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DTI, TESDA continue to offer training programs to aid entrepreneurs in Camiguin

August 4, 2020

CAMIGUIN, August 3 (PIA)—Aiding small business entrepreneurs start, develop, innovate, and promote their business in the midst of coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 pandemic, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) along with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Camiguin Provincial Offices conducted the Negosyo sa Barangay seminar. Held at Barangay Poblacion Hall, Mambajao, more than 20 small business entrepreneurs attended the seminar, which includes training on food processing and product demonstration by the Camiguin School of Arts and Trades (CSAT). TESDA Camiguin Provincial Office also promoted other programs through their affiliate schools.  TESDA Provincial Director John Simborios said CSAT offers Cookery NC II, Driving NC II, Trainers Methodology Level I, raising organic chicken leading to agricultural crops production (ACP) NC III.   Meanwhile, Fatima College of Camiguin offers Computer Systems Servicing NC II. Camiguin Polytechnic State College offers ACP NC I and NC III. Simborios urges interested individuals to avail of TESDA’s scholarship programs and to pre-enroll so they can be accommodated when the schools officially open for training. (RTP/PIA 10) Cebuano News: DTI, TESDA padayon ang training alang sa negosyante sa Camiguin CAMIGUIN, August 3 (PIA)—Agi’g tabang sa mga gagmay’ng negosyante nga makasugod, mapa-ugmad, makamugna ug mapasiugda ang ilang negosyo taliwala sa coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 pandemic, ang Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) inubanan sa Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Camiguin Provincial Offices nagpahigayon sa Negosyo sa Barangay seminar. Gipahigayon sa Barangay Poblacion Hall, Mambajao, lapas 20 nga mga small business entrepreneurs ang nilangkob sa seminar, nga naglakip ug training sa food processing ug product demonstration pinaagi sa Camiguin School of Arts and Trades (CSAT). Ang TESDA Camiguin Provincial Office nagpasiugda usab sa lain pa nilang programa pinaagi sa ilang affiliate schools.  Si TESDA Provincial Director John Simborios miingon nga ang CSAT nag-offer sa Cookery NC II, Driving NC II, Trainers Methodology Level I, raising organic chicken leading to agricultural crops production (ACP) NC III.   Samtang ang Fatima College of Camiguin nag-offer sa Computer Systems Servicing NC II. Ang Camiguin Polytechnic State College nag-offer sa ACP NC I ug NC III. Gi-awhag usab ni Simborios ang mga interesadong indibidwal nga mu-avail sa mga scholarship programs sa TESDA ug magpre-enroll aron ma-akomodar sila panahon nga mag-abri na ang mga tunghaan alang sa training. (RTP/PIA 10)

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SND receives P10.4-M post-harvest facility, machinery from DA-10

August 4, 2020

SULTAN NAGA DIMAPORO, July 28 (PIA) - In an effort to reduce post-harvest losses and increase farmers income and production, the Department of Agriculture- Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) turned over P10.4 million worth of projects to the local government of Sultan Naga Dimaporo (SND), Lanao del Norte on July 26. DA-RFO 10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado led the turnover of pre- and post-harvest projects to the LGU represented by Casan P. Colo, committee chair for agriculture, and to the eight farmer-association beneficiaries. Skylark Farmers Association of barangay Dableston received the P4.09 million warehouse, a component of the agency’s Rice Program for proper storage of agricultural inputs and machineries of said town. The 200-square meter warehouse with 195 metric tons capacity supports the buffer stocking and bagged grains and seeds of the farmers. The LGU also received pre- and post-harvest facilities and equipment in enhancing food productivity amounting to P6.3 million, comprising two units of rice transplanter, two units four-wheel drive tractor, four units water pump and two units cassava granulator. SND is the fourth rice producing municipality in Lanao del Norte with a yield of 4.86 metric tons per hectare, next to Lala, Salvador and Kapatagan. The 1,143 rice farmers will benefit said projects covering 2,728.75-hectare rice area, both for irrigated and rainfed areas. Director Collado challenged the farmer-association beneficiaries to maintain and operate the equipment to provide services to its members. “Dakong garbo namo mga mag-uuma nga nakadawat sa mga proyekto gikan sa DA diin dako ug matabang kanamo,” said Simplicio G. Calapine, Chair of SND Pandanan Farmers and Fisherfolk Association in said town. (ATCabig/DA-10/PIA ICIC)

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COVID-affected businesses to restart with government loan

August 4, 2020

ILIGAN CITY, July 28 (PIA) - Fifteen micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from Lanao del Norte whose businesses were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic received loan assistance from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through the Small Business Corporation (SB Corp.). A ceremonial signing of the loan release was held on July 24, 2020, this city. The beneficiaries are awarded with loan assistance ranging from P30,000 to P300,000. The financial assistance can be used to update loan amortization for vehicle loans or other fixed asset loans of the business, replace inventory for perishable stocks damaged, or as a working capital replacement to restart the business. The 15 MSMEs are the initially approved beneficiaries from the 170 applications received in Lanao del Norte under the Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso COVID – 19 Assistance to Restart Enterprises (P3 CARES) program with a total amount of P1,780,000.  It is the government’s economic relief program for micro and small enterprises affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Filipino-owned micro or small enterprises with at least one year of business operations before March 16, 2020 and with asset size of not more than P15 million can avail of the program and may be granted with loan assistance of P10,000 to P200,000  for enterprises with an asset size of not more than P3 million,  and not more than P500,000  for enterprises with an asset size of not more than P15 million. Rhodelia Sojor of Emrys Industries, one of the beneficiaries, said she will use the financial assistance as seed money to reboot her establishment. “I will be using it to upgrade my online presence and ability to accept online payments and credit payments, pay the remaining balance of my accounts payable on the credit extended by my suppliers for materials they sent me out of trust and without any post-dated checks, and pay for labor in producing more products I can sell online using the materials inventory I have.” “I truly appreciate the DTI and SB Corp. family for their collective effort in helping each other rise above personal grief and challenges so we would have the timely release of this CARES program,” Sojor added. Another beneficiary, Rexaniel Saburnido of Pater Al Kuwait Foods Corp., shared that he will use 50% of the financial assistance to buy raw materials and the other 50% as buffer funds in case of urgent payables. “It somehow eases the burden and allows me to strategically position my business to successfully attain our goals despite the pandemic,” Saburnido added.  He also expressed his gratitude to DTI for the support received in his business journey.  “Thank you for not giving up on us. To SB Corp thank you so much for extending your help to us. Thank you for the hope that you share and for being our wall to lean on in this trying times.” (DTI-10/PIA ICIC)

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PAKIGDAIT, VSO Phils. provide transpo support to Iligan frontliners

August 4, 2020

ILIGAN CITY, July 28 (PIA) -- As an expression of their gratitude for the frontliners continued services amidst the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, ten bicycles complete with accessories were distributed as transportation support to ten poor and marginalized non-medical frontliners by Pakigdait Inc. in partnership with VSO Philippines. Abelardo A. Moya, director of Pakigdait, said the frontliners are equally heroes and heroines for they bravely continued to work and provide services even walking many kilometers in the times of lockdown where public transportation was not available. "Pakigdait Inc. believes that lady security guards, carpenters, gardeners, Madaris teachers, Imams, and even balut vendors are considered as frontliners for they not only kept and maintained our living spaces and small scale economy going but also helped in maintaining the people’s morale in the face of a pandemic— an underrated, yet important task performed by these essential workers during the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine," he said. Madaris teacher Ustadz Jamal Borcay, age 24, one of the recipients of the transportation support expressed his gratitude and sentiments to Pakigdait. "In times of ECQ, I had to wake up early and walk to Al Nor Madarasah in Camague just to make it on time for my Madaris class," he said. Saadoddin Mauna, the resident Imam of a local masjid in Brgy. Tambacan had his fair share of transportation obstacles brought forth by the ECQ. He overcame this obstacle by walking from Ceanuri to the masjid just so he could fulfill his duties as an Imam.  Upon hearing that he was chosen as one of the recipients of the transportation support, he was overwhelmed and is grateful for the support for it will enable him to fulfill his duties easily with fewer obstacles. Balut vendor Jimmer Cenit started selling balut at the early age of 7.  At 18 years old,  he took the role of a breadwinner by continuing to sell balut as the only source for his family’s income. By the implementation of the ECQ, his business was forced to close and as their savings were running out, he wished for a bike so he could pedal around the city to sell his balut.  He expressed his gratitude to Pakigdait Inc. for fulfilling his wish, further saying that with this bike, he will better provide for his family and partner. Through this effort, Pakigdait Inc. aims to empower these lesser-known and recognized frontline workers to continue the performance of their duties with now fewer transportation difficulties. (Pakigdait / PIA ICIC)

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Titulo sa yuta gitunol ni Mayor Moreno sa mga benepisyaryo

August 4, 2020

TALIWALA sa giatubang nga problema sa panglawas tungod sa COVID-19, apan nagpadayon gihapon ang mga programa sa administrasyon ni Mayor Oscar Moreno sama sa land titling program diin 11 ka mga benepisyaryo ang nakadawat sa ilang titulo sa yuta karong adlawa, Agosto 4. Ang kalihokan gipangulohan ni Mayor Moreno, Kagawad Edgar Cabanlas nga maoy chairman sa Task Force for Emancipation of Piso-Piso Beneficiaries/Land Asset Management Office (TFEPB/LAMO), Maria Lourdes Gaane, Roger Abaday ug John Michael Seno, City Administrator Teddy Sabuga-a, uban nila ni DENR-10 Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Aldrich Resma, ug NHA-10 Regional Manager Engr. Rolando Teves Jr. Alayon niini, gipasalamatan ni Mayor Moreno si Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin Uy ug ang mayoriya sa City Council sa hugot nga pagsuporta sa iyang mga programa, ingon man sa mga partner agencies DENR, NHA ug uban pang stakeholders nga maoy hinungdan nga nagmalampuson ang land titling program sa syudad. Lakip usab sa iyang gipasalamatan si Engr. Armen Cuenca, executive director sa TFEPB uban sa iyang mga personahi ingon man sa tibuok bureaucracy sa city hall. “Kining timing sa pag-apod-apod sa titulo could not have been better especially in this difficult, critical and uncertain time,” dugang ni Mayor Moreno. Si Engr. Cuenca namahayag nga ang mga benepisyaryo gikan sa Barangay Tumpagon (7), Isla Cupa sa Brgy. Consolacion (3) ug KAHOA sa Brgy. Kauswagan (1). Tungod niini, gipahalipayan ni Mayor Moreno ang mga benepisyaryo tungod kay hingpit na nilang gipanag-iya ang yuta nga gitukuran sa ilang panimalay ug dili na mabalaka nga sa ilang pagmata papahawaon sila. Subling gipahinumduman ni Kag. Cabanlas ang mga benepisyaryo nga ampingan ang titulo sa yuta tungod kay mao kini ang bugtong handumanan nga ikabilin sa ilang mga anak.

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DA-10 gives anti-hemorrhagic septicemia vaccine for livestock ruminants

August 3, 2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Aug. 3 (PIA)--To ensure the health and immunity of the livestock ruminants in Bukidnon and Cagayan de Oro City, the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office (DA-RFO)-10 handed over a total of 70 vials of Hemorrhagic septicemia (HS) bacterin vaccine at the agency grounds. The Large Animal Raisers of Mindanao (LARAMIN) received 25 vials; Don Carlos Municipal Agriculture Office of Don Carlos, Bukidnon (20) and CdeO City Veterinary Office (25) at 25 doses per vial, respectively from DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado and Regional Technical Director for Operations Carlota S. Madriaga. Hemorrhagic septicemia (HS) bacterin vaccine is used to protect the animals from Pasteurella multocida serotype B that triggers acute disease of livestock animals in tropical countries. Reportedly, the HS disease is an acute and highly fatal infection, where infected livestock ruminants may be found dead or die less than 24 hours after initial clinical signs. DA-RFO 10 Livestock Program Coordinator Maria Lourdes M. Sypiecco said the vaccine is ideally to be injected to ruminants every year (1 ruminant is to 1 dose) costs P700 each. “This is to boost the immunity of the cattle and carabaos that were turned over to the beneficiaries last year, under the Cattle and Carabao Multiplier Farm projects. They aim to increase the production of the livestock industry in the region; thereby augmenting the source of livelihood of local farmers," she added. Don Carlos Municipal Agriculturist Merlyn C. Los Baños said the vaccine will help prevent the cattle and carabao from being infected with the fatal disease, and will help boost profitability in the cattle-carabao industry. Meanwhile, CDO City Veterinarian Dr. Lucien Anthony D. Acac said the vaccine will not only benefit the beneficiaries of the cattle multiplier farm, but also other raisers of livestock, including goats and horses in the hinterland and coastal areas of the city. (DA10/PIA10) 

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