by Danilo Lopez malfunctioned as it was negotiating a curve, leading to the collision with Morales’ vehicle. The police said the trailer truck also hit a passenger bus. Lopez surrendered to the authorities and will face a charge of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide and damage to property.
CValley pushes for Magat Dam, watershed recovery
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CValley pushes for Magat Dam, watershed recovery

Magata Dam in Ramon, Isabela BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO RAMON, Isabela (November 14)—The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) spearheaded a participatory convergence meeting pushing for strong management support among environment stakeholders focusing on the protection of the Magat watershed and rehabilitation of Magat Dam. During the convergence meeting here on November 11, National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Administrator Benny Antiporda underscored the significance of interagency collaboration to ensure the protection of Magat Dam. "An interagency collaboration will also ensure the stability of the environment and safety of people living in the region's low-lying areas," Antiporda said with a proposal to dredge the Magat reserv...
7 rescued, 1 missing after boat capsized in Cagayan waters
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7 rescued, 1 missing after boat capsized in Cagayan waters

BY VILLAMOR VISAYA JR. TUGUEGARAO CITY (November 12)—Seven people were rescued while another was missing after a passenger boat capsized while traveling down the Cagayan river, between Macanaya and Minanga villages, in Aparri, Cagayan on Friday, a report said Saturday. The police report said the boat “Cassidy Leste” was plying the Furuganan Wharf route with eight passengers when it met strong waves, causing it to capsize along the Macanaya-Minanga area at 6:30 p.m. Rescuers from the Maritime and Coast Guard immediately responded. Police Brigadier General Steve Ludan, Cagayan Valley police chief, quoting a report from Aparri police, said Ray Taguba, 23; Jungie Paggabao, 34; Cassidy Leste, 10; Fernando Leste, 36; Ljay Ocampo, 17; Reynante Villanueva, 27; and Ebo Persona, 27, who...
2 cooperatives get P11-M grant from DA
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2 cooperatives get P11-M grant from DA

TUGUEGARAO CITY September 13)—With a total of P11 million swine repopulation grant from the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley), two multipurpose cooperatives started constructing biosecured facilities in Isabela to revive the swine industry. Dr. Ferdinand Cortez, DA Region 2 public relations officer and broadcast unit head, said Wesley Savings Multipurpose Cooperative and Liga ng mga Barangay ng Isabela Multipurpose Cooperative received P5.5 million each from the DA Region 2. Cortez said after receiving the grant, the cooperatives broke ground and started building the bio-secured facilities in Garit Norte and Libertad, Echague, Isabela on September 9 after receiving the grant. DA Region 2 Executive Director Narciso Edillo said this is a significant event,...
DA Region 2 reintroduces corn sillage
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DA Region 2 reintroduces corn sillage

According to Regional Technical Director for Research and Regulatory Rose Mary Aquino, corn silage making had already been practiced in Cagayan Valley. Aquino said corn harvested for silage is an important feed crop for our livestock and serves as high-energy forage for dairy cows. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO TUMAUINI, Isabela (August 27)—All is not lost for corn farmers after Typhoon Florita. This is after the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 2 (DA-RFO2) reintroduced silage-making to corn farmers whose crops are affected by Typhoon Florita. In tandem with the local government unit of Tumauini, DA-RFO2 through its Isabela Experiment Station conducted a field demonstration on silage making on August 26, 2022, in Barangay Tunggui, one of the many baran...
368 corn farmers receive fuel discount in Cauayan City
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368 corn farmers receive fuel discount in Cauayan City

The Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office 2 (DA-RFO2) through its corn program distributed more than P1 million worth of fuel discount vouchers to 368 corn farmers here on August 25, 2022. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Distributed through a caravan, the fuel discount voucher aims to help corn farmers who are suffering from oil price hike in the market. According to the DA-RFO2, municipalities of San Isidro, Cabatuan, Luna, San Agustin, Reina Mercedez, Angadanan, San Mateo, Aurora, Santo Tomas, Cabagan, Santa Maria, San Pablo, Roxas, Quezon, Mallig, Burgos, San Manuel, City of Ilagan, Gamu, Quirino, Benito Soliven, Naguillian, San Mariano, San Agustin, Jones and Echague are expected to receive the same assistance with overall 5,243 target beneficiaries. Paul Vincent Balao, DA-Region...
Isabela State U finalizes alliance with Canada-based college
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Isabela State U finalizes alliance with Canada-based college

Isabela State University main campus Echague, Isabela CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO ECHAGUE, Isabela (Agust 25)—In carrying out its internationalization program, the Isabela State University in Isabela province is forging a new cross-border linkage with the Academy of Learning Career College (AOLCC) on the West Coast Campus in Vancouver, Canada. According to ISU-Public Relations and External Linkages (ISU-PREL) office, it hosted a virtual meeting on August 13, to discuss the formation of an alliance with the AOLCC. During the meeting, AOLCC presented a primer on their institution and more importantly, its proposed student mobility program such as Credit Transfer for the ISU Alumni and English Language Improvement. Peter Bordo, AOLCC Students Affairs and Marketing ...
Davao Light to build digital substation in Panabo
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Davao Light to build digital substation in Panabo

BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO RAMON, Isabela (August 17)—A new digital substation in Panabo City, Davao del Norte, will be built by the AboitizPower subsidiary Davao Light and Power Co. Inc. (Davao Light). According to Janelle Jacinto, AboitizPower Corporate Branding and Communication unit head, Davao Light is setting up the substation in Panabo City, their fourth facility. The Panabo substation will have a capacity of 33 megavolt-amperes. INVESTING IN TECHNOLOGY Davao Light president and COO Rodger Velasco (fourth from right) and Panabo City Mayor Jose Relampagos (third from right) lead the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Panabo City Substation on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. They are joined by other Davao Light executives and Panabo City officials. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO "Davao Light is s...
BFAR builds eel stocks in Cagayan River
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BFAR builds eel stocks in Cagayan River

BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO ILAGAN, Isabela (August 17)—To ensure the sustainable supply of eel fish resources in the wild, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) has spearheaded the stocking of glass eels along tributaries of the Cagayan River. Vee Jay Ujano of the BFAR-Provincial Fishery Office (PFO) Isabela said the eel dispersal activity is under the stock enhancement component of BFAR-PFO's Balik Sigla sa Ilog at Lawa program. "This aims to replenish depleted stocks caused by overfishing and other anthropological activities and natural disasters in the region," Ujano said. The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Cagayan Valley spearheads the stocking of glass eels along tributaries of the Cagayan Rive...
AI tech gains ground in Cagayan Valley
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AI tech gains ground in Cagayan Valley

BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO ISABELA (August 12)—The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 2 has said artificial insemination (AI) technology is gaining ground in Cagayan Valley, contributing much to the needs and livelihood of farmers. Explaining the advantages of AI, DA Region 2 executive director Narciso Edillo said AI of cattle represents the most successful sophisticated program of animal breeding ever implemented to improve the quality, productivity and reproductive health of dairy cattle and other farm animals. "We are giving this a serious thought, including hog repopulation and poultry because Cagayan Valley is 98 percent sufficient for pork, 109 percent for chicken meat, 85 percent for chicken egg, 212 percent for beef, 244 percent for carabeef and 156 percent sufficient fo...