11.10.2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016


‘Caraga lobster’ launched to banner Region-13

By Venus L. Garcia

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 10 (PIA) – In time with the grand opening of the Caraga Agricultural Trade and Marketing Exposition (CARAT Expo 2016) here on Wednesday, the ‘Caraga Lobster’ was formally launched as the signature brand of the region.

The lobster, pegged as a high-valued product and a sui generis marine crustacean is considered to significantly stand out as a distinctive local produce of Caraga region.

“We are into increasing production of perishable high-valued commodities and improving marketing strategies of those same commodities including lobster, vegetables, and fishery resources. With lobster as the regional brand, characterized as edible aquatic specie, favorable opportunities are at stake for the economic development of the region,” said Dan Gudhal, chief of party of the Winrock International.

Known of its Philippine Cold Chain Project (PCCP), a four-year United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded program, Winrock International takes the lead on the extensive implementation of its undertakings in Caraga region.

Since Dinagat Islands became successful in the production of cultured lobsters, the peculiar features of lobster were seen to be advantageous and best aqua asset for exportation. Raising lobsters has also benefitted the community in finding a source of livelihood.

Meanwhile, Butuan City mayor Ronnie Vicente Lagnada said that “with the world class aqua produce known as lobster, it will help empower the people for it is time for the Caraganons to be proud of with their robust resources, something worthy of the promotion as the regional signature brand.”

Also, in her message, Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) director general Charito Plaza bared with much pride about how fortunate the Caraga as it reached its height of progress especially in coming up with the region’s official signature brand. She further said that PEZA will be creating regional ecozones and industrial cities in Mindanao as well.

The symbolic ‘Caraga Lobster’ crawls its pairs of claws to catch a wider range of opportunities and attract more investors as it bid of becoming the largest and fastest growing economic hub in Mindanao. (VLG/PIA-Caraga)


‘Caraga lobster’ launched to banner Region-13

By Venus L. Garcia

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 10 (PIA) – In time with the grand opening of the Caraga Agricultural Trade and Marketing Exposition (CARAT Expo 2016) here on Wednesday, the ‘Caraga Lobster’ was formally launched as the signature brand of the region.

The lobster, pegged as a high-valued product and a sui generis marine crustacean is considered to significantly stand out as a distinctive local produce of Caraga region.

“We are into increasing production of perishable high-valued commodities and improving marketing strategies of those same commodities including lobster, vegetables, and fishery resources. With lobster as the regional brand, characterized as edible aquatic specie, favorable opportunities are at stake for the economic development of the region,” said Dan Gudhal, chief of party of the Winrock International.

Known of its Philippine Cold Chain Project (PCCP), a four-year United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded program, Winrock International takes the lead on the extensive implementation of its undertakings in Caraga region.

Since Dinagat Islands became successful in the production of cultured lobsters, the peculiar features of lobster were seen to be advantageous and best aqua asset for exportation. Raising lobsters has also benefitted the community in finding a source of livelihood.

Meanwhile, Butuan City mayor Ronnie Vicente Lagnada said that “with the world class aqua produce known as lobster, it will help empower the people for it is time for the Caraganons to be proud of with their robust resources, something worthy of the promotion as the regional signature brand.”

Also, in her message, Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) director general Charito Plaza bared with much pride about how fortunate the Caraga as it reached its height of progress especially in coming up with the region’s official signature brand. She further said that PEZA will be creating regional ecozones and industrial cities in Mindanao as well.

The symbolic ‘Caraga Lobster’ crawls its pairs of claws to catch a wider range of opportunities and attract more investors as it bid of becoming the largest and fastest growing economic hub in Mindanao. (VLG/PIA-Caraga)


DOST holds root crop based products training in Dinagat Islands

By Meltzimar Piquero

SAN JOSE, Dinagat Islands, Nov. 10 (PIA) - The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) conducted recently a two-day Root Crop Based Products training in support to the 10th Kaadlawan nan Probinsya (Province Day), held at the DOST Office here.

DOST provincial director Nancy L. Charcos said the training was conducted purposely to help individuals engage into entrepreneurship since the province is abundant with cassava.

She said the activity is a good venue to educate the entrepreneurs to utilize the richness of root crops specifically the cassava.

Charcos further said that the training focuses on the demonstration of cassava processing with its by-product the cassava chips, cassava cake, and cassava roll with techno-demonstration module.

The participants are personnel from the different offices and cooperatives of the province. (Province of Dinagat Islands/PIA-Dinagat Islands)