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  • PILI, Camarines Sur, Oct 13 -- Researchers of the Bicol Integrated Agricultural Research Center (BIARC) have developed an innovative, environment-friendly technology to convert sweet sorghum residues into bio-organic fertilizer, agriculture officials based here revealed on Wednesday.

    Bio-organic fertilizer is the compost from any organic material that has undergone rapid decomposition through the action of introduced homogeneous microbial inoculants.

  • SORSOGON CITY, Sept. 3 -- Livestock raisers of Bicol have reason to rejoice as the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH) has already certified the region as a Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)-free territory.

    Sorsogon provincial veterinarian Enrique Espiritu on Friday said he received over the week a copy of the certification issued by the Organization Mondiale de la Sante Animale or WOAH saying 10 Philippine zones including Bicol are finally free of FMD.

  • Matnog, Sorsogon (27 August) -- Local public officials have joined residents and the Catholic Church here in calls for the cessation of the operations of a mining project extracting iron ore in a watershed area of this small fourth class town.

    The calls are directed to incumbent Sorsogon Gov. Raul Lee whose office issued the small-scale mining permit (SSMP) to the project and the regional office for Bicol of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) that provided an Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) to it.

  • LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 13 - Agribusiness has topped the list of growing industries in Bikol that would serve as Key Employment Generators (KEGS) in the next 10 years, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) regional office here.

    A nationwide study called Project Jobs Fit (PJF) recently completed by the DOLE has actually identified a broad volume of job opportunities but listed only 108 in-demand yet hard-to-fill occupations across all of the economy's KEGS and emerging industries until 2010, Alvin Villamor, DOLE's regional director said over the week.

  • LEGAZPI CITY, July 9  - Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) field offices across the Bikol region have been alerted over the massive conversion of lands from agricultural uses to non-agricultural as a way for landowners to escape the coverage of the extended agrarian reform program.

  • LEGAZPI CITY, May 18 -- Call it women power, a coincidence or whatever, but come July 1, when the new sets of local officials that won the May 10 elections assume the stewardship of their respective local government units, the province of Albay will see each of its three cities under the administration of lady chief executives.