Watershed Management

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COTABATO CITY (PNA) - A sustained hydro-power generation for Mindanao through watershed restoration and management would be given priority when the proposed Mindanao Power Corporation shall have been realized, the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) said on Tuesday. "The reliability of hydro power plants in Mindanao which supply more than half of the island's power requirements had been affected by the critical condition of the watersheds, aside from the reduced physical performance of the hydro power plants," MinDA chair Secretary Luwalhati Antonino said in a statement.

Solar Cooker

ILIGAN CITY, Lanao del Norte (PIA) - A fabricated Solar Cooker prototype was recently donated for tropical storm "Sendong" survivors temporarily sheltered at the Siao Box evacuation site, Luinab, Iligan City. The donor EG Solar Germany, in partnership with the Philippine Electronics Communication Institute of Technology (PECIT) of Butuan City, turned over the unit to the site's camp managers, in coordination with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Lanao del Norte Provincial Office. An on-site cooking demonstration using the Solar Cooker awed 400 families who witnessed the way meal is cooked and how it boiled the three-liter water in 30 minutes utilizing only the rays of the sun.

Teachers' Training

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental (PIA) -- All teachers who will receive the first batch of Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) students this June, are undergoing necessary preparations for the new curriculum. …