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FCF Minerals Corp joins 68th ANMSEC in Baguio City
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FCF Minerals Corp joins 68th ANMSEC in Baguio City

BAGUIO CITY—FCF Minerals Corporation actively participated in various activities during the 68th Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference (ANMSEC) on November 15-18, 2022. Employees from Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) department attended the Mineral Industry Symposium in cooperation with the Philippine Society of Mining Engineers (PSEM) and the 5th Philippine Mineral Exploration Association (PMEA) Forum together with other employees from HR, Mining and Commercial. On the last day, Ronald Wayan, Safety Officer and Emergency Response Team Captain showcased his skill in fire extinguishing during the firefighting competition. Meanwhile, FCF employees also joined the parade headed by the President and CEO, Darren Bowden and General Manager for Operations Lorne Harvey. L...
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...
Forum empowers Pinoy scientists anew
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Forum empowers Pinoy scientists anew

The plenary speakers and delegates of the 2022 Future Science Leaders’ Forum, led by Searca Director Dr. Glenn Gregorio, on Nov. 11, 2022 at the Crimson Hotel in Alabang, Muntinlupa. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO LOS BAÑOS (November 26)—The Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) has empowered young scientists in a recently held forum titled "2022 Future Science Leaders' Forum" (FSLF). During the FSLF, Searca Director Glenn Gregorio spoke on building a culture of agricultural innovation for sustainable impact through new ways of working and thinking, participatory governance, adoption of ideas, strategies, and innovating sources of funding and financing. Consisting of plenary sessions on bui...
PH agency pushes space data use in Ilocos Norte
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PH agency pushes space data use in Ilocos Norte

BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO BATAC, Ilocos Norte (November 25)—Aiming to promote the use of space data for development, the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) this week brought its Philippine Space Agency Integrated Network for Space-enabled Actions toward Sustainability or "Pinas" project to the province of Ilocos Norte. Under the Office of the President, PhilSA is the central government agency addressing national issues and activities related to space science and technology applications under Republic Act 11363. A workshop on the Pinas project at the Mariano Marcos State University-Teatro Ilocandia that ended on Thursday, November 24, was attended by about 100 delegates, including MMSU personnel and college students, government agencies and representatives from local government units (L...
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...
Cornell University food system specialist tells Filipino youth to go into agriculture
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Cornell University food system specialist tells Filipino youth to go into agriculture

Prof. Khin Mar Cho (center) receives her certificates of recognition from Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture Director Dr. Glenn Gregorio (left) as a resource person at the Searca Online Learning and Virtual Engagement webinar and Southeast Asian Youth Fest held in May and October 2022 respectively. Also in photo is Searca Deputy Director for Administration Assoc. Prof. Joselito Florendo. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO LOS BAÑOS (November 24)—A New York-based Cornell University Food Systems specialist visiting Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) has encouraged Filipino youth to go into agriculture, especially in the agri-food system. Prof. Khin Mar Cho, International Agricultur...
Scholarship for medical students pushed
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Scholarship for medical students pushed

BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya (November 24)—To help poor but deserving students to take up expensive medical courses, a member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) here has proposed a localized version of the Republic Act 11509, also known as "Doktor Para sa Bayan Act." Board Member Elma Pinao-an Lejao said this will address the demand for medical doctors in the province by extending financial help to deserving students in the pursuit of their education and training in health and medicine. She said the proposed ordinance establishing the "Medical Scholarship and Return Service Program for Deserving Students" shall also be known as the "Nueva Vizcaya Doktor Para sa Mamamayan Ordinance." Lejao noted that during the past six years of being a member of SP and duri...
NVizcaya govt scholarship program produces more graduates
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NVizcaya govt scholarship program produces more graduates

It all started with five scholars each from the 15 municipalities of Nueva Vizcaya in 2018 and came up with 69 successful college graduates this year under the Nueva Vizcaya Sagut Scholarship Program which now draws 300 scholars each year taking up various courses at the Nueva Vizcaya State University. According to Governor Carlos Padilla (middle in orange shirt), the scholarship was conceived with the purpose to help poor but deserving students, particularly children of solo parents, displaced overseas Filipino workers rebel returnees, persons with disabilities and orphaned, among others. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya (November 24)—A LOCAL government-initiated scholarship program that started in 2018 is gaining ground with a total of 69 successful...
Didipio Mine best overall in safest-mining ops
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Didipio Mine best overall in safest-mining ops

WINNERS ALL OceanaGold (Philippines) Inc. president and lawyer Joan Adaci-Cattiling (second from left) receives the Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award for safest mining operation for the Didipio Mine as the overall winner. Also shown are Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association president Louie Sarmiento (left); OceanaGold Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Peter Sharpe (third from left); and Mines and Geosciences Bureau Director Wilfredo Moncano. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO BAGUIO CITY (November 21)—The Didipio Mine bagged three Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Awards (PMIEA) during the recently concluded 68th Annual National Mines Safety and Environment Conference (ANMSEC) in Baguio City. The Didipio Mine was the ...