MANGROVE PLANTING

ROXAS CITY, Capiz (PIA) - Capiz broadcast practitioners in Capiz are set to hold a mangrove-planting activity here on October 13, Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) - Capiz Chapter President Ely Abarra said. Abarra said the activity dubbed as KBP-DILG Broadcastreeing Project 2012 is a partnership effort of the Department of the Interior and Local Government, local governments, and other national government agencies. The project, which will be done by KBP chapters nationwide, aims to advocate and encourage wider involvement and participation in tree planting aimed at mitigating adverse effects of global warming and climate change. Abarra said this will be their second year in holding the mangrove planting at Cadimahan River in Roxas City. Last year, they were able to plant nearly 3,000 mangrove propagules, he said.

BACOLOD 4PS

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental (PIA) - Another batch of needy families was enrolled in President Benigno S. Aquino III's Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4P) spearheaded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). There were 1,305 applicants from Bacolod's 30 barangays at the lobby during the enrollment of new families. The 4Ps is a project of the DSWD implemented in the local government units through the local DSSD offices. It aims to improve the plight of the Filipino families in the long run by implementing measures that will improve the lives and the chances of Filipino children who will lead and form the Filipino nation in the future.

N.H.C.P. ASSEMBLY

ILOILO CITY, Iloilo (PNA) - The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) chaired by Dr. Maria Serena I. Diokno held its 1st Regional Assembly for Visayas last Saturday at the University of the Philippines in the Visayas (UPV) in Molo district here. The assembly gathered local historical societies and heritage conservation groups to determine their needs, issues and concerns to be incorporated in the national action plan which will then be presented for approval during the national assembly of the newly launched Local Historical Committees Network in March, 2013.

AKLAN POLITICS

KALIBO, Aklan (PNA) - The largest political party in the province of Aklan showed its force as its provincial candidates filed their certificates of candidacy at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) here Friday. Leading the group was Kasangga partylist representative Teodoro Hareshco who will be running for a congressional seat in the province with incumbent congressman Florencio Miraflores (Liberal Party) for governor and vice governor Gabrielle Calizo (Nationalista) as re-electionist.

CONSUMERS' EMPOWERMENT

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte (PIA) - The Department of Trade and Industry will hold activities themed "Get organized. Be Heard. Be empowered" as part of Consumer Welfare Month this October. DTI Leyte Director Desiderio Belas, Jr. said the theme is aligned with the objective of the DTI to revitalize, strengthen and empower the regional and national consumer organizations in the country. To open the month-long celebration, Belas said DTI Leyte organized a Consumer Information Market and Exhibit on October 5 at Robinsons Mall Activity Center. A Consumer Info Fair also opened last Oct. 5 and will run until today, Oct. 7.

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