MAHINOG, Camiguin, May 17 (PIA) — Uban ang tema nga, “Awareness, Collaboration and Moving Forward,” ang Department of Science and Technology (DOST)- Camiguin Provincial Office bag-ohay gipahigayon ang Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Forum sa Queobe Training Center, kung asa gipakita ang mga resulta sa gitun-an sa Manila Observatory diin ang Camiguin nag-una sa mga probinsiya nga risgo sa katalagman sa kinaiyahan.
Si Provincial Science and Technology Director- Camiguin/Senior Science Research Specialist Miriam A. de la Plaza niingon nga kaning mga kalihukan nga panag-uban sa local na kagamhanan sa Guinsiliban ug Mahinog kay parte sa Community Empowerment thru Science and Techonology (CEST).
Gisaysay usab ni Angelo Bang, residente nga volcanologist sa Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOCS) Hibok-Hibok Volcano Observatory Station, nga ang Camiguin nag-una sa mga probinsya nga risgo sa volcanic eruptions ug ika-nuwebe sa mga lugar nga risgo maigo ug tsunami.
“Camiguin has the highest risk because the land area is so small such that a volcanic eruption can affect the whole province (Ang Camiguin mao’y pinakadakong risgo tungod kay gamay ra ang land area niini busa maapektuhan na ang tibuok probinsiya kung mubuto ang bulkan),” ingon ni Bang.
Iyang gipahibalo nga dapat nakaamgo ang mga Camiguingnon sa lugar diin aduna’y mga volcanic hazards lakip ang mga steam blasts, glowing avalanches, lava flows ug lahar.
Nihisgot pud siya nga atong mga niagi nga tuig, aduna na’y dagko nga pagbuto gikan sa taluktok sa bulkang Hibok-Hibok human gisundan kini ug usa ka semanang lagiting nga linog. Mao dapat ang mga Camiguingnons kanunay andam kung mausab ang panghitabo.
Sa parte ni Engr. Anianita Fortich sa Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) gipasabot niya nga ang hydrometeorological hazards nga gaapekto sa probinsya nasinati adtong Nobyembre 7, 2001 diin kusog ug wala’y undang and ulan sulod sa 10 ka oras.
Kini nagresulta sa mga flash floods nga gadala ug landslide debris gikan sa bato, naibot nga kahoy, nahilos nga yuta gikan sa bukid nga nagtabon sa 134 ka buhi nga residente ug nagdaot sa mga gulayon ug istraktura.
Sa man-made calamities, si FO2 Sherwin Borres sa Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Mahinog Station nagsaysay sa mga butang nga dapat buhaton kung duna’y sunog ug kahilwason nga mga sukod nga dapat sundon sa opisina.
Iya usab gipakita ang sakto nga pamaagi sa pagdumala kung duna’y hungaw ang liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sama sa pagpahimug-at nga ang LPGs dapat nasa gawas kini aron kung na’y aso aron magtipok sa usa ka tuob na lugar nga mao’y makaingon ug sunog.
Ang mga balay ug establisamento dapat moobserba usab sa tarong nga pagsulay ug angay nga pagsustento sa tanang ekipo para masigurado nga wala’y hungaw ang hose.(RTP/PIA10)
GUINSILIBAN, Camiguin, May 18 — To increase the income among farmers and rural women, the Department of Agriculture (DA)– Regional Field Office 10 through the Bottom-Up Budgeting (BuB) Program releases P2.5 million to implement livelihood projects such as native chicken production, duck raising and organic feed production in Guinsiliban, Camiguin.
DA-10 OIC-Regional Director Carlene C. Collado, CPA recently turned over the check to Municipal Accountant Emmalinda G. Parian in behalf of the local government unit (LGU).
The total project cost is approximately P2.7 million, of which Php249,999 is the LGU’s counterpart.
Aside from providing assistance to the marginalized farmers, the LGU looks forward in helping increase the supply of poultry products in the municipality and even its adjacent towns.
The projects will be managed by different associations in Barangay Butay with the support of the municipal agriculture office include the native chicken production by the South Poblacion Rural Improvement Club Association, duck raising by Liong Rice Farmers Association and organic feed production by Butay Farmer’s Association.(DA10/RTP/PIA10)
MAHINOG, Camiguin, May 17 (PIA) — With the theme, “Awareness, Collaboration and Moving Forward,” the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)- Camiguin Provincial Office recently held the Disasters Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Forum at Queobe Training Center, here, noting the results of Manila Observatory study where Camiguin is one of the top provinces at risk to natural disasters.
Provincial Science and Technology Director- Camiguin/Senior Science Research Specialist Miriam A. de la Plaza said that such activity, which is in partnership with the local government of Guinsiliban and Mahinog, is part of the Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology (CEST).
Angelo Bang, resident volcanologist of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) Hibok-Hibok Volcano Observatory station emphasized that Camiguin ranked one in the top provinces at risk to volcanic eruptions and ninth in at risk to tsunamis.
“Camiguin has the highest risk because the land area is so small such that a volcanic eruption can affect the whole province,” Bang said.
He also shared that people should be aware of the volcanic hazards in the area which include steam blasts, glowing avalanches, lava flows and lahars.
Bang said that years ago, the large explosion from the summit crater of Hibok-Hibok volcano was preceded by a week of intense earthquakes. Hence, Camiguingnons should be fully equipped during such occurrence.
For her part, Engr. Anianita Fortich of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) explained the hydrometeorological hazards affecting the province saying that it was on November 7, 2001 when Camiguin experienced heavy continuous rains for about 10 hours.
Such has caused flash floods carrying landslide debris of boulders, uprooted trees, loose soil, rushing from the mountainside burying 134 residents alive and damaging vegetation and structures.
As for man-made calamities, FO2 Sherwin Borres of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Mahinog Station shared the things to do during and after fire as well as the safety measures that should be observed in the office.
He also demonstrated the proper way of managing leaked liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and stressed that LPGs should be placed outdoor so that the fume will not accumulate in an enclosed area.
Homes and establishments should also observe testing and proper maintenance of all equipment such as ensuring that there is no leak in the hose.
“This will cause the fume to spread out, delikado madakpan sa kalayo (this is hazardous for it can cause fire),” he explained.
The activity was attended by local government units in the province who are expected to spread the awareness to their constituents.(RTP/PIA10)
CAMIGUIN, April 20 (PIA) – To support and even encourage more entrepreneurs to take part in nation building, the Regional Micro Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council (RMSMEDC)-10 strengthens its core programs particularly on mentoring, holding exhibits and providing shared service facilities (SSF).
During the Talakayan sa PIA on April 17 at Mambajao Negosyo Center, here, Ruben Vegafria, RMSMEDC member from Misamis Oriental, said that various public-private partnerships are now aiding the business sector such as the provision of SSF which encourages involvement of people in the community through a certain livelihood suited in their area.
The Department of Trade and Industry also continuously conduct the Kapatid Mentor ME (KMME) Program that aims to help the country’s MSEs through coaching and mentoring, and linking MSMEs to large companies’ value chains.
Key MSME programs, events
In the recent KMME in the region, about 218 participants were coached on entrepreneurial mind setting and values formation, and marketing mindset. The participants came from Bukidnon (40), Camiguin (34), Lanao del Norte (39), Misamis Occidental (37), Misamis Oriental (49) and Regional Office (19).
As for the ProPak (Processing and Packaging) Asia, the biggest and most prestigious international food, drink, pharmaceutical processing and packaging event, a total of 146 delegates from the region are qualified to participate and witness how successful companies process their products on June 13-16 at Bangkok, Thailand.
The SSF implementation on the other hand, now has 92 percent or 146 out of 159 SSFs that are operational. From this number, Bukidnon has implemented 33 SSF, Camiguin with 17, Lanao del Norte with 36, Misamis Occidental with 29 and Misamis Oriental with 44.
Engaging the MSMEs to such events is important since “they are very significant in nation building that is why DTI today is focusing so much programs on MSMEs for their development because without the MSMEs the large businessmen or businesses will not be able to exist,” said Mike Amores, RMSMEDC member from Misamis Occidental.
When it comes to other government agencies’ intervention, Miriam dela Plaza of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said that they are introducing the Small and Medium Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) that aims to help businesses particularly those engaged in manufacturing. It is where the department aids on upgrading the businesses’ technology to help in the productivity of MSMEs.
They also have the Grants-In-Aid (GIA) Program that aims to harness the country’s scientific and technological capabilities to spur and attain sustainable economic growth and development.
As for the manpower or skills training, Elwin Barquez of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)- Camiguin Provincial Office shared that TESDA introduced new services on what they are currently providing.
“So being the supplier of manpower, we also advocated through our curriculum on how our graduates, being world class, could contribute on how to preserve our world,” Barquez said.
The National Youth Comission (NYC) also provides opportunities to youth entrepreneurs by allowing youth organizations to register online and enjoy benefits and assistance from NYC. Once registered, the youth organization can request a training from NYC such as activities or programs that foster economic empowerment.
For food-related business, the Food Innovation Center now accommodates MSMEs and students who want to develop and promote their food technology or product. The center also assists those who want to pursue or boost their business from the technology they’ve innovated.
Training and introducing more business strategies to entrepreneurs is essential in today’s local and global market is no longer a difficult task since “most of the MSMEs are getting younger and they are more knowledgeable, aggressive and educated on business,” said Shirley Cutab, RMSMEDC member from Camiguin.
Thus, the RMSMEDC-10 now calls out to all MSMEs who haven’t considered any intervention outside their comfort zones to grab the opportunities provided by the government and even the private sector to enhance their business and further improve their standards or mind sets in doing their business.(Recthie T. Paculba/PIA10)
CAMIGUIN, April 11 (PIA) — The Department of Labor and Employment in Region 10 (DOLE-X) underscored the successful livelihood stories of the province in a recent meeting with Governor Maria Luisa Romualdo.
Regional Director Atty. Joffrey M. Suyao of DOLE-X presented the video documents of successful stories of the livelihood projects from Camiguin as nominees of the 2018 DOLE Search for Best Livelihood-Assisted Projects for individual and group categories.
The eight and ten-minute video presentations encapsulated the humble beginnings of the beneficiaries and showcased how their businesses flourished and served as motivation to fellow aspirants especially the poor, vulnerable and marginalized workers in the informal and formal economies to start individual or group livelihood undertakings, and enable existing livelihood undertakings to grow into viable and sustainable businesses that provide income at least at par with those of the minimum wage earners in the province.
For the individual category, Suyao shared the story of Axel M. Salise’s Piso Net Project with pocket WiFi package.
Salise, a person with disability (PWD) from Barangay Baylao, Mambajao, received P20,000 worth of financial assistance from DOLE in 2014 to fund his arcade-style computer used as internet or gaming vending machine.
From one good opportunity, greater things happened to Salise as he was elected in 2012 as the president of Persons with Exceptional Reserved Skills Association (PWERSA).
Leading the organization, Salise was able to help his fellow PWDs by employing them in his computer business.
Furthermore, Axel improved his business by incorporating various marketing strategies as well as offering proofreading or editing documents for a fee.
Such strategy gave him an edge over the other computer service providers nearby even if the latter have more units to offer.
To date, Axel intends to expand his business by selling customized T-shirts, event giveaways/tokens, and souvenir items.
He believes that his Piso-Net livelihood will be dispersed to other individual PWDs for them to be successful entrepreneurs like him.
For the group category, Suyao highlighted the Kahugpungan sa mga Masilakong Mananagat (KASAMMA) organization of Barangay Lagapak, Poblacion, Sagay with their Tingco Tingco Boat and Net Fishing Project which started in January 2000.
Association Chairman Fernando Ocaba received the initial DOLE-X financial assistance worth P400,000 which enabled them to employ 70 worker-beneficiaries.
The beneficiaries were then living below the poverty line with varying concerns on medical care, education, and food.
Suyao explained to Romualdo how the business diversified and flourished from merely catching/selling fish to acquiring the means in squid and fish drying, salted fish production, and production of bottled sardines.
The organization now employs 15 fishermen, 3 women brokers to market outlets to the other municipalities, 15 slicers, and 5 packers.
The group made use of mechanical drying for their produce in response to the unfavorable weather condition besetting the province being in a typhoon belt area.
This paved the way for another assistance in the amount of P300,000 in December 2016 as a reformation project on Rehabilitation of Boat Engine and Panamaw Fishing from DOLE.
The group has also obtained an additional livelihood income for their members through micro-financing, bigasan (rice selling), hog fattening, and egg laying.
Governor Romualdo expressed enthusiasm to advocate and support the entries of her constituents who proved that starting small in business has magnanimous impact in pursuing one’s dreams to be successful in life.
She assured that the documentation will be presented in every barangay or municipal events or meetings in the province to encourage the Camiguingnons to support the local livelihood projects in the area.(Mildred Dablio/RTP/PIA10)
CAMIGUIN, April 19 (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-10 through its Camiguin Provincial Office empowers women in the province by providing various projects and programs that would enable the sector to earn on their own and among these is the Shared Service Facility (SSF) for Coco Coir Processing.
Kalipunan ng Liping Pilipina (KALIPI) President Lizcel Cutab shared during the Regional Micro Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council (RMSMEDC)-10 project visit on April 16 that the SSF for Coco Coir Processing helped not only the women in Barangay Mainit, Catarman, Camiguin as their husbands and children play a big role in keeping the business running.
“Sauna ang mga kababayenhan pa gyud ang galihok niini pero nakita sa ilang mga bana ang gikinahanglang kusog aron mapaspas ang pagtrabaho niini. Ni-apil na usab ang ilang mga anak pinaagi sa pagkolekta sa bunot ug pagtunol sa materyales ngadto sa tig-operate sa makina,” Cutab shared.
(Before, only the women are involved in the project but their husbands volunteered to help when they saw the need to augment the manpower to hasten up the workload. The children also took part in the project by collecting the coconut husks and placing the materials to the machine operator)
The facility is operated by the Agoho KALIPI in cooperation with Nagpakabana Multi-Purpose Cooperative. The DTI allocated around P1.9 million for the diesel-engine powered decorticating with winnowing/peat screening machine.
Now, women from the area earns P3 for every 11-meter-long coco coir twine which is usually used in making decorations for special occasions, rugs, doormats, bio rolls and more. The remaining materials are then use for fertilizers so nothing will really go into waste.
“Ang problema lang gyud namo karon kung unsaon pagpadaghan sa produksyon sa coco coir labina nga daghan ang demand niini. Dili man gud pirmi daghan ang makuhang bunot kay gadepende ra pud mi kung unsa’y makuha nga materyales sa nagkalain-laing gatanom ug lubi sa lugar,” Cutab said.
(The problem now is on how we can increase the coco coir production since there are a lot of demands of it. It is not all the time that we get a lot of coco husks and we only depend on the number of husks that we can get from various coco planters in the area)
DTI Camiguin Provincial Director Joselito Enot said that they are looking for ways to address such concern and are tapping coco planters in the area who can possibly aid in boosting the production of coco coir for the women’s group.
Coco coir is a durable fiber extracted from discarded coconut husks which is preferred over concrete bricks and peat moss because it is cheaper, renewable, and completely organic. (RTP/PIA10)
CAMIGUIN, April 18 — In preparation for the conduct of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Mandatory Training, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Camiguin Provincial Office conducted an Organizational Meeting for the members of the Provincial Implementation Teams on April 10 at DILG Camiguin Provincial Office.
This is in line with improving the competencies of newly-elected Sangguniang Kabataan Officials in assuming their roles as prime movers in youth development.
The DILG in coordination with National Youth Commission (NYC) Government is set to conduct a nationwide one-day SK Mandatory Training Program for the newly elected SK Officials. The implementation of the training will tap third party service providers or the local resource institutes like state universities and colleges as partners.
For the province of Camiguin, DILG Provincial Director Rhona G. Pedraza-Abadilla spearheaded the meeting which was participated by the Municipal Local Government Operations Officers (MLGOOs) and Local Youth Development Officers (LYDOs) of Catarman, Mahinog, Mambajao and Guinsiliban, and Camiguin Polytechnic State College Representative, Instructor I Victor Niño C. Dapar.
Abadilla discussed the guidelines regarding the implementation of the SK mandatory and continuing training programs to be jointly implemented by the DILG and NYC.
She also emphasized the roles and responsibilities of the Provincial Management Team, training modules, calendar of activities, breakdown of expenses, budgetary requirements, roles and responsibilities of the Provincial Management Team, and training delivery.
Abadilla said that non-attendance to the SK Mandatory Training without any valid reason would be considered as a necessary ground to disqualify SK officials or subject them to disciplinary actions.
“We are hoping that this training will make our youth leaders more equipped with knowledge and skills to fulfil their mandated functions,” she said.
The conduct of the SK mandatory training is in line with the implementation of the SK Reform Act or Republic Act No. 10742. The SK Mandatory Training Program for Camiguin will be conducted on May 23, 2018 (Catarman, Sagay, Guinsiliban) and May 24, 2018 (Mahinog and Mambajao).
Modules on Decentralization and Local Governance, SK History and Salient Features, Conduct of Meetings and Craft Resolutions, Planning and Budgeting, and Code of conduct and Ethical Standards of a Public Official would be taken up in the said activity.(DILG-10/RTP/PIA10)