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51st Adlaw Ta Camiguin opens with product, talent showcase


CAMIGUIN, Jan. 5 (PIA)—Featuring over 20 handicraft makers, and talents in sports, singing, dancing and more, the 51st Camiguin Founding Anniversary dubbed, “Adlaw Ta Camiguin,” officially opened on January 5 at the Ugmad Site, Mambajao, here.

49492198_1194344194057987_5285574667866734592_nCiting the developments in the island as well as the efforts in keeping Camiguin on top, Mambajao Mayor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo said, “If we want to continue all these things, let’s not disintegrate.”

Just like in every household, if there is trouble, it will start to crack then it will crumble, go down and eventually all of the family members’ dreams will fail, Romualdo stressed.

49682652_1194343850724688_6877649251275374592_nThus, in its anniversary, the Provincial Government of Camiguin in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Education (Deped), and other key national line agencies, exerted effort to involve every Camiguingnon in working towards island development.

Handicraft Festival

By aiding the local entrepreneurs particularly the handicraft makers through holding the First Handicraft Festival, the local government along with DTI believes that such will boost not only the usage of locally-grown materials but also the talents of handicraft makers in the island and their capability to augment family’s income.

49704141_1194343927391347_7432877832751022080_n“Malipayon kaayo mi nga nahatagon mi ug higayon nga maka-display sa among produkto aning kalihokan apil na ang proseso sa pagbuhat niini (We are very happy that we are given the chance to display our products and show how we process these products),” said Cresilito Estrella of the Camiguin Probation Pardons and Paroles Association.

Estrella’s paperweights and ballpen holders made of Bitaog is just among the many products highlighted in the handicraft festival.

Tourists and locals could also purchase and view the makings of fashion bags made of Nito, doormats made of coco coir by the women’s group in Agoho, Mambajao, lampshades, coin banks and wine holders made of ‘Batakan’ bamboos, accessories from broken glasses, bamboo wind chimes, baskets, slippers, and more.

Honing students’ skills

49639284_1194342774058129_4559660108908331008_nAn integral part of putting Camiguin on top as stressed by Mayor Romualdo is the boost in the personal and academic development of the youth in the island.

Thus, the local government in partnership with Deped spearheaded the Spelling Quiz Bee and Local History Quiz Bowl, “Tigi sa Kaalam sa Kasaysayan,” for elementary and secondary levels.

Sports enthusiasts were also able to show their skills in the Inter-Municipality High School Basketball Tournament and the Fun Run/Barkada Run at Cong. PPR Tourism and Sports Complex.

Local families and tourists also gathered during the night to witness the Kaplag sa Bituon (Cebuano solo singing contest for elementary pupils), Tinig at Himig ng Mag-irog (Tagalog duet contest for secondary level), and Ingsugilon Paagi Ta Sajaw (cultural dance drama contest).

By involving Camiguingnons of all ages in these activities, the mayor said such will help in uniting the province.

“The speed of success is always dependent on our dedication and willingness to sacrifice. We have to complement with each other and let’s not make excuses so we won’t crumble and fail,” Romualdo said. (RTP/PIA10)


Regional council for MSMEs widens biz horizons with exhibits, mentoring program


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.


Engaging NGAs

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)

Coco coir SSF augments family income in Catarman


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)

Cebuano News: Camiguin ga-awhag sa mga drayber magsuot ug helmet


CAMIGUIN, December 11 (PIA) – Aron masiguro ug maampingan ang mga Camiguingnons, partikular na ang mga operator or drayber sa motor ug ilang pasahero, gikan sa magubaon ug sa hilabihan nga makadaot nga epektong makamatay gikan sa aksidente ug bangga, ang kagamhanang lokal mag-implementar sa Motorcycle Helmet Act o Republic Act No. 10054 sugod Enero 2018.


Sa Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) Fourth Quarter Meeting niadtong Disyembre 7 sa Provincial Convention Center, si PPOC Co-Chai Jurdin Jesus Romualdo miingon nga ang tanang drayber sa motor kinahanglang magsuot ug helmet ug ang mga bata gibawalan mag-ingkod atubangan sa drayber.


“Standard protective motorcycle helmets are appropriate types of helmets for motorcycle riders that comply with the specifications issued by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) (Ang standard protective motorcycle helmets mao ang angay nga klase sa mga helmet alang sa mga drayber sa motor nga subay sa mga detalye nga giisyu sa Department of Trade and Industry (DTI),” giingon ni Romualdo dala dasig sa sa mga miyembro sa PPOC nga mutabang sa pag-apod-apod sa impormasyon kabahin sa pagsuot ug tarong nga helmet.


Alang mga bata nga gasakay sa motor, miingon si Romualdo nga dili angay para sa bisag kinsang tao nga mudrayb ug duha ka ligid nga motor nga aduna’y bata sakay sa mga pampublikong dalan diin naa’y daghang mga sakyanan, daghang kusog mudagan nga sakyanan o aduna’y speed limit nga lapas sa 60/kph nga giimplementar.


Kining mga balaod aplikable sa tanan wa’y labot kung ang pasaherong bata komportableng makab-ot sa iyang tiil ang standard foot peg sa motor ug makab-ot o mahawiran ang hawak sa drayber.(RTP/PIA10)

Camiguin urges motorcycle drivers to wear helmets


CAMIGUIN, December 11 (PIA) – To secure and safeguard the Camiguingnons, particularly the operators or drivers of motorcycles and their passengers, from the ruinous and extremely injurious effects of fatal or life threatening accidents and crashes, the provincial government here will strictly implement the Motorcycle Helmet Act or Republic Act No. 10054 starting January 2018.


During the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) Fourth Quarter Meeting on December 7 at the Provincial Convention Center, PPOC Co-Chair Jurdin Jesus Romualdo said that all of the motorcycle drivers should wear helmets and minors are banned from sitting in front of a motorcycle rider.


“Standard protective motorcycle helmets are appropriate types of helmets for motorcycle riders that comply with the specifications issued by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI),” Romualdo said as he urged the members of PPOC to help in disseminating the law on wearing of proper helmet.


As for the riding minors, Romualdo said that it is unlawful for any person to drive a two-wheeled motorcycle with a child on board on public roads where there is heavy volume of vehicles, high density of fast moving vehicles or a speed limit of more than 60/kph is imposed.


These rules are applicable unless the child passenger can comfortably reach his/her feet on the standard foot peg of the motorcycle and reach around and grasp the waist of the motorcycle rider.(RTP/PIA10)

Cebuano News: DTI-Camiguin magpahigayo’g Consumer Fun Run


CAMIGUIN, September 30 (PIA)—Base sa temang, “Consumer Rights in the Digital Age,” ang Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)- Camiguin Provincial Office magpahigayo’g Consumer Fun Run karon Oktubre 1 aron sugdan ang Consumer Welfare Month nga kasaulogan sa Oktubre.

Ang fun run maglakip sa 3K ug 5K nga mga kategorya para sa lalaki ug babae nga magdadagan nga magsugod sa alas 6:15 ug 6:00 sa buntag.

Sa dili pa sugdan ang fun run, aduna’y ipahigayon nga Zumba (sayaw sa maayong panglawas) sa alas 5:00 sa buntag.

9c072785ed13387abd887fcb7743fba4.jpegAng mga mudaug sa 3K para sa lalaki ug babae nga kategorya makakuha ug P1,000, P700 ug P500 para sa una, ikaduha ug ikatulong mananaog.

Alang sa 5K nga lalaki ug babae nga kategorya, ang mga makadaug makakuha ug P1,500, P1,200 ug P1,000 para sa una, ikaduha ug ikatulong ganti.

Ang registration fee mudagan lang sa P100 lakip na ang run jersey.

Ang maong kalihokan nagtumong nga mapataas pa ang kahibalo sa katawhan sa isaulog nga Consumer Welfare Month ug isulong ang maayong panglawas sa mga sakop sa katilingban.(RTP/PIA10)

DTI-Camiguin holds Consumer Fun Run


CAMIGUIN, September 30 (PIA)—With the theme, “Consumer Rights in the Digital Age,” the Department of Industry (DTI) – Camiguin Provincial Office will hold the Consumer Fun Run on October 1 to kick off the Consumer Welfare Month Celebration on October.


The fun run will include 3K and 5K categories for male and female runners which will start at 6:15AM and 6:00AM respectively.


21764767_717610815097471_4296868315713293111_n.jpgPrior to the fun run, there will be a Zumba (dance for fitness) at 5:00AM.


Winners for 3K male and female categories will bring home P1,000, P700 and P500 for the first, second and third places, respectively.


For the 5K male and female categories, winners will get a chance to bag P1,500, P1,200 and P1,000 for the first, second and third places respectively.


Registration fee is only P100 inclusive of run jersey.


The event aims to heighten the awareness of the public on the Consumer Welfare Month Celebration as well as foster healthy lifestyle among the community members.(RTP/PIA10)