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DTI Quirino holds series of FGD with SSF cooperators
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DTI Quirino holds series of FGD with SSF cooperators

Department of Trade and Industry - Quirino office in charge Provincial Director Mary Ann Corpuz-Dy guarantees that their office will continue to provide assistance to the cooperators for the services that they need. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY THELMA BICARME, PIA DIFFUN, Quirino (August 11)—The provincial office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) here has conducted a series of Focus Group Discussions (FGD) with various Shared Service Facilities (SSF) cooperators in the province recently. Silvester Miguel, information officer, said the activity aimed to learn first-hand from the cooperators the present challenges they are facing, their needs and expectations from the agency. Miguel further said the series of FGDs also aimed to gather the best practices that other cooperator...
DENR: No illegal activities caused Sierra Madre landslide
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DENR: No illegal activities caused Sierra Madre landslide

This photo of the landslide along the Northern Sierra Madre natural park in Maddela, Quirino, was taken at the foot of the mountain range. San Agustin, Isabela government employee and freelance photographer Ervin Suguitan took photos of the landslide on May 28, 2022, which he posted on his Facebook account on May 29. DENR PHOTO CABARROGUIS, Quirino (June 20)—The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 2 has denied any illegal activities causing a landslide in the Sierra Madre mountain, particularly in this province. "This incident in the Sierra Madre mountain in Quirino province was not due to mining, logging or any illegal activities near or where the landslide was located," DENR Region 2 officials said. DENR Region2 executive director Gwendolyn Bambalan...
Quirino board member seeks mayoral post in Nagtipunan
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Quirino board member seeks mayoral post in Nagtipunan

BY G.B.D CABARROGUIS, Quirino (October 8)—A provincial board member of this province has filed his certificate of candidacy to run for mayor of Nagtipunan town. In support of his candidacy, lawyer Tomas Baccac was accompanied by Rep. Junie Cua and his son Gov. Dakila Carlo Cua of this province at the Commission on Elections office in Nagtipunan. Lawyer Tomas Baccac, a provincial board member of Quirino province, files his certificate of candidacy for mayor of Nagtipunan town come May 2022 elections. Baccac was accompanied by Quirino Gov. Dakila Carlo Cua, Rep. Junie Cua and other supporters to show support for his candidacy. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Prominent political leaders of Quirino like Evan Uy and his son Toto Uy also witnessed the filing of Baccac’s candidacy. Supporters s...
‘Save our Watershed’ campaign launched in Quirino
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‘Save our Watershed’ campaign launched in Quirino

BY MIKE DEL ROSARIO DIFFUN, Quirino (July 15)—The Provincial Government of Quirino has joined the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Forest Management Bureau (DENR-FMB) in launching the provincial campaign dubbed as "Save Our Watershed" or SOW. Quirino Vice Gov. Jojo Vaquilar joined the motorcade as a show of support to the "Save our Watershed" campaign of the national government. (From R-L: MENRO of Diffun, Vice Governor Jojo Vaquilar, PNP Chief of Diffun, Mike del Rosario, CENRO Sagun of Maddela, PENRO Marriam Frances Malana, FMP PPMO Jose Saguilot). PHOTO COURTESY OF MIKE DEL ROSARIO Gov. Dakila Carlo “Dax” Cua said it is critical that the provincial government strengthen collaboration with various stakeholders and partners as this pandemic is testing everyone's r...
Watershed board manual approved
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Watershed board manual approved

BY MIKE DEL ROSARIO QUIRINO Governor Dakila Carlo Cua has approved on July 15, 2021 the Ganano Watershed Committee's Manual of Operation during the launch of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-led Save Our Watershed Campaign. Citing Section 16 of Republic Act 7160, also known as the Local Government Code of 1991, Cua explained that local government units (LGUs) are empowered to efficiently and effectively govern their territory, as well as enact measures to protect the environment. The Ganano sub-watershed in this town which is adjacent to the Magat watershed is one of the Cagayan River's sub-river basins. It is one of the province's most important sub-watersheds, supplying water to around 1,000 hectares of irrigated land and that more than half of the sub...
DTI assists Quirino watermelon growers sell harvest
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DTI assists Quirino watermelon growers sell harvest

BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO DIFFUN, Quirino (May 30)—Under the “Walang Sayang Project” (WSP) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), a group of local farmers growing watermelons here was able to sell some 2.5 tons of their harvest. THROUGH the Department of Trade and Industry's Walang Sayang Project, watermelon growers in Diffun town in Quirino province were able to sell some 2.5 tons of their harvest to partners based in Bulacan province and the National Capital Region. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Leah Pulido Ocampo, DTI Region 2 director, said watermelon grower Leah Prieto was able to establish partners from Bulacan and the National Capital Region benefitting nine other local farmers who work with her from Barangay Ricarte Sur in this town. According to Prieto, they still have around...
Forest Communities in Quirino
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Forest Communities in Quirino

BY MIKE DEL ROSARIO THE pandan leaves are woven together by the members of the Macate Diffun Upland Farmers Association (MDUFA) Inc. in Diffun town, Province of Quirino, before being transformed into colorful bags, and the traditional "bayong" modernized as “Ecobags” that we used to carry goods from the market or grocery stores. Rather than planning a family hike or outing, weaving provided an alternative treat for families in Barangay Macate in Diffun to spend more time together, staying safe at home, while increasing their productivity or cash flow during this seemingly unending pandemic. This people’s organization is one among the ten partner beneficiaries of the Forestland Management Project (FMP) which is a foreign-assisted project implemented by the Department of Enviro...
Bugaklots ask Malacañang: No renewal of OceanaGold FTAA
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Bugaklots ask Malacañang: No renewal of OceanaGold FTAA

Bugkalot Festival. PHOTO BY VICTOR MARTIN BY THE VALLEY JOURNAL NAGTIPUNAN, Quirino (January 8)—The municipal government and the indigenous peoples (IP) community are strongly against the mining license renewal of Australian mining firm, OceanaGold (Philippines), Inc. or OGPI, for not recognizing their rights over their ancestral domain where the company operates. The Nagtipunan municipal government led by Vice Mayor Amel Fiesta expressed support for the Bugkalot-Ilongot tribe’s claim of ancestral domain ownership over the area being mined by OceanaGold. OceanaGold’s financial and technical assistance agreement (FTAA) is set for renewal after the company acquired a Certificate of Non-Overlap from the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley)...
Tribung Bugkalot umalma vs CNO
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Tribung Bugkalot umalma vs CNO

BUGKALOT DANCE. FILE PHOTO BY VICTOR MARTIN NI VICTOR MARTIN, PN NAGTIPUNAN, Quirino (January 6)—Pumalag ang mga katutubong Bugkalot na patuloy na naninindigan para sa kanilang “ancestral domain” matapos magpalabas ang National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) ng certificate of non-overlap (CNO) na pumapabor sa OceanaGold Philippines, Inc. (OGPI) na nagsasagawa ng pagmimina sa Barangay Didipio na sakop ng kanilang teritoryo. Ayon sa mga elders at mga opisyal ng tribung Bugkalot, ang pagpapalabas ng CNO ng NCIP ay walang sapat na basehan at malinaw na pagyurak sa kanilang karapatan bilang mga katutubo. Ayon kay Rosario Camma, overall chieftain ng tribung Bugkalot na matatagpuan sa mga kabundukan ng Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Aurora at Nueva Ecija, ang CNO na ipinalabas ng N...
Quirino university boosts vermi research, output
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Quirino university boosts vermi research, output

BY LEANDER C. DOMINGO DIFFUN, Quirino (December 31)—To ensure food security amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) gave more than P2.9 million to Quirino State University (QSU) to boost its vermicast and vermicompost research and production. Elizabeth Carig, QSU vice president for Academic and Research and project leader, said her school’s facilities in its Diffun and Maddela campuses had developed various combinations of materials to produce substrate for vermicast/vermicompost. She added that the vermicast and vermicompost production was in line with DA interventions to continue agricultural production in the safety of people’s homes through the distribution of seeds and seedlings among far...