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DTI MisOcc's Love Lokal features local fashion creations

December 15, 2020

The Department Trade Industry (DTI) Misamis Occidental and Otop Philippines Hub Ozamiz in partnership with Victor Tusing of Boyboy Tusing Fashion House and Cielo Cervantes of Senina Fashion, Subanen Weavers Association, Bucarco, and Coco Coir has officially launched its LoveLokal virtual fashion show showcasing the products and creations of Misamis Occidental. LoveLokal fashion show is a video promotional campaign to “buy local” as part of efforts to revive the local economy and show that the pandemic could not stop Filipinos from celebrating Christmas.   “This is the first in the region and I understand that this is not just the usual pabonggahan (show off) trade or pabonggahan fashion show but this is for a cause,” DTI-10 Regional Director Linda Boniao said. Boniao encouraged the locals of the province to support and to inspire local designers, props men and tailors, or even tailoring shops so the latter can upscale their product. The designers are also urged to join DTI’s product promotion campaign and product development. For her part, DTI Provincial Director Jane Marie Tabucan said, "Despite the pandemic our DTI Office and Otop Philippines is continuously adding value to every known local product in the province both food and non-food. Tabucan also thanked local MSMEs for their dedication in keeping the economy moving by constantly creative products that they can call 'Buhat sa Misamis Occidental.' Meanwhile, Otop Hub MisOcc General Manager Jeffklein Glodove said the entire concept revolves around highlighting the local industry in Misamis Occidental. “This includes the development for the local textile industry, the waving communities as well as the collaboration of our local designers who will in term maximize the output. The bounties of Misamis Occidental is evident in our unlimited supply of bangus sardines, ginisang alamang, ginamos and even our processed fruits and nuts,” he said. DTI-MisOcc has also been in constant engagement with the Abaca weavers in Tudela and has conducted training for Bamboo shared facilities in Clarin and Subanen weavers of Gala in Ozamiz City and even with the Coco coir facility in Panaon. The virtual fashion show is also supported by Johann’s Cuisine, Johann's Crossing, Johann's Dragon Fruit Ice Cream, Geisha Studio Productions, Watazu, and Bryant MIlling and Marketing.(SMRN/PIA Misamis Occidental)  

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DTI MisOcc seeks support for #LoveLokal Christmas basket campaign

December 15, 2020

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Misamis Occidental urges the residents of the province to support local entrepreneurs through #LoveLokal: A Christmas Basket Campaign. The Christmas basket project features products of local micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Misamis Occidental. The basket is crafted from local materials such wood, coco coir, romblon, tikog, etc., by local craftsmen and women and is designed by local designers who successfully graduated from the recently concluded Modernong Obra, Disenyong Atin (MODA) Manlilikha Designer Course of DTI’s One Town, One Product (OTOP) program. Handcrafted baskets are filled with processed condiments such as vinegar, coco sauce, sugar, coconut oil, and honey products; processed food such as bagoong, alamang, and bangus; as well as fresh processed food and other farm produce. The baskets are priced from P300 to P1,000. Customers can also have a customized Christmas basket depending on their own budget. Interested customers may visit OTOP-Hub Misamis Occidental in Bañadero Highway, Ozamiz City, or virtually visit www.otophubozamiz.com or Facebook.com/ otophubozamiz for online orders and payment with delivery. The local products are also available in the Christmas Village in Tangub City. (DTI-10/PIA Misamis Occidental)  

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DTI MisOcc seeks support for #LoveLokal Christmas basket campaign

December 15, 2020

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Misamis Occidental urges the residents of the province to support local entrepreneurs through #LoveLokal: A Christmas Basket Campaign. The Christmas basket project features products of local micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Misamis Occidental. The basket is crafted from local materials such wood, coco coir, romblon, tikog, etc., by local craftsmen and women and is designed by local designers who successfully graduated from the recently concluded Modernong Obra, Disenyong Atin (MODA) Manlilikha Designer Course of DTI’s One Town, One Product (OTOP) program. Handcrafted baskets are filled with processed condiments such as vinegar, coco sauce, sugar, coconut oil, and honey products; processed food such as bagoong, alamang, and bangus; as well as fresh processed food and other farm produce. The baskets are priced from P300 to P1,000. Customers can also have a customized Christmas basket depending on their own budget. Interested customers may visit OTOP-Hub Misamis Occidental in Bañadero Highway, Ozamiz City, or virtually visit www.otophubozamiz.com or Facebook.com/ otophubozamiz for online orders and payment with delivery. The local products are also available in the Christmas Village in Tangub City. (DTI-10/PIA Misamis Occidental)  

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Andanar: Food security, a pathway to peace

December 15, 2020

Citing a pattern of success when people work together to help farmers boost production, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on Tuesday led the caravan of government agencies all the way up to barangay Kalabugao in Impasugong, Bukidnon. Composed of the Department of Agriculture (DA), National Irrigation Administration (NIA), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine Information Agency, Impasugong local government unit (LGU), and Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), the group turned over farm equipment units and postharvest facilities worth P15.86 million to farmers in that remote rural plateau. It is near the border of Gingoog, Agusan del Norte and Bukidnon province. Most of the inhabitants are indigenous folks. PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar, who is the Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) for Northern Mindanao, in speech said “Food security is a pathway to peace and we know how food security contributes to peacebuilding.” The government’s P15.86 million worth of farm inputs and equipment support to Kalabugao farmers were turned over to Impasugong town mayor Anthony A. Uy. These postharvest facilities and crop-raising aid include units of mobile flash dryer and mechanical rice thresher; loads of fertilizer; corn and vegetable seeds; hybrid rice and sorghum seeds; irrigation system; and multi-purpose drying pavement with shed. The livestock agribusiness interventions also include poultry egg incubators, farm animals and other barnyard fowls. Three groups will then manage these government’s agricultural support: One is the 1,000-strong AGHIMICU (Agtolawon-Higaonon-Mintapod-Cumadon) organization; Hagpa Women’s Organization (HWO) and the other is the equally strong Movement and Alliance for Advocacy of Men in Action (MAAMA). Encouraged by the outpouring of support from the government, Impasugong town mayor Anthony Uy said "As the agencies and communities work together, the government’s efforts in ensuring food security—through the Task Force-ELCAC—is paying off.”       “The TF-ELCAC, in coordination with Impasugong LGU and all concerned government agencies, have started pouring assistance in Kalabugao. This would help make our IP lives easier, hence, they will become productive members of their respective communities," the mayor said. Secretary Andanar, on the same occasion, graced the unveiling ceremony of the conceptual framework to start the setting up of the Indigenous Peoples Economic Zone (IPEZ). Connecting roads also form part of the IPEZ. “I am happy to know that the Lumad and settlers here in barangays Kalabugao and Hagpa are in Bayanihan in carrying out the goals of the IP Economic Zone, which will soon be the commercial hub of the IPs,” Andanar said. Department of Agriculture Asec. Christine Evangelista, Brig. General Oliver Vesliño, Brig. General Ferdinand Barandon, and Lt. Col. Edgardo Talaroc Jr, also did their share in inspiring farmers during the turnover ceremony and IPEZ launching at the village’s covered court—along with the regional directors, the media, Kalabugao Punong Barangay Jesus Chavez, Punong Barangay Eber Suday of Hagpa, and barangay folks. The program ended, and as the departing caravan winds a bend, Kagawad Eutropio Jamilo and farmer Alex Dupeno commented, “Secretary Martin Andanar is the only Malacañang official who has visited Kalabugao.” It could be so, because the litany of unfinished roadworks, steep cliffs, and deep precipice along narrow and winding mountainside ways are no walk in the park for anyone. But CORDS Sec. Martin Andanar went up there. (RLRB/PIA Bukidnon)

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Manggagawang Pinoy sa Taiwan, pinarangalan

December 15, 2020

Isa na namang pagpapatunay sa kagalingan ng Pilipino sa merkado ng paggawa nang parangalan ang apat na overseas Filipino worker (OFW) bilang modelong empleyado ng industry association sa Taiwan, pahayag ng labor department nitong Linggo. Sinabi ni Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III na ipinagmamalaki ng Pilipinas ang parangal na iginawad sa mga OFW ng Taiwanese Textile and Weaving Industry. “We share the honor for their achievements. Their fete makes the Filipino nation even more proud,” wika ni Bello. Sa ulat sa Kalihim ng Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) ng Taiwan, napili sina Leonor B. Lubo, Kevin Jay C. Fillon, Raquel F. Dacusin, and Arniel S. Felizarta dahil sa kanilang kasipagan at mahusay na pagtatrabaho. Kasama ng OFW ang mga Taiwanese at iba pang manggagawa mula sa ibang bansa na nakatanggap ng parehong parangal. Isinaalang-alang din sa pagpili ng katangi-tanging manggagawa ang oras ng kanilang pagpasok sa trabaho, pagiging masunurin at kakayahan sa pakikipag-usap, ayon sa POLO Taipei. Binati at iginawad ni Yai-Ming Zhang, Chairman of the Executive Director Board of the Taiwan Silk and Filament Weaving Industrial Association (TSFA) ang parangal sa mga katangi-tanging manggagawa. Pinagkalooban ni POLO-Taipei Labor Attaché Cesar Chavez, Jr ng cash award ang mga pinarangalang Pilipino. Isinasagawa kada taon ng TSFA, isang non-government organization, ang parangal sa mga manggagawa para mahimok ang mga ito na itaas ang kanilang kasanayan at maging inspirasyon para mas paghusayin ang kalidad ng kanilang pagtatrabaho. Sa iba pang pangyayari, 77 OFW na nagtatrabaho sa iba’t ibang kompanya sa Taichung, Taiwan ang nagtapos ng kursong Baking at Photography. Ayon kay Labor Attaché Fidel Macauyag ng POLO-Taichung, ang pagsasanay ay isinagawa ng POLO-OWWA sa pakikipagtulungan ng Darwitz, isang Taiwan Manpower Agency at ng dalawang Filipino volunteer-trainer. Ipinaalam din ni Macauyag sa mga OFW ang kanilang karapatan sa paggawa at pinaalalahanan na patuloy nilang sundin ang health and safety protocol laban sa COVID-19. ### POLO Taiwan/Taichung/gsr    

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DAR provides potable water to Nueva Vizcaya residents

December 15, 2020

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in the province of Nueva Vizcaya has turned over, December 10, 2020, a Community-Managed Potable Water Supply and Sanitation (CP-WASH) Project worth PhP 80,000 located in Barangay Duruarog, Diadi, to provide its 150 households potable and clean water system. Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Dindi Tan said that CP-WASH filters bacteria, dirt and other water-borne diseases making it safe for consumption by the residents and farmers in the community. “The DAR is not just concerned with distributing lands to help farmers improve their economic conditions. The DAR also looks after the well-being, safety, and living condition of the people in the rural communities,” Tan said. Tan said this project aims to provide the agrarian reform beneficiary households and the school children access to clean water using a technology which is very affordable, easy to maintain, and taken care of by the community. “I would like to thank Diadi Mayor Sandy Gayaton for her support to this project and I also want to encourage our stakeholders to all take their part in sustaining this project,” Tan said. The turn over ceremony was attended by Mayor Sandy Gayaton, Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer I Engr. Cherry Callejo Magno, Chief Agrarian Reform Program Officer Chit Bungubung, Senior Agrarian Reform Program Officers Edwin Algeria and Engr. Ronald John Celestino.  

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