15 grains men caught falsifying fin’l reports
BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya—At least 15 grains businessmen in various towns here were caught falsifying financial records after their capitalization declaration sheets did not tally with their actual stocks during the inspections done by the National Food Authority (NFA) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in the province for the past weeks.
According to Antonio Panganiban NFA provincial manager here, there is a need to double the vigilance of Filipinos especially in the remote areas where unscrupulous grains businessmen might attempt to do illegal practices.
“Right now, we are intensifying our efforts and activities to ensure that food stocks are in compliance with regulations and that proper prices of rice especially those intended for the poor should be guarded,” Panganiban noted. # PIA-Nueva Vizcaya
Wind farm for Cagayan and Batanes
TUGUEGARAO CITY—The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional office posed the possibility of putting up a wind farm in the provinces of Cagayan and Batanes as an alternative source of energy.
For Cagayan, DENR surveyed the municipalities of Claveria, Sanchez Mira and Pamplona to determine their potential for a windmill project.
For Batanes, the office has conducted initial dialogs with foreign investors from Taiwan. However, it has yet to look into the laws enacted by Congress regarding the declaration of the Batanes Group of Islands as protected landscape and seascape.
The wind farm project was encouraged by officials of the different provinces to generate an alternative energy as a means to mitigate global warming. # PIA-Cagayan
Frank passes Pangasinan
DAGUPAN CITY—Pangasinenses, still reeling from devastation wrought by Typhoon Cosme last month, braced for another disaster with Typhoon Frank.
Strong winds and heavy rains started battering the province at around 3:00 P.M. of June 22 but the damage was minimal, radio reports said.
Disaster councils immediately convened monitoring water levels at the province’s river systems.
The provincial disaster coordinating council alerted people near the Agno River and other river tributaries to evacuate to higher grounds.
Several dump trucks of the provincial government were placed strategically for rescue and evacuation purposes in Tayug, Urdaneta, Binalonan, Mabini, Lingayen and Alaminos.
Water elevation of San Roque dam was at 244. 34 meters above mean sea level as of 5:00 P.M. Sunday, which was still 35.66 meters below the 200 meters spilling level mark. # PIA-Pangasinan