DA Caraga cites role of soils in food security, productivity
By Daisy Jane M. Apit
BUTUAN CITY, July 21 (PIA) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) Caraga Regional Field Office raised the awareness and promoted the importance of soil to food and productivity during the media briefing of this year's observance of the International Year of Soils (IYS) 2015 on Monday, July 20.
IYS 2015, with the theme, “Healthy Soils for a Healthy Life,” was declared by the 68th United Nations (UN) General Assembly to raise global awareness on the significance of soils for food security, nutrition, and environmental protection.
Emmylou Presilda, DA Caraga Information and Public Relations Section chief has acknowledged the contribution of media in the dissemination of accurate information to the public.
“The International Year of the Soil that will be celebrated on December 5, is a great opportunity to unify actions and raise awareness on the importance of soils for food and nutrition security and environment protection,” Presilda said.
Also, Bureau of Soils and Water Management regional coordinator Marcelo P. Dayo has cited the importance of soil to food security and nutrition. "Healthy soil is the key to food security and nutrition for all," Dayo said.
Dayo, further said that at present, the total land degradation hotspot areas in the Philippines are now 2,563,944.28 hectares.
“The current rate of soil degradation threatens the capacity to meet the needs of future generations,” Dayo added. (NCLM/DJMA/PIA-Caraga)
DA distributes swine in SurSur
By Japhet C. Sugian
TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, July 21 (PIA) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) Caraga recently delivered a total of 51 heads ready to breed swine to the members of Pig Producers and Federation of Surigao del Sur (Pig PROFESSUR) as part of DA’s livestock breeder restocking program (BRSP).
It was learned that DA is undertaking a swine restocking program to increase the productive and reproductive capacity of breeders and generate income generation for the local swine raisers.
Six to seven months old parent stocks were given to recipients ensuring its breed quality and produce an expected number of offspring to cater swine raisers in the province. This intervention was also pushed by Caraga Swine Industry (CarSI) mainly to support DA’s mandate in improving the swine quality and cater to market demands.
DA Caraga technical staff Jikem Sanchez assisted the delivery of the stocks in coordination with the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAG).
They identified the beneficiaries according to their farm area with appropriate training to handle and manage their own farm.
One of the recipients who availed the program was Joel S. Callano, a swine and small animal raiser in Tagbina, Surigao del Sur and a regional GAWAD Saka awardee. He wants to supplement his farm and develop his own technology aimed at helping the swine raisers province-wide.
OPAG Livestock Division chief Eriberto Pedalizo also reminded the recipients of their responsibility. “The recipients have to pay at least two female heads not less than 60 kilograms to OPAG which will be given to the next identified beneficiaries,” he said. (NGBT/OPAG SDS Information Officer/PIA-Surigao del Sur)
Cebuano News: Turn-over sa San Vicente National High School nag malampuson
DAKBAYAN SA BUTUAN, Hulyo 21 (PIA) - Malampuson nga gipahigayon bag-uhay pa lamang ang giingon nga “3 In 1” turn-over ceremony didto sa San Vicente High School ning dakbayan sa usa ka bag-o nga two-classroom school building, newly renovated two-classroom school building ug ingon man pagpahigayon ug “Ground Breaking Cremony” sa pagatukuron nga two-storey building alang sa Grade 11 sa umaabot nga School Year 2016-2017.
Ang maong “Turn-over ceremony” gitambongan sa mga dagkong opisyales sa lokal nga pangamhanan, uban sa mga myembro sa konseho ning dakbayan sa Butuan nga sila ni City Councilors, Hon. Ramon Carampatana- Chairman Committee on Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Samuel Amante isip representante ni Hon. Mayor Ferdinsand Amante Jr., City Vice Mayor Angelo “Angie” S. Calo, mga opisyales sa DepEd nga gipanguluhan ni Mr. Arsenio Cornites Jr., CESO V Schools Division Superintendent, Mrs. Leona Carmelo – Southwest Butuan District Supervisor, Dr. Emma Ulbis School Administrator, Mr. Joel Sarsuelo GPTA President, Hon. Victor Carampatana Punong Barangay sa Bit-os, ug ingon man mga opisyales sa Barangay San Vicente nga gipanguluhan ni Punong Barangay Raul Carampatana.
Sa iyang mensahe, nipasidungog og komendasyon kang Mayor Jun Amante ug City Councilor Carampatana si City Vice Mayor Calo sa mga proyekto niini. “I commend our City Mayor Jun Amante and Hon. Ramon Carampatana for the construction of classroom buildings among the different barangays as one of their priority projects,” pamahayag pa ni Calo.
Usa sa mga “highlights” sa maong aktibidades mao ang pag hatag sa “Usa KA Set (1nSet)” sa nagkadaiyang mga binhi nga naka pakete (Packs-Batong, Kalabasa, Baguio Beans, Upland Kangkong) nga gitunol sa bise mayor, pianaagi kang Mr. “Totong” Sabijon, Barangay Affairs Officer sa Vice Mayor’s Office ngadto sa maong tulunghaan isip pag-abag sa “Gulayan sa Paaralan Project” sa DepEd isip pagsuporta sa Vision 2020 sa atong syudad nga, “Butuan City will be a model for a sustainable forest-based economy in the country,” og pinaagi sa programa sa bise mayor nga mao ang Green Butuan Mission. (R.Sencil/VMO-PRO)