Agribiz coordinators undergo training on descriptive statistics


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10), through its Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD), staged a capability enhancement training on descriptive statistics for agribusiness coordinators on July 4 to 7, 2023, in this city.

DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado said the training aims to capacitate municipality and city agribusiness coordinators enrolled in the web-based Bantay Presyo Monitoring System on the necessary background and competencies for data collection, monitoring and analysis of price data of basic and prime agri-fishery commodities.

As the resource speaker, Karen Debbie J. Cosrojas, PhD of the College of Agriculture at the Central Mindanao University apprised agribusiness coordinators from the municipalities of San Fernando, Manolo Fortich, Damulog and Maramag, and Malaybalay City of Bukidnon; Balingasag, Alubijid, Initao, and the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Gingoog of Misamis Oriental; the town of Aloran, Misamis Occidental; and Iligan City of Lanao del Norte on basic concepts in statistics, data collection and data presentation methods.

Further, the participants were also immersed in workshops on the concepts of summary measures and basic statistical analysis and interpretation during the second and third day of the workshop.

The four-day event was capped with a completion ceremony, where participants shared their impressions of the capability enhancement training.

Supporting the event were DA-10 Regional Technical Director for Research and Regulations Cora A. Dumayaca with AMAD staff.# (GDAndres)

Agri-10 provides seeds in support for Cabanglasan town’s resettlement project.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — Aligned with its efforts to ensure food sufficiency in the region, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) through Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado continues to partner with the National Housing Authority – Region 10 Program Office (NHA-10) for the provision of vegetable seeds to communities in Northern Mindanao.

A total of 50 packets of vegetable (pinakbet and chopsuey) seeds were turned over by DA-10 Executive Assistant III Joel S. Rudinas and High Value Crops Development Program focal person Kersten S. Pagalan to NHA-10 Community Relations Officer Kent Wilson M. Sususco at the agency compound, in this city.

The recipients of the said provisions are beneficiaries of NHA-10’s housing resettlement project in Cabanglasan, as well as Indigenous People communities in the area.

Sususco said that through this assistance, residents will be able to grow their own food through urban gardening, promote self-sufficiency, and foster reliable and sustainable food production within the relocation site.# (GDAndres)

DA-10 turns over agri assistance to Pangantucan, Bukidnon during its 25th Farmers’ Week celebration (Silver Anniversary). 


PANGANTUCAN, BUKIDNON – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) under the helm of DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado, turned over and committed various agricultural interventions to the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Pangantucan during the 25th Farmers’ Week celebration (Silver Anniversary) on June 27, 2023, at the Municipal Grounds, Poblacion here.

DA-10 Regional Technical Director for Operations Carlota S. Madriaga handed over the certificate of turnover amounting to P14,588,508.00 of agri assistance from the different banner and special programs of the agency.

According to RTD Madriaga, said intervention aims to modernize and industrialize agriculture’s value chains in an inclusive way to enhance productivity, uplift rural people from poverty, improve livelihoods, and increase farmers’ income.

Included in the package of agri assistance are the following: Rice Program (P5,961,936.00): Public Hybrid Seeds, Commercial Hybrid Seeds, Inbred Rice Seeds, and Inorganic Fertilizers; Corn Program (P6.7-M): Hybrid Yellow Corn Seeds, Inorganic Fertilizer (14-14-14), Bio-N Fertilizer; Livestock Program (P1,385,512.00): Forage Seeds, LN2 Tank, Semen Straws, Native Swine, Free Range Chicken, Duck, and Village-type Feed Mill with Multi-Crop Drying Pavement.

Further, the assistance comprise of the following: High Value Crops Development Program (P212,350.00): Mini Chainsaw, Technology Demonstration for Coffee and General High Value Crops; Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Phase 1 (P328,710.00): Hybrid Yellow Corn Seeds, Complete Fertilizer, Urea Fertilizer, Open Pollinated Variety (OPV) Vegetable Seeds (Pinakbet), OPV Vegetable Seeds (Sinigang), Vitamin A, D and E, Vitamin B Complex injectable, Ivermectin injectable, Wound Spray; Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa Program (P75K): Egg Layer Production Package.

Likewise, Dir. Madriaga also handed over the certificate of commitment to LGU Pangantucan for the Integrated National Swine Production Initiative for Recovery and Expansion (INSPIRE) Program Swine Clustering, consisting of 1 unit Biosecured and Climate-Controlled Finisher Operation Facility, Swine, Feeds, Weighing Scale, Drugs and Biologics, overall costing P5.5-M.

Meanwhile, Municipal Vice-Mayor Manolito G. Garces extended his gratitude to DA and the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), one of its attached corporations for the showered support to their municipality, especially to their farmers.

“It is very timely and relevant, as we also celebrate our Farmers’ Week, here in our municipality. This intervention will surely benefit our farmers by boosting their agricultural productivity, and we, in the LGU, will also take part in achieving our goal of sustainable agriculture,” the Pangantucan official remarked.

On the other hand, RTD Madriaga also expressed her appreciation to LGU Pangantucan, including the participating Rural-based Organizations (RBOs), Farmers’ Cooperative, Associations (FCAs), and barangay councils for supporting activities that honor farmers for their tireless efforts in providing food for our everyday needs.

Further, she urged the farmers to continue their hard work and for the LGU to continue supporting them by patronizing their produce, encouraging them to work more efficiently with their farming operations.

During the event, Bukidnon PCA Division Chief I, Ma. Chyrelyn A. Pace also turned over 50 pieces of coconut seedlings (Catigan Dwarf) and bared other interventions that their agency can offer.

Also gracing the event is DA-Provincial Operations Center in Bukidnon, LGU officials, the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation and the Provincial Local Government of Bukidnon.# (RDMElloren)

DA-10 provides Guinsiliban town veggie seeds for the implementation of their HAPAG program. 


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – To help address food security concerns among communities, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) turned over a total of 150 packets of assorted vegetable seeds to the Local Government Unit of Guinsiliban, Camiguin on June 30, 2023, at the agency compound.

DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado handed over the agricultural inputs, comprising 90 packets of 5-in-1 Pinakbet seeds and 60 packets of 5-in-1 Sinigang seeds to Guinsiliban Mayor Helenio N. Abecia.

According to RED Collado, the DA-10 supports the implementation of the HAPAG (Halina’t Magtanim ng Prutas at Gulay) program of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) that empowers barangays to reintroduce agriculture in urban communities.

Mayor Abecia said that the veggie seeds will be distributed to the seven barangays of Guinsiliban, of which purok presidents will be the ones to allocate the number of packets to the local farmers where each barangay already has a ready 200-square meter land area for production.

He added, the said initiative will also be of great help to farmers, not only towards achieving food security but also gain additional income, since the town has just recently opened its new public market.

Further, the provided agri assistance is funded under the High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) of the agency. # (DLVicente)

DA-10 turns over certificates of turnover and commitment worth P306-M of agri interventions to Lanao Norte province.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) headed by its Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado supports the Agri-Aqua Livestock Trade Fair during the 64th Araw ng Lanao del Norte (LDN) celebration on June 29, 2023.

With the year’s theme, “Moving Forward Through Resilience, Unity, Peace, and Development”, the event offered a platform to highlight the unique agricultural and aquatic products that the province has to offer from the local farmers and fishers.

DA-10 Regional Technical Director for Operations Carlota S. Madriaga handed over the certificates of turnover and commitment to LDN Provincial Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo, in the total amount of P306 million worth of agricultural interventions that could greatly aid and enhance productivity, uplift rural people from poverty, improve livelihoods, and increase farmers’ income.

The director said that the agency’s continuous partnership with the provinces helps to reach the self-sufficiency, food security, and nutritional security of Northern Mindanao.

Also, DA-10 has set up an information booth, distributing assorted vegetable seeds and IEC collaterals at the same time featuring audio-visual presentations to apprise the programs and services of the agency.

Further, said the affair was participated in by the different LDN municipal local government units (MLGUs) and other officials from the different national government agencies.# (MPMTablon)

DA-BPI nat’l director pays a visit to Agri-10, tackling mechanisms to boost crops prod’n for local demand, potential export


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Plant Industry (DA-BPI) Director Gerald Glenn F. Panganiban, PhD pays a visit to the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) headed by Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado on June 26, 2023 at the agency compound here.

With its mission to ensure availability of quality seeds, safety of plant food, and development of crop farming technologies and safeguard the plant industry, Dir. Panganiban met with RED Collado, in the presence of Regional Technical Director Carlota S. Madriaga and Joel S. Rudinas, and DA-BPI Plant Quarantine Service OIC-Regional Manager Arnold S. dela Cruz, Jr.

This is to cascade plans from a national scope down to the regional level, in which the said bureau covers services such as seed certification, seed testing, plant nursery accreditation, plant tissue culture facility accreditation, application for crop and plant varieties protection, issuance of phytosanitary certificate, among others.

Concurrently serving as DA’s National High Value Crops Development and National Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture programs, the body briefly discussed on the different mechanisms to augment the production of high valued crops in the region, such as avocado, durian and coffee, among others, thru strengthening the maintenance of nurseries by providing machineries and equipment, the adoption of tissue culture, and firming up laboratories, to address local demand and eventually, for export to other countries.

Further, Dir. Panganiban is in the city for the conduct of an entrance meeting to work out a private company’s export of Hass Avocado to Japan, with a 60-hectare production area in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.# (JLO)

Agri-10 supports PLGU MisOr’s Adopt-a-Barangay program thru the provision of assorted veggie seeds. 


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – To ensure food security among households in the province, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) headed by Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado, turned over a total of 50 packets of assorted vegetable seeds (pinakbet and chopsuey variants) to the Provincial Local Government Unit (PLGU) of Misamis Oriental.

On June 27, 2023 at the agency compound, DA Field Operations Divisions chief Luz I. Guzman, PhD handed over the agri inputs to PLGU MisOr through Feljun Sumagang, public employment service officer.

Funded under the High Value Crops Development Program, the said provisions are in support to the province’s Adopt-a-Barangay program, specifically for distribution to the 200 households of Barangay Bata-awan of Gingoog City.

Sumagang said that the received seeds will aid the province’s thrust in transforming poor barangays, as they recognize that natural backyard gardening is a promising approach in having a continuous supply of fresh and nutritious vegetables.# (DLVicente)

DA-10 continues to support communities’ food security efforts thru the provision of vegetable seeds. 


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – To aid in the group’s food security efforts, the Department of Agriculture – Northern Mindanao (DA-10) recently turned over 60 packets of assorted vegetable seeds (pinakbet variant) to the Kamasugok, a group of local mountaineers from Impasug-ong, Bukidnon.

Conferring the provisions at the agency compound is DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado to the representative of Kamasugok, Rona Grace Sahonlay.

According to Sahonlay, the handed over agri inputs will be distributed during the group’s spearheaded event dubbed as the 3rd Kamas Ta Kulago!

With the granted seeds, she added that their organization eyes to contribute in bringing about food security in the said locality, allowing them to produce, harvest and consume their own food. # (JLO/Photo credits: RLTolentino)

Agri-10 eyes to hand out FIMCs to rice farmers for cash assistance, among other agri interventions


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Universal Storefront Services, Corporation’s (USSC) Northern Mindanao Area Manager, William B. Parantar turned over to Department of Agriculture-RFO 10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado some 8,988 Farmers’ Interventions Monitoring Cards (FIMCs) on Tuesday, June 27, for distribution to bonafide rice farmers in the region.

The FIMC is an identification card that also serves as a cash card to be used in the rollout of DA’s financial assistance and other agricultural interventions.
The said cards will be issued to bonafide rice farmers in the region who are officially registered to the DA’s Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA), and eligible of DA’s Rice Farmers’ Financial Assistance (RFFA).

As provided under the Rice Tarrification Law (RTL), qualified rice farmers in the country shall receive P5K worth of financial subsidy from DA in the form of the RFFA until year 2024.

With the card at their possession, the RFFA shall be deposited directly to the rice farmers’ account and withdrawable in any USSC outlet or Automated Teller Machine (ATM) of any BancNet-recognized Philippine banks across the country.

“Thanks to our partners, the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and the USSC, we were able to expedite and systematize our RFFA distribution in Northern Mindanao. At these trying times, it is always our priority to cascade government assistance to the farmers in the fastest possible way,” Dir. Collado remarked.

The DA-10 and the USSC target to distribute FIMCs to another 28K RFFA rice farmer-recipients in the region in the next quarter.

Also in attendance during the FIMC turnover are DA-10 Regional Technical Director for Operations, Carlota S. Madriaga and Rice Program focal person, Chona H. Nacalaban.# (ATTalib)

PRDP 10 conducts PRDP Scale-up InfoCar in Lanao Norte. 


Another batch of Municipal Local Government Units (MLGUs) have been prepped for the PRDP Scale-up as the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project 10 (DA-PRDP 10) holds an orientation for the recipients on June 20, 2023.

The MLGUs of Kauswagan, Kolambugan and Poona Piagapo of the said province were oriented on the updated guidelines and framework of the PRDP scale-up as well the documentary requirements for the sub-project (SP) proposals.

The aforementioned LGUs are eyeing to propose farm-to-market roads (FMRs) for their respective municipalities.#

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