Rizal Policemen Donate School Supplies Through ‘Isang Pulis, Isang Lapis’ Campaign

Isn’t it nice to see see policemen giving away free school supplies to public elementary school students?

Through the ‘Isang Pulis, Isang Lapis’ campaign, the Rizal Police Provincial Office was able to donate school supplies to 1,990 elementary students in the province. The project commenced on June 4 at Inuman Elementary School which transpired simultaneously at various police stations across Rizal.

According to Police Sr. Supt. Rolando Anduyan of Rizal PPO, the police officers donated money to buy school supplies which were then given to less fortunate students for them to be provided with basic school items such as pens, papers, notebooks, and crayons. The donation drive prioritized the provision of school supplies to students who are also earning for their families.

Police stations in Rizal which participated in the ‘Isang Pulis, Isang Lapis’ campaign are listed below. Indicated in parentheses are the number of students who benefited from the school supplies donation.

Isang Pulis, Isang Lapis - Rizal Police Provincial OfficePNP Rizal Headquarters (375 students)
Antipolo City Police Station (70 students)
Angono Municipal Police Station (MPS) (60 students)
Baras MPS (53 students)
Binangonan MPS (100 students)
Cainta MPS (200 students)
Cardona MPS (120 students)
Jalajala MPS (120 students)
Morong MPS (15 students)
Pililia MPS (50 students)
Rodriguez MPS (400 students)
San Mateo MPS (150 students)
Taytay MPS (200 students)
Tanay MPS (62 students)
Teresa MPS (15 students)

Source: CPG/GG/PIA4A-Rizal

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E-trikes, Roaming Soon in Antipolo City?

This story was first published on pia.gov.ph by Gideon Gapayao.

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal, Feb. 4 (PIA) — With almost 10,000 tricycles plying the city proper and nearby barangays, City Mayor Nilo Leyble expressed interest in adopting the energy-efficient electric powered tricycles (e-trikes).

“The city government is interested in adopting this e-trike. We are one with the national government in wishing to protect our environment. In pursuing this project perhaps we can form a team of our own to coordinate with your team so we can share vital details on how we can work out this project,” Leyble said.

Sohail Hasnie, principal energy specialist and his team at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE) recently presented two prototypes of an electric tricycle that is a cleaner transport solution in the Philippines at a flag raising ceremony held at the Antipolo City Hall.

e-trikes in Antipolo City“We are expecting to provide at least 100 e-trikes to begin plying Philippine roads soon. In fact we already had some pilot test in some areas in the metropolis and so far these e-trikes perform well. In terms of durability we can have some pilot test runs if it can adapt to the geographical areas of the city,” Hasnie said.

Twenty e-trikes were deployed in the city last April 2012 in a joint effort by the Department of Energy and the Asian Development Bank as part of test runs to counter the disadvantages of conventional combustion engines.

Based on the study, conventional tricycles run by two-stroke engines are not only inefficient but are also a source of air pollution. It was also determined from the pilot tests that a conventional tricycle would need P250 of gasoline to cover 100 km in a day’s work while it only costs P50 of electricity for the e-trike to cover the same distance leading to savings of up to P200 a day for tricycle drivers. (Antipolo PIO)

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DSWD Aims 13k Families in Rizal as Beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program

This article was first published on www.pia.gov.ph.

Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries in Rizal provinceANTIPOLO, Rizal, Sept 8 (PIA) –The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 4A announced that 13,272 poor families from three municipalities in the Province of Rizal are targeted as new beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

These are Taytay with 6,157 families from five barangays; Binangonan with 5,165 families from 38 barangays and Cardona with 1,948 families from 18 barangays.

To prepare the local governments of said municipalities in the implementation of 4Ps in their areas, the DSWD-4A held a consultative meeting with local chief executives together with their department heads.

They were oriented on the program and answered their concerns and doubts about its implementation.

DSWD Regional Director Wilma Naviamos said local government units (LGUs) play a key role in the implementation of the program in their respective areas.

She added that to facilitate the program and achieve its goals for beneficiaries, the LGUs must be fully-prepared in all aspects of program implementation so the department can further ensure the intense engagement of LGUs to the program.

DSWD also guided each LGU in planning for the execution of the program, particularly with regards to the validation and registration of beneficiaries which in effect may reduce the actual number of qualified poor families from the targeted 13,272 families.

Read full story here.

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Rizal Provincial Fishery Office Rises in Antipolo City

*First published on www.pia.gov.ph, June 21, 2012

BFAR Calabarzon opens Rizal provincial fishery office

Rizal Provincial Fishery Office - BFAR Rizal ProvinceANTIPOLO, Rizal, June 21 (PIA) — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) IV-A achieved another milestone as it established the Rizal Provincial Fishery Office (RPFO), the 5th provincial office at Barangay Mayamot in this city recently.

Before the establishment of the office, the BFAR Calabarzon had only four provincial fishery offices (PFO) in the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas and Quezon. PFO-Cavite is housed in the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) in Rosario, Cavite headed by Magdalena M. Samala; PFO-Laguna is housed in the sub-regional office of BFAR IV-A in Bambang, Los Baños, Laguna and is headed by Victoria B. Adora; PFO-Batangas is housed in the BFAR IV-A fisheries inspection and quarantine services building in Batangas City and is headed by Rosario C. Del Mundo; and PFO-Quezon has its own office building located in Lucena City headed by Sonia O. Elloso.

Meanwhile, Rizal Provincial Fishery Officer Ma. Lourdes G. Cano has been a one-man office without her own building in the province of Rizal where she serves. Her table in the extension, training and communication division (ETCD) as the training section chief at the regional office in Quezon City also serves as her table for Rizal-PFO.

The establishment of Rizal-PFO’s office was initiated by Regional Director Esmeralda Paz D. Manalang in February 2012 during a management executive committee meeting. Through the perseverance and efforts of Mrs. Cano, the new office was realized, complete with office equipment and supplies.

During the recent blessing and inauguration of the office, Mrs. Cano said the establishment of the office is her legacy to succeeding Provincial Fishery Officers of Rizal. She was very thankful to RD Manalang as she was the only RD to have thought of providing her with her own office.

The PFOs are responsible for coordinating the various fisheries programs and activities of the Agency to the respective Local Government Units of their provinces. (BFAR4A/CPG, PIA4A)

Rizal Promotes Laguna Lake Protection

This is a re post from mb.com.ph* ANGONO, Rizal – In its continuing effort to protect and preserve the Laguna Lake, the provincial government and the local government here have joined forces in the recent tree-planting activities along the lakeshore villages of this town.

Mayor Gerardo “Gerry” Calderon and municipal officials led concerned residents of the lakeshore villages here in planting 200 fruit-bearing trees and mangroves along the lakeshore here at the Lakeside Park of San Vicente.

Rizal Governor Casimiro “Jun” Ynares III sent his representative Provincial Administrator Russell Ynares to take part in the pro-environment activity that aims to rehabilitate the lakeside in favor of the Laguna Lake, which is the main source of livelihood of the fishing villages not only in this town but also in other lakeshore municipalities of the province.

Prior to the tree-planting program, LLDA General Manager and Presidential Adviser for Environment Protection Nereus “Neric” Acosta listened to the grievances and concerns of some 200 fishermen, officers and members of the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council (FARMC) of the various lakeshore municipalities in the province during the Pulong Ugnayan ng mga Mangingisda sa Rizal.

The province also witnessed the first public unveiling of the new logo of the LLDA, which is a quasi-government agency that leads, promotes, and accelerates sustainable development in the Laguna de Bay Region, during the lakeshore activity in this town.

Article by: NEL ANDRADE

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