The compliance of the pre-conditioned resettlement of project affected persons (PAPs) in Biswangan, Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur was recently checked and validated by the Social and Environmental Safeguards (SES) and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)..
SES and M&E are two I-SUPPORT units of the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) that ensure conformity and observance of the project’s policy and procedure during the preparation and implementation of the project.

MOA signing by TESDA Director Lorenzo G. Macapili, Gov Roberto Y. Uy, DOLE Director Sisinio B. Cano and LBP Manager Vinicius S. Hamoy.

Convergence of government agencies for cacao industry.

The first interagency MOA signing in Mindanao for cacao industry took place last week with the local government unit of Zamboanga del Norte initiated by the Department of Agriculture together with 12 other government agencies in the region. The signing aims to institutionalize interagency support for Zamboanga del Norte’s Provincial Commodity Investment Plan (PCIP) implementation for its emerging commodity which is cacao.
The 12 agencies are Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Labor and employment (DOLE), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), National Commission for Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), Technical Skills and Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Interior and Local government (DILG) and department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

For many inmates, livelihood opportunities are very scarce especially serving jail time. But this week, the Department of Agriculture (DA) in coordination with the Inmates Welfare Development (IWD) Program of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP9) – Zamboanga City Jail have come up with hands-on demonstration training for food production.
“Our inmates must also be given attention, we can help them change and become productive individuals. This Mushroom Production Training will provide a healthy food alternative; learn food production, and serve as livelihood for income generation.” said Orlando Telmo, Mushroom Head Trainer of DA.

In celebration of the National Volunteer’s Month this December, the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF), the advisory body of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to ensure the success of its programs and activities, will hold its second Volunteers’ Day Celebration on December 14 in Clark, Pampanga.

Part of the highlight of the Volunteers’ Day Celebration will be the awarding of the 2016 Outstanding Agriculture and Fishery Council (AFC) Chairpersons and Coordinators.

The AFCs are PCAF’s mechanism for private sector participation in the development processes of the DA at the regional, provincial and municipal levels.

 
The first of three batches, thirteen elementary teachers of the Maluso East District School, Basilan Province attended the Mushroom Production training in Zamboanga City.
The Department of Agriculture – RFO IX in coordination with the Soils Laboratory and La Paz Research Station (LPRS) held the hands-on training for the participants. Certified trainors, Soils Lab mushroom training head Ma. Lina Repollo presented the first part of the training which covers Mushroom Culture Preparation and Spawn Production and Planting process, while LPRS Head Orlando Telmo presented the Fruiting bag preparation, Fruiting process and Harvesting.

DA DIRECTORY AND CONTACT NUMBER              
                   
  CONTACT NUMBER EMAIL ADDRESS              
OFFICE OF THE REGIONAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:                  
                   
CONSTANCIO G. ALAMA Local 100 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Regional Director  IP Phone 4900                
  (062) 991-3188                
                   
OFFICE OF THE ASST. REGIONAL DIRECTOR:                   
                   
ENGR. DENNIS H. PALABRICA, DRDev  Local 106 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Asst. Director for Operations  IP Phone 4908                
  (062) 991-3188                
                   
MARIA MELBA B. WEE, RN Local 111 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
OIC - Asst. Director for Research Policy, Planning and Regulatory IP Phone 4902                
  (062) 991-3188                
                   
DIVISION CHIEFS:                  
                   
                   
ROWENA I. PAJES, MPA Local 115 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Chief Administrative Officer  IP Phone 4915                
Administrative and Finance Division (062) 991-3188                
                   
EDGARDO B. TABAL, MPA Local 202                
Chief Agriculturist (062) 991-3188                
OIC-Regulatory Division                   
                   
LUISITA M. ABELLA, RPAE  Local 204 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Project Evaluation Officer V  IP Phone 4903                
Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Division  (062) 991-3188                
                   
FERDINAND D. GAMOROT, CSEE Local 102 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Provincial Agricultural Officer  IP Phone 4905                
Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division  (062) 991-3188                
                   
                   
REYNALDO C. CAMPOMANES Local 211 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Development Management Officer V IP Phone 4910                
Field Operations Division  (062) 991-3188                
  (062) 214-4677                
                   
SILVANO C. CORPUZ, JR., RPAE (062) 214-4677 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Chief Agriculturist                   
Integrated Laboratories Division                   
                   
ROGER O. BAGAFORO, RPAE   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Chief Science Research Specialist                   
Research Division                   
                   
GWENDOLYN B. FOLGO, RPAE Local 216 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Engineer III  IP Phone 4913                
Regional Agricultural Engineering (Interim) Division  (062) 991-3188                
                   
                   
                   
BANNER PROGRAM COORDINATORS:                  
                   
                   
ENGR. TESSIE F. MONTANO Local 211 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Senior Agriculturist - CORN (062) 991-3188                
                   
REYNALDO M. CAMPOMANES Local 211 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Development Management Officer V - HVCDP (062) 991-3188                
                   
                   
DARWIN LLOYD SULAY, DVM (062) 214-4677                
Senior Science Research Specialist - LIVESTOCK                  
                   
                   
CARLITO A. LARUBIS DPA (062) 214-4677                
Agricultural Center Chief II - ORGANIC AGRICULTURE                   
                   
                   
EVELYN P. ACADEMIA Local 211 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Senior Agriculturist - RICE (062) 991-3188                
                   
                   
FOCAL PERSONS:                  
                   
Engr. JESUS C. ABELLA                   
Provincial Agricultural Officer                  
AGRICULTURAL COMPETITIVENESS ENHANCEMENT FUND (ACEF)  (062) 991-3188                
                   
RUSSENDYL W. ACUÑA  Local 101                
Farm Superintendent II                  
BOTTOM-UP-BUDGETING (BUB) / PAMANA  (062) 991-3188                
                   
ANNABELL B. MADRAZO Local 211                
Senior Agriculturist                  
CLIMATE CHANGE (062) 991-3188                
                   
ANTHONY RYAN M. CREDO Local 211 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Agriculturist II                  
EL NIÑO (062) 991-3188                
                   
GIRLIE R. SALUDO, DPA-RDev (062) 214-4677 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">              
Science Research Specialist I                  
GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT (GAD)                   
                   
HANNIBAL P. BAYO-ANG (062) 214-4677 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Senior Agriculturist                  
LEGAL UNIT                  
                   
ENGR. DENNIS H. PALABRICA, DRDev Local 106 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
PHILIPPINE RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (PRDP)                                                                   / REGIONAL CONVERGENCE INITIATIVE (RCI)  (062) 991-3188                
  (062) 214-4677                
                   
                   
ENGR. JEROME L. JIAMANULLA (062) 991-3188 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Market Specialist II                  
FARM TO MARKET ROAD                  
                   
AGRICULTURAL PROGRAM COORDINATORS (APCOs):                  
                   
ARNULFO O. ESTRADA Local 211 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Farm Superintendent II                  
Zamboanga City/ Isabela City (062) 991-3188                
                   
WINIFREDA P. JOSE Local 211 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Agricultural Center Chief II                  
Zamboanga Sibugay (062) 991-3188                
                   
ANA S. AYING   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Agricultural Center Chief II                  
Zamboanga del Norte                  
                   
CARLITO A. LARUBIS (062) 214-4677 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Agricultural Center Chief II                  
Zamboanga del Sur                    
                   
STATION HEADS:                  
                   
Cluster I                  
                   
ORLANDO O. TELMO N/A This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Senior Science Research Specialist                  
Head, Lapaz Experiment Station                  
Lapaz, Zamboanga City                  
                   
EDEN P. BEJERANO N/A This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Science Research Specialist I                  
OIC, San Ramon Research & Techno-Demo Farm                  
San Ramon, Zamboanga City                  
                   
AGUSTILITO CARIÑO N/A This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">agustilitocarińThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Science Research Specialist II                  
Isabela City Research Outreach Station                  
Lantung, Isabela City, Basilan Province                  
                   
Cluster II                  
                   
EMILIO J. LANIT N/A                
Senior Sciience Research Specialist                  
Mindanao Livestock Production Center                  
Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte                  
                   
GLORINA T. RIVERA N/A                
Science Research Specialist II                  
OIC - Western Mindanao Horticulture Center                  
Siare-Inuman, Zamboanga del Norte                  
                   
PEDRO L. AMBABANG N/A This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Senior Science Research Specialist                  
Surabay Rubber Research and Development Station                  
Mabini, R. T. Lim, Zamboanga Sibugay                  
                   
                   
Cluster III                  
                   
RUBEN I. BALTONADO N/A                
Senior Science Research Specialist                  
Betinan Research Station                  
Betinan, San Miguel, Zamboanga del Sur                  
                   
ERWIN R. SALINAS N/A                
Science Research Specialist I                  
OIC - Dumalinao Swine & Poultry Breeding Center                  
Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur                  
                   
FELIXIA L. BOMES N/A This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Agricultural Center Chief III                  
Mahayag Livestock Breeding Center                  
Mahayag, Zamboanga del Sur                  
                   
INTEGRATED LABORATORIES DIVISION:                  
                   
MS. JOSEPHINE D. DATOY, DVM Tel. No. 992-4165 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Veterinarian IV                  
RADDL                  
DA-Tumaga Complex, ZC                  
                   
MARIA GEMMA S. GENALDO Tel. No. 991-2912 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Chemist IV                  
SOILS                  
DA-BPI Compound, Port Area, ZC                  
                   
MS. PRISCILLA JOVER    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Supervising Science Research Specialist                  
Regional Crops Protection Center                  
Sudlon, Molave, Zamboanga del Sur                  
                   
ENGR. LUCENA P. JIMERA Tel. No.991-6350 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              
Chenist III                  
Regional Animal Feed Analysis Laboratory                  
DA-Tumaga Complex, ZC                  
                   

More opportunities are now open and dramatically improves the economic activities of over 400 households directly benefiting from the completed concreting of farm-to-market road (FMR) in Buug municipality.
Even before its completion last September 22 and official turnover to MLGU of Buug, on September 30, some 2,406 residents of Barangays Bawang and Pamintayan were already enjoying the advantages of having a concretely paved road.
“Nowadays, we are happy because we no longer spend even five centavos since copra buyers would come over to our place,” 82 years old Alim Ampuan declares as he recalls their living condition in Barangay Pamintayan before was so difficult. “Apart from me who is already in twilight years, my children and grandchildren are so happy of the good road we have now…. Till death, I won’t forget the government’s assistance to us,” Ustadz Ampuan states sentimentally.

Dr. Darwin Lloyd Sulay, Regional Livestock Coordinator discussed the importance and side effects of deworming and led the distribution of animal vitamins during the Livestock Outreach Program held in Rebokon, Dumalinao Zamboanga del Sur; Dumpilas, Siayan, Zamboang del Norte and Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay on September 20-22, 2016 respectively.

Livestock farmersfrom remote areas of Zamboanga Peninsula (ZamPen)took along with them their cattle, carabaos and goats for a free animal treatmentduring the recent Livestock Outreach Programheld in Rebokon, Dumalinao, Zamboangadel Sur; Dumpilas, Siayan, Zamboanga del Norte and Kabasalan, ZamboangaSibugay. The said activity was spearheaded by the Department of Agriculture through its Information Section, in coordination with the Provincial Veterinary Office. Identifiedmunicipalities are reporteddepressed and severely affected by livestock internal parasites.

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