Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Kalpasan ti Wet Season 2017 (Hunio-Nobiembre), nagmula manen dagiti mannalon para iti Dry Season 2017 (Nobiembre-Mayo 2018). 

Imbatad ni Mr. Nathaniel B. Galamgam, AT, Municipal Rice Program Coordinator  nga iti 300 ektaria a naitarget a matalon ket addan 207 ektaria a namulaan ti umabot ti 419 a bilang ti mannalon iti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur iti Dry Season iti agdama.

Kabayatanna, iti naapitan manipud iti 2,246.5 Ektaria a namulaan ti pagay iti  Wet Season 2017 ket 2,242 ektaria met ti naapitan iti agdama.

Innayon ni Mr. Galamgam a nangrugi metten ti Dry Season 2017-2018 ket namulaan dagiti dati a mataltalon nangruna kadagiti adda iti irigasionna ken submerged area (lungog a paset) idinto a naisibar a pagmulaanda iti tabako, mais, nateng, legumes ken dadduma pay  a cash crops iti dadduma a dinisso ti talon iti masakupan ti ili. 

Dagitoy nga aksion ken inisiatiba ket gubuay iti napintek a programa ti Gobierno Munisipal nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang tapno makomplementaran iti regtada nga agpataud iti umanay a suplay a pagtaraon ken mangnayon  iti masapulanda agsipud ta mayoridad dagiti umili ket agdepende iti agrikultura iti pagbiaganda. # (Web In-Action)


The agriculture sector grew 6.27 percent in the third quarter this year compared to the same period last year, with farmers’ income rising 3.68 percent from July to September.

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol, citing an  official report from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), said the agriculture sector also grew 4.64 percent in the first nine months of the year compared to the same period in 2016.

Farmers’ incomes for the first nine months likewise rose 4.19 percent compared to the same period last year, the DA Secretary added.

Pinol said that most notable in the sector’s performance in the first three months was the 14.17 percent growth in palay production during the third quarter of the year, which contributed to a 7.2 percent growth for the entire crops subsector for the first nine months of 2017.

Crops accounted for 46.89 percent of total agricultural production in this period, the PSA said in its report.

Piñol said the continuous growth in palay production indicates the DA is on track to achieving its rice industry productivity target, which aims to produce enough to supply the country’s entire rice need in the year 2020. It also boosted the efficiency and productivity of rice farmers through the extensive use of hybrid rice seeds, improved lending facilities for farmers, mechanization of farming activities from planting to harvesting and other interventions.

In its report, the PSA noted that production in the livestock subsector inched up by 0.91 percent during the third quarter of 2017, accounting for 18.37 percent of total agricultural output during the period.

The livestock subsector’s gross earnings rose 14.88 percent compared to the third quarter of 2016, the PSA noted.

The poultry subsector also grew by 3.41 percent during the July-September  period, with chicken and chicken egg production rising by 2.52 percent and 7.67 percent, respectively. Pinol said this showed the resiliency of the poultry industry despite the recent bio-hazard threat it faced during the second quarter of 2017.

The fisheries subsector was the only subsector to register a decline in production during the three-month period, diving by 4.27 percent but still accounting for 17.4 percent of total agricultural production for the third quarter of 2017. #  Source –


The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has released a total of P239,750,000 for 2,341 centenarians who have received their cash gift as of September 2017.

The Department has allotted a total of P299,200,000 for 2,992 centenarians in 2016 and 2017.

DSWD identified 2,992 centenarians in 2016, while there are 1,000 centenarians in 2017 nationwide who will receive their centenarian gift amounting to P100,000 each.

The Department’s Field Offices are still conducting pay-out to the remaining unpaid centenarians.

For centenarians living abroad, the DSWD, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), and the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) entered into a tripartite Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to facilitate the process of payment for their cash gift.  There are 174 recorded centenarians who are living overseas.

As specified in Section 2 of Republic Act 10868 or the “Centenarians Act of 2016”, all Filipinos who reach the age 100 years old, whether residing in the Philippines or abroad, shall be honored with a Letter of Felicitation from the President of the Philippines congratulating the celebrant for his or her longevity; and a centenarian gift in the amount of ₱100,000.

Moreover, the centenarians will receive a plaque of recognition and cash incentive from their respective city or municipal governments in appropriate ceremonies.

The amount of the additional incentive shall be determined by the local government unit concerned.

Centenarians who died upon the effectivity of the law will be given a posthumous plaque of recognition, together with the cash incentive to be received by their nearest surviving relative or family. # Source –


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Nagiyawid ti balligi dagiti Campus Journalists (Elementaria) a nangitandudo  ti Distrito ti DepED iti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur iti naangay a Division Schools Press Conference 2017 sadiay Sinait National High School idi Nobiembre 19-20, 2017.

Iti biang ti Cabugao South Central School  Campus Journalists ken  Coaches-da, dagiti nagun-odda: 
1st Place Editorial Writing English-Gabriel Azcueta
2nd Place Editorial Writing Filipino - Althea Grace Naval
3rd Place Script Writing and Radio Broadcasting, English:
Gwyneth Bianca Enero
John Rafael Suniega
Precious Julia Saupan
Lei Angelo Galamgam
Denhille Brillantes
Illyza Kate de la Cruz
Reinhart Josh Siababa
Ms. Jennifer Savellano
Mr. Rommel Santella
Mrs. Odette Somera
Mrs. Richelle Sonido Siruno
Mrs. Katherine Asistin
Mr. Nathaniel SantellaCoaches:
Ms. Jennifer Savellano
Mr. Rommel Santella
Mrs. Odette Somera
Mrs. Richelle Sonido Siruno
Mrs. Katherine Asistin
Mr. Nathaniel Santella.

Iti sabali a bangir, dagiti ubbing a mannurat iti Cabugao North Central School -  DIVISION SCHOOL PRESS CONFERENCE BLUE TEAM - ket nagiyawid met  ti balligi dagiti sumaganad agraman dagiti Coaches-da:
1st-feature writing (English)-Elyza Krystelle Racho
2nd-copyreading & headline writing (English)-Nerius R. Talusig
3rd-copyreading & headline writing (Filipino)-Ella Marie Azcueta
5th-Science feature writing(English)-Adrienne Ysabelle Coloma
5th-Collaborative Desktop Publishing (Filipino)-Francis Joseph Serna Bunye, April Joyce V. Sunio, Ashley Danne Peralta Mendoza, Allona E Reintegrado, Sean Ace C. Salom, Jannah Lyka Solima ken ni  John Michael Salvatierra.
Maryjane Sesuca Sagun, Emely Fidel Bayona, May Joy Singson Ranchez, Regie G. Serna ken  ni Emely Fernandez. #

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year – to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected. It is also a Day on which we thank the emergency services and reflect on the tremendous burden and cost of this daily continuing disaster to families, communities and countries, and on ways to halt it.

Road deaths and injuries are sudden, violent, traumatic events. Their impact is long-lasting, often permanent. Each year, millions of newly injured and bereaved people from every corner of the world are added to the countless millions who already suffer. The cumulative toll is truly tremendous.

The grief and distress experienced by this huge number of people is all the greater because many of the victims are young, because many of the crashes could and should have been prevented and because governments’ and society’s response to road death and injury and to bereaved and injured victims is often inadequate, unsympathetic, and inappropriate to a loss of life or quality of life.

This special Remembrance Day is therefore intended to respond to the great need of road crash victims for public recognition of their loss and suffering. It has also become an important tool for governments and those who work to prevent crashes or respond to the aftermath, since it offers the opportunity to demonstrate the enormous scale and impact of road deaths and injuries and the urgent need for action.

This year’s theme is “Let’s make 2011-2020 a Decade to remember!” This theme is based on Pillar 1 of the Global Plan for Decade of Action – Road safety Management. # Source –


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Ditoy ili a Cabugao, maiyeskediul  ti ipapan panagbarangay  dagiti Medical Personnel iti Cabugao Rural Health Unit (RHU)-Municipal Health Office (MHO)  a buklen dagiti Nurses ken RHU Medical Personnel  nga idauluan ni Dr. Mark-Lawrence T. Tirao, OIC Municipal  Health Officer.  

Agtultuloy  ti eskediulda a papan kadagiti barangay nupay agagasda latta met iti inaldaw ditoy RHU ta segun ken ni Dr. Tirao ket makitada iti listaanda dagiti saanen a makadawdaw-as ditoy RHU ket mismo a danonendan iti barangay.

Maibatay iti nagapuananen  ti RHU-Cabugao, maserbisyuanda dagiti barangay ket umuna a mapakaammuan dagiti bumarangay iti ipapan dagiti Medical Personnel tapno masaganaan dagiti pasiente iti panagturongda iti Health Station-da  ti barangay a pagagasan, segun ken ni Dr. Tirao. 

Dagitoy nga aksion ken inisiatiba ket parte iti pannakaidur-as ti serbisio ti salun-at kadagiti agnanaed iti aw-away wenno barangay iti ili a pannakaidanon ti serbisio babaen iti agtultuloy a  Programa ti Salun-at ti LGU-Cabugao nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang.  # (Web In-Action)

Monday, November 20, 2017


The Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur (PGIS) has pledged an all-out support for the conduct of next year’s Region 1 Athletic Association (R1AA) meet.

Marius Cabudol, representative of Gov. Ryan Luis V. Singson, relayed the Chief Executive’s willingness to provide the much-needed equipment and facilities including area security, during the R1AA Meet Planning Conference held at the Vigan City Convention Center on November 3, 2016. The meeting was attended by Schools Division Superintendents (SDS), Education Program Supervisors (EPS) in-charge of sports, and Heads of Units and Divisions of the Department of Education (DepEd) Region 1 led by Assistant Regional Director (ARD) Bettina D. Aquino.  

Aimed to ensure the successful implementation of the sports event, the participants presented to ARD Aquino, presiding officer,  the need of convenient and accessible playing venues and billeting quarters; medical assistance and security of the players; light, water, and clean comfort rooms; and smooth flow of traffic to and from the playing venues.

Cabudol ensured that the PGIS will coordinate with the province’s Local Chief Executives, Philippine National Police (PNP), and volunteer organizations, to guarantee the safety of every delegation as well as to avoid possible traffic congestions.

The thorough preparation is in line with the plan of the PGIS to bid for the Palarong Pambansa in 2018. The R1AA will be a prelude of the Palaro, if Ilocos Sur will be given the chance to be the place of the historic sports event.

The City Schools Divisions of Vigan and Candon have pledged closer ties with the Ilocos Sur Schools Division (ISSD) - host of next year’s R1AA, to help in the preparation.

The sports events include Arnis, Athletics, Basketball, Baseball, Billiard, Boxing, Chess, Football, Sepak Takraw, Taekwondo, Table tennis, Wushu, Wrestling, Futsal, and special games for special children. # Source –