PFDA Turns Over New San Jose dB Fish Port to LGU

 The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) turned over the New Fishing Port to the municipality of San Jose de Buenavista on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.
The construction of the said fishing port amounted to 40 million pesos.
According to Mr. Custodio Balaowing, OIC/Port Manager of the Iloilo Fish Port Complex, the services of the fishing port is not only for the town of San Jose but also for its neighboring towns in the province of Antique.
Balaowing said that the fishing port will further enhance the livelihood of the fisherfolks, bring business to the commercial fishing boat operators, and improve the fishing industry in the municipality of San Jose de Buenavista.
He also mentioned that the cold storage facilities given by the Department of Agriculture (DA) will possibly be used in the San Jose fish port.

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HIV/AIDS Cases in Antique Continue to Rise

As of May 2017, there are a total of 84 reported cases of HIV/AIDS in the province of Antique. It increased from 67 of December 2016. This is according to the official statistics recorded since January 1986 released by the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) of Antique through its satellite office, HIV and AIDS Core Team (HACT).
The town of San Jose has the most number of reported cases with 20, followed by Hamtic with nine, and Culasi with eight cases.
Out of the 84 reported cases, 82 of these are males and two are females. Forty-three of these belong to the ages 25 to 34 years old, while 27 of these are from 15 to 24 years old.

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P100M Allotted to Renovate Antique Old Capitol

 A total amount of fifty million pesos was budgeted for the   renovation/restoration of the Old Provincial Capitol of Antique   and another 50 million pesos for the construction of the new   Legislative Building to be built behind the Old Capitol.
 This budget allocation is part of the developmental plans   under   the administration of Governor Rhodora Cadiao, with   assistance   from Senator Loren Legarda.
 The Old Capitol will be restored and turned into a National   Heritage site. The three-story Legislative Building is reported to have an elevator for convenience.
The plans posted online gathered responses from netizens.
“Wow! Congrats! Unti-unti nang may pagbabago (there is eventual change),” netizen Elsie Espanola Navarosa commented on the Facebook post of the plan.

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Bloodletting Activity in celebration of the 117th Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service

 The Civil Service Commission Antique Field Office headed by  Vizur-Ty C. Gaitano in partnership with the Council of Human Resource  Management   Practitioner of Antique (CHRMPA)  headed  by Diovanne-Silverio E. Amedo together with the  Philippine Red Cross – Antique Chapter held a bloodletting   activity in connection with the celebration of the 117th  Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service  with a theme: “Tugon sa hamon ng pagbabago: Malasakit ng lingkod bayani” last September 29, 2017 at the DepEd Division Office Binirayan Hills, San Jose, Antique.

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Provincial Government of Antique receives Paglaum Award

 The Provincial Government of Antique under the administration of Governor Rhodora J. Cadiao received a  Paglaum Award during the 2017 Division Awarding Ceremony search for Brigada Eskwela Best implementing  schools cum partners’ day celebration held at Belison National School last September 29, 2017.
 This PAGLAUM (Partners Pursuing Active enGagement and LinkAging Undertakings for Millennials) award  recognizes the invaluable support and dedicated service to Antiqueño children through sustaining DepEd’s  programs and projects and active involvement in the 2017 Brigada Eskwela.

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Malandog Marker Will Have a New Face

 The Antique Provincial Tourism Office, headed by Mr. Jose Ramlo Villaluna, in cooperation with the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA), will renovate the Malandog Marker in Hamtic as part of the provincial developmental projects for the upcoming Binirayan Festival in December.

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