PRDP awards micro enterprise subprojects in Bontoc

BONTOC, Mountain Province, Aug. 2- - Members of the Lumawig Lanao Farmers Organization are elated  for  receiving  rain shelters and farm inputs for leafy vegetable production during the awarding of the micro enterprise subproject (formerly Small Livelihood Project) at the Eyeb Open Gym here   last July 25.

 

Funded under the Investments in Rural Enterprises and Agriculture and Fisheries Productivity (I-REAP) component of the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), 60 percent of the fund comes from the World Bank while the Government of the Philippines (DA) and the participating local government unit provided 20% each as counterpart.

Bontoc Mayor Franklin C. Odsey thanked the PRDP for bringing the program in the place as it will surely help the beneficiaries improve their income.

"Let us implement the project properly and sustain it,” he urged.

Harold Bagawi of the Project’s Procurement Unit informed that the 25 organization members are the first batch to receive the garden equipment and inputs. The remaining members will receive their garden inputs during the second tranche of distribution pending the completion of some documents.

Rosa A. Kiser, Lumawig Lanao Farmers Organization president also expressed her gratefulness  saying the  assistance will surely aid  their  members to advance their livelihood and also improve their income.

Meanwhile, the Kavining-an Livelihood Association of Mainit, Bontoc   has earlier received its livelihood project in the form of swine raising and marketing. Aside from piglets, the beneficiaries also received pigpen housing materials, feeds, drum with cover, milled corn, molasses, double lock pail, and supplemental feeds.

 I-REAP is a PRDP component that aims to strengthen and develop viable agriculture and fishery-based enterprises by providing technical, financial and infrastructure support to eligible groups in targeted project areas.(Erwin S. Batnag & Novy Afidchao-PLGU, Mt. Province)

 

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Mt. Province Destinations

Alab Petroglyph

The Alab Petroglyph is a huge rock formation that was inscribed with bows and arrows and is believed to have contained the ancient fertility rites of natives.

Backstrap and Loom weaving Houses ( Samoki Weaving)

This is where one can see an actual weaving by the locals. Tourists can come to this place for a photo-op and a chance to try their hand at weaving. Souvenirs can also be bought at these houses.

Bay-yo Rice Terraces

Bay-yo Rice Terraces are a smallet type of terraces that is spectacular to look at for tourists.

Bomod-ok Falls

Cascading white water and with a forceful might sending sprays of water that even on a hot day gives you an idea of just how freezingly-cold the pool at the bottom of the falls is truly a majestic sight to behold.

Bontoc Village Museum

It features a range of artifacts crafted by the Igorots for domestic purposes, to be used for traditional celebrations or practices. Inside the museum, one could appreciate the distinct richness of the Igorot's way of life.

Mt. Amuyao

The 8th highest peak in the Philippines with an elevation of 2,702 meters above sea level. Its summit provides its climbers a breathtaking panoram of Mountain Province, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao and Cagayan Valley.

Mt. Clitoris (Tadian)

This is a sacred mountain regardless of its name. Standing proudly and serenely over 3 villages, this conical-shaped land mass is said to be home to some enchanted eels.

Mountain Province Trade Center

A mini-shopping center managed by the Department of Trade and Industry where skillfully crafted indigenous products are sold.

Sagada Hanging Coffins

Having their coffins hangng at the limestone sliffs is an imrtant tribal custom that thee locals have complied with through hundred of years.

Sumaguuing Caves

Two hundred fifty or so steps down a slipery trail, one can reach the Sumaguing Cave. This is one of the Philippines famous spelunking sites, it is a spectacular place to go to for the adventorous soul.