Saturday, September 30, 2023

Php50K gidawat sa centenarian sa Valencia

Isa ka babae nga centenarian ang gitunolan sa LGU Valencia og Php50,000.00 niadtong Setyembre 25, 2023

Ang centenarian giila nga si Lola Patricia Pedroza Sanjurjo kinsa residente sa Purok-9, Barangay Batangan, Valencia City.

Sumala sa pahibalo sa LGU Valencia, si Lola Patricia bag-o lamang nagselebrar sa iyang ika-100 nga panuigon niadtong bulan sa Agosto.

Nasayran nga isa sa programa sa LGU Valencia ang paghatag sa nasangpit nga benepisyo alang sa mga centenarian.

Ginapaabot pa usab ang dugang nga benepisyo nga Php100,000.00 nga mahatag gikan sa national government pinaagi sa Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Ang Republic Act 10868 o Centenarians Act of 2016 naghatag og pasidungog sa tanang Pilipino nga moabot og 100 anyos, nagpuyo man sa Pilipinas o sa gawas sa nasud isip pag-ila sa ilang taas nga kinabuhi. (Omar Rashid Z. Abdullah)

Impasug-ong Patulangan Bypass Road, temporaryong gisarado

Temporaryo nga dili maagian ang Impasug-ong – Patulangan Bypass Road hangtod Nobyembre 18, 2023

Base sa pahibalo sa LGU Bukidnon, ang pagasara sa maong bypass road nagsugod niadtong petsa dise otso ning bulan sa Setyembre.

Temporaryong dili ma-agian ang dalan tungod sa pag-instalar sa Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls alang sa slope protection structures sa duha ka lane sa dalan.

Ang publiko gitambagan nga mogamit sa main nga Sayre Highway nga rota imbes sa nahisgutang bypass road sa maong panahon. (MG Mayumi B. Madera)

OneRicePH held in Valencia

VALENCIA CITY, BUKIDNON – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) through its Research Division, conducted recently a field day on OneRicePH: Expanded On-farm Technology Demonstration for the wet season, in Barangay Kahapunan

According to PhilRice Central Office representative Pinklet Athen Canilang, OneRicePH is a collaborative project of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), DA, and the local government units (LGUs) to unify rice breeding dissemination strategies that will increase genetic gain and improve grain quality and nutrition.

“The project aims for the development of a product concept for target rice market segments and the establishment of a national breeding network,” she said.

With a total area of 5.1 hectares implemented by co-operators, comprising of a seed grower and three farmers, said techno demos showcased inbred rice varieties such as NSIC Rc 512, NSIC Rc 506, and NSIC Rc 508, which are intended for irrigated lowland ecosystem.

The performance of the said varieties as a result of also employing optimum nutrient management and associated rice cultivation technologies, was witnessed and evaluated by farmer representatives of the different 13 Irrigators’ Associations in the city.

Initially, the results of the participatory varietal selection were presented, yielding higher results compared to the targeted 7.50 tons per hectare.

Maridith A. Flores, senior science research specialist and OneRicePH focal person of DA-10 remarked that the activity also paves the way to showcase the benefits of using recommended rice varieties and their yield potential, streamlining the country’s rice breeding strategies and variety dissemination.

Likewise, supporting the activity are Research Division chief Lorena V. Duna and Provincial Operations Center-Bukidnon chief Janet D. Lopez, DVM of DA-10, Mayor Azucena P. Huervas, City Councilor Rogelio P. Hera, committee on agriculture, and other City LGU Valencia officials and staff. (DA RFO-10

City Vet Hosts Training on Swine Artificial Insemination Course

The City Government of Malaybalay through the City Veterinary Office – Livestock Production Section in partnership with the Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Training Institute –Region 10 (ATI-R10) hosted the Regional Scale Level of Training on Swine Artificial Insemination and Basic Health and Nutrition, a first of its kind and a first-time in the Philippines to be hosted by an LGU

Training to bolster livestock swine production and to ensure robust regional food security was one of the objectives of the training. It was also conducted to utilize the unmatched capabilities and technical expertise of the Malaybalay City Livestock Production personnel.

The 10-day training which started last September 11, 2023, and will end on September 23, 2023, was held at Veranda Hotel and in Malaybalay City Livestock Production, Breeding and Training Center for the immersion.

Mr. Jeric Cabatac and Ms. Gia Joy Lustero from the ATI-10 facilitated the training together with the personnel from the City Veterinary Office headed by City Veterinarian Dr. Michele C. Miquiabas, Alexis Flores II – the Center Chief, Dr. Omar T. Cahanap, Livestock Production Veterinarian and Phille Rae M. Bonggo, Training Coordinator.

Regional-wide participants came from the agriculture office of the different municipalities of Bukidnon, Tubod, Lanao del Norte, Tangub City, El Salvador City, Tudela, Misamis Occidental, and Cagayan de Oro City. Mr. Johnson Petalcorin and Mr. Alain N. Tubo were the participants from DA- R10 and from DA-Bukidnon respectively.

The Jaya Secret Garden by Jayasree Harsha Bayag of this City was also a learning site for the activity. (LGU Malaybalay

DA, Bukidnon LGUs craft 5-year rice industry dev’t plan

Sen. Christopher Lawrence”Bong” Go (left) leads the ribbon cutting ceremony of the five-storey multi-purpose building, one of the five new key projects in Damulog, Bukidnon on September 16, 2023. Assisting him is Damulog town Mayor Melino L. Buro. (PIA Bukidnon)

DA, Bukidnon LGUs craft 5-year rice industry dev’t plan

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agriculture – RFO 10 through Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado facilitates the crafting of the 2024-2028 Masagana Rice Industry Development Program (MRIDP) plan for the province of Bukidnon

Chona H. Nacalaban, Rice Program focal person of DA-10 explained, “The MRIDP is formulated to address the present challenges in the rice industry and it is set to improve agricultural production in the country to achieve the government target of 97 percent rice self-sufficiency by 2028.”

Following the program’s briefing earlier this August, the DA-10’s Rice Program led the convergence planning workshop of OneDA, comprising ATI, PhilMech, NIA, and PhilRice which seeks to create a rice industry in the region that is thriving, resilient, and sustainable while boosting the productivity of farmers.

The program was designed to prioritize the welfare of Filipino farmers, boost the rice value chain, and improve agricultural production across the Philippines.

The Provincial Agriculture’s Office of Bukidnon together with the 21 local government units (LGUs) prepared their plans focusing on markets, innovations, scale, mainstreaming, and outcome.

The said plan will determine solutions to pressing issues on rice which include farm income, productivity, supply of rice, and competitiveness in the world market.

With the existence of the farm clusters in Bukidnon, the government can easily provide its interventions from inputs (seeds, fertilizers), machinery, and even marketing assistance.

To work on the detailed integrated plans, there is a need for innovative approaches to engage farmers and the private sector.

Citing the existence of the province-led Agriculture and Fisheries Extension Systems (PAFES) in the province will aid in the implementation of the program.

The provinces of Bukidnon and Lanao del Norte will be pilot-tested for the program, being the rice producers in Northern Mindanao. Bukidnon, the region’s top rice-producing province has an annual production of 295.686 metric tons in CY 2022 based on PSA with a sufficiency level of 216.51 percent.

In terms of physical area, Bukidnon has a total area of 40,799 hectares both for irrigated and rainfed areas, or 56.48 percent of Region 10’s total physical area of 75,883 hectares. (DA RFO-10

Statistical exhibit opens PSA’s 10th-anniversary celebration in NorMin

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – To continue providing statistical services to the people in the region, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-10 kicked off its 10th anniversary celebration in Northern Mindanao with a statistical exhibit on September 5

With the theme “PSA@10: Providing Quality Service through Digital Transformation,” the celebration aims to foster and celebrate PSA’s achievements over the past decade. It also emphasizes the agency’s enhanced cooperation and partnerships with other government agencies and local government units.

As another year begins for PSA, Janith C. Aves, PSA-10 officer-in-charge, assured the public that PSA’s data dissemination and civil registration functions will be further enhanced with innovative approaches. It includes the integration of the latest technology into data-gathering procedures.

“PSA strives to implement strategies to improve using the latest state-of-the-art technologies to deliver quality output. It proves that PSA also embraces innovations to provide better quality services, not just to deliver its functions but to serve the Philippines by embracing the modern world,” she said.

Cagayan de Oro City Councilor lawyer James Judith said in a message that as society moves toward a data-driven culture, the role of PSA-10 has become increasingly vital to policy-making, similar to that of the National Economic and Development Authority.

As part of the celebration, PSA-10 offers a nine-day civil registration and PhilSys ID application services to complement the statistical exhibit to streamline the processing, reduce the usual processing time at the main office, and accommodate walk-in inquiries for added convenience to mallgoers.

Aves also committed to much-improved and more efficient services and data dissemination forums in the coming years. (DCC/PIA-10)

95 Football Clubs join 4ID’s 3rd Diamond Cup Football Festival

Football enthusiasts coming from different parts of the country gathered as 95 Football Clubs vied to become best of the best in the recently concluded 3rd Diamond Football Cup Festival as part of the celebration of the city’s Higalaay Festival 2023 held at the 4ID Headquarters, Camp Evangelista, Patag, Cagayan de Oro City on August 26-27, 2023

Said activity aims to provide an avenue for athletes to showcase their prowess in football while simultaneously building their physical fitness, honing their skills, and cultivating values that go beyond the boundaries of the field.

The participants competed in seven (7) different categories – Mixed Under 9, Mixed Under 12, Boys under 16, Women’s Open, Men’s Open, Above 35 and the Above 45.

Councilor Malvern “Bernie Bitok-Bitok” Esparcia, the Cagayan de Oro City Council’s Chairperson for the Committee on Sports served as the Guest of Honor and Speaker during the opening ceremony. In his message, He highlighted the significant role of sports in the character development of the youth especially in these modern times when children are into mobile games and other sorts of technologies. He also emphasized the vital role of the parents and coaches in molding and teaching the children the true meaning of camaraderie, friendship, and sportsmanship.

Meanwhile, Major General Jose Maria R. Cuerpo II, the Commander of the 4ID thanked the local government unit of Cagayan de Oro for always supporting such endeavor which also aims to create stronger ties between the 4ID, its partner stakeholders, and the civilian populace. In his inspiring message, He said, “Let us remember, competitions like the Diamond Cup Football Festival are not just about winning or losing, they are about fostering a sense of unity, promoting healthy competitions, and building lasting friendships. Let this festival serve as a testament to promote sportsmanship, resilience, and unwavering dedication to the beautiful game of football.” (4ID)

DA-10 leads final review for Muleta Convergence Area Dev’t Plan

PANGANTUCAN, BUKIDNON — In its concerted efforts to advance a clean and sustainable water resource for agriculture, industry, and economy, the Regional Convergence Initiative – Technical Working Group (RCI-TWG) spearheaded the final review and critiquing of the Muleta Watershed Convergence Area Development Plan (CADP) on August 24, 2023

The meeting follows the CADP writeshop conducted by the National Convergence Initiative for Sustainable Rural Development (NCI-SRD) in Dalwangan, Malaybalay City last May 16 to 19, 2023.

Members of the RCI-TWG in attendance include the Department of Agriculture – 10 (DA-10) headed by Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado as lead convener, Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR-10), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-10), and officials of the local government unit (LGU) of Pangantucan.

Discussed during the meeting were salient points of the Muleta CADP, presented by Pangantucan Municipal Agriculturist Teodoro B. Quirante III, including the watershed profile, major goals and strategies of the CADP, and the budgetary requirements for implementation from 2023 until 2027.

DA-10 Executive Assistant III Joel S. Rudinas enjoined the RCI-TWG to continuously offer their inputs to improve the plan and underscored the potential benefits of the CADP for the community of Pangantucan when approved.

“Through this CADP, we hope to convey that this kind of investment is urgent, very important, and very necessary because we have a vision and an end in mind. We are more excited about this project on account of the fact that there is an opportunity where we can work together [to] build up development in these areas,” Rudinas said.

Pangantucan Municipal Administrator Ian Boy A. Garcenila thanked the support of the RCI-TWG in developing the said plan toward progress and the development of their community.

Comments and suggestions from members of the RCI-TWG will be incorporated into the final document before the final presentation to the National Steering Committee for review and approval in October this year. (DA RFO-10)

Pay-out alang sa SPES, WAP benepisyaryo gi-apod-apod

Gipang-apod-apod sa LGU Malaybalay ang pay out sa mga benepisyaryo sa Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) ug sa Work Appreciation Program (WAP)

Matod sa LGU Malaybalay, gipahigayon ang pay out niadtong Agosto 24, 2023 didto sa Barangay 6 Covered Court sa Malaybalay City.

Napahigayon ang maong pang-apod-apod pinaagi sa Public Employment Service Office (PESO).

Adunay 169 ka estudyante nga benepisyaryo sa SPES, samtang adunay 145 ka benepisyaryo sa WAP.

Ang mga nakabenepisyo sa SPES nakadawat ug 60% sa ilang suweldo alang sa pagtrabaho sulod sa 20 ka adlaw. Sila nakadawat sa P6,827.00 matag isa, ug ang nahabilin nga 40% itugyan kanila sa mga mosunod nga semana.

Ang mga benepisyaryo sa WAP nakadawat sa ilang tibuok sweldo alang sa pagtrabaho sulod sa 10 ka adlaw. Ang matag benepisyaryo nakadawat og P4,267.00. (Diego M. Hidalgo)

DA, PhilRice apprise Bukidnon LGUs on Masagana Rice Program

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agriculture – RFO 10 through Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado convened the local government units of the province of Bukidnon for a coordination meeting on the Masagana Rice Industry Development Program (MRIDP) on August 17 in Dalwangan, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon

Around 20 LGUs attended the activity and were briefed on the program that prioritizes the welfare of the farmers, boosts the rice value chain, and improves agricultural production.

Sailila E. Abdula, PhD, Branch Director of DA-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) Midsayap and the Program Director of the Mindanao Cluster for the MRIDP discussed the program’s four core strategies: resiliency and stability in climate change adaptation; unity and convergence in farm clustering and consolidation; motivated and enthusiastic farmer-entrepreneurs in the rice value chain; and timeliness and relevant focus on digital transformation.

Significantly, convergence, cooperation, and stakeholder coordination will materialize the four strategies.

As he emphasized, the transformation of Philippine agriculture needs to focus on the market, innovations, scale, mainstreaming, and outcome.

In Northern Mindanao, the provinces of Bukidnon and Lanao del Norte will be pilot-tested in the program, being the rice producers of the region.

Chona H. Nacalaban, DA-RFO 10 Rice Program Focal Person, shared that in 2022, region 10 ranked fourth in yield per hectare, contributing 4.12 percent to the national production with a sufficiency level of 87.55 percent.

The province of Bukidnon’s 2022 production of 295,686 metric tons has a sufficiency level of 216.51 percent, while Lanao del Norte (2022 production) with 113,903 metric tons of production with a sufficiency level of 90.3 percent.

A provincial rice development plan will be crafted to provide direction in attaining the objectives of the program with the assistance of the Provincial Agriculture Office of Bukidnon, DA-10’s Field Operations Division through its Chief, Eduardo N. Pit, PhD and Provincial Operations Center in Bukidnon. (DA RFO-10)