ILOILO – Fifty-one small business entrepreneurs here have been provided with the skills and knowledge to improve the aesthetic value and salability of their native products in the market. Packaging and labeling assistance was part of the Packaging Technology Assistance Program (PTAP) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), according to Development Management Officer VI Velma Jane Lao of the Provincial Planning and Development Office.
The newly renovated Provincial Capitol of Iloilo will be the venue of the vin d'honneur for the 2015 Philippine Independence Day celebration.
ILOILO – In support to impending implementation of Jalaur River Multipurpose Project – Phase II, Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. committed to address the social projects that the indigenous people of Calinog were demanding from the government. The governor initiated a dialogue with the IPs on Tuesday as part of the ongoing negotiation to gain the IPs to free, prior and informed consent, an important requirement for the construction of the multi-billion mega dam. “Without doubt, we will find a way to make the projects you wish for come true. For as long as it is reasonable and direly needed, we will make it possible. But if it is not, I have to say ‘sorry’ and make it clear to you as early as now,” Defensor told the IPs from 16 barangays affected JRMP II.