PTRI-NGCP PARTNERSHIP TO ENHANCE BUHI WEAVING Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
PTRI and NGCP officers together with BOKPA Weavers during the Capability Building project launch at Lavidia Resort, Buhi, Camarines Sur
BUHI, CAMARINES SUR, REGION V With a mandate of organizing community development programs to its power transmission beneficiaries or host communities, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) recently inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) for a six-month project of providing capability building trainings to the Buhi OTOP Key Players Association (BOKPA) Weavers.
BUHI, The project has three (3) components: conduct of trainings in advanced handloom weaving, and marketing, product enhancement and product costing; conduct of impact assessment meetings and field visits; and deployment of ...read full story
Bicol rain forecast eases but landslide threats remain Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 MANILA, Jan. 16 (PNA) -- Landslide threats continue in Bicol Region even if dissipation of the low pressure area (LPA) east-northeast of Eastern Samar province's Borongan City already eased prospects for moderate to occasionally heavy rains.
The LPA dissipated around 8 a.m. Monday but Bicol can still experience light rains due to the northeast monsoon or "amihan", said weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio from State-run Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
"Such rains can result in landslides there," he said.
Aurelio noted Bicol's soil may be already soaked in several days' rain, making conditions there favorable for landslides.
Onslaught of light "amihan", rains can be the trigger for such landslides, he continued.
According to PAGASA, ...read full story