Agri-10 provides agri inputs to MisOr corn farmers.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – In line with its commitment to support corn growers in the region, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) through Regional Executive Director Jose Apollo Y. Pacamalan turned over some 150 bags of hybrid yellow corn seeds (DK 8899S) and 100 bags fertilizer worth P1.15-M to Misamis Oriental corn farmers on May 17, at the agency compound in this city.

As part of said provision, the Sitio Catuan Integrated Farmers Association (SCIFA) of Jasaan town received 13 bags of hybrid corn seeds and 13 bags of fertilizers, while the Maribojoc Coconut Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MACOFARCO) of Tagoloan was given 23 bags of corn seeds and 23 bags fertilizer.

Similarly, corn farmers associations in Claveria town represented by Nelson B. Tabamo, also received 114 bags of hybrid corn seeds and 64 bags of fertilizers.

The said farm inputs were distributed to the farmers in time with the wet planting season.

According to DA-10 Regional Technical Director for Operations Carlota S. Madriaga, the provision of corn seeds and fertilizers to farmers is an essential support of the DA-10 Corn Program to corn farmers in augmenting their farm production.

“By providing farmers with high-quality seeds and fertilizers, they are equipped with the necessary resources to improve their yields and overall productivity, resulting in higher income,” she said.

Meanwhile, SCIFA president Joy N. Sabundo expressed her gratitude to the agency for the farm inputs they received.

“Lubos akong nagpapasalamat sa DA sa pagbibigay sa amin ng libreng abono at binhi ng mais. Malaki talaga ang maitutulong nito sa amin, dahil mababawasan nito ang gastosin sa aming pagsasaka,” she said.

Furthermore, RTD Madriaga urged the beneficiaries to encourage their farmer members to register in the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA) for them to also benefit from other agriculture-related programs and services of DA.

Witnessing the turnover are DA-10 Field Operations Division chief, Luz I. Guzman, PhD and Corn Program focal person, Richan D. Lacanaria.# (RDME)

Agri-10 under the leadership of the newly installed RED Pacamalan, reaffirms support for the development of NorMin’s livestock industry during a meeting with DA ASec Albarece.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 reaffirms its support for strategic plans and programs geared toward the development of the livestock industry in Northern Mindanao.

In a meeting with DA Assistant Secretary for Ruminants Benjamin C. Albarece, DVM on May 8, DA-10 Regional Executive Director Jose Apollo Y. Pacamalan expressed its continued interest in supporting the production of livestock in the region, and reassured its cooperation with the former’s office in implementing tailor-fit strategies for livestock in region 10.

It can be recalled last April, ASec Albarece met with DA-10 management to discuss improved plans and programs for the production of goats and cattle in the region.

Forming part of said efforts is the planned upscaling of DA-10’s research centers and services to cater to a wide range of livestock farmers, as well as the implementation of harmonized animal disease management strategies to curb unwanted mortalities.

To ensure the optimal implementation of such projects, RED Pacamalan said that DA-10 remains receptive towards key stakeholders in the local livestock sector, citing their invaluable role in ensuring an informed and pragmatic approach to support livestock farmers and producers here.

Present in support of the meeting were Mindanao Inclusive Agriculture Development Project Deputy Director Joel S. Rudinas, Farmer-Director Nilda B. Salas, and Floro V. Dalapag of the Regional Agricultural and Fishery Council (RAFC).# (GDA)

Agri-10 culminates its cash assistance distribution under the Rice Farmers’ Financial Assistance for Bukidnon province, in the towns of Kibawe and Kitaotao.


The Department of Agriculture – Northern Mindanao Field Office (DA-NorMin) rounded up the Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RFFA) distribution caravan in Bukidnon province on May 6-7, in Kibawe and Kitaotao town.

Some 1,053 smallholder rice farmers from the towns of Damulog, Dangcagan, Kadingilan, Kibawe and Kitaotao received their P5k cash subsidy in the two-day caravan.

For the fourth-year implementation of the RFFA, the DA-NorMin has apportioned P141.72-M in funds for as non-conditional cash grant to a total of 27,905 qualified recipients in Bukidnon.

RSBSA-registered rice farmers tilling rice area of not more than two hectares were entitled of the aid.

The RFFA is a strategic intervention of the DA to help farmers in mitigating rising farm inputs cost.

The DA-NorMin through its Rice program is set to hold the RFFA distribution caravan in Lanao del Norte on May 13-17 where 21,375 bonafide rice farmers will receive the RFFA.# (ATT)

DA-10 supports the community development initiative of Brgy. Dansolihon, CdeO City through the provision of various vegetable seeds.


DANSOLIHON, CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – In its continual pursuit of pushing food sufficiency and resiliency in communities, the Department of Agriculture – Northern Mindanao (DA-10) helmed by Regional Executive Director Jose Apollo Y. Pacamalan handed over agricultural inputs to the barangay government of Dansolihon, in this city.

On May 7, at the agency compound, DA-10 Farmer-Director Nilda B. Salas and High Value Crops Development Program focal person Kersten S. Pagalan conferred the assorted vegetable seeds, comprising of 5 tin cans each of Ampalaya, Eggplant and Squash seeds, 10 foil pack of Kangkong seeds, and 1 foil pack of Pole Sitao to Brgy. Dansolihon captain Josemaria Juan L. Roa.

According to the barangay official, the agri inputs will be utilized in the establishment of a demonstration farm, hoping that it will jumpstart the planting activities of farmers, especially those coming from sitios Bato and Lagandang, at the same time serve as a show window that farming is a lucrative venture.

In doing so, Roa pins his hopes that it would encourage other interested residents to do the same, driving the upliftment in the lives of farmers and residents, and overall, contributing to the development of their community.

He further extended his thanks for the said grant and is likewise optimistic that it will act as a springboard for a more strengthened partnership with the DA in the future.

Pooled from the agency’s 2023 funds, the said provisions are funded under the Production Support Services of the HVCDP. # (JLO)

Agri-10 provides Brgy. 36 of CdeO City with assorted vegetable seeds for their urban gardening program.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – To augment the overall food resiliency in urban communities, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) through its High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) turned over assorted vegetable seeds to Barangay 36 on May 7, at the agency compound.

In support of the cause, DA-10 Farmer Director Nilda B. Salas together with HVCDP focal person Kersten S. Pagalan handed over 1 bag of Kangkong seeds, 1 bag of Pole Sitao seeds, 3 tin cans of Ampalaya seeds, 3 tin cans Pechay seeds, and 3 tin cans of Carrot seeds to said barangay through Brgy. Captain Reynante L. Roa.

According to Roa, the seeds will be utilized for their community urban gardening activity where residents will have the opportunity to showcase their creativity and ingenuity in urban farming that are both efficient and environmentally friendly.

“I am very thankful to the DA- Region 10 for providing us with seeds in support of our community urban gardening in Barangay 36. This program is in line with the upcoming nutrition month celebration where we will be conducting an urban gardening competition that aims to encourage the residents in our barangay to plant vegetables,” he said.

Roa added through the competition, participants will learn the value of land utilization and recycling of materials which can greatly contribute to the development of more sustainable and self-sufficient urban farming systems.# (RDME)

Kibawe and Kitaotao farmers receive fuel subsidy assistance from the DA-10.


As part of its efforts to cushion the impact of the rising costs of fuel among farmers, the Department of Agriculture – Northern Mindanao (DA-10) turned over the amount of P474K-worth of fuel subsidy assistance through the distribution of fuel discount cards to Bukidnon farmers during the Bagong Pilipinas Town Hall meeting in Kibawe, Bukidnon.

One hundred fifty-eight farmers in the amount of P3K each, 155 from Kibawe town and three from the municipality of Kitaotao, have received the intervention to gas up their farm machinery and equipment for their crop production.

Eligible farmers must be enrolled in the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA), an individual or farmers’ cooperative, association must own and have proof of functional machinery and equipment and it should be further listed in the Agricultural Biosystems Engineering Management Information System.# (JLO)

Agri-10 joins and participates in the conduct of an Information and Services Caravan in Brgy. Mapulo, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, bringing also packets of vegetable seeds for the farmers in the locality.


MALAYBALAY CITY, BUKIDNON – Committed to bringing government services closer to the people, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10, helmed by Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado, joins the Information and Services Caravan today, April 30, held in Barangay Mapulo, here.

Spearheaded by the Communication and Advocacy Committee of the Regional Development Council (RDC) in collaboration with the Philippine Army (PA), Regional Association of Government Communicators (RAGCOM) and regional line agencies, the activity aims to strengthen government efforts in ending local communist armed conflict, especially those in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDAs).

For DA-10, some 40 packets of Kangkong and Pechay vegetable seeds were given to farmers in the locality.

In addition, the agency has facilitated the enrollment of farmers to the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA), which serves as a minimum requirement in availing various agricultural programs, services and other interventions.

Also in attendance is Provincial Operations Center chief of Bukidnon Janet D. Lopez, DVM of DA-10, who pins her hopes that these initiatives will help empower the community as well as help them save money and generate additional income as they grow their own food.# (AMBM)

Agri-10 provides vegetable seeds to the students of a Master program in Lourdes College, which will be used for their social work.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – In support of the initiative of the Master of Science and Social Work Graduate School Program of Lourdes College, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10), through its High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP), provided 20 packets of garden salad vegetable seed to the students on April 23 at the agency compound, in this city.

Maria Mica Gabrielle Rapha E. Espina, a student coordinator from the said program, said that the activity is in partial fulfillment of their subject Social Work 310, wherein they eye to develop a community based on its identified need.

“The seeds given by the DA-10 will greatly help our chosen community, composed of solo parents from NHA CdeO Bayanihan Village Phase 1, in nurturing their children and their family as it can provide nutritious food, and at the same time, a potential source of livelihood.”

Espina said, noting why they chose to promote urban gardening, “This is not just about growing vegetables, it is also empowering them with a sense of self-sufficiency.”

HVCDP focal person Kersten S. Pagalan said that DA-10, headed by Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado, supports such cause as it contributes to attaining food security and food stability in the region.# (CRS)

Bacolod town is seen to benefit from the Central food terminal funded by DA=10 through its Kadiwa Financial Grant Assistance.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – To establish additional markets for farmers and fisherfolk, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) turns over the P3.975-million (M) worth of Central Food Terminal (CFT) to the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Bacolod, Lanao del Norte, on April 18.

On behalf of DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado, Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) Senior Agriculturist Rosell P. Tuba-on handed over the certificate of turnover to LGU Bacolod Mayor Judith V. Miquiabas.

Of the total project cost, P3-M is funded by the DA under the AMAD’s Kadiwa Financial Grant Assistance, while the LGU Bacolod counterparted P975K for the provision of a lot for the CFT.

According to RED Collado, the facility will serve as a trading post for farmers cooperatives, and associations (FCAs) to promote agricultural and fishery production and provide the farmers the capacity to increase their income and sell their agricultural commodities to a wider market.

The agri chief exec also encouraged the FCAs to support the sustainability of the project, which will benefit more agri-stakeholders and provide more access to fresh and nutritious food.

“I am thankful to DA-10 for granting our request, and we assure to sustain the [operations of the] facility to further assist the farmers and fisherfolk to directly showcase their fresh commodities to consumers,” Mayor Miquiabas said.

Meanwhile, Agustino D. Denopol, Kahayag Agrarian Reform Committee Farmers Agriculture Cooperative chair, said that the project is a big help to the farmers.

“Malaking tulong ito sa aming mga magsasaka, magsisilbi na itong bagsakan sa aming produkto at hindi na pupunta pa sa ibang lugar para maglako sa aming mga produkto.”

The CFT serves as a centralized and upgraded hub of the town for the distribution of agricultural commodities from smaller FTs in the different barangays of the locality.

Also present at the event were Bacolod municipal agriculturist Linang S. Sanguila and other personnel from the Municipal Agriculture Office of LGU Bacolod, Lanao del Norte.# (MPMT)

DA-BSWM inspects the soils laboratory of the DA-10 as part of their yearly monitoring of the compliance of licensed and recognized soil laboratories.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Regional Soils Laboratory of the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) under the helm of Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado undergoes its third annual Laboratory Inspection by the DA-Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) for the renewal of its License to Operate-Soil Laboratory (LTO-SL) on April 17-19.

The Technical Evaluation and Audit Team (TE&AT) of DA-BSWM, conducts the yearly monitoring of the compliance of licensed and recognized soil laboratories, consolidating and reviewing data as per DA Memorandum Circular No. 33, series of 2020, and prepares Laboratory Assessment Reports (LARs) containing the compliance, non-compliance, and other pertinent remarks for soils laboratories.

Headed by Florfina P. Sanchez, Chemist IV of DA-BSWM, the TE&AT assessed the region’s soils laboratory in terms of its manpower requirements, the physical layout of the laboratory facility, the available equipment and apparatus, test methods, quality control, and laboratory procedures employed.

DA-10 RED Collado said that the RSL is under the umbrella of the Integrated Laboratories Division (ILD) established for agricultural purposes, primarily for the impact on the productivity of the soil, thus ultimately assisting farmers increased crop production toward better income.

Currently, DA-10’s RSL offers soil and fertilizers tests and analyses, refill of soil test kits for mobile soil analyses, and production of compost fungus activator.

Under Presidential Decree No. 1435, the DA-BSWM is authorized to supervise, regulate, and control the establishment and operations of all soil laboratories in the Philippines.

Supporting the event were DA-10 Regional Technical Director for Research and Regulations Cora A. Dumayaca, ILD Officer-in-Charge Viralou L. Tuquib, DVM, RSL chief Engr. Elena C. Susaya and other RSL staff.#(MPMT)

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