Digicel celebrates Christmas with Dubique residents

September 26, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweet LocalNews Digicel celebrates Christmas with Dubique residents by: – December 22, 2011 65 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Dubique children with their gifts compliments Digicel. Photo credit: Digicel DominicaThe management and staff of the Bigger, Better Network Digicel brought Christmas cheer to the village of Dubique today Wednesday 21st December, 2011. Digicel announced in a press release on Wednesday that the village of Dubique had been selected for its annual Christmas Kids’ party.Over forty children were showered with special gifts from Santa Claus as well as embraced by members of the Digicel team and the children of employees of Digicel with a delightful feast and harmonious caroling.The release further stated that “as customary Digicel will raise the bar with its innovation to engage the kids with games, competitions, music and to climax the event a special Christmas movie will be enjoyed by all”. Centenarian Sidora Alexander receiving food hamper from Digicel Team. Photo credit: Digicel DominicaDigicel’s CEO Richard Stanton said, “Dominica’s Bigger, Better Network is excited to host its annual Christmas party for the second time in Dubique. This is a community that touched the hearts of the family and friends of Digicel and we are very pleased to celebrate with the kids as they sing along Christmas carols with our staff and open their gifts with smiles”.The Digicel Team also presented a food hamper to 104 year old Sidora Alexander of Dubique.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

57,000 Negros farmers to get free rice seeds

September 25, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgPhilRice-Negros Occidental directorGerardo Estoy Jr. said they initially released the seed allocation for twolocal government units and will complete the distribution to the 29 remainingtowns and cities in the province by the second week of December, in time forthe planting season. According to Estoy, Negros Occidentalhas a total allocation of 57,118.25 bags, covering around 51,118.25 hectaresper cropping season. Meanwhile, around 2,035.5 of bags werereleased to Sipalay City farmers on Nov. 18. These bags of free certified rice seeds were distributed by the Philippine Rice Research Institute to the farmers of Negros Occidental on Nov. 19 as part of the implementation of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund. PIO NEGROS OCCIDENTAL BACOLOD City – The Philippine RiceResearch Institute (PhilRice) has started distributing free certified riceseeds worth P174 million to around 57,000 Negrense farmers as part of theimplementation of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).    Estoy said the farmers were trained onvarious farming technologies to help them increase their yield and reducelosses. Each bag of certified rice seeds wasvalued at around P1,520 – which means the province has an allocation of nearlyP87 million for every cropping. Estoy, with the provincial governmentofficials led by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, distributed around 2,773 bags ofcertified rice seeds to Valladolid farmers at the provincial capitol here onNov. 19. Through the program, the governmentmainly aims to help improve the competitiveness of Filipino rice farmers andaugment their income while sustaining resilience and responsiveness. The RCEF has an annual appropriationof around P10 billion for the next six years. Of which, 50 percent will beallotted for rice farm machinery and equipment; 30 percent, rice seeddevelopment, propagation, and promotion; 10 percent, expanded rice creditassistance; and 10 percent, rice extension services.(With a report from PNA/PN) Created under Republic Act 11203 orthe Rice Tarrification Law, the RCEF, or Rice Fund, is sourced from the tariffrevenues of rice being imported by the country.last_img read more