Beneficaries of the AquaPonics solar - powered system in a photo opt with Mayor Benjamin Magalong (backrow second from right) and BFAR - CAR officials headed by Regional Director Lilibeth Signey ( frontrow left). (CCD/PIA CAR)

Benguet Governor Melchor Diclas, La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda and personnel at the TTMF led by Dr. Nora Ruiz leads simple send-off ceremony for six recovered patients discharged from the Provincial Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility in Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet.(photos from Benguet Governor’s Office)

Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong commends the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources for its Urban Aquaponics project with vegetable and fish production as he assures the city government's support to this project that helps ensure food sufficency and availability. (CCD/PIA CAR)

DA-CAR OIC Regional Director Cameron Odsey with ACT-CIS Representative anf Benguet Legislative Caretaker Eric Go Yap and Governor Melchor Diclas turn over assiatnce to farmer beneficiaries in the province of Benguet , and to DSWD-CAR for the implementation of the Gulayan sa Barangay for Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries and rge Department of Education Benguet for the Gulayan sa Paaralan programon at the Benguet Capitol on August 27, 2020. (RMC-PIA-CAR)

TESDA-led Project 'ESEK' benefits 45 farmers in Besao

BESAO, Mountain Province, Oct. 14 (PIA) -- Forty-five farmers in barangay Tamboan in this municipality are engaged in the training on organic agriculture production and are expected to pursue it as a livelihood.

 

Project “ESEK” of the Technical Education, Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) –Mt. Province in partnership with members of the Poverty Reduction, Livelihood and Employment Cluster of the Provincial Task Force in Empowering Local Communities to Accelerate Change (the provincial version of end local communist armed conflict (ELCAC) was launched last July.

ESEK stands for  Environmental Sustainability through Ecological Kinetics. In the dialect, it means is to plant.

Project ESEK provides training on Organic Agriculture Production NC II with four competencies namely production of organic vegetables, organic fertilizer, organic concoction, and organic poultry or swine.  

The project addresses one of the needs of the residents of the barangay  that they identified during the barangay consultation conducted by the PTF- ELCAC. Barangay Tamboan is one of the identified ELCAC barangays in the province.

There are 45 beneficiaries under this project and are grouped in three batches. Each batch is composed of 15 individuals who shall   undergo the 29- day training on Organic Agriculture Production NC II by the TESDA-Provincial Training Center with Jeff Layog as the trainor.

The first batch had already completed their training while the second batch started last September 28. Both batches are composed of beneficiaries from sitio Dandanac. Farmers from Tamboan proper compose the third batch.  

TESDA-PTC Acting Administrator   Prosephina P. Pacyado reported that members of the first batch    are already started applying what they have learned, some do it in group and others individually.

TESDA has also provided 61 heads of 10-15 day old chicks for the production of organic poultry to the first batch which they will raise as a group.

Aside from the free training on Organic Agriculture Production NCII wherein all materials needed during the training are provided by TESDA, the beneficiaries also receive other benefits   during their training like daily allowance of P160.00 per person, an internet load of P500.00, free face masks and face shields, and individual accident insurance with the GSIS applicable for one year.

TESDA also provides free assessment to all the trainees after the training. (JDP/JBS-PIA CAR, Mt. Province)

By Juliet B. Saley

 

Baguio

  • Interventions crucial in reduction of stunting

    BAGUIO CITY, Oct.  24(PIA) - - Some interventions are crucial in sustaining the gains in the reduction of stunting which is one of the nutrition concerns in the country.

  • Bayanihan 2 to boost TTMFs in Cordillera

    BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 24 (PIA) –The Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2 is set to boost COVID-19 Treatment and Monitoring Facilities (TTMFs) in the Cordillera as TTMF occupancy rate in Baguio City hits ‘danger zone.’

  • CRDRRMC calls for heightened alert for TD 'Pepito'

    BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 20 (PIA) - - Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council chairperson and Office of Civil Defense Regional Director Albert Mogol calls for a synchronized heightened alert among the CRDRRMC member agencies  down  to  the barangay level for the possible effect of Tropical Depression Pepito.

  • DSWD pours out programs, services to conflict areas in CAR

    BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 19 (PIA) - -  Anchored on the government’s whole of nation approach under Executive Order 70 in ending local communist armed conflict (ELCAC), government agencies are  pouring in programs and services in various forms in identified conflict-affected barangays.

  • Rotary backs polio eradication campaign

    BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 19(PIA) – The Rotary Club continues to support  the  polio eradication  campaign of the government.  

Benguet

Mt. Province

  • DA-BFAR-CAR boosts fishery in Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Oct. 23(PIA)  –  Fish production  in this landlocked province is gaining headway as the  Department of Agriculture (DA) - Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), in partnership with the provincial government continue to provide interventions.

  • TESDA-led Project 'ESEK' benefits 45 farmers in Besao

    BESAO, Mountain Province, Oct. 14 (PIA) -- Forty-five farmers in barangay Tamboan in this municipality are engaged in the training on organic agriculture production and are expected to pursue it as a livelihood.

  • DILG family supports DepEd, learners in Paracelis

    PARACELIS, Mountain Province, Oct. 7(PIA) -- The Department of the Interior  and Local Government  tri-bureau of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Bureau of Fire Protection and the Philippine National Police   are working together to support the learning continuity plan of the Department of Education in this town  during this COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 26 former rebels in Mountain Province receive livelihood aid

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Oct. 7(PIA) -- At least 26 former rebels here received financial assistance from the government.

  • Farmers in ELCAC-identified brgys get livelihood intervention

    MOUNTAIN PROVINCE--Farmers from barangays affected by the issue on insurgency in the province recently received layer chickens and carabaos under the Special Area for Agriculture and Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Cordillera Regional Office.

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