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Subscribe Now October 12, 2011 at 06:14pm

The Region 11 office here of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-11) is accepting applicants for 86 vacant positions in the implementation of Set 5 of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in the Davao Region. DSWD-11 Director Ester A. Versoza said the 4Ps will expand in more cities and municipalities in the region. At present, Versoza said the program is operating in all four provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, and Compostela Valley, covering 32 municipalities and four cities – Davao, Digos, Tagum, and Mati.

Fish production

PATIN-AY, Agusan del Sur – In an effort to increase the freshwater fish production of fishermen in the province of Agusan del Sur, the provincial government has strengthened the program on Intensified Sustainable Development of Aquaculture or ISDA.

The objective and strengthening of ISDA is to increase the production of fisherfolk to alleviate the living condition in the lakeshore and fresh fish growers in the province. To be more productive in the local fishing industry, the provincial government has released almost P1 million that will be spent this year, while another fund will be released next year. (Mike Crismundo)

Culinary fest

DAVAO CITY (PNA) – The Davao Tourism Association (DATA) will be holding a bigger and grander Mindanao Culinary Festival on October 19 and 20 at a mall along J.P. Laurel Avenue in Bajada here. DATA president Gene Bangayan said major component of the two-day event is the trade exhibition with more than 20 expected participants.

Bangayan said this year’s theme is “A Food Journey Beyond the Island’s Boundaries.” “The trade exhibition will be participated in by the major food companies and suppliers of the industry with the small and medium entrepreneurs of the region involved in food processing and manufacturing,” she said.

‘Wow Sardines'

ZAMBOANGA CITY (PNA) – Mayor Celso Lobregat has praised all companies, agencies, and groups that helped ensure the success of “Wow Sardinas – Year 5,” the sardine-eating spectacle that drew thousands of people to the renowned R.T. Lim Boulevard Monday afternoon.

A mainstay in the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival, the sardine-eating event, carried out ala boodle fight, brought together thousands of people who consumed over 30,000 cans of sardines. “This is proof that Zamboanga City is the sardines capital of the Philippines,” Lobregat declared as he congratulated the organizers and thanked all sectors that contributed to the success of the event.

Peace efforts

COTABATO CITY – Two British experts on peace negotiations met here last week with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) leaders where they discussed the updates of the ongoing peace talks between the Philippine government and MILF.

MILF chief peace negotiator Mohaqer Iqbal said MILF peace panel members met with Gerry Kelly, a former leader of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and number three man in the Sein Fein Party in Ireland, and Sir Derek Plumbly, a former ambassador. The two British officials were accompanied by David Gorman, country representative of the Center for Humanitarian Dialogue (HDC).


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