Thursday, February 25, 2021

Eight SM Companies Receive Golden Arrow Awards On Corporate Governance

Eight SM Companies were given Golden Arrow Awards for their excellant practice of corporate governance.

JG Summit Invests In Fintech Focused On Emerging Markets

JG Summit Holdings Inc. invests in Tyme, one of the world’s fastest-growing digital banks based in South Africa.

Reinvent And Go This 2021 With Globe Virtual Hangouts

What can everyone expect from Globe Virtual Hangouts this 2021?

Doblehin Ang Diskarte With Globe At Home’s Fastest Home Prepaid WiFi Ever!

Swak sa budget na WiFi ba para sa buong pamilya ang hanap mo? Narito na ang Advanced Home Prepaid WiFi ng Globe At Home!

A Fresh New Look For Bamboo Growing In Ilocos

A Fresh New Look For Bamboo Growing In Ilocos

Spotlight

Eight SM Companies Receive Golden Arrow Awards On Corporate Governance

Eight SM Companies were given Golden Arrow Awards for their excellant practice of corporate governance.

JG Summit Invests In Fintech Focused On Emerging Markets

JG Summit Holdings Inc. invests in Tyme, one of the world’s fastest-growing digital banks based in South Africa.

Reinvent And Go This 2021 With Globe Virtual Hangouts

What can everyone expect from Globe Virtual Hangouts this 2021?

Doblehin Ang Diskarte With Globe At Home’s Fastest Home Prepaid WiFi Ever!

Swak sa budget na WiFi ba para sa buong pamilya ang hanap mo? Narito na ang Advanced Home Prepaid WiFi ng Globe At Home!

The lowly bamboo which is often taken for granted by farmers here will be one of the major focus of development this year to boost economic livelihood and environmental protection.

According to Provincial Agriculturist Norma Lagmay, the provincial government of Ilocos Norte is geared towards reviving the bamboo industry by empowering local communities to take good care of their existing bamboo poles.

In partnership with the Mariano Marcos State University’s expertise on bamboo propagation and processing, more farmers here will be trained to rehabilitate their existing bamboo plantations while growing new species to boost their productivity.

Following the recent visit of Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar, Lagmay said Tuesday that even the agriculture chief recognized bamboo as an important commodity that must be given focus this year.

Backing this move, a new program dubbed “Kakawayanak Aywanak” (Taking care of my bamboo) will be launched this year to rehabilitate the bamboo industry and encourage more farmers to further appreciate it as a valued commodity and at the same time to protect the environment.

Instead of establishing new bamboo stands, Professor Charlie Batin, a bamboo production expert at the Mariano Marcos State University, said farmers can bring back the healthy condition of their old bamboo clumps through cleaning and proper fertilizer application.

He said the unproductive bamboo stands can be made productive again should farmers take good care of their old bamboo clumps.

According to Batin, bamboo can be a substitute for wood.

“Bamboo is environment-friendly. It grows fast even in marginal soils and produces high amount of biomass. As a reforestation species, it is very useful against soil erosion, he said.

Moreover, bamboo could generate tremendous income for bamboo growers and traders. In the 90s,
Batin said there had been a great demand for bamboo culms but the bamboo stands continue to decrease due to indiscriminate cutting, lack of maintenance, and the absence of systematic and deliberate effort to replenish the resource.

At the Environment and Natural Resources Office, bamboo saplings are now being distributed in various tree-planting programs to rejuvenate the bamboo industry in the province. (PNA)

Bacolod City To Hit Measles, Polio Jabs Target: CHO

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First-Ever Digital PR Congress Opens With Reality Check On PR, Business And Media

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SM Foundation Bags Four Anvil Awards

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DENR-Davao Intensifies Mt. Apo Trekking And Camping Policy

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3 Pinoy Space Engineers Make History With Maya-2 Cubesat Launch

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Spotlight

Eight SM Companies Receive Golden Arrow Awards On Corporate Governance

Eight SM Companies were given Golden Arrow Awards for their excellant practice of corporate governance.

JG Summit Invests In Fintech Focused On Emerging Markets

JG Summit Holdings Inc. invests in Tyme, one of the world’s fastest-growing digital banks based in South Africa.

Reinvent And Go This 2021 With Globe Virtual Hangouts

What can everyone expect from Globe Virtual Hangouts this 2021?

Doblehin Ang Diskarte With Globe At Home’s Fastest Home Prepaid WiFi Ever!

Swak sa budget na WiFi ba para sa buong pamilya ang hanap mo? Narito na ang Advanced Home Prepaid WiFi ng Globe At Home!

Lifestyle

Jollibee USA Serves Next-Level Chickenjoy In New Musical Advertisement

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Sinovac Covid-19 Vaccine Is Safe: FDA

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Pwede More Or Sana All: Order A Variety Of Max’s Group Favorites

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Online Biz Promotes Local, Eco-Friendly Products

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Entertainment

Regine Promises New Repertoire And Surprise Guest In “Freedom” Concert

Alamin ano itong panibagong pasabog na ihahatid ni Regine Velasquez-Alcasid sa kaniyang mga fans sa nalalapit nitong concert.

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Explosive New Cinematic Adventure “Mortal Kombat” Drops First Trailer

Have you seen the newest trailer of 'Mortal Kombat'?

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Alamin ano itong panibagong pasabog na ihahatid ni Regine Velasquez-Alcasid sa kaniyang mga fans sa nalalapit nitong concert.

Travel

Palawan Eyes Reopening Of Calauit Safari Park In March

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DENR-Davao Intensifies Mt. Apo Trekking And Camping Policy

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Motoring

MMDA To Open Zipper Lane For EDSA People Power Anniversary

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