Piddig Ilocos Norte – The Philippine National Police (PNP) Regional and Provincial Office together with the local government unit (LGU) of Piddig fronted by Hon. Mayor Georgina Salazar Guillen, LGU consultant Engr. Eddie Guillen and Piddig PNP personnel thru P/Sr.Insp. Jephre Taccad administered the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the PNP building of the town on Thursday morning [April 5, 2018].
Mayor Georgina Salazar-Guillen on her speech says that “the LGU is very thankful for the opportunity handed over by the PNP that aims to protect the lives and properties of Piddigenous.” Adding her statement, LGU Piddig consultant Engr. Eduardo Eddie Guillen said that “It’s a long due, but, the wait is over and we will be having our new police station here.”
Gracing the occasion is Director Chief Superintendent Romulo Sapitula represented Regional PNP Logistics Director P/Sr.Supt. Adolfo Rafanan; DILG Piddig Officer Lea Estabillo; P/Sr.Supt. Jose melencio Nartatex, Jr., represented by P/Supt. Jojie Del Prado and P/Supt. Jay De Guzman.
Rafanan in lieu of Sapitula said that the program is under the capability enhancement strategies of the PNP regional office. He emphasized that the said station will be managed by the local PNP under the umbrella of their provincial office.
The building is a “Class-C” PNP model, a two-story structure that cost around 5 million pesos with a counterpart of the LGU amounting to 1 million pesos for the site development and another fund to be allotted for their office supplies.###
DSWD: Piddig Town Consultant Eddie Guillen shares Best Practices in Convergence Forum || by Bernard Ver
Quezon City – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) central office conducts forum on convergence initiatives to showcase the practices and leanings of the convergence strategy implementation in the country held here on Wednesday [March 14, 2018].
Piddig Consultant Engr. Eduardo “Eddie” G. Guillen, former Mayor of the town in full support of Mayor Georgina Salazar Guillen, shares the convergence initiatives with different national government agencies implemented in the municipality.
Guillen highlighted the support of the stakeholders on their Hands-On Training, Entrepreneurial-Planning and Value Adding on Products in Piddig town -- addressing the convergence project of the government.
Gracing the occasion is the DSWD Under Secretary Maria Lourdes Turalde-Jarabe, DA Assistant Director Edna Samar, NAPC Convergence Model Director Ferdinand B. Hombrebueno, former DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo, UP Associate Professor Ebinezer R. Florano and DSWD Director Christian Thomas R. Deloria.
In the meantime, Piddig Ilocos Norte is National Champion for Convergence Initiative for Sustainable Rural Development.
Piddig, Ilocos Norte – The Office of the Sangguniang Bayan (SB) of Piddig, Ilocos Norte ratified a resolution from the Municipal Development Council to dole out tobacco excised tax share for the local farmers on Monday (February 26, 2018).
The fund is amounting to 125 billion pesos fund from R.A. 7171 is apportioned for local government unit (LGU) of Piddig this year.
Four (4) members of the legislative body agreed namely: SBM Hershey Mandac, SBM Lendell Chua, SBM Wilbor Bringas and SBM Marianito Foronda. The lawmakers believe that the excised tax’s share must be cast-off for agricultural development.
Meanwhile, three (3) councillors strike down and voted “no” to the said resolution namely: SBM Quezon Alejandro, SBM Onofre Bayag and SBM Romulo Helario, Sr. -- they’ve wanted to obligate more time in assessing the fund and scrutinize it well.
In the other hand, SBM Rey Nicolas waved his right to abstain and had no opinion of the said purpose. Also, ABC Federated President Florentino Soriano was absent during the regular session due to a convention he have had attended in Clark, Pampanga.
Nevertheless, municipal mayor Georgina Salazar-Guillen expressed her appreciations to the members of the Sangguniang Bayan on their munificent effort.
“It is high-time and indeed necessary for the LGU to give what is right to our town-folks especially the farmers,” added Mayor Guillen.
The allotted funds from the excise taxes (RA 717) are divided among beneficiary provinces. The laws says, must have an average annual production of leaf tobacco of no less than one million kilos.
It can only be utilized to develop the capacity and capability of tobacco farmers through: Cooperative projects, Livelihood projects, Agro-industrial projects and Infrastructure projects such as farm-to-market roads to ease transportation and lessen costs.###
(Bernard Ver, PBS/DWCI)
Laoag City- “This year 2018, Ilocos Norte is set to push the boat for its 200 years of existence in the country,” Governor Imee Marcos said on a press conference held on Tuesday (January 9, 2018).
In history, the name Ylocos (Ilocos) was named by the Spanish conquistadors lead by Juan de Salcedo because of various sheltered coves (looc) in the province.
Geographically, Ilocos Norte covers a total area of 3,467.89 square kilometres (1,338.96 sq m) bordered by Cagayan to the extreme northeast, Apayao to the east, and Abra to the southeast, Ilocos Sur to the southwest, the South China Sea to the west, and the Luzon Strait to the north.
The celebration tails the Royal Decree that was signed on February 2, 1818 splitting Ilocos into two provinces: Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur. Soon thereafter, La Union and Abra likewise became independent provinces. After the partition of Ilocos province in 1818, Sarrat was designated as the capital of Ilocos Norte until its transfer to Laoag within the year.
On the other hand, the Neo Classical-designed Provincial Capitol building that was erected in 1918 under the administration of Governor Florencio Castro turns 100 years old too. The Capitol was enlarged and remodelled in 1957 during the governorship of Antonio Raquiza and was inaugurated on December 28, 1958, under Governor Toribio Peralta.
Meanwhile, this year’s festivity will be participated by 21 municipalities and 2 component cities: Laoag and Batac thru the Tan-ok (Greatness) Dance Festival that is well thought-out by Governor Imee Marcos and tourism officer Aian Raquel showcasing traditions, culture, and beliefs Ilocandia has.
(Bernard Ver, PBS/DWCI)
Manila – The Center for Food and Agri Business (CFA) of the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) holds ‘Year-end Food and Agribusiness’ conference with the theme “Sustainable Philippine Food and Agribusiness: How to shape the future?” on December 5, 2017 at Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
The first speaker is DR. ROLANDO DY, Executive Director, Center for Food and Agri Business (CFA) to envision the Agriculture Scenarios in 2017-2018; 2nd topic is Sugar Industry by Ms. ROSEMARIE GUMERA, Planning Manager, Sugar Regulatory Administration, 3rd is Food Service Industry by MR. PHILIP MORAN COO and General Manager - Amici Foodservice Ventures, Inc., 4th is Aquaculture Industry by MR. PHILLIP ONG - President, Santeh Feeds Corporation, 5th is the Animal Health and Nutrition Industry by MR. EDWIN MAPANAO, Chief Marketing officer, Univet.
Among the 6 (six) presenters of the said forum, one of them is Engr. Eddie Guillen, former mayor, now, municipal consultant of the local government unit (LGU) of Piddig, Ilocos Norte who shares LGU’s best practices entitled: “Local Government as Enablers in Agribusiness.” Back on, the town was recognized on its fulfilment to the convergence project of the different environmental agencies in protecting the ecosystem and upbringing consolidated farming in the province.
“This year’s CFA year-end forum focuses on Industry performance of selected commodities as key challenges in sustainable agriculture outlook and strategies in the year to come, 2018” - DR. ROLANDO DY
Meanwhile, the group is planning to have a bench-marking on sustainable agribusiness to LGU Piddig in coordination of Mayor Gina Salazar-Guillen.
(Bernard Ver, PBS/DWCI)