Monday, May 29, 2023

Seremonya sa pagpangapud-apod sa lainlaing ayuda sa agrikultura gilunsad sa Malaybalay

Gilunsad ang isa ka seremonya sa pagpangapud-apud sa lain laing mga ayuda sa agrikultura sa syudad sa Malaybalay niadtong Mayo 9, 2023

Base sa pahibalo sa City Government of Malaybalay, ang opisina sa City Agriculture ang nagpahigayon sa Ceremonial Launching and Distribution of Assorted Vegetable Seeds, Banana Lakatan Seedlings and Organic Fertilizer sa Farmer’s Training Center.

Gisulti nga pagpangandam kini para sa umaabot nga City ordinance “Institutionalizing the Implementation of Communal Garden in all Barangays in the City of Malaybalay.”

Ang maong proyekto gipunduhan pinaagi sa Local Government Unit sa syudad sa Malaybalay nga hustong gisuportahan sa 9th Sangguniang Panglungsod pinaagi usab sa opisina sa City Agriculture. (MG Mayumi B. Madera)


Rice Trading Project gi-turnover sa tulo ka organisasyon sa Valencia

Ang Rice Trading Project ubos sa DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program, gi-turnover ngadto sa tulo ka peoples’ organization sa dakbayan sa Valencia niadtong Mayo 19, 2023

Base sa pahibalo sa City Government of Valencia, ang turnover ceremony gipangunahan sa Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) kauban ang City Government of Valencia pinaagi sa Employment and Placement Services Division (EPSD).

Pinaagi sa maong programa, nakabenepisyo ang matag grupo nga mao ang Domagook Farmers Association, Laligan Curvada Spring Association, ug Lumbayao Lumad Association.

Ang matag isa nakadawat og Php250,000.00.

Ang maong kantidad sa maong proyekto gilaumang ipalambo isip dugang nga panginabuhian sa ilang mga miyembro. (MG Mayumi B. Madera)

MUSPO Baby Trail Run sa Valencia, nagmalampuson

Nagmalampuson nga napahigayon ang MUSPO Baby Trail Run kaniadtong Mayo 21, 2023 sa syudad sa Valencia

Ang City Government of Valencia nipahibalo nga adunay 300 ka trail runners ang mipartisipar sa maong event.

Base sa pahibalo, ang trail course nagpakita sa mahagiton nga kabungtoran sa Mount Musuan sa Maramag ug sa talan-awon sa Lake Apo sa syudad.

Ang MUSPO Bukidnon upat na ka tuig nga nag-organisar sa maong trail run, nga naglakip sa Baby Trail nga adunay mga kategorya nga 8k, 18k, ug 32k.

Ang maong organisasyon gilauman nga magpahigayon sa Ultra Trail nga adunay mga kategorya nga 25k, 50k, ug 100k, nga ipahigayon karong Hulyo 22-23 ning tuig. (MG Mayumi B. Madera)

Valencia Celebrates International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2023

The City Government of Valencia, through the City Health Office, joins the rest of the country in celebrating the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2023 with the theme: “Spread Love and Solidarity to build stronger communities. A day and opportunity to go INWARD, LISTEN, LEARN and ACT” held at the City Health Office Facade, Valencia City

A short prayer by Dr. Mary Claire Ida B. Ricare was offered to our departed loved ones due to AIDS, which was then followed by candle lighting and was graced by our very active and supportive City Councilor, Chairman of Health, Sanitation, and Medical Services, Hon. Jerusha “Sasang” Cadigal-Recla, RN., Dr. Juniver G. Flores, Head, Infectious Disease Division; Nurses, Representatives from ALAGAD Mindanao, United Gay Association of Valencia (UGAV), Department of Education, Bureau of Fire and Protection (BFP), CDRRMO and CHO personnel, Bukidnon. (City of Valencia)

AdMIS made significant progress to enhance operations of CGM

The City Administrator’s Office – Management Information System Division (AdMIS) has made significant progress in deploying various modules and programs to enhance the City Government of Malaybalay operations

The City Administrator’s Office – Management Information System Division (AdMIS) has made significant progress in deploying various modules and programs to enhance the City Government of Malaybalay operations.

This division, headed by Salick O. Darangina, recently submitted accomplishment updates, particularly on the existing and newly developed and deployed software.

The division’s overall objective is to deliver excellent services in programming, server and system maintenance, installation and repair, reformatting, and technical support for computer-related components. They also assist with live coverage, internet connection setup, and network issue resolution for all offices under the City of Malaybalay.

One notable achievement is the implementation of the Traffic Management Center (TMC) Module, which serves as a foundation for handling traffic violations and recording violators.

This system aims to promote transparency and discourage negotiations by enforcing penalties consistently.

In addition, AdMIS is preparing to launch the Online Business Application, pending approval from the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) for hosting. This application will provide a convenient platform for businesses to apply online, streamlining the process and improving efficiency.

Quicker, more efficient revenue generation data

Darangina reported that they have updated the Integrated Revenue Generation System (IRGS). This software has been used since 2013 by the City Treasurer’s Office, the Business Permits & Licensing Division (CMO-BPLD), and the City Assessor’s Office. The most recent update integrated the building permits, zoning certification, and locational clearance, resulting in more efficient revenue management for the City Government of Malaybalay (CGM).

Darangina added that the system also included improvements such as a link between business permits and tax declarations, updates to the IRGS data access manager, and optimization of login speed. Apart from this, an added feature to the system allows for the classification and organization of businesses with a Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) category for the nature of business. This addition enhances the management and analysis of businesses.

Data-specific PSB rating system

The AdMIS also takes pride in having developed the software and has since implemented the same in selecting newly-hired employees of the CGM. Dubbed as the Selection Board Rating System, this software evaluates applicants’ education, work experiences, and qualifications fairly. This system, developed and refined by Darangina, effectively selects candidates for various positions.

An improved human resource management

Since its rollout in 2011, the AdMIS has consistently kept watch and continuously improved the Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS), which is being used by the CHRM Office. This software has all the records of permanent employees, including service records, personal data, SALN, and others. In 2021, a new module was added specifically for the payroll of casual employees, generating user credentials and payroll reports. Other modules were developed for bonuses and the deduction of Pag-big MP2 contributions. Sherilyn Kaye Rain B. Dalope oversaw the development of this system.

New software for procurement and social services rolled out. To keep track of the City Government’s procurement procedure, use of acquired items and determine their usage, a logistic system was developed by Teofilo Piodos, another AdMIS programmer. The City General Services Office is now using this procurement inventory system. With the system modules now in place, the CGSO can easily track and manage the procurement processes and carry out their inspections and warehousing mandates.

On the other hand, Piodos and John Julian Dominic Gallardo developed a separate software intended for the City Social Welfare and Development Office to create their records effectively. The CSWD System, which was deployed in the 2021 system, includes modules for Solo Parents, Senior Citizens, and persons with disabilities. Additionally, the Assistance for Families in Crisis Situations (AFCS) system was created to track financial transactions and the organization’s budget. Another system attached to social services is the City Health Office Information System (CHOIS). Developed by AdMIS programmer Geraldine R. Nemenso and deployed to the CHO in 2022, this program includes modules for sanitary clearance, health certificates, and generating office reports.

Other new systems

AdMIS is also actively developing other programs to meet the specific needs of different city departments. For instance, the eVetTrack system is being developed to cater to the inventory management requirements of the City Veterinary Office. Similarly, the eMedTrack system is being designed for the City Health Office to enhance its operations in tracking medical records and data.

By request of the Public Employment Services Office, Nemenso also developed the job application registry (JAR) in 2020. This system records job applications and generates reports. Also developed for the CEEDMO was the Collection System, which manages vendor & stall information in the public market. AdMIS programmer Jason D. Manghano reports that this software also generates rental bills and provides various payment modes.

Hardware section updates

In the AdMIS – Hardware Section headed by Melvin Gutierrez, the team accomplished tasks such as printer installation, configuration, troubleshooting, reformatting, and repair of personal computers, laptops, and CPUs, and installation, configuration, and repair of system software and programs. Gutierrez reported they continue to cater to different offices and CGM unit requests such as set up of network connections and conduct fiber fusion, CAT 5E termination, and troubleshooting.

Under the guidance of Marc Dennis Daniot and Jason Manghano, the maintenance/connectivity team also fulfilled various requests, including installing wireless access points, resolving fiber optic line breakdowns, configuring Mikrotik routers and switches, setting up wireless connections for live coverage, and conducting network training. They also terminated fiber optic cables, provided LED display modules, and migrated connectivity to Power over Ethernet (POE) switches.

Darangina also reported, “Recognizing the growing importance of mobile applications, AdMIS is working on developing mobile applications for the data tracking system. This initiative will enable us to access and use the system easier, providing enhanced convenience for both clients and staff.”

“Furthermore, MIS is planning to upgrade several existing systems within the City Government of Malaybalay,” added Darangina. This endeavor, he said, aims to improve functionality and efficiency, aligning with the broader goal of digitizing government processes and services.

The AdMIS team is committed to advancing technology solutions that enhance operations, improve service delivery, and contribute to the overall progress of the City Government of Malaybalay. The City is poised to embrace a more digital and efficient future through these ongoing developments. (CGM)

Largest House party Lakas-CMD welcomes 71st member from Bukidnon

MANILA, Philippines — Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (LAKAS-CMD) now has 71 members in the House of Representatives, following Bukidnon’s latest addition of a lawmaker into the political party

House Speaker and Lakas-CMD president Ferdinand Martin Romualdez gave the latest figure.

In a statement on May 23, Romualdez announced that Bukidnon 2nd District Rep. Jonathan Keith Flores joined Lakas-CMD in a simple ceremony at the Batasan Complex.

The Speaker thanked Flores for joining them, noting that the party remains committed to working for a better country.

“I thank Cong. Flores for joining the right political party whose commitment is to work towards a better future for our nation. We are honored to welcome you today as the 71st House member of Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats, a dedicated advocate for positive change,” Romualdez said.

“As promised, we continue to grow in support of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s Agenda for Prosperity and socio-economic development roadmap. Let us join together in our drive for meaningful progress in addressing our country’s critical issues,” he added.

Romualdez administered the oath to Flores.

The Speaker was joined by party members, former President and now Senior Deputy Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Majority Floor Leader Manuel Jose Dalipe, and Agusan del Norte Rep. Jose Aquino II.

He also administered the oath to new Lakas-CMD members – South Cotabato 2nd District Rep. Peter Miguel and Laguna 2nd District Rep. Ruth Mariano-Hernandez. (

Bukidnon jam maker gets FDA approval

Mama Nene Homemade Delights, locally known as Paula’s Bukidnon Delight, earns its Certificate of Product Registration (CPR) for its pineapple jam through the consultancy and training services of the Department of Science and Technology (DoST)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires CPR for food products (beverages, water, canned goods, etc.), food supplements, medicines, and others if such products will be exported.

“It is also a requirement of institutional buyers such as malls and supermarkets. With the newly acquired CPR, this woman-led enterprise can now expand its market reach and offer its delicious and high-quality pineapple jam throughout the country through various malls, pasalubong (gift) centers, and others,” the DoST said in a statement.

Paula Chiong, the owner, considers this achievement a significant milestone since pineapple jam is the very first product of her business.

She said the DoST has assisted her firm in acquiring the FDA License to Operate and now her CPR.

The food enterprise is currently producing 1,000 kilograms of pineapple jam every month — an increase of 66 percent after DoST intervention. It has produced seven additional products such as pineapple muffin, pineapple ensaymada, Paula’s Mango Jam, Paula’s Langka, Paula’s Vinegar, Paula’s Vinaigrette, and Paula’s Chili Sauce.

Paula’s Bukidnon Delights products are now among the province’s most sought-after “pasalubong” (gift) products. The firm also caters to walk-in visitors to their newly opened café at the Kaamulan Ground, Capitol Compound, Malaybalay City.

The firm first acquired the SETUP program, a technology upgrade system. It also received a license from the Food and Nutrition Research Institute’s Enhanced Nutribun Technology.

The firm is also a beneficiary of the Manufacturing Productivity Extension Program through the consultancy services of the DoST.

These programs have helped the company improve its plant layout, food safety, and halal training, which can help boost the firm’s competitiveness and productivity. The firm was also assisted in its laboratory analysis through the DoST 10 Regional Standards and Testing Laboratories. (The Manila Times)

Bukidnon, La Union officials learn good governance practices from Pasig LGU

Officials from the municipality of Quezon, Bukidnon, and San Fernando, La Union visited Pasig City to learn about the local government’s best practices

For their visit last May 15, the Quezon, Bukidnon delegation brought 37 of their municipal and barangay officials led by Mayor Pablo Lorenzo III.

They were welcomed by Vice Mayor Robert “Dodot” Jaworski Jr. and Councilors Angelu De Leon and Volta Delos Santos, all of whom shared their knowledge and experiences as public officials in Pasig.

In their welcome remarks, Jaworski, De Leon, and Delos Santos expressed their appreciation for being chosen as the municipal government’s benchmarking partner. They also hoped that the delegation would be able to learn and adopt new methods and ideas that would benefit and help their municipality.

Discussed were the five priority thrusts of the Sotto administration: good governance, diligent service, universal healthcare, inclusive education, and affordable housing, as well as the Liga ng mga Barangay system in Pasig.

To witness the legislative proceedings of the City, the delegation visited and met with the Pasig City Council during the council’s regular meeting at the session hall.

The delegation also stopped by the Ugnayan ng Pasig (UsaP) Office to learn more about the city government implementing its freedom of information (FOI) policies and programs.

Meanwhile, the San Fernando, La Union delegation, headed by Provincial Administrator Agnes Grace Cargamento, conducted their benchmarking activity in Pasig on May 18.

The activity mainly focused on the Pasig government’s best practices in financial management which the Budget Office presented.

The delegation also visited the City’s Mega Dialysis Center and the Maybunga Rainforest Park to observe the City’s healthcare provision for its citizens and its efforts in environmental conservation, respectively.

Organized by the Cultural Affairs and Tourism Office of Pasig City, benchmarking visits are frequently done to grant opportunities for the local government to showcase and share its best programs, policies, and systems with others across the country.

Aside from an exchange of ideas, the visits also enable the local government to gain outsider perspectives of their practices in order to determine further room for improvement, along with insights into innovations and methods of governance that can be considered and implemented within their jurisdiction. (Manila Bulletin)

Paradero to face Mama in Cotabato

Orthodox Robert “Inggo” Paradero of Malaybalay will face Jayson “Smasher” Mama of General Santos City in 10-rounds on June 6 in Polomolok, South Cotabato

“I going to give them a good fight for their promotion,” said Paradero.

The 26-year-old Paradero is scheduled to be in Polomolok on June 4 together with coach Jojo Singsong.

In his last outing, Paradero lost to Gcina Makhoba of South Africa by a unanimous decision for the vacant WBF World super flyweight title last December 3, 2022, in Dundee.

Paradero is still training in Malaybalay together with amateur boxers. Paradero has lost four of his last five fights since 2021.

“I’m going to shock them, and I’m going to recover from my failures,” said Paradero.

Mama, on the other hand, has 18 wins with 10 knockouts against one loss.

The 26-year-old Mama recently retired Crison Omayao of Valencia City in the 4th round last December 31, 2022, in Tagum City.

The boxing event is promoted by Sanman Promotions, headed by JC Manangquil. (Lito delos Reyes/

Yellow, white corn cultivars introduced in DA’s research complex

DALWANGAN, MALAYBALAY CITY, BUKIDNON – The Department of Agriculture – Northern Mindanao (DA-10), headed by Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado together with private seed companies, introduces the latest yellow and white corn varieties via a corn derby, kicking off with a ceremonial planting here, on May 16, 2023

The activity aims to champion the performance of 17 corn cultivars this wet cropping season under said area’s soil and climatic conditions at an elevation of 968 meters.

According to Dir. Collado, the corn derby will be a good showcase for corn farmers to witness first-hand the performance of different corn varieties in terms of their yield, resistance to pests and diseases, drought tolerance, production cost, and returns when selecting their preferred cultivars.

Eight seed companies participated, bringing in their respective corn varieties, with each being planted to a 764 square meter area in the agency’s research complex, Northern Mindanao Agricultural Crops and Livestock Research Complex (NMACLRC).

These include Syngenta Philippines, Inc. (NK505BGT), Bayer (DK8899S and DK8131S), Bioseed Research Philippines (H101G and B9909G), Corteva Agriscience (P3660YHR, P3645YR, and P4124YHR), RJR Agro-Industrial Enterprises (Maharlika 315, Maharlika 514 and Maharlika 8888), and Evo Gene Seeds, Corp. (Evo 9307).

Rounding up the list of participating entities are Asian Hybrid Seed Tech, Inc. (AH Supreme 5150 and J505) and Vigour Seeds Dev., Inc. (Mais Swerte, Maize D30, and Mais Tisa), with the last two entities deferring their planting due to their early maturing corn variety entries.

“We thank DA-10 for this [corn derby] initiative as this will be a great help for our corn farmers to determine which cultivars are appropriate and fit to be planted here in Northern Mindanao,” Allan L. Presillas, Research and Development manager of Vigour remarked, as their company embarks on their first ever participation.

In a briefing, NMACLRC chief Carmelito R. Lapoot also reminded them, as DA-10’s partner seed companies, to provide packages of their planting protocol for proper generation of corn derby results, at the same time for information-dissemination purposes.

For the current year alone, DA-10 is set to procure Php265.2-million hybrid yellow corn seeds intended for 22,100 hectares of corn farms.

Leading the ceremonial planting is Regional Technical Director for Operations Carlota S. Madriaga with Field Operations Division chief Luz I. Guzman, Ph.D., Bukidnon Provincial Operations Center chief Janet D. Lopez, DVM, and other staff from the Research and Operations divisions of DA-10, and representatives from the seed companies. (DA RF0-10)