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Wednesday, May 8, 2019


Bayugan farmers acquire inputs on project management

BAYUGAN CITY, Agusan del Sur, May 8 - Twenty six member-farmers of Bayugan Achievers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BAMPCO), producing naturally grown products, have recently acquired the basic inputs on packaging and labeling during the Project Management cum Packaging and Labelling Seminar held at the Organic Trading Post (OTP) Hall, this city.

Lemuel Roboca of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) - Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), briefed the group on the labelling requirements of the Food and Drug Administration, the types of label lay-out, the branding, elements of packaging and the types of packaging.

Packing and labeling is an important element in packing products for retail.

Rodel Maglunsod, DVM, Provincial Government Department Head of the (PEEDO) Provincial Economic and Enterprise Development Office gave inputs on Project Management.

He introduced the 4Ps of Project Management: 1) Plan; 2) Process; 3) People; and 4) Power, the importance of Vision, Mission and Goals of an organization, understanding the Project Management Cycle, the Initiation, Planning, Execution and Closure Phase, and the Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Maglunsod encouraged BAMPCO to develop a Business Plan as their guide to work on their targets and goals.

The City Agriculture Office already made a commitment to the group to provide technical assistance and inputs like organic fertilizers and seeds to the identified organic farmer champions.

These champions will also enter a contract with the OTP to ensure consistent display of organic products.

BAMPCO staff and other OTP beneficiaries were very thankful for the inputs, realizing that they still have things to implement to sustain the project and later consider it as their business. This will also help improve their income to support the family's requirements. 

OTP is a project of the Department of Agriculture managed by BAMPCO. Currently, it is selling naturally grown animal meat, fruits, vegetables, and other value-adding products like; fermented fruit juice, fertilizers, and pesticides.

It buys the farmers’ produce from this city and other neighboring areas at a better price.
On April 23-24, 2019 same seminar was conducted for the rice delicacy Processors of barangay Noli, Bayugan City. (DTI-Agusan del Sur/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

NC-Esperanza invites biz operators, entrepreneurs to avail services

ESPERANZA, Agusan del Sur, May 8 - Charles Palen, Negosyo Center (NC) counselor here, invites the local business operators and those who are planning to engage into business to visit the center during its "NC goes to barangay" advocacy activity.

This is one of the NC initiatives to reach out more business operators and avail its services.

The center regularly conducts entrepreneurial development seminar, business consultancy services, facilitate regulatory requirements in operating business and other business related activities.

Just recently, a seminar on Entrepreneurial Mindsetting was conducted in Esperanza Public Market to the 20 market stall owners in sari-sari, fish and meat section.

John Samson, the municipality's Business Permit Licensing Office (BPLO) - designate, provided inputs on business compliance to the attendees.

The seminar aimed at helping the participants enhanced their entrepreneurial skills, developed the qualities of a successful entrepreneur and determined the right business at the right time and at the right place. (DTI-Agusan del Sur/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

DTI, BIR brief CWD officers of business establishments in AgSur

SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur, May 8 - Thirty consumer welfare desk (CWD) officers in the province were briefed on the processes and requirements in paying withholding taxes thru the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Caraga.

The briefing was part of the business education seminars of the Department of Trade and Industry-Agusan del Sur (DTI-AdS) before the start of the CWDOs second quarter meeting held in San Francisco.

The resource person, Jinalyn Nonog of BIR-Bayugan City, also discussed other types of taxes required by the agency like: business tax and income tax.

Jardynne Narvasa of DTI-AdS also presented the DTI- Bagwis Programas well as the rationale and benefits of the stores once recognized.

The CWDs actively participated and learned the basics in the processing of withholding taxes payments.

CWD Officers were coming from three areas of Agusan del Sur, namely San Francisco, Prosperidad and Bayugan City. 
Every quarter, they are equipped on business related laws to ensure compliance with the regulatory requirements while doing business in the province. (DTI-Agusan del Sur/PIA-Agusan del Sur)