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Saint Mary’s University celebrates 94th founding anniversary
News, Nueva Vizcaya

Saint Mary’s University celebrates 94th founding anniversary

A colorful tapestry unfolds the growing hope of education as the clock strikes twelve along the corners of Saint Mary's University in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, on December 8, 2022. SMU PHOTO BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya (December 15)—Anchored on the theme "Devoted to Mission and Excellence," Saint Mary's University (SMU) in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya once again celebrated, face-to-face, its 94th founding anniversary after more than two years of hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. According to SMU President John Octavious Palina, this tradition is a celebration to commemorate the university's achievements since its establishment in 1928 and pioneered education in the last 94 years and has become a brooding ground of professionals instilled with God's wisdom and th...
Garcia expects voter filing to increase
Isabela, News

Garcia expects voter filing to increase

Comelec chairman George Garcia (fourth from left) is joined by Cagayan Valley election officials during his monitoring of the resumption of voters’ registration in the towns of Luna and Cabatuan and the City of Cauayan in Isabela. Also in the photo are Atty. Manuel Castillo, Isabela provincial election supervisor; Atty. Ederlino Tabilas, Cagayan Valley election regional director; Atty. Jerbee Anthony Cortez, assistant election regional director, and election officers Rose Ann Rodriguez and Dennis Sanchez on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. PHOTO BY VINCE JACOB VISAYA BY VINCE JACOB VISAYA LUNA, Isabela (December 14)—The number of registrants for the 2023 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections is expected to balloon in the coming weeks. This is the projection of Commission on Elections...
Isabela soprano joins world competition
Isabela, News

Isabela soprano joins world competition

Soprano Soloist Aneglica Licudan. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY VINCE JACOB VISAYA GAMU, Isabela (December 14)—Soprano soloist Angelica Licudan of Isabela will represent the Philippines in the vocal solo competition at the 26th Annual World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) in Anaheim, California, USA in July 2023. Licudan, a 33-year-old music teacher and vocal soloist, said her inspiration for joining the audition was perked up by her dream to represent the country. "I am starting to achieve this dream. This is my chance and I will continue my quest for victory," she said as she will be competing against bets from around 70 countries. "My dream is within reach, I believe. I did not go there just to pass the audition because I prepared very hard and I was able to get one slot...
Workshop enhances Asean agri innovations
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Workshop enhances Asean agri innovations

BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO LOS BAÑOS, Laguna (December 13)—The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently launched a pioneering program on Transformational Agricultural Innovation Systems for the New Future (Trains) to provide innovative solutions to the rising challenges in agriculture and the environment. According to Searca Director Glenn Gregorio, there are 30 participants from various Southeast Asian (SEA) higher education institutions, government ministries and agencies, non-government and farmers' organizations, and private and civil society organizations who are involved in research and extension activities. Trains is a nine-week online training w...
Pasture holders in Region 2 asked to help boost food production
Cagayan, News

Pasture holders in Region 2 asked to help boost food production

WIKIPEDIA PHOTO BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO TUGUEGARAO CITY (December 13)—The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) has appealed to pasture holders to help increase food production in the country. DENR Region 2 executive director Gwendolyn Bambalan appealed to the Forest Land Grazing Management Agreement (FLGMA) holders in Cagayan Valley to increase the number of livestock raised in their respective areas. Under DENR Administrative Order (AO) 36, series of 1999, the FLGMA is a production sharing agreement between a qualified person, association and/or corporation and the government to develop, manage and utilize grazing lands. In a recent FLGMA holders' meeting in the region, Bambalan encouraged the pasture holders to meet the one liv...
Ethnic groups star in 10th ‘Paskuhan sa Quirino’
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Ethnic groups star in 10th ‘Paskuhan sa Quirino’

The 10th Paskuhan sa Quirino opens on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, at the provincial government grounds with the attendance of residents. PHOTO BY VINCE JACOB VISAYA BY VINCE JACOB VISAYA CABARROGUIS, Quirino (December 11)—Amid glowing lights highlighting a three-week Christmas variety fair, the 10th Paskuhan sa Quirino, opened on Friday night at the capitol compound at 7:30 p.m. "We highlight our own handicraft, customs, culture and traditions with exhibit booths adorned with ethnic motifs from the province's Indigenous peoples such as Bugkalots, Agtas, Igorots, Kalingas, Ilocanos, among other tribes and groups," Gov. Dakila Carlo Cua said. The event is focused on the theme "Paskuhan sa Tribu: Magsaya, Magkaisa at Magsama-sama." First hatched in 2012, the annual event has been a ...
DTI Region 2 backs local coffee producers
News, Nueva Vizcaya

DTI Region 2 backs local coffee producers

BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya (December 11)—The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Region 2 is taking steps to boost Cagayan Valley's coffee industry by tapping both local and global assistance. Manilyn Ponce, DTI Region 2 information officer, said the agency, through the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Development Division, is collaborating with the Industry Development Division, Agricultural Cooperative Development International, Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance (ACDI-VOCA), and the Cagayan Valley Coffee Industry Development Council improve the coffee industry in the region. With this, the DTI Region 2 has recently conducted the second session of the Intensive Product Development for Coffee which was held at Bumolo's Integrated Farm in the...
Cagayan River research boosted
Isabela, News

Cagayan River research boosted

Cagayan River. WIKIPEDIA BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO ISABELA (December 10)—Part of an ongoing effort on water management research in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) is the continuing series of dialogues between the Isabela State University (ISU) and the Japan-based Kyoto University, aiming to introduce innovation on river basin management for disaster resilience and water hazard mitigation. This, as delegates from Kyoto University recently met with counterparts from ISU for the Cagayan River Basin Research Dialogue during the two-day special meeting of the technical working group (TWG) for the initiative. According to ISU, this water research effort is in partnership with the National Irrigation Administration, Cagayan River Basin Management Council, Department of Science and Technology, ...
Cuaresma, DSWD distribute financial assistance to beneficiaries
News, Nueva Vizcaya

Cuaresma, DSWD distribute financial assistance to beneficiaries

BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya (December 9)—Mayor Benjamin “Jamie’ Cuarems 3rd distributed financial assistance to 70 displaced families from Sitio (sub-village) Upper Batu in Barangay (village) Santo Domingo Proper and Santo Domingo West. Each beneficiary received 10,000 pesos from the Department of Social Welfare and Development through the help of Congresswoman Luisa Cuaresma. Also in the photo were Voice Mayor Arnel Duldulao and Sangguniang Bayan members Alexander Calulot Jr., Aira Viloria, Alejandro Pamittan, George Atabay, Board Members Edu Balgos and Pablo Kindot, and Miriam Pinaroc, the municipal social welfare and development head. Cuaresma said it is the priority of the Tropang May Puso to help the needy. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
UC holds 6th Summer School after pandemic
Nation, News

UC holds 6th Summer School after pandemic

Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources member institutions include the Institut Pertanian Bogor, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Kasetsart University, UPLB, UB, and Searca as regular members. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO LAGUNA (December 8)—The Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) successfully offered the 6th UC Summer School at the Banyuwanggi Regency and Malang, Indonesia. According to the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) headquartered at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), the 6th UC Summer School from November 13 to 17, 2022 was the first activity of th...