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DA DECLARES 6 BATANGAS LGUS ASF-FREE – DAR

Four months after the Department of Agriculture (DA) launched the national hog repopulation and Bantay African Swine Fever sa Barangay (BABay ASF) twin programs in Batangas province, six local government units (LGUs) in Batangas are now first to claim ASF-free status. “You are really a trailblazer in terms of the fight against the ASF virus,” […]

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DA READY TO AID TAAL-AFFECTED FISHERFOLK, FARMERS

Agriculture Secretary William Dar assures Taal Lake fisherfolk, and farmers in Batangas that the Department of Agriculture (DA) is ready to help following an eruption by Taal Volcano. “As always, we are proactive and have laid out immediate action plans and strategies for fisherfolk and farm families in lakeshore areas and adjoining barangays that may be affected,” […]

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Business & Economy

ABOITIZLAND SALES UP AMID PANDEMIC

AboitizLand announced that its first quarter sales take-up is already at 44% above target, even exceeding by 61% its performance during the same period last year before the global health crisis started. The market’s growing preference to live away from populous cities and the digital transformation initiatives that the developer has embarked on are contributing […]

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Politics

BATANGAS IS NOW INSURGENCY-FREE – MANDANAS

The Philippine Army’s 2nd Infantry Division (2ID) has declared the province of Batangas as now free from communist insurgency. Maj. Gen. Greg Almerol, 2ID commander, made the announcement during the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) declaring the province as an area with “stable internal peace and security”, between ranking military and provincial government […]

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VILLAR: NAME BATANGAS TOWN AS ‘EGG BASKET OF PH’

Recognizing the 7 million chicken eggs it produces daily, Senator Cynthia Villar wants to declare the town of San Jose in the province of Batangas as the “Egg Basket of the Philippines”. Villar, chairperson of the Senate committee on Agriculture and Food, filed Senate Bill No. 2044 or “An Act Declaring the Municipality of San […]

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‘ANI AT KITA’ GOES ON THE AIR IN BATANGAS – DAR

Reliable information on agri-fishery projects and other news from the Department of Agriculture (DA) will now reach more farming and fishing communities in Batangas through the DWPB-FM 107.3 “D’ Ani-Kita” radio station at the Batangas State University (BatSU). Agriculture Secretary William Dar, DA CALABARZON Regional Director Arnel De Mesa, BatSU President Tirso Ronquillo, and Forefront […]

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IATF ALLOWS DIVING IN BATANGAS – ROMULO-PUYAT

Batangas is now permitted to accept guests for recreational diving, the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced. “Dive establishments in Batangas Province, insofar as the area is still under General Community Quarantine (GCQ), are hereby determined to be permitted to accept guests for Recreational Diving, taking into consideration the general preparedness of the area and its […]

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SAN JOSE, BATANGAS IS THE COUNTRY’S EGG CAPITAL – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar expressed satisfaction as he witnessed an actual model of an agribusiness innovation and farm consolidation in San Jose, Batangas. Dar recently toured the egg processing facility, managed by the Batangas Egg Producers Cooperative (BEPCO), which showcases the benefits of farm consolidation and industrialization by value-adding, processing, manufacturing, and developing markets for […]

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ENOUGH SUPPLY OF GOODS EVEN IN MECQ AREAS – LOPEZ

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez has advised the public not to panic buy and engage in hoarding following the enforcement of modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) measures in Metro Manila and in four other adjacent provinces. Lopez said there is enough supply of goods in Metro Manila and the four other […]

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GORDON TO TAAL EVACUEES: FOSTER SPIRIT OF VOLUNTEERISM

Senator Dick Gordon, chairman of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), led the distribution of relief goods for evacuees in Ibaan, Batangas who were affected by the eruption of the Taal Volcano in January. As he spoke with the evacuees, Gordon shared his experiences during the devastating eruption of Mt. Pinatubo that happened in June 1991 […]