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THE OFFICIAL E-NEWSLETTER OF THE PHILIPPINE INFORMATION AGENCY - SIQUIJOR | WWW.PIA.GOV.PH and the DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - SIQUIJOR | WWW.DOST.GOV.PH VOL. 06| NO. 02 January 11-18, 2018

Siquijor PSTC announces new projects for 2018

SIQUIJOR, Jan. 11 (PIA) – The Siquijor Provincial Science and Technology Center (PSTC), the provincial arm of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the province, reinforces its 2018 target with upcoming new projects. “Every year, DOST Siquijor receives request from interested micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) asking for technology assistance in terms of technology upgrading, technology needs assessment, provision of appropriate product packaging and labeling, and laboratory analysis, among others,” said Siquijor PSTC Director Engr. Mario de la Pena in a press release.  He added that next year, the agency aims to reach out to more qualified MSMEs to avail of the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP).  In his release, DOST-Siquijor Information Officer and Sciernce Research Analyst, Engr. ReinholdJek Abing, reported that as of October 2017, DOST Siquijor has assisted eight MSMEs and turned over a total of P3.9 million. In 2018, the agency aims to meet or surpass that target, he said. He also reported that the Science Education Institute (SEI) of DOST, the education arm of the agency, accepts yearly application for its Undergraduate Scholarships - RA 7687 and Merit - and Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS).  DOST Siquijor aims to have at least two passers per municipality or a total of 12 passers provincewide, he said. Another program is the DOST consultancy as one of the agency’s holistic approach to assisting MSMEs.  For a couple of years, mango farming was the priority sector for the Consultancy for Agricultural Productivity (CAPE) of the agency. This year, DOST Siquijor PSTC will focus on the integrated farming in the province which was gaining traction thanks in part to the demand of resort and restaurant owners for locally grown vegetables and other produce.  Manufacturing Productivity Extension (MPEX) Program will continue to focus assisting DOST SETUP clients whose firms need to

PSTC Director Engr. Mario de la Pena (2nd from right) turning over a P272,500 worth of check to Andrew S. Bation, the proprietor of Kustom Bike Modification as part of the DOST SETUP assistance. The turnover of funds was witnessed by DOST Siquijor PSTC staff. (DOST-Siquijor photo) Abing also disclosed that a Coastal revise plant/processing area layout, update cost Ocean Dynamics Applications Radar (CODAR) minimization methods, among others. With other consultancy programs such was recently installed in Bogo, Maria, Siquijor.   DOST Siquijor envisions having same as Energy Audit, Cleaner Production, and Food Safety, the agency is poised to assist in almost equipment installed in the San Juan area, as every aspect of the production process/area of the originally planned years before. In the health sector, the rollout of RxBox in firm. To further increase the S&T library identified rural health centers in the province is holdings of the public schools in the province, expected to boost the health care capability of local DOST Siquijor aims to add STARBOOKS sites health care providers. Meanwhile, Siquijor State College by providing one set of STARBOOKS to five through the endorsement and support of DOST identified secondary schools. The agency has already received a Siquijor PSTC and DOST-7 submitted this year proposal for funding from the DepED Division another proposal for funding from the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development of Siquijor.  In the wake of last year’s successful (PCHRD) of DOST. Should it be approved, it will be the 3rd conduct of Climate Science Youth Camp 2017, de la Peña said that this year, the Climate Science phase of the research which aims to document the folk healing practices particularly within the Youth Camp will be bigger and more exciting.  Attendees will be coming from provinces area in Lazi municipality where Señora River in the Visayas region and some parts of Mindanao. is located. (RAC/PIA7-Siquijor w/ reports from More interactive activities with scientists Engr. Reinhold Jek Y. Abing, Science Research Analyst) will also be held.


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DTI-Siquijor awards Bagwis Bronze Level to Prince Hypermart-Larena SIQUIJOR, Jan 10 (PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Siquijor Provincial Office awarded the first BAGWIS Bronze Award in the province to Prince Hypermart-Larena during its first year anniversary celebration at the Queen Gate Larena, Siquijor. Known as the “Bagwis Seal of Excellence”, the certification is part of DTI’s program which is recognized by the ASEAN Committee on Consumer Protection (ACCP) as one of the best practices of the country in consumer protection. The Bagwis Program gives due recognition to establishments that practice fair business and uphold the rights and welfare of consumers. Also, the seal of excellence guides

consumers and assures them on purchasing safe and quality products and service and in getting the best value for their money. Formerly known as the DTI-Certified establishment, the Bagwis seal is further classified into Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Various parameters are measured so that establishments from supermarkets, department stores, appliance stores, and hardware stores could qualify for the seal. For the bronze seal, establishments must comply with Fair Trade Laws (FTLs) like the Consumer Act, Price Act, Price Tag and install the Consumer Welfare Desks. The silver seal, on the other hand, involves additional criteria to meet such as compliance with social responsibilities

that include sound purchasing policy and good working relationship with the government by participating in the national or local government programs such as price stabilization and livelihood programs. For the gold seal, establishments must meet the additional requirement of ISO 9001/Quality Management System (QMS) compliance. In screening nominees, the DTI partnered with the private sectors that include the Consumer Organization and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI). Hence, this will be a benchmark towards small businesses creating welfare to the consumers and upholding lawful rights. (rac/PIA7-Siquijor w/ reports from Jebe R. Mag-usara Jr./DTI-Siquijor IO)

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Mga mahinungdanong kasayoran nga angay ipasabot sa publiko kalabot sa TRAIN law (PIA)--Adunay mga mahinungdanong kasayoran nga angay ipasabot sa publiko kalabot sa bag-ong tax reform package nga Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law nga gipaabot nga makahatag og P130 bilyong pondo sa gobyerno. May tulo ka aspeto ang reporma sa income tax nga mao ang dugang buhis (increased taxes), pagkunhod sa buhis (reduced taxes) ug bag-ong buhis (new taxes) diin ang pagpakunhod sa income tax ang pinakamahinongdanong parte sa tax reform law nga naa ubos sa reduced taxes. Matud pa sa Bureau of Internal

Revenue (BIR), 90% sa 7.5 milyong mga nagbayad og buhis nga Pilipino ang makapahimos niining bag-ong balaod diin tanang nagdawat og sweldo nga P250,000 matag tuig o kadtong mokita og dili molapas sa P22,000 matag buwan, exempted o dili na magbayad og buhis. Lahi kini sa Tax Code of 1997 o ang National Internal Revenue Code diin ang tanang mokita og P10,000 paubos matag tuig, buhisan og lima ka porsiyento sa ilang annual income. Magbaton usab og kabag-ohan sa value-added tax (VAT) tungod sa TRAIN Law diin lakip na niini ang exemption sa VAT sa tanang mga tambal sa diabetes,

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high cholesterol ug hyper tension sugod sa tuig 2019. Kini tungod kay gikunsiderar ang maong mga sakit nga mga nag-unang sakit nga taas og natala sa Department of Health (DOH). Dugang niini, kunhoran usab ang buhis sa estate tax ug donors tax. Apan apil sa umentohan og buhis (increase tax) ang passive income, excise tax sa sigarilyo, produktong petrolyo, mineral products sama sa coal, automobile o mga sakyanan ug documentary stamp tax. Apil usab sa bag-ong buhisan (new taxes) ang tanang tam-is nga ilimnon o sweetened beverages, non-essential services sama sa mga cosmetic surgery ug buhis sa mga modaug sa lottery sa Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). Sa softdrinks ug juice, P6.00 taman P12.00 matag litro ang idugang sa presyo, samtang mosaka usab sa lima ka porsiyento ang pagpa-retoke sa parte sa lawas ug may 20% usab nga buhis sa bisan kinsang modaug sa lotto nga molapas sa P10,000. Apan sa wala pa naaprobahan ang TRAIN Law, pipila sa mga probisyon sa balaod ang gi-veto o gitangtang ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte. Apil na niini ang dugang buhis sa sigarilyo, exemption sa buwis sa pipila ka produktong petrolyo nga gigamit isip hulip sa natural gas, exemption sa percentage tax sa kinatibuk-ang kita o sales nga dili molapas sa P500,000. Zero rating sa mga nabaligyang produkto o serbisyo ug pagpakunhod sa buhis sa mga empleyado sa mga regional ug operating headquarters, offshore banking units ug petroleum service contractor ug subcontractor. Matud pa ni Duterte, gitangtang niya ang maong mga probisyon tungod kay nakita niya nga dili kini makatabang sa kaayohan sa mas kadaghanan. (ecb/

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Snippets of information about Siquijor, Central Visayas and the Philippine government.

2018 02 isiquijor jan 11 18  

Snippets of information about Siquijor, Central Visayas and the Philippine government.

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