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    BIKOL REPORTER 3MARCH 6 - 12, 2016

    Atty. GOMEZ Mayor BONGAT

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     promo for SM Advantage,SM Prestige and BDO Re-wards cardholders.

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    BLOODLETTINGThe LCC Foundation headed by its project chairman Mr. Abelardo V. Imperial recently

    sponsored a bloodletting activity, “GIVE BLOOD FOR LOVE” at the LCC Mall Naga, the second

    time the mall sponsored the same project meant to raise blood that will be turned over to the

    the Bicol Medical Center.

    BREASTFEEDING CENTER OPENSat the city-owned Bicol Central Station this morning, to serve

    lactating mothers and other clients. It will also serve as a

    counselling center for mothers.

    Naga to play host to Little League

    Baseball tourney Phl seriesBy JASON B. NEOLA

    NAGA CITY — After

    playing host to the suc-

    cessful 2016 Palarong Bi-

    col with the Departmentof Education last month,

    the local government unit

    here is preparing to host

    the Philippine series of the

    Little League 2016 Tour-

    nament with the Little

    League Philippines (LLP).

    The memorandum of

    agreement between the LLP

    and the city government

    which was inked as early as

    February 18, paves the way

    for the arrival here of not

    less than 1,400 participating

    athletes, including support

    staff in the Little League

    2016 Tournament Philip- pine Series that will see ac-

    tion from March 28 to April

    3, this year.

    The players who be-

    long to around 100 teams

    from different schools in

    the country are expected to

    draw attention from spec-

    tators with their pivotal

    movements, walk-off hits or

    towering grand slams which

    will unravel in 4 venues:

    main campus of the Ateneo

    de Naga University in Ba-

    gumbayan Sur, Eternal Gar-

    dens in Barangay Balatas,

    Metro Naga Sports Com-

     plex, and Teodora Moscoso

    Elementary School in Ba-rangay Pacol, this city.

    Mayor John G. Bongat

    said the event comes as an

    opportunity for the city to

    help develop and promote

    sports tourism and to be

    able to contribute to the re-

    gional economic activity.

    Atty. Jose Luis Gomez,

    district administrator of Lit-

    tle League Philippines, said

    that “in our experience, the

    delegations source all their

    meals from the markets

    and prepare food, purchase

    supplies, and buy souve-

    nirs during the tournament,

    1,400 people for 7 days at

    an average of P100 a dayfor meals and other expens-

    es is P980,000.”

    He said the computation

    does not include several

    delegations that opt to stay

    in hotels instead in billeting

    classrooms and those who

     patronize local restaurants

    and establishments.

    Francis Barja, sports co-

    ordinator of the city govern-

    ment, said that among the

    teams that will be joining

    in the tournament are those

    from the Ateneo de Manila

    University, De La Salle

    University, and the mem-

     bers of International Little

    League Association of Ma-

    nila (ILLAM).

    Aside from little league

     baseball, softball and junior

     baseball will also be played

    in the tournament, which

    was held in Iloilo last year.

    Winners in this year’s event

    will have the opportunity

    to represent the Philippines

    in the international tourna-

    ment next year.

    The city government

    has started doing coordina-

    tion for the classrooms to be used as billeting areas,

    water source for teams and

    delegation ofcials, First

    Aid stations at the playing

    venues, and PNP and PSO

     personnel to ensure the

    safety and security of the


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    BIKOL REPORTER 5MARCH 6 - 12, 2016

    DAR-CARD partnershipensure credit to farmers

    Fifty two Agrarian Re-form Beneciary (ARB) co-operatives already benet-ted from the micronance

    (MF) capacity developmentprogram partnership of theDepartment of Agrarian Re-form (DAR) and the Centerfor Agriculture and RuralDevelopment, Inc. (CARD,Inc.) since the partnershipstarted in 2008.

    ARB refers to farmerswho were granted lands underPresidential Decree No. 27,the Comprehensive AgrarianReform Law and RepublicAct No. 9700 or the "Com- prehensive Agrarian ReformExtension with Reforms".

    The implementation ofthe joint project for partnerorganizations is to providesustained credit to ARBs. The

     project is largely designed asa capacity-building of ARBcooperatives in selectedAgrarian Reform Communi-ties (ARCs) to become MFservice providers.

    According to DARBARBD Director SusanaEvangelista-Leones, the proj-ect provides interventionsthat would further enhancethe existing cooperatives’credit and MF services aswell as to develop new MF products, which is preferablymicro-agriculture. “Throughthis, nancial services will bemade more available to mem- bers and be able to assist these

    ARBs expand their existing

    NIA turns over pump irrigationsystem to Albay farmers

    NAGA CITY --- Some

    80 farmers in Polangui,

    Albay are now enjoying

    the benet of a newly

    completed pump irriga-tion system constructed

    by the National Irrigation

    Administration (NIA)

    worth P 13.6 million,

    which now irrigates 105

    hectares of formerly rain-

    fed rice farms.

    Engr. Cristeta Escober-

    Mesias, acting manager of

     NIA Albay-Catanduanes

    Irrigation Management Of-

    ce, said the major items

    of works undertaken in the

     project consisted of: in-

    stallation of a 180-Horse

    Power diesel engine and

    vertical mix ow pump;construction of 184 meters

    of elevated ume or canal

    and 1,285.10 meters or

    roughly 1.28 kilometers of

    concrete-lined canals.

    The project, known as

    Lourdes Communal Irriga-

    tion Project was started on

    August 13, 2013 and was

    nished on April 25, 2015.

    It was ofcially turned

    over to the ofcers and

    members of the Farmers

    Irrigators Association of

    Lourdes Polangui Albay,

    Inc., led by Ernesto Tuazon

    Sr., on Wednesday, Feb. 24

    with NIA Bicol Regional

    Manager Vicente R. Vic-

    mudo and Polangui Mayor

    Cherry Sampal as guests.

    Meanwhile, Engr. Vic-

    mudo bared that for 2016,

    Albay province has an al-

    location of P113 million

    consisting of 31 projects,

    which will provide irriga-

    tion supply to 139 hectares

    of rainfed ricelands, restore

    irrigation service to 118

    hectares of rice farms, and

    repair the irrigation facili-

    ties and structures covering

    759 hectares.

    Vicmudo said that

    works on these 31 projects

    include: concrete lining

    works on 6.80 kilometers

    of canals; repair works on

    11 irrigation structures; and

     provision of coconets on

    8,300 square kilometers of

    canals slopes for erosion

    control and protection.

    In totality, some 2,121

    farmers will benet from

    these 2016 projects, not to

    mention the 671 jobs that

    will be generated as a result

    of the implementation of

    the 31 projects.

    IRRIGATION FOR ALBAY FARMSNIA Bicol Director Vicente R. Vicmudo and Albay-Catanduanes

    Irrigation Management Ofce manager Engr. Cristeta E.

    Mesias with Ernesto Tuazon, president of the Farmers

    Irrigators Association of Lourdes Polangui Albay, Inc. recently

    conducted an onsite inspection of the 180-HP diesel engine,

    that will irrigate 105 hectares of riceland in the upland areas

    of Barangay Lourdes in Polangui, Albay.

    enterprises,” Director Leonesadded.

    The partnership“CARD started to estab-

    lish training-focused com-munities, which also extendslivelihood assistance programfor landless coconut work-ers in 1986. This is where westarted and this is the reasonwhy we forged this partner-ship with DAR,” said CARD,Inc. Chairman Dr. Jaime Ar-istotle B. Alip adding that the partnership is very relevant toits mission of poverty eradica-tion.

    Director Leones fur-ther mentioned that CARD,through Dr. Alip, had beenaware of what DAR is doing.“Our goal of reaching moreARBs and contribute to pov-erty eradication matched withCARD. It is just really havingsome champions to help us

    out along this point,” Director

    Leones added.It was also in 2008 when

    CARD received the RamonMagsaysay Award for PublicService.

    Sustainable intervention“CARD’s methodology

    is quite different comparedto other partners we had.The intervention is custom-ized through mentoring andtechnical guidance (MATG),which made the whole pro-cess systematized,” sharedDirector Leones.

    The two parties also sharedthat they have to look at thecomplexity of these ARBsand the realities they are inso they can really identify ap- propriate responsive interven-tion and ultimately sustain the partnership. “I felt it’s some-thing needed by the farm-ers because you cannot givea standard response to all of

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    PRESENT: HON. IRENE R. BREIS - Municipal Vice-Mayor/Presiding Ofcer 






      LIGA President (Ex-Ofcio Member)


    HON. FRANCIS R. BENEMERITO - Municipal Councilor



    Series of 2016 




    WHEREAS, there is an urgent need to put order in the

    operation of padyak plying the roads within the poblacion and the

    neighboring barangays of this municipality;

    WHEREAS, in order to ensure the safety of the riding public who

    are utilizing the services of padyak operators and drivers association,

    it is incumbent upon this body to enact a padyak ordinance.

    WHEREFORE, the foregoing premises considered, on motion

    by Honorable Getulio A. Fernando, Jr., duly seconded by Honorable

    Lydia C. Obias, be it

    RESOLVED, as it is hereby resolved, by the Sangguniang

    Bayan of Caramoan, Camarines Sur, in session assembled, to enact

    the following ordinance:


    Series of 2016



    BE IT ORDAINED by the Sangguniang Bayan that:

    SECTION 1 – TITLE. This ordinance shall be known



    SECTION 2 – DEFINITION OF TERMS. As used in this

    Ordinance, the following words and phrases shall be construed and

    mean as follows:

    a. Padyak - refers to any three-wheeled manually

    operated bike with a two-seater sidecar

    propelled by human power.

    b. Operator - refers to the actual legal owner who operates

    the same and whose name such vehicle is

    duly registered.

    a. Driver - refers to any person who operates or in

    actual physical control of the padyak.

    b. Fare - refers to the service fee collected by the

    driver of the padyak to his passenger(s).

    c. Trafc jam - refers to the congestion of road or street

    which usually caused by the great volume of

    vehicles that passed on a road or street.

    d. Operation - refers to the activity of padyak in the

    Municipality of Caramoan, Camarines Sur.

    SECTION 3 – SCOPE AND COVERAGE. This Ordinancecovers all the padyak for hire that operates and ferry passengers

    within the territorial jurisdiction of the Municipality of Caramoan,

    Camarines Sur.

    SECTION 4 – PURPOSE. The primary purpose of this

    Ordinance is to regulate the operation and provide guidelines for the

    registration of padyak and to abate trafc jam and congestion in the

    municipal streets of the municipality.

    SECTION 5 – Requirements for the registration of padyak by

    the owner/operator.

    1. Registration Fee of P50.00

    2. Mayor’s Permit Fee of P150.00

    3. Police Clearance fee of P75.00

    4. Medical Certicate Fee of P50.00

    5. Sticker – P50

    6. Plate number of padyak which shall have a measurement

    of 5 inches x 10 inches to be provided by the CARPODA

    7. Afdavit of ownership supported by necessary documents.

    If purchased by the owner, receipt of payment is needed.

    8. In case the owner owns more than one (1) unit, the owner

    shall pay P100.00 for each additional unit. Each owner is

    limited only for ve (5) units.

    SECTION 6 – The driver of the padyak must comply the

    following requirements.

    a. Identication Card (I.D.)

    b. He must be 18 years old and above.

    c. He must secure medical certicate from MHO.

    d. He must observe proper hygiene.

    e. He must observe proper dress code.

    f. Certicate of attendance for half-day (1/2) seminar with the

    Philippine National Police (PNP) Headquarter, Caramoan,

    Camarines Sur.

    g. Certicate of Membership from padyak operators


    Republic of the Philippines

    Province of Camarines Sur 

    Municipality of CARAMOAN-oOo-

    Office of the Sangguniang Bayan 

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    SECTION 7 – FEES. All fees for every particular requirement

    shall be made at the Municipal Treasurer’s Ofce and the

    corresponding receipt must be issued thereon.

    SECTION 8 – If the owner/operator is the driver himself of his

    padyak, requirements stipulated in Sections 5 & 6 must be complied


    SECTION 9 – Owner/operator of the padyak shall register

    their unit(s) with the Ofce of the Municipal Treasurer and the said

    ofce shall determine the physical built and condition of the bicycle

    and sidecar or the side wheel thereof. Certicate of good condition

    shall be issued to the owner/operator by the said ofce. Failure of

    the owner/operator to renew the registration of his padyak for one

    (1) year, his slot will be awarded/given to any interested applicant.


    The owner/operator is required to comply the following physical

    requirements of his padyak.

    a. The wheels and other parts of the padyak must be in

    good condition and free from rust and dilapidation.

    b. It must be installed with ashlight.

    c. The registration plate number must be attached to the

    front of the sidecar of the padyak.

    d. It must have reectorized stickers to be placed in front

    and rear portions of the padyak.

      SECTION 11 – The driver of the padyak must secure an

    identication card (ID) from the Ofce of the Sangguniang Bayan

    and must always wear it when driving his padyak and transporting

    his passenger(s). It must be placed with a cord to hang it on his neck

    and visible to the passenger and public.

      The Identication Card (I.D.) must contain the following

    information, to wit:

    a. Complete name in bold letters;

    b. Passport size (1.5”x1.5”) ID pictures;

    c. Residence, age, civil status, gender, municipality &


    d. ID number;

    e. Laminated with plastic;

    f. It should have a hole on top of the ID for cording purposes;

    g. The ID must not be transferable;

    h. In case of loss, an Afdavit of Loss duly notarized must

    be secured by the driver before he will issued with a new


    i. The ID must have signature of the driver and the SB

    Chairman of the Committee on Transportation.

    SECTION 12 – No driver can operate a padyak under the

    inuence of alcohol.


    PADYAK.  In order to ensure that no excess units of padyak will ply

    the route within the poblacion, the maximum allowed numbers of

    units are 200 only.

    The provision of this Section notwithstanding, the

    Sangguniang Bayan may decide, in the interest of better and more

    effective public service, by an Ordinance to allow a higher number

    of allowed units.

    SECTION 14 – LIABILITY. In case of accident, the operator

    shall be civilly liable and the driver shall be criminally liable for

    injuries or damages done to the passengers and other properties.

    SECTION 15 – FARE. A fare of P5.00 shall be charged each

    passenger for the rst kilometer, an additional of P1.00 shall be

    charged for every kilometers in excess of the rst kilometer.

    SECTION 16 – PENAL CLAUSE. Any violations of this

    Ordinance shall be penalized with the following:

    1st Offense - Warning

    2ND Offense - A ne of P100.00

    3rd Offense - Impoundment of the padyak and will

    only be released upon payment

      of P150.00 ne.

    SECTION 17 – REPEALING CLAUSE. All ordinance or parts

    thereof which are inconsistent with any provisions of this ordinance

    are hereby repealed or modied accordingly.

    SECTION 18 – SEPARABILITY CLAUSE. If, for any reasons,

    any provisions, or parts hereof shall be held to be unconstitutional

    or invalid, other parts or provisions hereof which are not affected

    thereby shall continue to be in full force and effect.

    SECTION 19 – EFFECTIVITY. This ordinance shall take

    effect upon its approval and publication in a newspaper of local



    I HEREBY CERTIFY to the correctness of this foregoing



     Acting Secretary to the Sangguniang Bayan




      Municipal Vice-Mayor/Presiding Ofcer 



      Municipal Councilor Municipal Councilor 


      Municipal Councilor   Municipal Councilor 


      Municipal Councilor   Municipal Councilor 


      Municipal Councilor LIGA President (Ex-Ofcio Member)



    Municipal Mayor

    BIKOL REPORTERFebruary 28, March 6 and 13, 2016

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    BIKOL REPORTER8 MARCH 6 - 12, 2016



    Died on February 27, 2016


    Her loving husband Hector and children

    Anthony, Kristine and Paulo

     warmly extend their deepest gratitude

    and appreciationfor the prayers and other pious acts

    offered to the Almighty

    for the eternal repose of her soul.

    May she rest in peace in your continued



    Camarines Sur Provincial

    Fire Marshall Chief Inspector

    Juan B. Paz commended the

    various sectors of the commu-

    nity for their contribution in

    reducing re incidents in the


    “Why March is selected

    as the month to celebrate Fire

    Protection Month, is because,as in the previous years, this

    is the start of the hot season in

    the country. Based on records,

    March is the month with the

     biggest number of res over the

    years. Now, with the help of all

    the sectors of the community,

    re occurrences diminished,

    that means each of us has par-

    ticipation in order to prevent the

    cause of re.”

    Paz was also joined by Naga

    City Mayor John Bongat and

     Naga City Central Fire Mar-

    shal F/CINSP Alberto D. De


    In his message, Bongat

    thanked all the re volunteerswho never faltered in rendering

    their support every time their

    'UNITY WALK' KICKS OFF FIRE MONTH . . .Republic of the PhilippinesOffice of the PresidentHousing and Urban Development Coordinating CouncilHOUSING AND LAND USE REGULATORY BOARD

    Republic of the PhilippinesOffice of the PresidentHousing and Urban Development Coordinating CouncilHOUSING AND LAND USE REGULATORY BOARD



      Ipinauunawa na si RICHARD T. ROCHA , Bise Presidentesa Operations ng LYRR REALTY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION aynagharap ng isang pahayag sa Housing and Land Use RegulatoryBoard-Bicol Region, para sa pagpalit ng pagmamay-ari ng VILLAOBIEDO SUBDIVISION na matatagpuan sa Bgy. Cararayan, Naga Citymula sa "8990 HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION" ililipatsa pangalan ng "LYRR REALTY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION" sabisa ng Deed of Absolute Sale.

      Na ang nakatalang pahayag at ang lahat ng kasulatangnakakabit doon ay nakahanda sa pagsusuri ng sinumang taona nagtataglay ng legal na interes doon pagkaraan ng wastongaplikasyon, at ang mga kasulatan ay ibibigay sa nabanggit na taopagkatapos ng kaukulang bayad. 

    Sinumang tao na may kapani-paniwalang pagtutol sapagkakatala ng proyekto ay maaring magbigay ng nilagdaang pagtutolsa Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board, Regional Field Office No.

    5, 3rd Floor, Insular Life Building, Rizal Street, Legazpi City, Tel. No.(054) 481-1622 (BAYANTEL) at (052) 820-0416 (DIGITEL) na hindihihigit sa sampung (10) araw mula sa pinakahuling pagkakalathala.

      LUNGSOD NG LEGAZPI, Pilipinas, Ika-22 ng Pebrero 2016

      DIR. JESSIE A. OBLIGACION, CESO V   Regional Officer 


       ATTY. RICHARD L. MANILA   Officer-in-ChargeBIKOL REPORTER Published: March 6 and 13, 2016

      NOTICE  is hereby given that RICHARD T. ROCHA, Vice President for Operations  of LYRR REALTY DEVELOPMENTCORPORATION has filed with the Housing and Land Use RegulatoryBoard-Bicol Region, an application for Change of Ownership of VILLA OBIEDO SUBDIVISION situated at Bgy. Cararayan, Naga Cityfrom "8990 HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION"  to LYRR

    REALTY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION" by the virtue of Deed of Absolute Sale.

      That the application and papers attached thereto are availablefor inspection during business hours by any person having legalinterest thereon and upon proper application, and that copies thereofshall be furnished to said person upon payment of the proper fee.

      Any person with valid objection to registration of the projectmay file his objection in writing with the Housing and Land UseRegulatory Board, Regional Field Office No. 5, 3rd Floor Insular LifeBuilding, Rizal Street, Legazpi City, Tel Nos. (052) 481-1622 and(052)480-6678 (BAYANTEL) not later than ten (10) days from the dateof the last publication.

      LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines, 22nd February 2016


      Regional Officer 


       ATTY. RICHARD L. MANILA   Officer-in-Charge

    BIKOL REPORTER Published: March 6 and 13, 2016

    Bicol Region, 2/F Insular Life Bldg., Rizal St., 4500 Legazpi City Tel./Fax No.: (052) 481-1622 • Tel/Fax: (052) 480-6678 Email: [email protected]

    Bicol Region, 2/F Insular Life Bldg., Rizal St., 4500 Legazpi City Tel./Fax No.: (052) 481-1622 • Tel/Fax: (052) 480-6678 Email: [email protected]

    is capable of automatically

    matching job seekers and em-

     ployers in a click of a button

    free of charge. Aside from its

     job matching feature, the “Ki-

    osk” also offers active links to

    DOLE attached agencies such

    as TESDA, PRC, POEA and


    “With this, Catandungans

    will be open to better job op-

     portunities here and abroad

    and they can apply anytime.”

    DOLE Bicol asst. reg. dir.

    Atty. Ma. Karina Perida-

    Trayvilla said. -with reports

     from Jean Teves, PFO Cat-

    anduanes Sr. LEO


     presence is needed.“The city government of

     Naga is always in support ofthe activities of the BFP in con-nection with the Fire ProtectionMonth. We are happy that thevolunteers are always present –

     Naga White and Chi Po Tong,and also our allies helping to-gether. What is important is not

     putting off the re, but the pre-

    vention of it”, Bongat added.The Chief Executive also

    reiterated that re conscious-ness should be every one’s ad-vocacy as re is not forecastedand comes just like a thief in thenight hence, preparedness and

     prevention are of paramount

    importance.De Baguio announced that

    they have close coordinationwith the Metro Naga Water

    District (MNWD) in case theyneed their tankers to suppressor subdue re. Currently, BFP

     Naga has 113 re hydrantswhich can be utilized in case ofany re incidence.

    Other activities lined up forimplementation this month in-clude poster-essay-writing con-test and exhibit of re trucksand re equipment at the BFP

    Station. The event’s culminat-ing activity will be the blessingof the BFP Central Station seton March 31.

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    A Bright Future for Grades 11

    and 12 Students


    Sta. Justina High School, Buhi, Camarines Sur 

    The implementation of Grade 11 when school year opens Junethis year has evoked a lot of reactions from various sectors in thecountry but mostly from parents and students. Many do not look atits implementation positively, sad to say. But we are not concernedwith the varied reactions. What matters now is the fact that Philip-

    pines does not lag behind in terms of providing basic educationfor very good reasons.

    The Philippines is the only country in Asia and only out of 3countries in the world with ten years of pre-university education.This has made our students think that they are below par com-pared to students from other countries who are fully prepared forcollege and for employment. It is of common knowledge that whena Filipino applies for a job outside the country he is required to beat least a second year college student to compensate for the lackof two years in his secondary schooling. The meaning of this is thatour high school graduates do not qualify for work abroad. Thesedays, even in the Philippines, high school graduates face difcul-ties in getting themselves employed in even the lowest job in anofce. There are janitors and messengers who have earned unitsin college and unless they pursue higher education the possibilitythat they have that same job for a lifetime is obvious unless theygo back to school and pursue higher education. Pursing college isnot actually very easy with its rising cost. .

    So come now Grades 11 and 12. Some parents believe thatthe additional two years mean additional expense. How true. Stu-dents, on the other hand, believe the additional two years in schoolis really an additional burden, whatever they mean by that.

    This is something we hear very often when someone is asked

    what his educational qualication is and the ready answer…highschool lang.The two-year Senior High School is specialized upper second-

    ary education where students may chose a specialization basedon attitude, interest and school capacity. The choice of a careertrack will dene the content of the subject. Each student in SeniorHigh School can chose from three tracks: academic, technical-vocational-livelihood. sports and arts. This will make the studentthink better to make a wise decision,

    The K-12 curriculum faces a lot of various comments and al-though there are more negative than positive ones, the most im-portant is that the young student can rest in the thought that afterGrades 11 and 12, he will have the chance to get employed easilyafter. It might not mean he will readily get a good white collar jobwhen he can very well work on his own. This will likewise give himthe opportunity to be enterprising and use his potentials to standon his own and be able to say he is fullled…thanks to SHS. Hewill not even think of going abroad for employment while he can

     just stay home and be with his family while working abroad maygive him the dollars but the thought of separating from his familycan be terribly nostalgic.

    them,” Director Leones added.Signicant accomplish-

    mentsIn their effort to respond

    to a wider market for goodsand services involving manyARBs, DAR and CARD thenexpanded the existing programcoverage to 30 additional ARBcooperatives in 2012. The im-

     plementation of the program issimultaneous across all batches

     but customized to the needs ofthe cooperatives.

    The areas of Ilocos Region,Cagayan Valley, MIMAROPA,Western and Central Visayas,

     Northern Mindanao and DavaoRegion were rst reached when

    the initial three-year MOA be-tween DAR and CARD wasforged.

    According to them, the de-velopment is slow, which isnormal, but if these things willwork out well then this will besustainable. “We are empower-ing the farmers to do it by them-selves to let them ultimatelyhandle the operations,” sharedDirector Leones adding thatthere must be next generationof beneciaries like their chil-dren, who will then manage thecooperative.

    Moreover, out of the learn-ings generated by DAR’s eldofces and implementers, asignicant number masteredthe MATG. “I told them to tagalong with CARD staff, learnfrom them and imbibe the pro-cess,” said Director Leonesadding that an experientiallearning is always the best wayto learn.

    They then replicated it toother cooperatives not cov-ered by CARD. “This wasnot planned. It just came out,”shared Director Leones real-izing that farmer learning fromco-farmer is very effective.

    The partnership is no longerdelimited to ARBs and ARBHouseholds as beneciaries,

    DAR-CARD PARTNERSHIP . . .they also cater the non-ARBsand rural women. As of No-vember 2015, the project served59 partner-cooperatives with35,012 active borrowers anddepositors. More than 7,813 ofthem were insured to CARDMutual Benet Association(CARD MBA), the microin-surance arm of CARD. It alsoextended P749 million loan,mobilized P42 million sav-ings and generated P59 millionshare-capital.

    A scholarship grant is alsogiven to the children of quali-ed beneciaries. There werealready nine scholars from Ca-gayan Valley and Agusan Del

    Sur. Further, they were ableto identify 26 protable crop- based enterprises, which will belinked to the market. They are

     proud that the project is now becoming a viable MF capacity building methodology.

    “We are thankful withCARD for bearing with us.DAR-BARBD will continue tolook at each one of our ARBsto identify what more we canwork out further in the future,”said Director Leones.

    According to Dr. Alip, the project will continue to provideand develop agri-based enter-

     prise in the rural communitythrough provision of businessdevelopment services, continu-ous access to different servicesnot just credit but also savings,scholarships and insurance(life, non-life and crop insur-ance) to strengthen and increasethe outreach. “We will also con-tinue to tap these cooperativesto have microinsurance partner-ship. Also, we will transitioncooperatives to medium andlarge categories this year,” Dr.Alip added.

    DAR is the lead implement-ing agency of the Comprehen-sive Agrarian Reform Program(CARP). One of DAR’s coremandate and functions is to

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    feed his wife and two children.Rebuilding his own house became a distant dream as hetemporarily nds shelter in amakeshift home.

    According to SMT Presi-dent Roberto A. Salgado,many residents in Tomalaytayopted to leave the barangayto nd sources of income in

    Metro Manila while some be-came dependent on loans orcredits from informal lendersto survive.

    Leoncito is different. Hesaw a glimmer of hope and op- portunity when he learned thatthe Department of AgriculturePhilippine Rural DevelopmentProject (PRDP) considers theSamahang Mangingisda ngTomalaytay (SMT) as one ofthe possible recipients of itssmall livelihood project (SLP)for Nona-affected areas in Sor-sogon.

    Livelihood assistance

    According to Investmentsin Rural Enterprises and Agri-

    culture and Fisheries Produc-tivity (I-REAP) ComponentHead Adelina A. Losa, SLPis a livelihood assistance tocalamity-stricken farmers andsherfolk in Bicol. By provid-ing sustainable income gen-erating activities to farmersand sherfolk affected by thetyphoon, PRDP-funded SLPsaim to provide interventionsthat would respond quickly totheir basic needs and restoretheir livelihood. The SLPs alsointend to provide productionand marketing support in or-der to increase the income offarmers and shers in affectedareas.

    Among the projects that areeligible for SLP funding areagri-based and agribusiness,farmers and shers’ enter - prises that were damaged bythe typhoon, and small proj-ects that will allow immediatelivelihood to the agri-sherysector.

    Since 2013, PRDP has been providing SLPs to placesaffected by calamities like ty- phoon Yolanda, the 7.3-mag-nitude earthquake that struckCebu and Bohol and typhoonLando, including Catanduanesin Bicol. SLPs for farmersand sherfolk devastated bytyphoon Nona cover the prov-

    inces of Albay, Sorsogon,

    PRDP SET . . .

    Masbate and Camarines Sur.“Each proponent group

    may submit SLP proposalsamounting to P1.2 million.

    Unlike regular I-REAP sub- projects, SLP requirementswere relaxed to meet the ca- pacities of typhoon-affectedfarmers and sherfolk,” Losasaid.

    Proponent groups can ven-ture in any of the eligible sub- projects even without a valuechain analysis and ProvincialCommodity Investment Plan(PCIP), which are requiredin the regular PRDP business plans. Newly registered pro- ponent groups can submit SLP proposals provided that themunicipal or provincial gov-ernment is willing to providethe 20% equity and the propo-nent group can afford to share

    not less than 20% equity incash or in kind.

    Losa announced that theyhave so far received 24 SLP proposals. Ten of which werefrom Sorsogon and 14 werefrom Catanduanes. The said proposals were already as-sessed by the technical team.

    Jerlinda A. Cruz, chief ofthe Aquaculture section of Bu-reau of Fisheries and AquaticResources (BFAR) Bicol, amember of the technical team,commended the DA PRDPfor initiating the SLP for itwill help level up the volumeof seaweeds production in thecountry.

    “Seaweeds is a big oppor-

    tunity for shermen in Bicol because of our wide coastalarea. Positive tayo na theseSLPs would increase their in-

    come, generate jobs, improvelivelihood and contribute toseaweed production in thePhilippines,” Cruz said.

    Glimmer of hopeSalgado said that if ap-

     proved, the Seaweeds Farm-ing SLP will bring hope to thecoastal communities to bounce back from typhoon losses andencourage them to plant sea-weeds again. The proposedSLP will engage in raw driedseaweeds marketing and pro-

    duction. With a three-hectarestart-up area, it is projectedto benet 71 SMT members.The association is requesting

    for non-motorized and motor-ized berglass boats that theycan use to engage in deep-seaseaweed farming. Salgado be-lieves that by having addition-al modern equipment, SMTcan expand its activities andservices to other coastal baran-gays. It will also reduce theircost of operation as they won’thave to rent them anymore toharvest and deliver seaweedsto their buyers.

    (to be continued next week)

    a technical assistance for the

     preparation of the engineer-

    ing plan and design as well

    as the scope of works, listing

    of equipment and documents

    required in the implementa-

    tion of Good Manufactur-

    ing Practices and Sanitation

    Standard Operation Proce-


    The list of the NMIS ac-

    credited contractors and fab-

    ricators shall also be provided

     by the DA to participate in

    the bidding process and at thesame, the agency will stand

    as co-chair in the SBAC,

    Abadeza said.

    She said the DA and the

    SIU attached to the City May-

    or’s Ofce have an authority

    to implement the project and

    will conduct a regular moni-

    toring and evaluation in com-

     pliance to the scope of works

    and specications.

    To sustain the implemen-

    tation of the project, the City

    Veterinary Ofce shall man-

    age the slaughterhouse and

    the city will directly employ

    meat inspector, butchers, cer-

    tied plant mechanic and oth-

    er personnel with background

    in slaughtering animals, she

    added.Based on the proposed

    MOA, there will be a water

    treatment facility for proper

    disposal of waste from the ab-

    attoir in order to prevent the

    contamination of water in the


    The city shall apply for the

    “Double AA” standard clas-

    sication with the NMIS 90

    days upon completion of the

     project so that it can increase

    the slaughtering fee, Abadeza



     provide land tenure security tolandless farmers through landacquisition and distribution anddelivery of support services.CARD, on the other hand, is asocial development organiza-tion that aims for poverty eradi-cation in the country.

  • 8/19/2019 Bikol Reporter March 6 - 12, 2016 Issue


    On-line job search opensin Catanduanes

    PAGE 10 BICOL, THE PHILIPPINES MARCH 6 - 12, 2016 P5.00

    Virac, Catanduanes-

    Finding a job in this island

    province of Catanduanes in

    Bicol, is as easy as sending

    a text message or playing a

    video game.

    “Before if a local wishes to

    apply for a good paying job,

    they need to brave the seas toget to mainland in Bicol likeTabaco or Legazpi City. Well,

    it’s all different now. With one

    tap then you’ll have access to

    all the jobs possible!” DOLE

    Bicol regional director Na-

    thaniel V. Lacambra said overBicol’s tri-media yesterday

    after returning from the fun-

    lled, Team Building Activity

    at Caliraya, Laguna.

    Far from the hassles in job

    applications before, this is

    the reality now here in Cat-

    anduanes after DOLE Bicol

    delivered the very rst ATM

    Type stand-alone Job Search

    “Kiosk” at the PESO ofce

    in the Provincial Capitol andMunicipal Building in Virac,

    Catanduanes on the second

    week of February.

    The two (2) fully func-

    tional and state of the art

    Job Search Kiosk, which

    works like an ATM machine

    and feels like that of a touch

    screen android phone, can

    now be used by anyone or

    anybody wanting to nd jobs

    locally or abroad.

    “It’s compactness and

    smart technology proves to

     be very efcient and simple to

    use. Job seekers will not only

    have access to jobs but they

    will also enjoy operating themachine,” OIC-Catanduanes

    Provincial Ofce Russel

    Ulysses I. Nieves narrated.

    The Job Search “Kiosk”

    is a touch-screen, on-line

    information portal housing

    the word renowned DOLE

    PhilJobNet System which

    'Unity Walk' kicks

    off re month

    Legazpi City earmarks P10M for abattoir rehab


    NAGA CITY --- Bureau

    of Fire Protection (BFP)

    personnel, marched off in

    the main thoroughfares of

    this city to jumpstart themonth-long Fire Prevention

    celebration in unison with

    other BFP stations simulta-

    neously conducting similar

    events all over the country.

    As a show of support, of-

    cers coming from the Philip-



    Legazpi local government

    unit (LGU) is raising PHP10

    million for the rehabilita-

    tion and improvement of

    its existing slaughterhouse

    to make it Class “AA” in

    standard as required by theNational Meat Inspection

    Services (NMIS).

    Legazpi City Councilor

    Melissa Abadeza said on Fri-

    day the city will enter into a

    counterpart agreement with

    the Department of Agricul- (Turn to page 9)

    ture (DA) to raise the amount.

    Abadeza said her two reso-

    lutions submitted to the Sang-

    guniang Panlunsod relative to

    the project have been adopted

    during its regular session on

    Jan. 26 and signed by Mayor

     Noel Rosal on Feb. 3.

    Resolution No. 0027-2016

    requests Rosal to create a spe-cial bids and awards commit-

    tee (SBAC) for the conduct of

     bidding process on the Meat

    Inspection Improvement Pro-

    gram of Legazpi.

    Resolution No. 0028-2016

    requests the city mayor to

    create a special implement-

    ing unit (SIU) attached to the

    Ofce of the Mayor for the

    implementation of the Meat

    Establishment Improvement

    Program (MEIP).

    Abadeza said the SP is

    now ready to adopt another

    resolution she submitted,

    Resolution No. 0026-2016,authorizing the city mayor to

    enter and sign the MOA with

    the DA for the rehabilita-

    tion and improvement of the


    “We are waiting for the

    signing of the proposed MOA

    GOING FOR TITOSen. Bam Aquino came early to congratulate Mayor Tito S. Sarion on the launch of his

    biography, TITO SARTE SARION ON THE GO: His story and Daet's transformation written by

    BR Editor Frank Peñones Jr.

    PRDP set livelihood projects for Nona victimsTwenty-nine year-old

    sherman Raymund Leon-cito surveys his typhoon-wrecked house as he shareshow worse life has been forhim and his family aftertyphoon Nona ravaged theProvince of Sorsogon on De-cember 14, 2015.

    “Mapagalon... Mapoonulit ako magtindog harong.Maluyahon ang pagdelihen-

    sya (It’s very tiresome... Ineed to rebuild my house. It’svery difcult to earn money,”he said.

    Leoncito was one of theresidents of Brgy. Tomalaytay,Castilla, Sorsogon who losehis house and livelihood be-cause of the damage brought by typhoon Nona whichlashed six regions in the coun-try including Bicol, leaving

    an estimated cost of damageto infrastructure and agricul-ture worth about P6.4 mil-

    lion. Tomalaytay is a remotecoastal barangay in Castilla, amunicipality 28.4 kilometersaway from Sorsogon City, the province’s capital. It is onlyaccessible via two-wheeledsingle motorcycle called “ha- bal-habal” with a fare rangingfrom P100 to 150.

    A member of the Sama-hang Mangingisda ng To-malaytay, an organizationof sherfolk registered withthe Department of Labor andEmployment since 2012, Le-oncito temporarily venturedin carpentry and truck load-ing coconuts in addition toshing and seaweed farming

    to make both ends meet. Heearns P150 in loading coco-nuts and gets P200 per dayin carpentry--just enough to

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     by both parties to make the

    said project implementable,”

    she said.

    Based on the proposed

    MOA, both parties shall allo-

    cate PHP5 million each, or a

    50-50 percent sharing agree-

    ment, for a total amount of

    PHP10 million to be used for

    the improvement of the proj-ect and also for the purchase

    of other equipment and facili-

    ties, the city lady legislator


    She said the Ofce of the

    DA Secretary shall provide

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     pine National Police (PNP),

    Bureau of Jail Management

    and Penology (BJMP), De-

     partment of Interior and Lo-

    cal Government (DILG), City

    and barangay ofcials, includ-

    ing other re volunteer groupslike the Naga White Fire Res-

    cue and Chin Po Tong Fire

    Volunteer Brigade also joined

    the Unity Walk dubbed “Walk

    for a Fire Free and Fire Safe

     Nation” held this morning.(Turn to page 8)