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Monday, January 15, 2018

Production of native chicken pushed in Capiz

ROXAS City – The Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) will introduce native chicken production this year to identified island and hinterland residents in Capiz.

According to the PVO, native chicken production will provide alternative livelihood opportunities to them.

Gov. Antonio del Rosario said the introduction of chicken production to the residents is also one of the provincial government’s initiative to secure food supply in Capiz.

Del Rosario added that poultry production is less prone to be affected during calamities, like typhoons.

The governor was hinting the effects of tropical depression “Agaton” in the province.

PVO chief Dr. Leonel Abordo said a supplier is being contracted for the livelihood project that will initially supply about a thousand heads of two-month old chicks to beneficiaries.

“We opted for native chicken because of its resistance to diseases and possibility of being raised organically,” Abordo said.

The Philippine Rural Development Project earlier identified Capiz as suitable for chicken production.

The livelihood project will be rolled out to about 300 farmers. They will each receive a set of two young hens and a rooster, said Abordo. (PIA/PN)

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

‘Agaton’ floods force hundreds to evacuate in Capiz, Aklan

Flooding in Sigma, Capiz. (Photo of SigmaPNP PCR)
Flooding due to rain brought by Tropical Depression “Agaton” prompted the evacuation of at least 1,571 persons in Capiz and Aklan provinces.

At least 301 families, or 976 persons, remain in evacuation centers or in private houses in Capiz as of 7 p.m., Monday, according to a report of the Capiz Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO).

Pre-emptive evacuations were also enforced in seven towns in Aklan including the capital town of Kalibo, according to Galo Ibardolaza, executive officer of the Aklan PDRRMO.

Ibardolaza said the flooded areas were mostly along the Aklan River.

Aside from Kalibo, the towns affected by flooding were Libacao, Madalag, Lezo, Numancia, Banga and Malinao.

In Kalibo alone, 144 families or 595 persons were evacuated to the ABL Sports Complex and the Magsaysay Park as of 9 p.m.

At least 120 villages in 10 towns in Capiz were also flooded. These included the towns of Maayon, Sigma, Cuartero, Mambusao, Dumalag, Dao, Panitan, Pontevedra, Dumarao and Panay. ~ Nestor P. Burgos, Jr./cbb


Capiz towns flooded

ROXAS City – The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) of Capiz was currently monitoring the province regarding the onslaught of tropical depression “Agaton.”

Before Capiz was placed under any storm signal, several towns in the province were already swamped due to the rains that “Agaton” brought, the PDRRMO reported.

Some of the flooded municipalities were Mambusao, Cuartero and Pontevedra.

As of 2 p.m. yesterday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) placed Panay Island under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal Number 1, along with Bicol region, Eastern Visayas, Southern Quezon, and MIMAROPA (Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan).

Residents in these areas were advised to take precautionary measures against possible flooding and landslides and to coordinate with their respective local risk reduction and management councils./PN

Monday, December 18, 2017

Oplan Iwas Paputok starts in Capiz

ROXAS City – The Department of Health (DOH) in Capiz started its Oplan Iwas Paputok 2017 program.

The program aims to remind the public of the dangers of using firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices this holiday season, especially on New Year’s Eve.

The program’s theme is “Iwas Paputok, Fireworks Display ang Patok,” according to DOH-Capiz Public Information Officer Joeffry Espiritu.

The Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection and various local government units are supporting DOH’s campaign.

Espiritu said the Health department encourages the public to use alternative noise-makers like torotot and drums.

He also reiterated President Rodrigo Duterte’s Executive Order 28, which regulates the use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices.

“We are now monitoring fireworks- and firecracker-related injuries as there might be early users,” Espiritu said.

The official count will start on Dec. 21 to Jan. 6, though, he added.

In 2016, a 16-day monitoring of the DOH recorded a total of 57 cases of fricreacker-related injuries. (PIA/PN)

Sunday, December 17, 2017

‘Urduja’ forces 675 families to evacuate in Capiz


ILOILO CITY — Heavy rains brought by Typhon Urduja flooded mostly rice fields and prompted the evacuation of hundreds of families in Capiz.

At least 675 families or 3,213 individuals remained in evacuation centers or private houses in Capiz as of 11 a.m. Sunday, according to a report the Capiz Provincial Disasters Risk and Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO).

The evacuees were from Roxas City, the provincial capital, and the municipalities of Cuartero, Dao, Dumarao, Maayon, Sigma, Mambusao, Panay, Panitan and Dumalag.

No casualties have been reported.

Farmlands in 56 villages were still flooded, according to the PDRRMO report.

Capiz is among the areas placed under Storm Signal No. 1. /Nestor P. Burgos Jr./je/


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Wheelchairs distributed in Capiz

Governor Tony del Rosario recently distributed wheelchairs from the Department of Health to 50 indigent differently-abled Capiznons.

Del Rosario was joined by Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office head Maria Barnes in the distribution ceremony.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

CAPIZ INT’L TRIATHLON 2018: Athletes to experience scenic, historic sites

THE historic Sta. Monica Church in Panay, Capiz, which built in 1774, will be one of the landmarks of the 2nd Capiz International Triathlon on April 14-15, 2018.

ROXAS City – The second edition of the Capiz International Triathlon is expected to be a bigger, more star-studded triathlon competition on April 14-15, 2018.

Triathletes will be treated to scenic views, historic sights, and enjoyable local cuisines, including the “seafood trip” in the best seafood capital in the country.

The triathlon meet in Capiz dubbed as “TriAksyon,” is expected to draw a bigger crowd in the major streets of Roxas City and attract more sports enthusiasts who will join the race on the national highway to the municipality of Panay, the heritage capital of Capiz.

The TriAksyon race will feature categories are “trikids, sprint, relay, and standard.”

The Provincial Government of Capiz and Governor Tony Del Rosario invite athletes to join the event and “swim, bike, run and discover century-old heritage landmarks along the way and savor the Capizeño hospitality.”

Roxas City, dubbed as the “Seafood Capital of the Philippines,” and Capiz province, the “Seafood Trip Tourism of the Philippines,” are the ideal sites for athletes and guests who want to enjoy the natural topography of rolling mountains, a city by the sea, a flourishing tourism industry, best seafood and captivating historical landmarks.

“The People’s Park in Barangay Baybay, Roxas City is the starting point and finish line of the race said tournament director Jose Borres.

Among the celebrities and marquee triathletes who might join TriAksyon Year 2 are Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu, SEA Games medalists Nicko Huelgas, Leerams Chicano, Kim Mangrobang, and Claire Adorna.

The 7.5-kilometer Baybay beach will be the swimming area.

The TriAksyon executive committee designed a running pathway along historic landmarks, including “Ang Panubli-on Museum (formerly water tank of Capiz town built in 1910), the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in 1877, the Capiz Provincial Capitol and Dr. Jose P. Rizal monument, both in 1911, and the Capiz Bridge was constructed in 1909.”

The 20-km biking course provides striking views aside from heritage sites in Roxas City.

The race will also bring triathletes through scenic parts of Capiz and other notable places such as the President Manuel Acuña Roxas Monument at the city’s public plaza, Roxas City Hall, the City Fountain, the fishponds along the national highway from Roxas City to Panay, Tadiao Bridge in barangay Linateran, Panay; and the Santa Monica Church in Panay town, which houses the biggest Catholic Church bell in Asia.

Greg Atienza, chair of the Capiz International Triathlon, said: “Capiz is one of the best areas for the triathlon and one of finest terrain for the said event.”

The event is part of the province annual CAPIZtahan celebration on April 13-15.

The Capiz International Triathlon is now open for online registration via (The Daily Guardian/Capiz Aksyon News Center)

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