Technical-vocational education will be implemented
starting this schoolyear, for selected 140 technical-vocational and trade schools
in the country, the Department of Education said in a report.
DepEd said it concluded Friday a three-week related training for 1,539 technical-vocational
teachers held at various regional training centers.
aims to upgrade the technical and vocational skills of TVE teachers and equip
them with the needed tools to handle the job.
Neg.Occ. farmers urged
to utilize certified seeds
With the onset of the rainy season, farmers
are encouraged to use certified seeds in their farmlots to ensure a good harvest,
Provincial Agriculturist Igmedio Tabianan said yesterday.
He said certified seeds are available not only at the PhilRice station in Brgy.
Cansilayan, Murcia, but also from seed growers all over the province. Tabianan
said it is important for the farmers to use the right variety of seeds, adaptable
to the kind of land they cultivate to guarantee high yield and productive cropping
Tabianan said that planting already started in areas
where there is sufficient water supply while OPA intervention has to be made in
upland areas where irrigation facilities are lacking.
fisheries agency sought
Sur Rep. Luis Villafuerte is pushing for the creation of a new full-fledged fisheries
department to enable the country to save P23 billion in losses yearly.
Villafuerte, chairman of the House committee on fisheries and aquaculture, said
in a statement that the operations of the pint-size Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic
Resources has resulted to inadequate management of the country's fisheries resources.
He cited an environment monitoring-assessment report showing that the Philippines'
lack of proper management of fisheries has been costing the country P23 billion
in economic losses every year.
If the government invest P1
billion yearly to maintain a new fisheries department, he said, the result would
be a savings of 50 percent of the P23 billion and it can easily get a return on
investment of 11 to 12 times, the press release said