9.24.2012

PIA News Service - Sunday, September 23, 2012

DTI holds training on rubber tapping

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 23 (PIA) -- Twenty-nine rubber farmers and tappers from Barangay Tungao attended the three-day training on proper rubber tapping, recently.

The training focused on the techniques, skills, and proper methods in rubber tapping.

The latter is critical in ensuring the quality and yield of rubber latex, and even the lifespan of rubber trees.

The participants were also taught on characteristics and propagation techniques of rubber trees, rubber farm establishment, and rubber tree budding and its advantages from seed tree.

The training was organized by the Department of Trade and Industry in cooperation with the local government of Butuan City and the officials of Barangay Tungao.

Tapped as resource person was Crisanto D. Java, a recognized expert on rubber tapping and rubber tree propagation from the provice of Cotabato. He is also with the University of Southern Mindanao (USM), one of the premier agricultural academic institutions in the country.

The rubber industry is a recently rejuvenated industry in the region with prices of cup lumps at levels advantageous to farmers and other support enterprises such as rubber tapping.

The 27 hectares of new rubber plantation was monitored this year with investment amounting to P2.7 million for Barangay Tungao alone. (DTI/PIA-Caraga)


Requisite seminars for authorized managing officers conducted

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 23 (PIA) -- Authorized managing officers (AMOs) of construction firms in Caraga region attended the Construction Safety and Health Course (COSH) for site safety officers on September 17-21 in Davao City organized by the Department of Trade and Industry-Construction Manpower Development Foundation (DTI-CMDF).

Said seminar is a prerequisite for AMOs of firms applying with the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB) for a new license, upgrading of license category, change of AMO, and license renewal for CFY 2012-2013 per PCAB Board Resolution Nos. 144, 317, and 518 series of 2011. A copy of the Certificate of Completion must be submitted to PCAB in support of the firm’s application.

AMOs were also required to attend a two-day AMO seminar per PCAB Board Resolution No. 435, series of 2011. A similar seminar was also conducted ahead by the Cebu Contractors Association (CCA) held on September 7-8 at Water Front Hotel, Cebu City.

Pertinent laws and policies have mandated that proprietors/AMOs should be knowledgeable in building, safety, health and lien laws of the country, among others.

For more information contact Mary Jane Dacalos of CMDF-Mindanao at 0922 8590430/0928 5039097 and Fe Escano of Cebu Contractors Association at (032) 231-8501. (DTI/NCLM/PIA-Caraga)