Friday, March 31, 2023

Bukidnon farmers dominate regional coffee competition

Seven farmers from Pangantucan, Bukidnon were awarded for their quality coffee beans during the first Northern Mindanao Coffee Quality Competition. The awarding was held in Malaybalay, Bukidnon last March 18, 2023

Based on DTI Region 10, the coffee quality competition consists of two categories; the Arabica category and Robusta category.

Manolito Garces of New Eden, Pangantucan placed first for his Arabica coffee beans with 87.13% rating. Followed by Aiza Inahan from Pigtauranan, Pangantucan, Bukidnon with 85.15%; Arnold Pina of Pigtauranan, Pangantucan with 84.19%; Marion Inahan also from Pigtauranan, Pangantucan with 83.75%; MILFACO from Miarayon, Talakag, Bukidnon with 82.94; and Aurora Chiong form Claveria, Misamis Oriental with 81.40%.

Meanwhile, Primitiva Mahumot still from Pigtauranan, Pangantucan, Bukidnon won first place in the Robusta category with a rating 84.38%; 2nd place is Ranel Balatero from Pigtauranan, Pangantucan with 83.31%; 3rd is Noel Duyongan from Kibenton, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon with 83.25%; Marvin Dagohoy in 4th place from Pigtauranan, Pangantucan with 82.63%; and Dennis Ong in 5th place from Claveria, Misamis Oriental with 81.5%.

The competition was held last March 14-17, 2023 at the Coffee Cupping Laboratory of Central Mindanao University (CMU), Bukidnon. (MG Mayumi B. Madera)

Super Health Center to rise in Pangantucan

PANGANTUCAN, Bukidnon – Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go led the groundbreaking ceremony for the Super Health Center facility in far-off barangay Bacusanon, Pangantucan, Bukidnon, on March 3

Go said the center would provide vital health services with specialized health facilities at the local level, such as an outpatient department, laboratory, X-ray, ultrasound, birthing services, diagnostics, pharmacy, and emergency services.
Asked about the distinction between Malasakit Center and Super Health Center, the Senator explained that the Super Health Center is a medium-sized polyclinic larger than a rural health center but not as big as a hospital.
“I express great bliss that the Department of Health (DOH) chose a strategic location here in town. The government will build additional 20 Super Health Centers in Northern Mindanao this year, with six in Bukidnon, four in Cagayan de Oro, three in Lanao del Norte, two in Misamis Occidental, and five in Misamis Oriental,” Go said.
DOH-10 Regional Director Jose R. Llacuna Jr. emphasized that establishing a Super Health Facility would help decongest other health facilities, as it will supplement rural health centers in the province.
“The goal is to bring government services closer to the people,” he said.
Fourth District Representative Laarni Roque thanked Senator Go for building projects in her district. She said that the Super Health Center would immensely help the people of Barangay Bacusanon, which does not have a government hospital.
Meanwhile, Pangantucan Mayor Miguel A. Silva Jr. urged his constituents to take good care of the government projects.
“Not all cities or towns are fortunate enough to receive such facility. I urge our villagers here to take good care of this Super Health Center,” the mayor said. (BGE/PIA-10/Bukidnon)

Linog mitay-og sa pipila ka lugar sa Mindanao

Isa ka 6.0-magnitude nga linog ang nitay-og sa New Bataan, Davao de Oro ug kasikbit nga mga dapit kaniadtong Peb. 1, ala 6:44 sa gabii, matod sa Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs)

Base sa taho sa The Manila Bulletin, ang Phivolcs niingon nga ang 6.0-magnitude nga linog nga nagpasabot nga kini tungod sa paglihok sa isa ka active fault duol sa lugar.

Intensity V ang nabati sa New Bataan ug Nabunturan sa Davao de Oro; ug intensity IV sa Davao City ug Bislig City, Surigao del Sur.

Intensity III ang natala sa Damulog, Kadingilan, Kalilangan, Libona, Pangantucan ug Talakag, sa Bukidnon; Cagayan De Oro; Cagwait, Bislig, Hinatuan sa Surigao del Sur; Kidapawan City, Cotabato; Alabel, Sarangani; Tupi, South Cotabato.

Intensity II sa El Salvador, Villanueva sa Misamis Oriental; Aleosan, Antipas, Arakan, Carmen, Kabacan, Kidapawan, Libungan, M’lang, Magpet, Makilala, Matalam, Pikit, ug Tulunan, Cotabato; Tandag, Surigao del Sur Koronadal, Tampakan, South Cotabato; Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat; Cotabato; Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte; Libona, Malaybalay, Bukidnon; Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental; Malapatan, Glan, and Kiamba, Sarangani; Norala, General Santos City.

Samtang Intensity I sa Alamada, Cotabato; Baybay and Dulag, Leyte; Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental; Maitum, Sarangani; Suralla, Santo Nino, T’Boli, and Tantangan, South Cotabato; Saint Bernard, Southern Leyte; Esperanza, Tacurong, Columbio, Sultan Kudarat; Surigao City, Surigao Del Norte

Ang Phivolcs niingon nga parehong aftershocks ug kadaot sa imprastraktura ang gipaabot gikan sa pinakaulahing linog. (Diego M. Hidalgo)

P5.5-M ‘drone-assisted’ reforestation set in Bukidnon

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A PHP5.5 million reforestation project to be carried out by drones is set to be implemented in the Mount Kalatungan ranges in Pangantucan, Bukidnon province this year

Ritchie Guno, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) provincial director for Bukidnon, said the collaboration between the local government of Pangantucan and the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) involves the use of specialized drones to reforest targeted areas.

“The reforestation project will cover four hectares of Mt. Kalatungan ranges (out of the 21,000 hectares). DOST allocated PHP1.2 million, but the counterpart of the LGU is PHP3.3 million, and PAMB worth PHP1.1 million,” Guno said in an interview last February 01, 2023.

The project will be carried out by the forestry firm Galansiyang, which was one of the DOST-incubated startup firms whose founders were students of Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology.

Guno said Galansiyang already had clients in other Mindanao regions, yielding an average of 80 to 90 percent success rate in reforesting land areas with the use of drones.

In drone-assisted planting, seeds are processed to become “seed balls,” to be loaded in the drone container and dispersed in the target area.

The Pangantucan project aims to train 370 participants in seed ball production — coating the seeds with soil and organic manure and has a target of 12,000 seed balls for reforestation.

Guno said the seed ball will be prepared by the community consisting of students from Bukidnon Community College, PAMB staff, and Indigenous People (IP).

Among the seeds that will be dispersed are balansihan, talingtingan, bagalug and ulayan, which are all endemic tree species referred to and approved by the PAMB.

“The seeds were based on the recommendation from CMU (Central Mindanao University) which have ample data on Mt. Kalatungan’s endemic plants,” Guno said.

Seeds will be bought from the IP communities in the area that regularly conducts seed collection straight from the source in the mountain.

Mt. Kalatungan is the Philippines’ fifth-tallest peak and home to at least 129 animal species and 342 plant species. (Nef Luczon/PNA)

NTC leads SIM reg in remote Bukidnon villages

PANGANTUCAN, Bukidnon — Over 300 villagers, mainly from the town’s outlying areas, registered their SIM cards, on January 25, in Pangantucan, Bukidnon, as the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC)-10, in partnership with Globe, Smart, and DITO telcos, launched the Facilitated Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Registration

This is part of the government’s nationwide SIM registration campaign, which aims to serve people living in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas.

Mayor Miguel A. Silva Jr. of Pangantucan town said SIM registration would solve the town’s problem of anonymous death threats.

“Extortion is one of the problems here in town. The blackmailer’s ploy is to demand a certain amount. If you don’t give them [extortionists] the required sum, you will receive a death threat from an unknown texter or caller,” the mayor said.

Engr. Joel Siladan, NTC-10’s Enforcement and Operations Division chief, explained that all used SIMs must be registered before the deadline to avoid SIM deactivation.

“All SIMs must be registered for continuous use because all unregistered SIMs will be electronically deactivated after the deadline, which is April 26,” Siladan said.

Atty. Joanne Marie Pacuribot of NTC-10 also emphasized that there is no penalty for unregistered SIM cards, but these will be automatically deactivated by the telecommunications companies (telcos).

Annabella Talaugon, one of those who completed the SIM card registration process, thanked the NTC for the opportunity.

“Salamat NTC sa gihatud nga serbisyo aron marehistro ang akong SIM card. Kadaghan na man gud ko nag-try sa online pero di gyud ko makasulod kay hinay kaayo ang signal didto sa among barangay. (Thank you, NTC, for allowing me to register my SIM card. I tried going online several times but was unable to connect because the signal in our barangay is extremely slow),” Talaugon said. (BGE/PIA-10/Bukidnon)

Top 2, Top 3 PNP, PDEA Regional Level nakorner

Gisikop sa hiniusang pwersa sa kapolisan ang Top 2 ug Top 3 PNP/PDEA Regional Level most wanted person sa managlahing lugar ug higayon

Sa nahipos nga report gikan sa Bukidnon Police Provincial Office, ang duha ka suspek giila nga si Ronald Ariel Gaguan y Torremocha aka “Otik” ug Eliakim Destor y Anglao.

Si Gaguan, top 2 sa Regional PNP/PDEA List, 41, minyo, driver, former PNP member ug residente sa Purok-1, Sitio Kilabong, Barangay Vista Villa, Sumilao, Bukidnon. Siya nasikop sa maong lugar kaniadtong Enero 27, 2023.

Nakuha gikan sa posesyon ni Gaguan ang 15 garmo sa gidudahang shabu nga adunay estimated market value nga Php102,000.00.

Si Destor, sa laing bahin, Top 3 sa Regional PNP/PDEA List, 31, minyo, mag-uuma ug residente sa residente sa Butong, Quezon, Bukidnon. Siya naikop sa Everlasting Village, Poblacion, Pangantucan, Bukidnon kaniadtong Enero 30, 2023.

Si Gaguan anaa ubos sa kustodiya sa Malaybalay City Police Station samtang si Destor gidala sa Pangantucan Municipal Police Station alang sa hustong disposasyon. (Diego M. Hidalgo)

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)

Php1.74-B PRDP IBUILD proposals up for technical review

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project 10 (DA-PRDP 10) is up for a Joint Technical Review (JTR) of Php1.74 billion proposed IBUILD subprojects (SPs) on January 16-20, 2023, in this city.

In his message, DA-10 OIC – Regional Executive Director and RPCO 10 Project Director Carlene C. Collado encouraged the participants to maximize the activity in enhancing and refining their project proposals for further review and approval of the Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB).

“For these subprojects, I am urging everyone to fast-track the preparation of the documentary requirements. The approval of your proposals depends on how responsive you are in complying with the needed documents. We are all willing to assist you in polishing your proposals until their approval.”

The subprojects under review are the following:

• 9.7 km Concreting of Sepac-Salimpono-Capundag-Ventura FMR w/ bridge worth Php 232,203,000.00 (Sapanga Dalaga, Mis.Occ)

• 11.16 km Concreting of Tipan-Binuangan-Senote-Clain Settlement FMR worth Php 200,000,000.00 (Oroquieta City, Mis. Occ)

• 3. 9.87 km Concreting of Mohon-Camanucan-San Juan FMR worth Php 197,400,000.00 (Panaon, Mis. Occ)

• 4. 12.32 km Concreting of Panalsalan – Cartagena – Luzaran – Damapalan – Macalibre Alto FMR worth Php 104,820,000.00 (Misamis Occidenta)

• 5. 13.11 km Concreting of Sinara Bajo – Sinara Alto – Dinas – Katipunan FMR worth Php 200,197,154.40 ( Misamis Occidental)

• 6. 12.6 km Concreting of Poblacion-Concepcion-New Eden-Portulin FMR amounting to Php 221M (Pangantucan, Bukidnon)

• 7. 12.08 km Rehabilitation and Concreting of Sumalsag-Comocomo-Mindagat-Lumbatan FMR worth Php 200M (Malitbog, Bukidnon)

• 8. 9.46 km Concreting of Farm-to-Market Road w/ Drainage at Sitio Cacawon, Kulasihan to Purok 2 Kangay, Capitan Juan to Purok 4 to Purok 5 Katiguman to Purok 6 Pinamanguhan, Capitan Juan to Block 2 Kaatuan amounting to Php 191,930,828.00 (Lantapan, Bukidnon)

• 9. 6.516 km Concreting of Farm-to-Market Road with Drainage at Balila Proper to Sitio Gahub to Purok 5 Kaatuan with a length of worth Php 133,327,268.80 (Lantapan, Bukidnon)

• 10. 4.736 km is the Concreting of Mabuhay-San Isidro Upper Pendulonan-Tenazas-Dao FMR amounting to Php 100M (Lala, Lanao del Norte)

• 11. Construction of Warehouse with Multi-Purpose Drying Pavement (MPDP) worth Php 11M (Brgy. Andil, Lala, LDN)

• Construction of Warehouse with Multi-Purpose Drying Pavement (MPDP) worth Php 11M (Brgy. Abaga, Lala, LDN)

• Construction of Warehouse with Multi-Purpose Drying Pavement (MPDP) worth Php 11M (Brgy. Rebe, Lala, LDN)

• Construction of Warehouse with Multi-Purpose Drying Pavement (MPDP) with cold storage worth Php 11M (Brgy. Lala Proper, Lala, LDN)

• Construction of Warehouse and Solar Dryer worth Php 11M (Brgy. Pendulunan, Lala, LDN)

• Construction of Double “A” Slaughterhouse with Cold Storage worth Php 90M (Misamis Occidental)

• Construction of Double “A” Slaughterhouse with Cold Storage worth Php 59M (Don Carlos, Bukidnon)

The technical review is conducted to find out the readiness of the proposals to comply with needed documents and requirements based on the standards set by the World Bank.

Further, to help improve the proposals to qualify for the Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) review and approval.

The full-blown proposals are expected to be reviewed and approved by the RPAB in February 2023 and project implementation to commence in the succeeding months.

The JTR is participated by the proponent LGUs and components/units of RPCO 10 and is virtually assisted by concerned units and components from the National Project Coordinating Office and Project Support Office of Mindanao. (DA RFO-10)

DA-10 continues rollout of financial aid to Bukidnon rice farmers

Kibawe, Bukidnon – A total of 3,472 rice farmers in the towns of Kibawe, Dangcagan, Kadingilan, Don Carlos, and Pangantucan in Bukidnon received P5,000 in cash aid on January 11-13, as the Department of Agriculture – Region 10 (DA-10) continue rolling out the Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RFFA) in said localities, for the 2022-2023 dry cropping season

The RFFA is given to smallholder rice farmers tilling rice areas not exceeding two hectares and registered to the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA), the DA’s official registry of farmers, fisherfolk, and farm laborers.

According to DA-10 OIC- Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado, the agency is fast-tracking the RFFA distribution to the rice farmers in Northern Mindanao in the aftermath of shear line to agricultural areas in the region late last year, and the continuing weather disturbance early in 2023.

“We intend to roll out the RFFA in the fastest way we can. We assure our RFFA beneficiaries they will receive their aid as soon as we have ironed out our coordination with the LGUs,” Collado said.

For the 2022-2023 Dry Cropping Season, the DA-10 has allocated Php237-M funds for the RFFA to benefit 46,161 eligible rice farmers across the region.

The RFFA is funded under the Rice Competitiveness Enhance Fund (RCEF) by virtue of the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL) and is intended to compensate for the increasing farm inputs prices and fluctuating palay buying prices.

With the RFFA, it is hoped that the rice farmers will be able to sustain their farm production and augment their earnings. (DA RFO-10)

Truck helper gipatay sa Pangantucan

Isa ka truck helper ang gipusil patay sa wala mailang suspek sa Purok 1, Brgy. Bacusanon, Pangantucan, Bukidnon gabii sa Pebrero 28.

Si Police Col. Jun Mark J. Lagare, provincial director sa Bukidnon Police Provincial Office (BPPO), niila sa biktima nga si Isabelo apa-ap, 39, ulitawo, truck helper ug residente sa dapit.

Gideklarang patay na sa wala pa mahiabot sa hospital ang bitkima gumikan sa grabing samad pinusilan sa agtang.

Sumala sa imbestigasyon sa kapolisan sa Pangantucan, ang biktima uban sa laing mga drayber ug helper sa truck, ang adunay drinking spree ug nanan-aw sa movies sa ilang selpon. Kalit lang nilanog ang buto sa armas ug nahagsa sa lamesa. Gumikan niini, nagkatibulaag ang mga kauban sa biktima.

Padayon pa ang imbestigasyon sa kapolisan sa Pangantucan aron pag-ila sa nisibat nga suspek ug pagsuta sa motibo sa krimen.