5 Best Indoor Plants For Beginners

For the past few weeks, my Facebook timeline is filled with photos of indoor plants. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a green thumb. So do I have to admit defeat and simply watch in envy as my friends fill their house with greenery? I think not! Not everyone is born with […]

STEPHEN SONIDO: Life in Japan as an English Teacher

We live and work abroad, away from our family, away from our friends. The things that were always right in front of us are gone now. The different environment adds pressure. Focusing on work day in and day out somehow helps relieve tension. But, no matter how busy we could get and how long we […]

From welcome drinks to rubbing alcohol: 5 things about Boracay’s new normal

Planning on a family vacation in the country’s paradise soon? Things might get a bit awkward as the local government of Aklan has taken up steps to protect its residents and the businesses surrounding Boracay. In fact, since opening its borders to domestic tourists from Western Visayas last June 16, the provincial government started to […]

PRDP Cardaba project offers better price to Davao de Oro farmers

DAVAO CITY — Farmers in New Bataan, Davao de Oro are now better farm gate price for their Cardaba banana. This came after the Cabinuangan Small Coconut Farmers’ Cooperative (CASCOFACO) upgrades its buying and marketing business through the Cardaba banana consolidation and marketing project. The said project was funded by the Department of Agriculture’s – […]

DA offers agri opportunities, financial assistance to returning OFWs, their families

“KABAYAN, may kabuhayan sa kabukiran!” Thus, is the theme and pitch of a recent virtual conference, where Agriculture Secretary William Dar asked Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the United States and the Americas to venture in agriculture, fishery, and agribusiness enterprises should they decide to return home or invest on behalf of their families. “Indeed, […]

DavSur public school teachers undergo webinar training

DAVAO CITY, June 19 (PIA) – The public school teachers of Davao del Sur have undergone a three-day webinar training along with all other teachers in the region in preparation for the new teaching/learning approaches. Dr. Nelson C. Lopez, Schools Division Superintendent of the Department of Education of Davao del Sur, said that the training […]

RDC XI endorses reprioritized list of BBB Flagship Projects to Cabinet EDC

DAVAO CITY — The Regional Development Council in Region XI (RDC XI), during its virtual meeting on June 17, 2020 endorses reprioritized list of Davao Region’s Build, Build, Build (BBB) Flagship Projects for endorsement to the Cabinet Economic Development Cluster (EDC).   This is in response to the need to focus on projects that will have the most economic […]

Rice crop management helps double farmer’s yield

ADOPTERS of PalayCheck, a dynamic rice crop management system, are gaining significant yield increase by following the nine farm recommendations of the Philippine Rice Research Institute of the Department of Agriculture (DA-PhilRice). Julita Velete, a farmer from Leganes, Iloilo, said her yield increased to 230cav/ha during the last cropping season from 80-100cav/ha. “I used to […]

DA VII turns over P5.9M solar-powered irrigation to farmers in Carmen, Bohol

BOHOL — Farmers in Katipunan, Carmen, Bohol have expected an increased rice production after they recently got their newly-installed Solar-Powered Irrigation System (SPIS) project from the Department of Agriculture VII (DA 7). The P5.9M SPIS which is seen to address the water problem of the farmers’ rice field in the said town was formally turned […]