PNoy visits Lando-affected areas in Casiguran

Philippine President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III visited Casiguran, Aurora yesterday, October 22, 2015 to inspect and personally visit the damaged left by the typhoon Lando.

The president fist planned to visit Baler but went to Casiguran, Aurora instead. He personally distributed relief goods to the affected families. The president also conducted an inspection of damaged infrastructure including St. Anthony De Padua Church, Casigiran Public Market, Agricula covered court, Casiguran District Hospital and Tinib Calangwasan Integrated School.


P6 billion damage to agriculture caused by Typhoon Lando

The Department of Agriculture (DA) reported agricultural areas affected by Typhoon Lando amounted to P6.4 billion with the rice subsector sustaining the most damage.

Damage incurred on rice reached up to P5.7 billion with 383, 668 metric tons of production (MT) lost. Damaged were 272, 006 hectares, 269, 694 hectares of which have chances of recovery. Losses incurred on corn crops reached P88.32 million with 5,954 MT of produce lost. Affected were 13, 051 hectares, 12,634 hectares which may still recover.


PH armed forces ranked 6th in worst military organizations

Philippine Armed Forces were included in the top 10 worst military organization. In the article of “We are the Mighty”, the Philippines ranked 6th in the list for its military forces is not totally train for actions. The countries who are included in the list were Costa Rica, Iraq, North Korea, Erithea, Nigeria, Tajikistan, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan.

While in the said article, military forces of United States of America is still the largest, powerful and trained force in the world.


Cebu Pacific warns passengers to stop using fake IDs

Cebu Pacific is warning the public against attempting to use tickets booked under a different person. The airline recently caught passengers who attempted to use tickets booked in the name of other persons by presenting fake identification cards which were allegedly provided by unauthorized travel agencies.

The airline company said in a statement that they are demanding the involved travel agencies to cease and desist from engaging in these unlawful acts as soon as possible. They also added that passengers and travel agencies caught engaging in fraudulent transactions may be charged with civil and criminal actions under existing laws, and may face imprisonment of up to 20 years. The Gokongwei-owned airline reminded passengers to book flights only via the official Cebu Pacific website, Cebu Pacific Mobile App, or reservation hotlines.


Filipino teacher receives Princess Maha Chakri Asia’s Finest Award

A Filipino teacher from General Santos City has been recognized as one of the ten Asia’s Finest in the 2015 Princess Maha Chakri Education Award coming from the Thai Princess herself.

William Moraca, school head of Datal Salvan Elementary School in General Santos City in Mindanao, was honored as he spearheaded a project to bring used computers to the school in the mountains so his students can learn to use technology. He also created modified solar panels as they have no power supply in their classrooms.

In addition to his works are the usage of recycled materials to create powerful visual aids for teaching and innovating a water system to address the lack of water supply in their area.

As a reward, Moraca received a medal, certificate of honor and 10,000 US dollars which he will use to create a type of coal from solid wastes.


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