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Vol 6

Issue 25

In this Issue WESTERN VISAYAS

National Kidney Month. A medical consultation was held at Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in partnership with the Renal Disease Control Program- National Kidney Transplant Institute headed by Dr. Susan Losaria- Jorge. (PIA Bacolod)

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CENTRAL VISAYAS

June 20 - 26, 2016

Published by: PIA 6, 7 & 8

RP-Korean training center to rise in NIR Leandria P. Pagunsan NEGROS ORIENTAL, June 23 (PIA) — The RP-Korean cooperation project will put up a P450-million training center in Banban, Ayungon, according to Negros Oriental Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Charlie Fabre The 150-person hotel capacity will serve as training center for Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Ayungon is also the site of a modern mechanized plant nursery which was blessed, inaugurated and commissioned recently. Personnel from the Forest Management Bureau (FMB) of DENR Negros Island Region (NIR) and representatives from the Korean government conducted a site visit to assess and evaluate the nursery project. According to Fabre, the Korean visitors were happy and impressed with what they saw and immediately gave the go signal to prepare the project proposal with an initial funding of $5 million, but was raised to $9.5 million (P450 million). The proposed training center will be built at the nursery site overlooking the facilities to start in January 2018 with a three-year completion term. Part of the training will be learning about our endemic species and make a study on the possible cloning of dipterocarp or tall forest trees. Instructors from the ASEAN countries who are experts on reforestation will also conduct training on

advance firefighting techniques, production of fruit trees and other forestry related activities. Fabre said the project will not only benefit the farmers, but the whole NIR as well in terms of tourist influx, employment, and livelihood. The Philippines was recently chosen by the Korean government as the latest recipient to put up a training center. Fabre added that aside from the influx of tourists, employment and livelihood, the project will also give farmers the opportunity to learn and study about the forest in Laos, Korea or in any other training centers in the ASEAN. (rmn/lpp/PIA7-Negros Oriental)

PENRO Charlie Fabre said the training center will mean a lot for the province as it will not only have a positive on farmers but also on the whole province in terms of varied socio-economic benefits. (PIA Negros Occidental File)Photo)

Job kiosk makes job hunting easy CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, June 20 (PIA) — The Job kiosk installed by the department of labor and employment (DOLE) at the City‟s Public Employment Cebu media interviewing offcials from CEMEX, Service Office (PESO) will make job hunting easy, this is DENR & MGB -7 after the Responsible Mining according to an official of DOLE 8. Sysposium at Apo Cement CEMEX , Tinaan During the Job Fair event in June 15, DOLE Regional Naga Cebu. Director, Elias A. Cayanong and Catbalogan City Mayor Stephanie Uy inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the setting up of job search kiosk. The job search kiosk which is provided by the DOLE to the LGU for free, is the government response amid expectation that the unemployment rate More on Region 7, pages 4-5. will increase because of this year‟s new entrants to the labor force. Cayanong explained that the kiosk contains the Also CLICK Here…

features of the PhilJobnet system and harmonizes the programs and services of DOLE and its attached agencies like POEA, OWWA, PRC, TESDA, NMP, RTWPB and NCMB. As an employment portal, it is an automated job search system that could fast-track jobseekers search for jobs. “I urge our new graduates in this city to explore and maximize the use of this new job search kiosk to search for job opportunities,” Cayanong said during the launching. Job seekers may visit the PESO to utilize the said kiosk, or may register with the system by going to www.phil-job.net, for those with internet access. (NBQ and CBA with DOLE Regional Information Officer)

EASTERN VISAYAS

DENR promotes rainwater harvesting structures By Elsa S. Subong ILOILO CITY, June 23 (PIA6) —The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is batting for establishment of two rain water harvesting structures for communities. This becomes more relevant in the wake of heavy Mass oath-taking of elected officials of the rains with the La Niña occurrence in the months to come, Province of Leyte held this morning at the a DENR official said. Leyte Academic Center Gym, Palo, Leyte. Ma. Teresa Aquino, chief of the Forest Conservation (Photos by Raul S. Tiozon/PIA-8) Division, DENR, said the department has adopted the Small ‪#‪pia8 ‪#‪ElectedOfficialsLeyte ‪#‪Oathtaking Water Impounding System or Spring Development and the Small Water Impounding Project (SWIP). Aquino said Spring Development is a soil and water conservation structural measure used to ensure the effective management and maintenance of established plantations. More on Region 8, pages 6-7. “The structures will benefit watershed communities by enhancing and stabilizing the condition of soil,” Aquino Also CLICK Here... said during a forum here on rainwater storage structures.

On top of it, according to Aquino, is that this small water impounding system can help eliminate and reduce impacts of flooding and severe cases of soil erosion. As to cost, Aquino said, a standard type of water impounding tank or spring tank, including labor, is about P18,000 per tank. On the other hand, the small water impounding project (SWIP) consists of small scale irrigation technologies to address the problems on supply and allocation of water in certain watershed communities. “A smaller version of these is the small farm reservoir that collects rainfall and run-off water,” Aquino said. The DENR has set certain criteria and requirements for the establishment of SWIP. Technical requirements are available for interested areas willing to establish the rainwater catchment/storage structures not only for personal use but for investments as well. (JSC/ESS-PIA6 Iloilo)

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