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Cebuano News: Camiguin galusad sa coastal, marine ecosystem mngt program

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SAGAY, Camiguin, July 31 (PIA)—Aron mas malangkubon ang pagdumala, pagtubag ug epektibong makunhod ang mga drayber ug bahad sa degradation sa coastal ug dagatnong ecosystem, ang probinsyal nga pangagamhanan diri milusad sa Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Management Program (CMEMP) niadtong Hulyo 28 sa Barangay Bugang, Sagay.

Ang kagamhanang local diri miingon nga ang maong programa giimplementar sa maong lugar aron ma makab-ot ug mapausbaw ang pagkamalahutayon sa mga serbisyo sa ecosystem, seguridad sa pagkaon ug climate change resiliency para sa kaayohan sa kasamtangan ug umaabot nga mga henerasyon.

20170731bAng mga program components naglakip sa pagtukod sa networking ug pagpahingusog sa marine protected area (MPA), pagpalambo sa biodiversity-friendly nga social enterprise, capacity building, teknikal nga pagtabang, pagdumala sa kahibalo, social marketing ug pagdumala, ug monitoring ug evaluation.

Aron magarantiya ang malampuson nga implementasyon sa programa, ang kagamhanang lokal nagpasalig nga magtukod ug maayong dugtong sa network sa mga MPAs aron masiguro ang epektibo ug malahutayong pagdumala sa coastal ug marine nga kahinguhaan.

20170731cIsip suporta sa CMEMP, ang kagamhanang lokal mag-implementar usab ug malahutayong pagduma sa coastal ug marine nga kahinguhaan aron makaambag sa seguridad sa pagkaon ug ipausbaw ang kaayohan sa mga katawhan sa coastal nga komunidad, ug epektibong ipakunhod ang mga bahad ug nakaingon sa degradation sa coastal ug marine nga kahinguhaan tungod sa mga makadaot nga pamaagi sa pagpanguha ug isda ug pagdaot sa mga puluy-anan sa mga mananap.

Tumong usab sa kagamhanang lokal ang mapaayo ang pagporma sa mga positibong balyo sa tanang hingtungdan apil na ang mga kabatan-onan pinaagi sa pag-ambit ug mga responsibiliadad sa malahutayong pagdumala sa coastal ug marine nga kahinguhaan ug puluy-anan, ug pagpa-ugmad sa kahanas ug kaalam sa mga empleyado sa Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) ug kagamhanang lokal apil na usab ang laing mga hingtungdan sa coastal ug marine nga pagdumala.(RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin launches coastal, marine ecosystem mngt program

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SAGAY, Camiguin, July 31 (PIA)— To comprehensively manage, address and effectively reduce the drivers and threats of degradation of the coastal and marine ecosystem, the provincial government here launched the Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Management Program (CMEMP) on July 28 at Barangay Bugang, Sagay.

The local government here said that such is implemented in the area to achieve and promote sustainability of ecosystem services, food security and climate change resiliency for the benefit of the present and future generations.

20170731aAmong the program components include the marine protected area (MPA) networking establishment and strengthening, biodiversity-friendly social enterprise development, capacity, building, technical assistance, knowledge management, social marketing and management, and monitoring and evaluation.

To guarantee smooth and successful implementation of the program, the local government commits to establish a well-connected network of MPAs to ensure effective and sustainable management of the island’s coastal and marine resources.

20170801aAs support to the CMEMP, the local government will also implement the sustainable management of coastal and marine resources to contribute to food security and to improve human well-being of the coastal communities, and effectively reduce threats and factors of degradation on coastal and marine caused by destructive fishing practices and habitat destruction.

It is also the aim of the local government to enhance the formation of positive values among all stakeholders including the youth through shared responsibilities in sustainable management of coastal and marine resources and habitats, and develop and/or enhance the skills and expertise of concerned Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and local government staff as well as the other stakeholder on coastal and marine management.(RTP/PIA10)

‘Bring your own bayong’ takes effect in Mambajao

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MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, June 16 (PIA) – With the aim to preserve the environment and aid in the information dissemination on the importance of taking care of the natural resources, the municipal government of Mambajao implements the “Bring Your Own Bayong” (bag) in all commercial establishments since June 1, 2017.

This is in line with the Municipal Ordinance No. 09-12-2015 or the ordinance regulating all commercial establishments from using plastic/cellophane materials utilized as bags or containers for all commercial goods including perishable commodities and prescribing penalties for violation thereof.  camiguin2

A dry run was conducted everyWednesday on December 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017 which was seen to have a good impact towards inculcating the habit of the people in bringing their own grocery bags.

Failure to observe such ordinance will entail penalties based on the frequency of violation. For first offense, violators will have to pay P500, second offense at P1,000 and third offense will be paid at P2,500 and/or imprisonment of more than six months upon the discretion of the court and in the case of business establishments, cancellation of their license to operate for the period of one year.(RTP/PIA10)

Cebuano News: “Bring your own bayong’ gipatuman sa Mambajao

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MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, June 16 (PIA) – Aron mapreserbar ang kalikopan ug makatabang sa pagpahibalo sa kahinungdanon sa pag-atiman sa natural nga kahinguhaan, and lokal nga pangagamhanan sa Mambajao nipatuman sa “Bring Your Own Bayong” sa tanang komersyal nga establisamento sugod Hunyo 1, 2017.

Nunot kini sa Municipal Ordinance No. 09-12-2015 o ang ordinansa nga nagmando sa komersyal nga establisamento sa paggamit ug plastic isip bag o butanganan sa ilahang mga baligya lakip na ang dali rang madaot nga mga baligya, ug ang paghatag sa silot sa dili mutuman niining ordinansa.  news Lowly bayong regains fame with3.JPG

Gisulayan na ang pag-implementar sa maong ordinansa niadtong Disyembre 1, 2016 hangtud Mayo 31, 2017 matag Miyerkules ug nakita kini nga aduna’y dakong epekto kini sa pagdasig sa mga tao nga kanunayon na ang pagdala sa ilang mga grocery bags.   Ang pagsupak niining ordinansa naa’y lakip nga silot nga atubangon sa dili mutuman.

Makabayad ug P500 ang misupak sa unang paglapas, P1,000 sa ikaduhang higayon, ug P2,500 sa ikatulong paglapas ug pagkapriso sulod sa unom ka bulan base sa pagtugot sa korte.   Sa kaso sa establisamento, mamahimong ikansela ang ilang lisensya para mu-operate sulod sa isa ka tuig.(RTP/PIA10)camiguin2.gif

Camiguin police to hold fun run on June 3

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MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, May 26 (PIA) — To provide school supplies to the less fortunate children in the province, the Camiguin Provincial Police Office invites enthusiasts be part of their Fun Run for a Cause on June 3, 2017.

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The event’s registration fee is at P350 per participant and registration can be done at the nearest police station in the province.

 

Mambajao Municipal Police Station said that the proceeds of the fun run will go to the school-aged children whose families have difficulty in providing for their school supplies in the upcoming school year. The police station is yet to determine the school or area where the distribution of the materials will be held.

 

The fun run will start at the PPR Complex and will end at the Camiguin PPO Mambajao Camiguin.(RTP/PIA10)

2017 Mt. Hibok-Hibok Triathlon champs named

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MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, May 8 (PIA)—To strengthen the sports tourism in the province, Promote Camiguin in partnership with the municipality of Mambajao and provincial government of Camiguin held the third Mt. Hibok-Hibok Triathlon on May 6-7.

 

About 75 sports enthusiasts participated in the swimming, biking and running event for this year. The race started with the 1.5km swimming race at White Island, Yumbing, Mambajao followed by the 64km biking event around the island and 10km run at Yumbing, Baylao.

 

Gilbert Grado, sports coordinator of Mambajao local government, said that the triathlon also aims to foster healthy lifestyle among the island’s constituents and youth development.

 

This year, Brian Borling of the Omega Tri Team bagged the overall championship for the men’s category as he finished the race at 2:59:05 hours. Tailing him are Jonathan Pagaura of TriBohol and Mark Balanay who respectively completed the race at 3:07:39 and 3:08:21 hours.

 

13256533_1733614656881593_698965475575214272_n.jpgFor  the women’s category, Leyann Ramo of Iligan Archangels emerged as the overall champion as she finished at 3:13:58 hours. Sittie Amina Dimaporo of Lanao del Norte Tri earned the first place after completing the race at 3:33:45 hours while Jenefer Paloma of Tri Mamba and Danica Rose Peligrino of GTRI/GUMS took the second and third places as they finished at 3:43:57 and 4:33:54 hours respectively.

 

Various events were also held for specific age ranges starting from 24 and below to 50 and above.

 

Bartolata and Jeffrey Real of TriBohol bagged the first place in the relay event finishing at 3:15:49. They are followed by Alex Dvorkin and Lain de Joux also from Tribohol (3:17:24), and Roldan Chan and Romeo Rago of the LGU Mambajao (3:39:38).(RTP/PIA10)

 

NDA cites challenges, efforts to dairy dev’t

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MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, May 5 (PIA)— As the central policy determining body tasked to ensure the accelerated development of the dairy industry in the country through policy direction, program coordination and implementation, the National Dairy Authority (NDA) highlighted the challenges and development efforts to boost the industry during the 20th Dairy Congress and Expo on May 3-5 at the Provincial Convention Center, Mambajao town, Camiguin.

Rene De Guzman of NDA presented the major challenges of the dairy industry in the country and these include the limited dairy stock, implementation of Food Safety Act, milk quality and safety concerns, ASEAN integration, and local milk patronage.

To address such, major programs are implemented by the NDA and these are the Dairy Herd Build Up, Dairy Enterprise Enhancement, Milk Feeding, and Milk Safety and Quality Assurance.

The Dairy Herd Build Up aims to increase local dairy stocks and milk production as the sector suffered significantly because of loose credit standards. It involves the importation of dairy animals and distribute such to dairy multiplier farm operators.

To ensure the viability and sustainability of local dairy enterprises, the Dairy Enterprise Enhancement Program is implemented. The program also aims to establish the marketability of locally produced milk.

The milk feeding program on the other hand, targets to address malnutrition of children and create livelihood opportunities for local dairy farmers who are tapped as suppliers of milk.

To protect human health in the consumption of milk and dairy products, the Milk Safety and Quality Assurance Program has been created. This ensures market access of local foods and food products by promoting and educating the dairy stakeholders in the adoption of safety standard protocols from milk production to post harvest handling.

Furthermore, NDA stressed that it is important to immediately address the challenges of the industry since milk and cream products ranked third in the Top 5 agri-imports and it could go higher with proper implementation of programs and participation of dairy players.

In 2016, the local milk production reached 21.16 million liters and recently, there are already 59 provinces, 480 dairy players, and 4,349 dairy animals in the Philippines. From this number, northern Mindanao has 80 dairy players and 7,779 dairy animals.(Rowena B. Tasan/PIA10) 

Cebuano News: 20th dairy congress, expo ipahigayon sa Camiguin

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MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, April 17 (PIA) – Aron muhatag ug higayon sa mga mag-uuma sa gatasanan nga hisgutan ang mga interes nga gaapekto sa sektor, ang Dairy Confederation of the Philippines magpahigayon sa 20th Dairy Congress and Expo karong Mayo 3-5 sa Provincial Convention Center, diri.

Ang maong kalihokan paluyohan sa Mindanao Alliance of Dairy Industry Stakeholders (MAIDS) inabagan sa Provincial Government of Camiguin, National Dairy Authority (NDA) ug Philippine Carabao Center (PCC).

Si Debbie De San Miguel, planning officer sa NDA-10, miingon nga ang DairyCon mipili sa probinsiya isip benyu sa congress ngalan nga ang dairy farming sa maong lugar nilambo sa mga katuigan ug ang kagamhanang lokal nagpakita ug kadasig sa pagpalambo sa industriya.

shutterstock_72883003.jpgAng congress magsilbing porum sa pagbaylo ug impormasyon sa kasinatian labi na sa mga kabag-ohan ug kakaplagan sa mga erya sa produksyon, pagproseso ug pagpamaligya apil na usab ang pagpalambo sa kooperatiba sa gatasanang sektor.

Karong tuig, ang kalihokan gi-engranahe alang sa pagpasaka sa produksyon ug pangita sa mga mag-uuma sa gatasan, pagdugang sa kahayopan, paghimo ug bag-ong istratehiya sa pagpamaligya, ug pagpaspas sa pagpatuman sa self-reliant nga kabaryohan.

Para sa mga miyembro na sa DairyCon, ang bayrunon sa registration kay P2,000 kada tao ug P2,500 sa mga dili miyembro. Ang registration naglakip na sa congress kit ug identification card, souvenir program, snacks ug paniudto. Ang board ug lodging wala pa’y apil sa registration.

Ang mga interesadong partisipante pwede usab mu-register online pinaagi sa http://dairyconphil.webs.com/ o mubisita sa pinakaduol nga NDA regional office.(RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin Dairy Farm: Nourishing lives, expanding livelihoods

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MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, April 17 (PIA) — The country’s dairy industry has generated sales of about 1 billion dollars.

In the island, the local government has seen this potential and gone beyond this number by strengthening their dairy farm to address malnutrition and providing livelihood to various sectors.

How the dairy farm started

The Camiguin Dairy Farm started with the initiative of the late Rep. Pedro P. Romualdo but was not favorably acted upon not until March 12, 2012 when the National Dairy Authority (NDA) considered the project application.

DSC05550.JPGThe project was then approved under the animal distribution program of NDA dubbed as “Dairy Multiplier Farm (DMF)” operation. The Memorandum of Agreement was then signed through Resolution No. 121, Series of 2012.

It was on Sept.18, 2013 when the 25 pregnant dairy cows were transported from Del Monte Philippines to Camiguin.

“At first I was hesitant to have that 25 heads; maybe we just have to accept 15,” Dr. Louis Bollozos of the Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) said as he thought that they do not have the equipment and facility to house the allocated cows to the province.

However, Governor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo assured support to the project and has even helped in developing Pasteur areas, building, barn and even the road going to the area.

The dairy farm is now located at Campana, Pandan, Mambajao, Camiguin which has a very rough road but is currently addressed through the Department of Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) Konkreto at Ayos na LanSAngan ang DAan tungo sa Pangkalahatang Kaunlaran (KALSADA) project.

“As of today, we have about 92 heads for females,” Bollozos shared.

From this number, they get about 200 liters of milk every day. “We spare about 60-80 liters to feed the cubs and the 120 liters are used for feeding and livelihood programs.

Addressing malnutrition, economic problems

The primary aim of putting up the dairy farm is to address the problem on malnutrition among school-aged children.

Since December 2013, the province has started the milk feeding program in schools with high record of severely wasted malnourished children.

“Before our malnutrition incidence was at 7 percent and today it goes down to only 3 percent,” Bollozos said. Adding that they have already provided about 23,440 liters of milk in their feeding program.

Moreover, Governor Ma. Luisa Romualdo suggested that aside from fresh milk, they could shift to making other products such as pastillas, milk bar, ice cream and even cheese.

“The KALIPI (Kalipunan ng Liping Pilipina) made the white cheese but since the constituents are not used to eating such, the product was not viable to us,” Bollozos stressed.

However, with the aid of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) the PAO has come up with other job and economic opportunities for the locals.

“The DOST has extended financial assistance to the project amounting to P1.780M for the procurement of equipment for the milk processing plant while the DTI offered skills training to the women particularly on ice cream making,” Bollozos said.

The doctor also added that a lot of locals and professionals also seek to work in the farm for experience and skills training that they can use in applying for jobs in New Zealand, Australia and other dairy-farming countries.17553622_1576143095732520_8816710720845179393_n.jpg

Dairy farm direction

“Our plan is to have this milk all over Camiguin,” Bollozos expressed.

He also added that aside from feeding the children, they are also teaching the young ones to appreciate the milk as it is. “We do not go into flavored milk. It is because somebody told me that if you want to teach your children to drink milk, do not give flavored milk,” he said.

The dairy farm also gives a source of income to its 27 farm workers and Bollozos shared that they are planning to expand the industry so they can give more job opportunities to their constituents.

At present, the fresh milk per one-liter bottle is sold at P50 and it lasts for about 5-7 days since there are no preservatives and added flavors in it.

“The 20th Dairy Congress and Expo will also be held in the island on May. Hence, we are hopeful that we could boost the industry and be properly equipped in developing such for the benefit of all,” Bollozos said.(RTP/PIA10)

20th dairy congress, expo set in Camiguin

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MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, April 17 (PIA) – To provide a venue for dairy farmers to discuss common interests affecting the sector, the Dairy Confederation of the Philippines will hold its 20th Dairy Congress and Expo on May 3-5 at the Provincial Convention Center, here.

The event will be hosted by the Mindanao Alliance of Dairy Industry Stakeholders (MAIDS) with the support of the Provincial Government of Camiguin, National Dairy Authority (NDA) and Philippine Carabao Center (PCC).

Debbie De San Miguel, planning officer of NDA, said that the DairyCon has chosen the province as the venue for this year’s congress since the dairy farming in the area has flourished through the years and the local government unit has shown enthusiasm in developing the industry.

Infographic_20170411_PaculbaR.jpgThe congress will serve as a forum for exchange of information on experiences particularly innovations and breakthroughs in the areas of production, processing and marketing as well as cooperative development in the dairy sector.

For this year, the event is geared towards substantially raising the productivity and incomes of dairy farmers, augment the base herd, create new market niches, and accelerate the realization of a self-reliant countryside.

For members, the registration fee is P2,000 per person and P2,500 for non-members. The registration already includes the congress kit and identification card, souvenir program, snacks and lunch. Board and lodging are not included in the registration.

Interested participants could also register online via http://dairyconphil.webs.com/ or visit the nearest NDA regional office.(RTP/PIA10)