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Quezon programs get Galing Pook awards


Two programs of the Quezon provincial government were among the Top 10 Galing Pook (GP) awardees this year for innovation and excellence in local governance, a top provincial official said.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Rebels warn of attacks vs dams in Sierra Madre


Communist rebels threatened to disrupt the construction of at least two controversial dam projects on the Sierra Madre mountain range, which tribal leaders and project critics said would lead to massive environmental damage and displacement of tribal communities.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Stop 2 Sierra Madre dam projects, Agta folk appeal

INDIGENOUS peoples from Rizal and Quezon provinces, in a rally at Mendiola on Friday, slam the Aquino administration for resurrecting the Laiban dam project that is supposed to supply water to Metro Manila but would instead displace  thousands of the Dumagat and the Remontado in seven villages in Rizal and northern Quezon. JOAN BONDOC

As the Catholic Church commemorated Indigenous Peoples’ Sunday, the Agta tribe called on the Filipino people to join their opposition against two dam projects—Kaliwa and Laiban—on Sierra Madre.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Rice prices seen lower by P4 per kg

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Prices of rice are expected to fall by P4 per kilogram as a result of good harvest, but a militant farmers’ organization said farmers are likely to bear the brunt again of the importation of an additional 1.7 million metric tons of the staple.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Mangroves keep sea trash out of villages

VOLUNTEERS pick up trash in the mangrove area of the village of Dalahican in Lucena City fronting Tayabas Bay. PHOTO COURTESY OF  QUEZON PIO

The panorama of mangroves growing along the vast coastline of Quezon province is also serving as a defense barrier from trash that used to swamp the beaches and riverbanks.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »