Davao Oriental Eyeing P252-M Irrigation

Subscribe Now October 04, 2010 at 09:03pm

Rice production in Davao Oriental is expected to get a boost as the provincial government is set to implement a P252-million irrigation system in Cateel town, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said over the weekend. Davao Oriental Gov. Corazon Malanyaon said this priority project is a valuable investment to develop the agricultural potentials of the province. “We have a wide ricefield capable of producing enough (grains) and we see this irrigation system can help us achieve food sufficiency in the province and contribute to the country’s rice needs,” the governor said. The project which will cover at least 1,600 hectares of ricefield is proposed under the DA’s Mindanao Rural Development Program (MRDP). “This is so far the biggest single project proposed under MRDP all over Mindanao,” said Deputy Program Director Arnel V. De Mesa. Jointly funded by the World Bank, national government, and equity share of the local government units (LGUs).


ZAMBOANGA CITY (PNA) – In its observance of the Consumer Welfare Month, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is focusing on environment management promotion to help impede climate change and the global warming phenomenon. The Consumer Welfare Month is being observed every October of the year pursuant to Proclamation 1098, Series of 1996. DTI Provincial Officer Rolando Acuña said the environmental management promotion is contained in a memorandum from National Consumers Affairs Council (NCAC) officer-in-charge Victorio Mario Dimagiba, who is also the director of the Bureau of Trade Regulation and Consumer Protection (BTRCP). With the theme “Consumers: Green Multipliers,” Acuña said the celebration is anchored on the key policy of the government to protect the environment and to adopt appropriate measures to promote and ensure proper environmental management. In keeping with the theme, Acuña said the NCAC and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as the lead agency, in cooperation with all implementers of Republic Act 7394.


GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Authorities seized on Friday some P30 million worth of suspected smuggled sugar from Brazil at the Makar Port here. Supt. Rolly Octavio, city police director for operations, said elements of the Makar police station had intercepted Thursday night a 20-foot container van loaded with imported sugar while it was about to leave the port. Octavio said they had received intelligence reports that the smuggled contraband was unloaded at Makar Port which prompted them to secure for a search warrant from the court and intercepted the smuggled items. The following day, Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio together with policemen and Bureau of Customs officials inspected the remaining 16 container vans loaded with suspected smuggled sugar at the container yard at the Makar Port. The shipment’s bill of lading showed that the cargo was misdeclared as aseptic bags. The cargo arrived at the Makar port on September 27 aboard M/V Kota Hening from Singapore. Noe Serona, a representative from the Sugar Regulatory Authority (SRA), said the shipment was not covered with an import permit issued by SRA, hence it was considered smuggled goods. (Joseph Jubelag)

Source: mb.com.ph

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