Saturday, January 28, 2023

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.

Iron fortified rice processing facility set up in Bukidnon

An iron-fortified rice processing facility has been set up in Maramag, Bukidnon, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said on Friday, Oct. 1.

DOST Secretary Fortunato “Boy” T. de la Peña said the DOST-X, DOST-Food, and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) in cooperation with the Maramag Community Multipurpose Cooperative established the Iron Fortified Rice for Nutrition and Overall Wellness (IFRNOW) Processing Facility in Maramag, Bukidnon.

The setting up of IFRNOW was made possible under the DOST-X Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology (CEST) program.

“Through the technical assistance of DOST-FNRI, a complete set of equipment is expected to be installed and be fully operational by November 2021,” de la Peña said during his weekly report on Friday, Oct. 1.

He noted that the agency has provided the design and execution of FDA-complaint packaging and labeling for iron-fortified rice.

Meanwhile, the DOST chief also reported that the DOST-XI through the Provincial Science and Technology Center (PSTC) Davao del Sur provided ten ceramic filters to Balasinon Bangus Deboning Association and Balasinon Oyster Farmers Association in Sulop, Davao del Sur on August 27, 2021, for a better opportunity.

The provision of the technologies is part of the implementation of the agency’s CEST project in the barangay.

A computer printer was also provided for the improvement of their product labeling, de la Peña said.

Back hoe sa UBI giduslitan sa Maramag

Giduslitan sa duha ka mga tawo ang back hoe sa Ulticon Builders Inc. (UBI) sa Purok 10, Sityo San Ramon, Brgy. Base Camp, Maramag, Bukidnon.

Si Police Col. Jun Mark J. Lagare, provincial director sa Bukidnon Police Provincial Office (BPPO) nibutyag, nga nahitabo kini pasado alas 8:30 ang takna sa gabii niadtong Pebrero 25.

Sumala sa imbestigasyon sa kapolisan sa Maramag, nahiabot sa dapit ang duha ka mga tawo sakay sa motorsiklo. Ang angkas nilabaw sa botelya nga kargado sa gasolina ngadto sa likod nga bahin sa back hoe ug nagdilaab kini.

Ang mga suspek nisibat padulong sa Don Carlos, ang kasikbit nga munisipyo.

Si Col. Lagare nimando na sa kapolisan sa Maramag sa pagpahigayon sa imbestigasyon, aron pag-ila sa mga suspek ug pagsuta sa motibo sa hitabo. Dili kini ang unang higayon nga gisunog ang mga gamit sa UBI dinhi sa Bukidnon.

Babayi gipatay sa live-in partner sa Maramag

Isa ka babaye ang gitigbas ug gidunggab patay sa iyang live-in partner gumikan pangabugho sa Purok 4B, Brgy. Bayabason, Maramag, Bukidnon pasado 1:15 sa buntag niadtong Agusto 22, 2020.

Ang biktima nailang si Maricel Durendez y Ramirez, 42, ug residente sa dapit. Nakaangkon siya sa grabing mga samad tinigbasan ug dinunggaban sa lawas. Gani nitaop pa ang kutsilyo sa dughan niini.

Dali nga midangat ang mga kapulisan sa lungsod aa Maramag gumikan sa pagtawag og panabang sa mga silingan. Gidala ang biktima sa Bukidnon Provincial Hospital sa maramag apan gideklara kining patay na sa wala pa mahiabot.

Ang suspetsado nga kapuyo sa biktima nailang si Ruel Rafols y Sanopao, 27, construction worker ug hubog sa iyang paghidangat sa ilang panimalay.

Asoy sa suspek nga gibati kinig hilabihang pagpangabugho sa iyang asawa samtang ubos sa impluwensya sa ilimnong makahubog. Sikop na ang suspek ug gihikay na ang kaso batok kaniya. (Mel G. Molejon)

Tunghaan sa IPs, FMR gimugna sa Army, LGU Quezon

MARAMAG, Bukidnon – Ang 88th Infantry “Maringal” Battalion, Philippine Army kauban ang Local Government Unit sa Quezon ug 524 Engineering Construction Battalion ang mi-facilitate sa construction sa Indigenous School ug sa improvement sa Farm to Market Road (FMR) sa Purok 8, Brgy. Magsaysay, Quezon, Bukidnon.

Sa report sa 402nd Media Partners viber group, ang upat ka kilometro nga road rehabilitation ug construction sa isa ka unit sa duha ka classrooms alang sa IP school nga gihimo sa Engineering Battalion, ang nagsugod kaniadto pang Abril 6, 2020. Kahinumdoman nga kini nga IP community hugtanong nisalikway na sa suporta sa NPA.

Ang nasangpit nga proyekto, resukta sa government interventions human sa Community Support Team sa 88th Infantry “Maringal” Battalion nga nag-immersion sa komunidad.

Nadiskobrehan nila nga ang kulang sa komunidad mao ang FMR ug eskwelahan diin maoy gigamit sa mga NPA sa pag-radicalized sa komunidad ug pag-recruit sa mga Indigenous People (IP) nga moanib sa NPA.

Ang proyekto gipundohan sa LGU Quezon sa pagpanguna ni Mayor Pablo Lorenzo II ug sa Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) nga gi-implementar sa Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Ang eskwelahan giturn-over na ngadto sa Department of Education (DepEd).

Si Lt. Col. Franklin Fabic, 88IB Battalion Commander sa isa ka pahayag, niingon nga “kini unta ang sinugdnanan sa bag-ong dalan sa kinabuhi sa barangay. Kini nga proyekto ug programa nagpamatuod sa commitment sa gobyerno sa pagkab-ot sa kalinaw ug kalamboan.” (Sean G. Sulugan)

3 female NPA regulars surrender in Maramag

MALAYBALAY CITY (April 5) – Three female minors of Manobo Tribe who were recruited and became regular members of the New People’s Army (NPA) voluntarily surrendered to the army’s 88th Infantry “Maringal” Battalion at Purok10, Brgy. South Poblacion, Maramag, Bukidnon on April 1, the military said.

The 88IB in its Facebook post said the minors were identified as Alias Anika, 16, Alias Jasmin, 17, and Alias Saylyn, 16.

They were all members of Platoon 3 of Coy Malayag led by Alias Migs/Ho/Kim Banawan of Sub-Regional Command 2 (SRC2), North Central Mindanao Regional Command (NCMRC).

Alias Anika and Alias Jasmin are residents of Sitio Kasilaan, Brgy. Nala, while Alias Saylyn is from Sitio Alimpulos, Brgy. Cawayan – all from San Fernando, Bukidnon.

Alias Saylyn in vernacular said she was recruited when she was still 15 years old because of his father, who was also a fulltime NPA member. She said she experienced hardships and hunger with them (NPA).

“I thought my life would be better off joining the group, but my life was getting worse. We keep on walking in the mountains even without food just to keep away from the soldiers,” Alias Saylyn said.

LT. Col. Franklin F. Fabic, commanding officer of 88IB, welcomed the surrenderees who turned their backs from the CPP-NPA.

“To all the parents, please take good care and monitor the activities of your children. To all the youth, don’t be a victim of these wrong communist ideology; it will waste your life. We will help these minors to file a case against the perpetrators in court specifically on the recruitment of children under the age of 18 years old into an armed force or group other than the national armed forces under Sec 4c (24ii) of RA 9851 (Philippine Act on Crimes Against International Humanitarian Law (IHL), Genocide and other Crimes Against Humanity) and other violation of laws.” LTC. Fabic said.