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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Community commercial vegetable production pushed in AgSur town

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, June 24 (PIA) -- As a way to help the affected sectors in the barangays during this coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the local government unit (LGU) of Trento in Agusan del Sur, in partnership with a private sector, has launched a Commercial Vegetable Production Farm in Barangay Manat of said municipality.

The target beneficiaries are planting various types of vegetables at the eight hectares of land provided to them.

The program aims to establish a local market with locally produced organic vegetables from the barangay’s farm.

Along with this, the Agumil Plantations which provided the farm land has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), together with the Barangay Local Government of Manat, whose residents are the ones planting and monitoring the development of the farm, and the LGU-Trento who provided the seedlings through the municipal agriculture office.

“I am thankful particularly to the 75th Infantry Battalion, to our barangay officials, Department of Agriculture, API company, and LGU Trento which really made effort and pushed for the implementation of this program to help us here in our barangay,” said Jobert Galano, a grower-beneficiary in Barangay Manat.

Trento Mayor William Calvez urged the locals to steward the community commercial vegetable production farm and sustain it, as it helps support their livelihood during this pandemic.

The establishment of a trading post for the harvested vegetables is also underway.
“We really have to make this work effectively. Technically, the DA is here to help us in this endeavor. And the government will look for ways to market the harvested products,” bared Mayor Calvez.

Barangay chairperson Danny Concepcion was thankful to the government and partners for the said program in their area.


Meanwhile, Alvin Defeo, the manager of Agumil Plantations emphasized that this is their way of reaching out to the affected sectors with the hope that this will be maintained and useful for the beneficiaries in the entire municipality. (JPG/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

Over 2K AgNor ARBs receive aid from government

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, June 24 (PIA) -- In order to help the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) during this time of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in the province of Agusan del Norte has extended assistance through the project dubbed “Passover: ARBold Move For Deliverance of ARBs from the COVID-19 pandemic (ARBold Move).

According to PARPO Andre Atega of DAR Agusan del Norte, the said project forms part of the implementation of Republic Act 11469 of the Bayanihan to Heal as One in support to the ARBs who are considered as frontliners by contributing to the food security and helping fellow Filipinos amid the ongoing health and economic crisis.

The DAR provincial office has allocated more than P3.2-million for the implementation of said project.

More than 2,000 ARBs have received relief goods containing milled rice, canned goods, noodles, and other basic needs which include soap, vitamin supplements, and face masks.

Some 683 ARBs have also received the farm productivity assistance worth more than P2,000 each.

Alma Cangmaong was thankful to the government for the aid they have received which would help cope in sustaining their daily needs.

“We thanked the government for reaching out to us and for helping us during this pandemic,” she said.

Meanwhile, the DAR-Agusan del Norte distributed swine livestock to 15 women ARBs. Aurelia Mataganas was among of those who benefited from the said support and found it an effective and efficient way of livelihood support to them.

“We will make use of this support given to us and we would always be thankful to the government for helping us survive this crisis,” said Mataganas.

The ARBs were delighted to have been provided with the needed assistance from the government especially that their main livelihood has been affected due to the ongoing threat posed by the covid-19 pandemic. (JPG/NCL/PIA-Caraga)

Mahigit 2K ARBs sa Agusan del Norte tumanggap ng ayuda sa gobyerno

By Nora C. Lanuza

LUNGSOD NG BUTUAN, Hunyo 24 (PIA) -- Upang matugonan ang pangunahing pangangailan ng Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries o ARBs ngayong may coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, namahagi ang  Department of Agrarian Reform o DAR sa probinsya ng Agusan del Norte ng ayuda sa mga magsasaka sa pamamagitan ng PASSOver: ARBold move for deliverance of ARBs from the COVID-19 pandemic  o ARBold MOVE.

Ayon kay PARPO Andre Atega ng DAR Agusan del Norte, ang nasabing proyekto ay tugon sa Republic Act 11469 of the Bayanihan To Heal as One bilang suporta sa ARBs na kabilang sa frontliners para sa food security ngayong may pandemya.

Naglaan ang DAR Agusan del Norte ng mahigit P3,297,393 para sa nasabing proyekto.

Kabilang sa kanilang ibinigay sa 2,307 ARBs ay relief goods na may lamang bigas, canned goods, noodles at iba pang pangangailan tulad ng sabon, vitamins at face masks.

Nakatanggap din ang 683 ARBs ng farm productivity assistance na nagkakahalaga ng P2,165 bawat isa.

Nagpasalamat si Alma Cangmaong sa kanyang natanggap dahil lubos itong makakatulong sa kanila.

Samantala, abigay din ang DAR ng mga baboy sa 15 kababaihang ARBs bilang suporta.

Isa sa mga nakatanggap ay si Aurelia Mataganas at lubos ang pasasalamat dahil makakatulong ito sa kanilang pamumuhay sa panahong may COVID-19.

Nagpasalamat ang  ARBs sa DAR sa tulong na natanggap  dahil  natugonan ang kanilang pangangailan lalo pa at hindi biro ang hamong dulot ng COVID-19 pandemic. (NCLM/PIA Agusan del Norte)


LGU-Trento at pribadong sektor, isinusulong ang community commercial vegetable production


By Jennifer P. Gaitano

LUNGSOD NG BUTUAN, Hunyo 24 (PIA) -- Bilang inisyatibo ng lokal na pamahalaan kasama ang pribadong sektor upang matulungan ang mga ordinaryong mamamayan ngayong may coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) crisis, target ngayon na magkaroon ng Community Commercial Vegetable Production sa bayan ng Trento sa probinsya ng Agusan del Sur.

Inilunsad sa Barangay Manat ang bayanihan sa pagtatanim ng samot-saring mga gulay sa walong ektaryang lupain.

Layon ng nasabing programa na magkaroon ang mga lokal na pamilihan ng mga produktong gulay mula sa sariling taniman ng barangay na ginamitan ng organikong pampataba.

Kasabay nito, lumagda ng kasunduan ang Agumil Plantations na siyang nagpahiram ng lupain, kasama ang Barangay Local Government ng Manat na kung saan ang mga residente mismo ang nagtatanim at nangangalaga rito, habang ang LGU-Trento naman ang siyang nagbigay ng mga punla sa pamamagitan ng Municipal Agriculture Office.

“Malaki ang pasalamat namin lalung-lalu na sa 75th Infantry Battalion, to our barangay officials, Department of Agriculture, API company, and LGU Trento na siyang nanguna sa pagpapatupad ng programang ito upang matulungan ang mga residente dito sa aming barangay,” ani ni Jobert Galano, isang grower-beneficiary ng Barangay Manat.

Hinihikayat ni Mayor William Calvez ang lahat na pahalagahan ang Community Commercial Vegetable Production Farm dahil ito ay tiyak na magbibigay ginhawa sa mga residente ngayong may pandemya.  

Samantala kasalukuyan na ring ipinatatayo ang Trading Post para sa mga gulay na aanihin.

“Inaasahan ng ating lokal na pamahalaan na magkaisa ang mga residente upang magtagumpay ang programang ito,” pahayag ni Calvez.

Taos puso namang nagpasalamat si barangay chairperson Danny Concepcion sa inilunsad na programa sa kanilang lugar.

Samantala, binigyang-diin naman ni Alvin Defeo, ang manager ng Agumil Plantations na isa itong paraan ng kanilang kompanya upang makatulong sa mga apektadong sektor, at umaasa itong mapanatiling masagana ang taniman upang tuloy-tuloy ang pakinabang nito sa buong bayan. (JPG/AJL/PIA-Agusan del Sur)