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LGU Catarman gets Timbangan ng Bayan

LGU Catarman gets Timbangan ng Bayan

MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, March 23 (PIA) – The local government unit of Catarman in Camiguin received a hanging weighing scale with steel cages under the “Timbangan ng Bayan” or the Weighing Scale of the People Project through the Office of the Congressman and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Camiguin Provincial Office on March18, 2016 at the Catarman Public Market, Camiguin.

With the “Tamang Timbang, Tamang Presyo at De-Kalidad na Produkto,” “Timbangan ng Bayan” is a project of DTI in partnership with the Office of the Congressman to promote consumer welfare and healthy business environment, as well as to ensure the consumers get the best value for their money through accurate weights and measures of goods bought.

DTI said this is the third hanging scale that was turned-over by DTI to LGU-Catarman since last year and timely as the province expects more visitors and devotees in the island in time for the lent observance, known to many as the “Panaad” or a religious vow of sacrifice.

District Representative Xavier Jesus D. Romualdo and DTI-Camiguin, Provincial

Director Joselito S. Enot formally handed the weighing scale to Mayor Nestor A. Jacot along with the other local time officials.

In addition, DTI also turned over the one unit platform beam type weighing scale to the LGU Catarman which can weigh heavier agricultural products such as tuna fish and live pigs. (Zita M. Abellare with reports from Eric L. Aranas, DTI-Camiguin, PIA Cam iNet)


Catarman receives Food Terminal Project

Catarman receives Food Terminal Project

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, August 7, 2015 (PIA) – In line with its objective of assuring safe, quality and controlled market trading, the Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) Program of the Department of Agriculture – 10 (DA-10) turned-over the Municipal Food Terminal (MFT) to the local government unit of Catarman in the province of Camiguin on July 30, 2015.

Audy G. Maagad, Field Operations Division – 10 Supervising Agriculturist, said that the objective of the MFT is to improve the income of farmers and fisherfolks through assured market of their products and reduction of transportation cost and trading layers. He also said that this is to provide consumers with products that are safe, nutritious, affordable and are fresh from the farm and sea.

Mayor Nestor A. Jacot is thankful to have this project in their municipality. He said that this will be a great venue for the farmers and fisherfolks of the municipality who don’t have a place in the public market to sell their produce.

DA shelled out P1 Million for the project while the LGU allocated P52,632.00 which totaled to P1,052,632.00 as project cost. The FMT is located in the New Public Market of Barangay Poblacion, Catarman, Camiguin. (DA-10 RAFIS/PIA)

Catarman town in Camiguin to get new liquid quick freezer from DA


CAMIGUIN, April 5 (PIA) — A new cold storage facility will soon rise in Catarman town, following the forging of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the acquisition of a Liquid Quick Freezer (LQF).

Mayor Nestor A. Jacot, together with a representative from the National Business Corporation (NABCOR) inked the contract last month.


NABCOR, a government corporation, is a partner of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in the development of agribusiness on the countryside, more specifically, in the establishment of semi-processing and cold storage facilities such as this.

The project is under the national cold chain program of the government, aimed at increasing small farmers and fisher folks (SFF) income, as well as, in meeting the market demand for a year-round supply of commodities by extending the shelf life of agriculture and fishery products.

The LQF has a capacity to produce three tons of ice daily and its processing takes about two hours, done in batches of 16 blocks of ice, weighing around eight kilos each.

Municipal Agriculturist Teodora Gadgude says the project will be of great help to the local fisherfolks, whose volume of catch are mostly pelagic fishic, like tuna.

The machine, according to Gadgude, can also extend the shelf life of meat and vegetables packed in a vacuum sealed plastic.

“This facility will directly benefit farmers and fisherfolks federation in Catarman, as well as, the consumers,” she added.

The LQF is a commitment of the Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala during his recent visit in the province.

The local government unit for its part has already identified a perfect site and building for the facility, which was also inspected by NABCOR.

Under the MOA, the DA will donate the LQF, complete with accessories, while the recipient on the other hand will provide for the facility or warehouse that is also compliant to the needed electrical and safety requirements. (PIA)