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APRI, SacaSun plant 4,800 trees in their communities

ALast July 13, APRI and SacaSun assembled over 230 volunteers from its employees and partner stakeholders in the three planting sites within their host communities in the provinces of Laguna, Albay, and Negros Occidental. After the half-day event, the team has successfully planted 4,800 fruit-bearing and forestry seedlings. The fruit-bearing seedlings, which include Rambutan and […]

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Ulat sa Bayan: ‘HEAT agenda sa progresibong Agoncillo’

By JOENALD MEDINA RAYOS AGONCILLO, Batangas – BUONG kagalakan at may pagmamalaking iinulat ni Mayor Daniel Reyes ang mahahalagang accomplishments ng kaniyang naunang dalawang (2) termino bilang punumbayan ng Agoncillo na aniya’y siyang ‘jumping board’ niya upang ikasa ang mas marami pang programa na magdadala sa kaniyang mga kababayan sa isang mas progresibong munisipyo sa […]

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A Shelter in the Storm

By BALIKAS News Team BATANES, Philippines  — THE Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, in partnership with Republic Cement, has built a multipurpose fishing facility on Mavulis Island to provide shelter and pro­tection for fishing communities and visiting troops patrolling the Philippine waters. The NOLCOM saw the need for a multi-purpose […]

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APRI receives certification for world-class Asset Management practices

AboitizPower wholly owned subsidiary and geothermal business unit AP Renewables, Inc. (APRI) earned its Asset Management System certification with zero non-conformance covering the widely recognized and adopted international ISO55001:2004 standards. The certification, which was recently conducted by DQS Certification Philippines Inc, covered both of Tiwi-MakBan geothermal power plants in Albay and on the border of […]

Lifetimes News Features

DOST brings S&T to Verde Island, Pakaskas undergo improvement

By JOHN MAICO M. HERNANDEZ IN an island where the unearthed capture of the world’s richest marine biodiversity is home, DOST Batangas has proven itself faithful to the mandate of bringing Science and Technology (S&T) closer to the people. In an attempt to standardize process and improve quality, consistency, and shelf life, Verde Island’s Pakaskas […]

Business News Features

AboitizPower posts 6% income growth to P21.7B in 2018

FOR 2018, AboitizPower recorded a net income of P21.7 billion, 6% higher than the P20.4 billion recorded in the previous year. Non-recurring losses of P2.1 billion were recognized, without which, core net income for 2018 was P23.8 billion, 2% higher YoY (year-on-year). AboitizPower recorded consolidated earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) of P51.5 […]

News Features Science & Technology

Fisherfolks develop upgraded dried tilapia

By JOHN MAICO HERNANDEZ AGONCILLO, Batangas – AFTER a big blow of fishkill incidents last month that claim millions of pesos from fisherfolks at the Taal Lake, a new prospect for the Agoncillo’s tilapia develops now. Agoncillo’s tilapia was subjected into a value-addition process which developed dried and marinated tilapia products through the use of […]