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DECLARE CATANDUANES AS PH ABACA CAPITAL – VILLAR

Senator Cynthia Villar, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, is pushing for the declaration of the Province of Catanduanes as the “Abaca Capital of the Philippines” in her recently filed Senate Bill No. 1748. The Philippines is the top producer of abaca in the world. Catanduanes is the top abaca producer of […]

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VALENZUELA DONATES P6M CASH TO BICOL – GATCHALIAN

While the Bicol region is still reeling from the impact of the recent slew of typhoons, Senator Win Gatchalian checked on how residents were coping from the devastation in Catanduanes, Albay, and Camarines Sur. Gatchalian, along with Valenzuela City Congressman Wes Gatchalian, Vice Mayor Lorie Natividad-Borja and Councilor Rovin Feliciano met with the provinces’ officials […]

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VILLAFUERTE THANKS DUTERTE FOR ADDED CALAMITY AID

Local government executives of Camarines Sur led by Rep. LRay Villafuerte and Gov. Migz Villafuerte thanked President Duterte over the weekend for ordering budget officials to fast-track the release of additional calamity assistance to Camarines Sur and other provinces  devastated  by the three successive powerful typhoons.  Rep. Villafuerte also thanked the President for approving the […]

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VILLAFUERTE: AUGMENT BICOL CALAMITY FUNDS

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has called on the Congress to  consider setting aside a far bigger amount of calamity funds in the proposed 2021 General Appropriations Act (GAA), with a significant part earmarked for relief and rehabilitation work in Bicol and other areas devastated by the weekend onslaught of what is now considered to […]

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RECOVERY INTERVENTION TEAMS DISPATCHED TO HELP AREAS AFFECTED BY ‘USMAN’ – PIÑOL

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Manny Piñol, together with the recovery intervention team, inspected areas in the Bicol Region, which were badly hit by Tropical Depression “Usman.” As of January 2, the DA had estimated damages and losses to agriculture in the Bicol Region alone at P300 million. “As early as Dec. 31 when the […]