Friday, November 27, 2020

25 Indigenous People completes Organic Farming training; Army

MADRID, Surigao del Sur
– A total of 25 indigenous people of Cantilan successfully completed the thirty-days organic farming training spearheaded by Army's 36th Infantry “Valor” Battalion held at Brgy Lubo, Cantilan, this province on November 23, 2020, around 9 o`clock in the morning.

The activity was in line with the efforts of the Community Support Program (CSP) of the Army's 36IB in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture (DA), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Mejares Fun Farm, and the Local Government Unit of Brgy Lubo, Cantilan. 

Meanwhile, Lt. Col. Diagmel, Commander of 36IB said that the government is sincere in their gesture in helping the IP in alleviating their lives, giving them the right track on farming methods and the right technology, and uplifting the economic condition of the community.

”These benefits do not serve as an end, but rather a means to aid the IPs for the betterment of their lives,” he said.

He also added that the objective of the activity is to educate the IP community of Brgy Lobo on the proper way of organic farming.

“This training will become their other source of income and will be applied for their daily farming activities," said Ltc Diagmel.

The activity is highlighted with the presence of Dir Julius Sol O. Jamero, TESDA Provincial Director, Mr. Jun Anthony Quano, Chief APCO, DA, Mr. Romel M. Oribe, DTI Provincial Director, Mr. Noel Pugoy, BFAR Provincial Director, Hon Escobal S. Angeles, Brgy Captain, Mr. Pedro Trinidad, Provincial Administrator of the Province, Ms Charita Montenegro, PSWDO, Hon Charles P. Arreza, Provincial SK Federation President and Mr. Dan Mark B. del Rosario, Provincial POINTY President.

The Department of Agriculture also turned farm equipment to the IP community and was received by Hon Escobal S. Angeles, Brgy Captain of Lubo. The PSWD Surigao del Sur personnel distributed snacks and school supplies intended for the children while three boxes of bond paper and face shield in connection to the Balik - Attaining Reliable and Accessible Education for IP Learners (ARAL) project from the Peace Builders and Catalyst of SurSur was also given.

Source: Civil-Military Operations Office, 36th Infantry Battalion, Joint Task Force Agila, PA

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