Thursday, June 08, 2023

DA-NorMin hands P4.825-M cash aid to Bukidnon farmers

A total of 965 Bukidnon rice farmers received P5,000 cash aid from the Department of Agriculture-Northern Mindanao in the town of Maramag, Bukidnon, on Tuesday, May 9

DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado said the P4.825 million (M) cash aid is granted by DA to eligible rice farmers in said province through the Department’s Rice Farmers’ Financial Assistance (RFFA) program.
RSBSA-registered rice farmers tilling at most 2 hectares of rice fields are qualified to receive the assistance.
RFFA is part of DA’s continuing effort and strategy to increase rice production volume in the country amid the observed increase in prices of farm inputs and challenging weather conditions. It is being funded through the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL).
Under said legislation, excess tariff collected on imported rice will be appropriated as cash subsidy to rice farmers for a span of six years from 2019 until 2024.
According to Luis Estenzo, a 74-year-old rice farmer, the RFFA payout is very timely for the wet cropping season.
“I will use the cash aid I received to buy fertilizer since I will start planting soon… I am thankful to DA for this assistance given to farmers like me.” Estenzo said.
[Ako ni ipalit og abono ang akong nadawat nga hinabang kay padulong na ko magsabwag…pasalamat ko sa DA kay dako kaayo ni nga tabang sa mga mag-uuma sama nako.]
To date, DA-NorMin has released a total of P164.795-M in cash aid to 32,959 rice farmers across the region. (ATTalib/DA RFO-10)

RCPC technical staff upskill for standardization, prod’n of biological control agents

MARAMAG, BUKIDNON – To ensure the production of quality fungus which will be distributed to the local farmers in Northern Mindanao, some technical staff of the Regional Crop Protection Center (RCPC) of the DA-RFO 10 underwent training in Central Mindanao University

Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office 10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado stressed that the production and distribution of the quality fungus could be the basis for the management protocol and its application in the field.

Lucille T. Minguez, RCPC Chief along with the seven technical staff under the Entomopathogen and Trichoderma laboratories conducted spores counting and dilution technique necessary for standardization in the production of Biological Control Agents (BCAs).

Dr. Carolina Amper of the Plant Pathology Department, College of Agriculture in CMU discussed and demonstrated the spores counting of Trichoderma harzianum using a heamacytometer.

The standardization of spore suspension is vital in conducting pathogenicity and inoculation of BCA by determining the population.

Dr. Amper demonstrated the proper dilution techniques to determine the counting of colonies on plates necessary for the isolation of inoculum for soil-borne pathogens. (DA RFO-10)

796 ka mga pasyente naatiman sa medical and surgical mission sa Maramag

Niabot sa kinatibuk-ang 796 ka mga pasyente ang nahatagan og pagtagad ug kasulbaran sa ilang tagsa-tagsa ka mga balatian, atol sa gihimong duha ka adlaw nga medical and surgical mission nga gipangunahan sa Senate Spouses Foundation, Inc., ubos sa ilang presidente Audrey Tan Zubiri, Marso 15-16, 2023, sa Bukidnon Provincial Hospital–Maramag, Purok 2, Poblacion, Maramag, Bukidnon

Sulod sa duha ka adlaw, adunay 60 ka mga pasyente sa surgical, 356 sa medical, 163 sa pediatric, 52 sa OB, og 165 ka mga senior citizens og PWDs nga mga pasyente ang kinatibuk-ang natambalan.

“𝐷𝑖𝑙𝑖 𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑔 𝑘𝑎𝑦 𝑝𝑎𝑔𝑎𝑡𝑎𝑚𝑏𝑎𝑙𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑔 𝑚𝑔𝑎 𝑠𝑎𝑘𝑖𝑡 𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑝 𝑛𝑔𝑎 ℎ𝑎𝑚𝑢𝑏𝑜 𝑛𝑔𝑎 𝑠𝑜𝑙𝑢𝑠𝑦𝑜𝑛, 𝑎𝑝𝑎𝑛 𝑝𝑤𝑒𝑑𝑒 𝑘𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑔 𝑚𝑎𝑘𝑎ℎ𝑖𝑚𝑜 𝑠𝑎 𝑠𝑢𝑟𝑔𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙 𝑛𝑔𝑎 𝑝𝑎𝑚𝑎𝑎𝑔𝑖 𝑛𝑔𝑎 𝑖𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑔 𝑔𝑖𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑎ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑙𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑟𝑜𝑛 𝑚𝑎ℎ𝑎𝑡𝑎𝑔𝑎𝑛 𝑠𝑎 𝑖𝑘𝑠𝑎𝑘𝑡𝑜 𝑛𝑔𝑎 𝑘𝑎𝑠𝑢𝑙𝑏𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑛 𝑠𝑎 𝑘𝑜𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑠𝑦𝑜𝑛 𝑠𝑎 𝑖𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑔 𝑏𝑎𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑎𝑛”, matud pa ni Zubiri.

Ang mga surgical volunteers nihimo sa major and minor operations sama sa pagtanggal sa cyst, thyroidectomy, mastectomy, hysterectomy, tonsillectomy, incision and drainage, og ang hemorrhoidectomy.

Ang tanang serbisyo gikan sa screening ngadto na sa operasyon libre og walay bayad lakip na ang medikasyon og bitamina nga gihatag sa mga pasyente.

Ang maong proyekto gitimbayayongan sa World Surgical Foundation Philippines, Provincial Government of Bukidnon pinaage sa Bukidnon Provincial Hospital-Maramag, kauban ang mga volunteers gikan sa Bukidnon Medical Society, Philippine National Police, og ang Armed Forces of the Philippines. (PR)

3 lalaki nakuhaan og droga sa Valencia

Adunay tulo ka lalaki ang nakuhaan og gidudahan nga droga pinaagi sa drug buy-bust operation nga gipahigayon sa hiniusang pwersa sa kapolisan managlahing lugar niadtong Pebrerp 28, 2023

Adunay tulo ka lalaki ang nakuhaan og gidudahan nga droga pinaagi sa drug buy-bust operation nga gipahigayon sa hiniusang pwersa sa kapolisan managlahing lugar niadtong Pebrerp 28, 2023.

Sa report nga nahipos sa Bukidnon Police Provincial Office, ang tulo giila nga sila Morgan Miranda y Iganacio alyas “Gon”, Noraldni Radyamoda y Mangoramka alyas “Kim”, ug Jhalil Ale y Pendaton alyas “Lee”.

Si Miranda, 49, ulitawo, construction worker ug residente sa Purok 2, Barangay Bagontaas, Valencia City Bukidnon. Siya nakuhaan og 5.3 gramo sa gidudahang shabu nga adunay estimated market value nga Php 36,040.00.

Si Radyamoda, 22, ulitawo, ug residente sa Barangay Central, Kalilangan, Bukidnon. Siya nasikop sa Purok 2, Barangay Lumbo, Valencia City, Bukidnon. Nakuha gikan sa iyang posesyon ang 6 gramo sa gidudahang shabu nga adunay market value nga Php40,800.00.

Samtang si Ale, 28, newly identified, minyo, mag-uuma, ug residente sa Purok 2b North Poblacion, Maramag, Bukidnon. Siya nakorner sa Purok 2b, Barangay Lumbo, Valencia City, Bukidnon. Nasakimit gikan kaniya ang 7 gramo sa gidudahang shabu nga adunay kantidad nga Php47,600.00.

Kasong paglapas sa Section 5 & 11, Article II of R.A. 9165 ang giandam batok sa mga suspek. (Diego M. Hidalgo)

Agri 10 turns over P3.53-M worth of machineries, equipment to Maramag town-based coops

In line with the goal to strengthen farm mechanization and promote farm efficiency in the country, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) led by OIC-Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado, turned over recently P3.53-million worth of farm machineries and equipment to two farmer coop, associations in barangay La Roxas, Maramag, Bukidnon

Field Operations Division chief Luz I. Guzman, Ph.D. handed over the certificate of turnover to the La Roxas Multi-Purpose Cooperative (LRMPC) and Bangkal Pigsabuwahan Farmers and Workers’ Association (BAPFWA).

The said machineries and equipment will be used for their activities from land preparation to postharvest, where LRMPC primarily produces corn and cassava while BAPFWA grows high-value crops and vegetables.

The LRMPC received a Corn Program-funded, P3-M worth farm tractor unit with implements such as a harrow, disc plow, and trailer, and a P300K-valued corn sheller.

On the other hand, BAPFWA received a hand tractor multi-cultivator unit costing P230K funded by the High-Value Crops Development Program.

Guzman reminded the beneficiaries to appropriately utilize the interventions by the members which will be shared with other fellow farmers in their respective communities.

The DA official further assured them that DA-10 will continue to provide and strengthen agricultural development and upliftment in the livelihood of farmers.

BAPFWA president and LRMPC member Robert L. Baguegue also extended his gratitude to DA-10 and acknowledged the local government of Maramag’s support, saying it helped them qualify for a downpour of agri interventions from among the 20 municipal barangays.

Baguegue added that they will also set policies for the use of said units for members and non-members alike in barangay La Roxas.

Maramag municipal agriculturist Arman S. dela Cruz likewise encouraged the members of both FCAs to continue to be attentive to the needs of their fellow farmers.

Dela Cruz, together with other LGU personnel, further assured to support the FCAs by continuously assisting them with the availment of various programs and projects that can be accessed from DA-10. # (RLTolentino)

The Provincial Price Coordinating Council convened on February 28, 2023, at the PPDO Conference Room, Malaybalay City to discuss its programs, projects, and activities in 2023.

The local price coordinating councils (LPCCs) in the country is tasked to monitor the supply and prices of basic food items, as well as enforce the suggested retail price (SRP) and ‘price freeze’ policies in their respective localities.

LPCCs could also send recommendations to the National Price Coordinating Council regarding price ceilings for certain commodities in their respective localities.

The above-mentioned activity was attended by the majority of the members of the Council including the LPCC representatives from different cities and municipalities. (DA RFO-10)

411 Bukidnon workers get P1.6-M from DOLE’s TUPAD program

MALAYBALAY CITY (PIA) – Four hundred and eleven (411) disadvantaged or displaced workers in Maramag, Bukidnon, recently received a total of P1.6 million in government salaries through the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-10’s Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program

DOLE 10-Bukidnon Field Office Provincial Director Raul Valmores said each beneficiary received P3,900 as payment for their 10-day work.

He said the 411 beneficiaries are from Barangays San Miguel, North Poblacion, South Poblacion, Kuya, Danggawan, Panadtalan, Colambugon, Panalsalan, Dologon, Base Camp, Camp-1, Anahawon, and Bayabason, all in Maramag municipality.

“TUPAD aims to improve the quality of workers’ physical living conditions while contributing to the communities’ welfare, which provides emergency employment for displaced, underemployed, and seasonal workers,” Valmores said.

He explained that TUPAD is being implemented through direct administration or accredited co-partners (ACPs), which refer to the DOLE program partner responsible for directly delivering services to the target beneficiary. They are worker organizations of national government agencies and LGUs, as well as other non-profit people’s organizations and non-profit NGOs that have met DOLE accreditation requirements.

Merlita Barredo, 63, of Barangay San Miguel, a PWD (person with disability) due to poliomyelitis, thanked the government’s Labor and Employment department for enlisting her as a TUPAD beneficiary. She reiterated that, despite the slow pace of her work, she gave it her all to complete the ten-day task.

“Nagpasalamat ko sa DOLE. Dako kayo ni’g tabang nako. Usa ko ka PWD pero naapil gihapon ko sa inyong programa. Bisan galisod ko ug lakaw naningkamot ko nga makaapil. Salamat kaayo. Kaning kwarta ipalit nakog bugas ug sud-an,” she said.

(The Labor Department has been helpful to me. This program helps people like me. It gave me a chance to take part despite my disability. Thank you. I will use the money to buy food)

The DOLE-10 Bukidnon field office led the payout ceremony. Audrey Zubiri, wife of Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri, Maramag Municipal Mayor Jose Joel P. Doromal, San Miguel Punong Barangay Dominico Loja Sr., and barangay program coordinator Generoso Maribao Jr. graced the event. (DOLE-10/PIA-10/Bukidnon)

Katukuran sa 2 ka RTC branches sa Bukidnon, gihangyo kang Sen. Pres. Zubiri

Gihangyo sa 27th Sangguniang Panlalawigan si Senate President Juan Miguel F. Zubiri sa paghimo og balaod nga magtukod sa dugang duha ka Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch, 10th Judicial Regional nga ipahimutang sa lungsod sa Maramag ug Don Carlos, Bukidnon

Gitandi sa 27th SP ang probinsya sa Bukidnon ug Misamis Oriental, basi sa 2020 Population Census sa Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), nasuta nga adunay dakong diperensya sa kadaghanon sa populasyon sa duha ka probinsya. Diin ang Misamis Oriental aduna lamang populasyon nga 956,900 apan adunay 18 ka RTC Branches, samtang ang Bukidnon, adunay 1,541,308 nga populasyon, apan aduna lamang walo ka RTC Branches.

Mo-ihap ngadto sa 3,685 ang collective caseload sa tibuok RTC sa Bukidnon as of Jan. 2022, diin 3,566 niini ang mga kaso nga natanggong o pending sa RTC Branch 8,9,10,45,46 ug 119 ang pending case sa RTC Branch 11. Samtang as of Sep. 2022, ang pending cases mo-ihap na ngadto sa 3,678, diin 3,589 niini ang gikan sa RTC Branch 8,9,10,45,46 ug 89 ang gikan sa Branch 11.

Gisugyot nga ang RTC Branch nga ipahimutang sa lungsod sa Maramag, adunay territorial jurisdiction unya sa mga lungsod sa Maramag, Quezon, Pangantucan ug Kalilangan, samtang ang lain pa nga RTC Branch nga ipahimutang sa Don Carlos mao usab ang magtutok sa mga kaso gikan sa mga lungsod sa Don Carlos, Kitaotao, Dangcagan, Kibawe, Damulog ug Kadingilan.

Sa maong lakang gikinahanglan usab nga mapahimutang unya ang Prosecutor’s Sub-Office, Public Attorney’s Office, Parole and Probation Office, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology ug Hall of Justice nga magamit sa usa ka RTC sa Maramag ug Don Carlos, Bukidnon, nga gi-inagurahan na niadtong Pebrero 22, 2022 ug Marso 22, 2022.

Gikunsidera sa SP nga kung madugangan ang RTC Branches sa probinsya, mas mapadali ug mapasayon ang paglihok sa kaso, sa ingon, dali na usab ang pagkab-ot sa hustisya. (PR)

27th SP walay pagsupak sa giduso nga House Bill no. 5999 ni Cong. Zubiri

Nagpadayag nga walay pagsupak ang mga miyembro sa 27th Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) sa House Bill No. 5999 nga giduso ni 3rd District Congressman Jose Ma. R. Zubiri, Jr., pinaagi sa Resolution No. 2023-986 (27th SP) nga giulohan ni Board Member Nemesio B. Beltran, Jr., pinetsahan Enero 10, 2023, atol sa ika-23 nga regular session sa 27th SP

Mahinumduman nga una nang nagpalabang ang 27th SP sa Resolution No. 2022-476 nga nagsugyot ngadto sa House of Representatives ug Senate of the Philippines nga dugangan ug usa ka distrito ang probinsya, nga pagalangkuban sa mga LGUs gikan sa ika-tulong distrito.

Sa re-districting version ni Cong. Zubiri, nagpabilin ang mga LGUs nga maglangkob sa 1st District, aduna lamang kausaban sa komposisyon sa mga LGUs alang sa ika-duha hangtud sa ika-lima nga distrito, apan gisuguro nga makab-ot ang constitutional requirement nga 250,000 population matag distrito, subay sa data sa PSA as of May 1, 2020.

1st District – Baungon – 37,111; Libona- 48,965; Malitbog- 26,741; Manolo Fortich- 113,200; Sumilao- 29,531; Talakag- 77,027. Total population: 332,575.

2nd District – Impasugong- 53,863; Lantapan-65,974; City of Malaybalay- 190,712. Total population: 310,549.

3rd District – Kalilangan- 43,711; Maramag- 108,293; Pangantucan- 56,580; Quezon- 109,624. Total population: 318,208.

4th District – Cabanglasan- 36,286; City of Valencia- 216,546; San Fernando- 63,045. Total population: 315,877.

5th District – Damulog- 39,322; Dangcagan- 26,076; Don Carlos- 69,273; Kadingilan- 33,735; Kibawe- 41,897; Kitaotao- 53,796. Total population: 264,099

Gilantaw sa 27th SP nga ang maong sugyot, magresulta sa mas paspas nga kalambuan sa matag distrito alang sa kaayuhan sa katawhan. Samtang, ang kopya sa maong resolusyon ipasa ngadto sa tanang district representatives sa Bukidnon, Senate President Juan Miguel F. Zubiri, House Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez, Governor Rogelio Neil P. Roque, tanang mga mayores ug sanggunian sa probinsya, alang sa ilang kasayuran ug basihan. (PR)

DA-10 stages workshop to bolster coffee industry in Mindanao

MALAYBALAY CITY, BUKIDNON — In an effort to strengthen support for the coffee farmers and industry in Mindanao, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office (DA RFO-10) headed by OIC-Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado, in partnership with Nestlé Philippines, Inc., held a workshop on January 16-20, 2023 to finalize the Mindanao Coffee Project (MCP), this city

Through the MCP, the agency aims to establish a globally competitive, sustainable, and product-diversified coffee industry in Mindanao to benefit local farmers, traders, manufacturers, and exporters.

In her welcome message, DA-10 OIC-Regional Technical Director for Research and Regulations Cora A. Dumayaca thanked the agency’s partners from the public and private sectors for the support they continuously extend to coffee farmers in Mindanao.

High-Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) and National Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture (NUPAP) Director Gerald Glenn F. Panganiban, Ph.D enjoined the participants to actively participate in said event, as the workshop’s inputs contribute to the impactful work the agency does for coffee farmers in the country.

Meanwhile, Nestlé Philippines, Inc. Senior Vice President and Corporate Affairs Head Jose Uy III reaffirmed their company’s commitment to empowering coffee farmers in Mindanao, particularly those from the provinces of Bukidnon and Sultan Kudarat – two of the country’s leading coffee producers.

The five-day workshop highlighted proposed projects by the University of Southern Mindanao and Nestlé Philippines, Inc., which tackled the productivity of Robusta coffee to organic and inorganic fertilizers, fertilizer support for coffee farmers, and the establishment and improvement of integrated coffee centers in Sultan Kudarat and Bukidnon, respectively.

During the said event, representatives from DA regional offices 9 to 13 also presented their plans and upcoming projects for FY 2023 and 2024. They underscored the Philippine Coffee Industry Roadmap 2021-2025 and the Coconut Farmers and Industry Development Plan.

As a showcase of its ‘regenerative’ agricultural farming practices, Nestlé Philippines, led by its SVP Uy, also facilitated a tour of the Bukidnon Integrated Coffee Center (BICC) and its model coffee farms in Maramag town.

Also supporting the activity were DA-10 RTD for Operations Carlota S. Madriaga, Field Operations Division chief Luz I. Guzman, Ph.D., Agribusiness, and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) Supervising Agriculturist Ferdinand F. Caraballe, and HVCDP focal person Kersten S. Pagalan. (GDAndres/DA-10)

DA releases P5.7-M subsidy to 1,145 Maramag rice farmers

MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon (Dec. 27, 2021) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has released a total of P5,725,000.00 subsidy to 1,145 rice farmers of Maramag, Bukidnon.

In a Facebook post of Maramag Municipal Agriculture Office, each of the 1,145 Maramag rice farmers has received ₱5,000 DAs cash subsidy with its third leg of distribution under the Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RFFA) program on December 23, 2021.

The program is spearheaded by the Rice Program DA-10 thru Agriculture Office Maramag in partnership with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and Universal Storefront Services Corp. (USSC).

Eligible rice farmers have received their financial assistance who were enrolled in the Registry System of Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA) with landholdings of two (2) hectares and below in response to the Rice Tarrification Law (RTL).

Apart from it, the said event will showcase DA-Intervention Monitoring Card (IMC) demonstrating the RCEF-RFFA withdrawal scheme that will serve as identification and cash cards of the farmer-beneficiaries.