NorMin’s DA and ATI conduct a workshop for the crafting of the CPAFEP.


MAHINOG, CAMIGUIN – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10), together with the Agricultural Training Institute – Regional Training Center 10 (ATI-RTC 10), conducted a three-day workshop for the crafting of the Collaborative Provincial Agriculture and Fisheries Extension Program (CPAFEP) for the province of Camiguin.

On December 14, around 32 participants comprising of Local Government Units (LGUs), Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs), and other stakeholders coming from the five towns of Camiguin convened to map out various programs and other related support services in agriculture and fisheries at the grassroots level.

According to DA-10 OIC-Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado, PAFES aims to establish a pluralistic extension system that will enhance LGUs’ capacities in delivering strategic agri-fishery interventions in their respective localities under CPAFEP.

With the establishment of the Province-led Agriculture and Fisheries Extension System (PAFES), the province of Camiguin will serve as the center for operations, organizing and co-funding Provincial Agriculture and Fisheries Extension Centers (PAFECs), as well as outlining and implementing CPAFEP in the region.

Meanwhile, DA-RFO 10 Consultant Joel S. Rudinas discussed and spearheaded the PAFES orientation along with DA-10 F2C2 focal person Gay Nanette R. Aleria for the Farm and Fisheries Clustering and Consolidation (F2C2) Program of DA.

Present in the activity is ATI-RTC 10 Assistant Director Noemi Beth G. Macario, and other ATI-RTC X and DA-10 personnel. #(RDMElloren)

Agri dept in NorMin awards the certificate of turnover to LGU CdeO City for the P1.1-M free-range chicken multiplier farm project in barangay Balubal.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, December 28 – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10), under the helm of OIC Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado, awarded a certificate of turnover to the Local Government Unit of Cagayan de Oro City (LGU CdeO) for the P1.1 million free-range chicken multiplier farm project.

DA-10 Regional Technical Director for Operations Carlota S. Madriaga handed the certificate to City Administrator, Atty. Roy Hilario P. Raagas, representing CdeO mayor Rolando A. Uy.

Funded by the agency’s Livestock program, the package of assistance covers infrastructure and the provision of animals and other various agri supplies for the City Vet mini-stock farm in barangay Balubal.

Of the total amount, P625K is for the completed poultry house; 350 head of free-range chickens (50 males and 300 females) valued at P200K; and P275K for feeds, drugs, and biologics.

Dir. Madriaga expressed her gratitude to the city LGU for the strong partnership in support of the agency’s agricultural programs, projects, and activities that will help establish a solid and sustainable industry for poultry raisers, at the same time maximizing the city’s huge potential in expanding the agriculture industry in terms of jobs and income generation.

On the other hand, CdeO Veterinarian Perla T. Asis said, the project will serve as a breeder farm for the dispersal program of native chicken to be implemented by the city through its veterinary office.

Dr. Asis added that their dispersal (1 male:10 female) will start in early January of next year for distribution to their 10 select Livestock Farmer Field School program participants.

As soon as the dispersal commences, the 20 beneficiaries who are graduates of the livestock field school as the first in-line beneficiaries of the project will each receive a 10-meter net as part of their start-up kit.

Also witnessing the activity is DA-10 Livestock focal person Jamaica L. Docdoc, Balubal barangay chair Pablo M. Bactong, and other DA-10 and LGU CdeO personnel. # (RDMElloren)

4ID, PA receive some 100 packets of pinakbet seeds for their Sustainment Program at the same time support to the government’s National Greening Program.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) through the leadership of OIC-Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado turned over some 100 packets of pinakbet seeds to the 4th Infantry Division (4ID), Philippine Army on December 20, 2022, at the agency compound.

Funded under DA-10’s High Value Crops Development Program, cited provisions will be utilized for the Sustainment Program of the 4ID, PA at its headquarters in Camp Evangelista, Patag, which is also aligned to the government’s National Greening Program that requires soldiers to plant vegetables in support to said campaign.

Turning over the assorted veggie seeds are DA-10 OIC-Regional Technical Director for Research and Regulations Cora A. Dumayaca, which was received by Staff Sgt Jeffrey G Carreon of CA NCO, OG7, 4ID, PA. #(GDAndres)

Rice farmers from the municipality of Lala receive cash aid thru DA-10’s RFFA program.


LALA, LANAO DEL NORTE – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) headed by OIC-Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado formally launched the third rollout of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund – Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RCEF-RFFA) Program in the municipality of Lala, Lanao del Norte on December 16, 2022.

Through the RCEF-RFFA program, rice farmers registered in the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA) tilling two hectares below are qualified recipients of cash assistance with each receiving P5,000.

For the province of Lanao del Norte, DA-10 has allocated a total of P69.6 million for 21 municipalities and city, including some 4,240 eligible rice farmer-beneficiaries for Lala alone.

According to Dir. Collado, the RFFA serves as financial compensation for rice farmers affected by the Rice Tarrification Law enacted in 2019.

In his message, Lala mayor Angel L. Yap thanked DA for the financial assistance extended to the rice farmers in the community.

Meanwhile, Lanao del Norte Vice-Governor Allan J. Lim enjoined the farmers of the community to utilize the cash assistance for their farming operations, especially since Lala is among the province’s top rice producers.

The implementation of the rollout was in partnership with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and the Universal Storefront Services, Corp. (USSC).# (GDAndres)

MisOr is the first province to adopt the Kadiwa ng Pasko across region 10.


The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) collaborates with the Provincial Agriculture Office of Misamis Oriental (PAGRO MisOr) for staging the Kadiwa ng Pasko from December 15-16, 2022 at the Provincial Capitol Grounds, here in the city of Cagayan de Oro.

Being the first province in Northern Mindanao to adopt the program, PAGRO OIC-Provincial Agriculturist Benjamin S. Resma, DVM thanked the agri department for its partnership in ensuring easier market access to agri-fishery products amid the busy holiday season.

DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado shared that the department pursues to provide a market to the local agri-fishery producers while giving the public affordable and high quality products from the farm.

DA-10 Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Chief Larry E. Paraluman noted that the event aims to directly link farmer- and fisher-producers to consumers, cutting trading layers and helping them earn more income.

Also holding its very own, DA-RFO 10 is currently opening its grounds for the Kadiwa ng Pasko which started on December and 12 until December 29, this year at Antonio Luna, Street, this city. # (AMBManto)

Agri 10 spearheads the soybean harvest in Maramag, Bukidnon.


MARAMAG, BUKIDNON – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) under the helm of OIC-Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado conducted a field visit and spearheaded the harvest of soybean in barangay Base Camp, Maramag, Bukidnon.

The said harvest follows the agency’s distribution of more than 300 kilos of Manchurian soybean seeds to some 15 farmer-beneficiaries in the locality.

Said effort aims to increase their income and contribute to the growth of the poultry and livestock sector thru the local production of quality feed ingredients, pursuant to DA Memorandum Order No. 15, Series of 2021.

According to DA-10 Soybean focal person Samuel C. Natindim, Jr., the agency reinforces its assistance to soybean as provided in the cited issuance, to ensure good crop harvest, especially since its inclusion under the National Corn Program extending the continuous provision of farm technologies, training, marketing and other forms of postharvest assistance to interested farmers.

For assured market and stable prices of soybean harvest, Natindim underscored that the agency pushes for the clustering of soybean farmers and consolidation of their yield for bulk delivery and sale.

To date, DA-10 has linked some soybean farmers to buyers based in Cagayan de Oro City, and Valencia City, Bukidnon.

During the field visit and harvest, farmer-beneficiary Joven Maniego thanked DA for the support extended for growing soybean.

“Giawhag gyud nako ang ubang mga mag-uuma sa pagtanum og soybean kay gawas sa taas nga demand niini, maka-ani naka sulod sa tulo ngadto upat ka bulan human sa pagtanum,” he said.

(I really encourage other farmers to plant soybean because aside from its high demand, farmers can expect harvest within three to four months of planting.)

In 2023, DA-10 will expand its assistance for soybean farmers consistent with the agency’s mandate to support the production of agricultural crops for food, animal feeds, and industrial uses.# (GDAndres)

For two years in a row, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) was conferred the Amihanan Awards by the Regional Development Council-Northern Mindanao (RDC-10), as the agency is hailed as an Outstanding Member of the council this year.

DA-RFO 10 OIC-Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado received the award during the 132nd RDC-X Full Council Meeting and RDC Xcellence Awarding Ceremony hosted by Governor Imelda Q. Dimaporo, the incumbent RDC-10 Chairwoman, at the Lanao del Norte Provincial Capitol, Tuesday, December 13, 2022.

The Amihanan Awards recognizes government agencies who rendered outstanding service to the people of Northern Mindanao through the implementation of breakthrough initiatives for improved government systems, processes, and service delivery.

“This award epitomized the unrelenting commitment and dedication of the DA-RFO 10 personnel in serving our farmers in the region. Amidst the challenges faced by the agriculture sector, local or global in nature, we stand by our mandate to champion the welfare of our unsung heroes, the farmers,” Dir. Collado remarked.

With the theme “RDC: Leading the path towards economic transformation for prosperous, inclusive and resilient society”, RDC-10 also recognizes the contribution of the private sector, and individual and organizational volunteers towards the attainment of the council’s mandated functions to propel the region’s economic growth.

This year’s Amihanan Awards marks the golden jubilee creation of the RDC.# (ATalib)

Agri dept in NorMin turns over P4.5-M recirculating dryer to Simaya ARC of Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.


Malaybalay City, Bukidnon – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) headed by OIC-Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado, together with the City Government of Malaybalay City, has recently turned over the almost P4.5 million (M) recirculating rice dryer to the Simaya Agrarian Reform Cooperative (Simaya ARC).

Said facility has a drying capacity of six tons over 8-16 hours, which is implemented through the agency’s Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division amounting to Php2.78-M under the Bayanihan 2 funds and counterpart by CLGU Malaybalay City worth Php1,763,025.00.

The Simaya ARC is one of the few identified surviving coops in the locality with 118 members covering about 400 hectares (has) of rice area that expands to more than 700 has to its neighboring farming barangays.

DA-10, AMAD Supervising Agriculturist Ferdinand F. Caraballe emphasized that farmer cooperatives, and associations (FCAs) to become direct recipients of government projects must undergo the process of accreditation.

Further, they must register in the Farmers and Fisherfolk Enterprise Development Information System (FEDIS) to access other interventions, particularly for rice-related facilities such as the rice processing center.

He added that this allows them to qualify for loans with the Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (ACEF) and Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC) with no interest and collaterals.

Also gracing the activity are other personnel from the Provincial Operations Center of Bukidnon of DA-10 and CLGU Malaybalay City. # (RLTolentino)

Pres.-Sec. BBM’s Kadiwa sa Pasko aims to provide a venue for producers and consumers to have access to affordable and quality agri-fishery products, especially this holiday season.


The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) continues the conduct of the Kadiwa sa Pasko at Diskwento Karavan starting December 12, 2022 at the agency compound, Antonio Luna Street, here in the city of Cagayan de Oro.

Said event is in line with the directive of President and Agriculture Secretary Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. to provide farmers and fisher-producers direct market for their grown and produced agri-fishery products which are up for sale to consumers at reasonable prices, in time for this holiday season.


Among the exhibitors include:


  • Chona Farm Eggs
  • Manzano Farm
  • Tagpuangi Farmers and Fisherfolk Association
  • RJ Agriproducts
  • Lantapan Vegetable Farmers Marketing Cooperative
  • True Chef’s Choice
  • Canitoan Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative
  • Lupiagan Igorot Farmers Association
  • Talaandig Farmers Association
  • San Miguel, Corp.
  • Philippine Coconut Authority
  • National Food Authority
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
  • National Dairy Authority
  • Department of Trade and Industry


The Kadiwa sa Pasko will run during office hours (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM) up to December 29, 2022, except on Saturdays and Sundays. # (AMBManto)

DA-10 acknowledges the regional and provincial awardees of the 2022 YFCF.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Thirty-seven provincial and seven regional awardees of the 2022 Young Farmers Challenge Fund (YFCF) were officially recognized during the recent Regional Achievers Awarding Ceremony, in this city.

OIC-Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado of DA-10 stressed that the program seeks to recognize young farmers for their outstanding contributions to the development of the Philippine agri-fishery industry that is implemented through the agency’s Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD).

OIC-Regional Technical Director for Research and Regulations Cora A. Dumayaca said, the event has brought them together with the common purpose of having a resilient and innovative agricultural sector.

“Your role and contribution to the agriculture sector are vital and empowering as you position yourselves at the forefront towards a thriving and sustainable agriculture,” she remarked.

She further cited, that the program seeks to usher back the youth to agriculture and engage them in activities and processes related to farming and fishing for agricultural development and food production.

For this year, region 10 has awarded a total of 88 entries, consisting of 67 individuals and 21 group enterprises for production, processing, digital agriculture, and supply chain business solutions.

In her video message, DA Assistant Secretary for Consumer Affairs Kristine Y. Evangelista extended her gratitude to DA-AMAD and to all the awardees for their achievements.

“Sa ating mga YFC awardees, keep up the good work and enjoy your journey to success, lagi niyo ding isipin na nandito lamang ang DA upang kayo ay tulungan na maabot ang success ng inyong agribusiness enterprises,” she said.

Meanwhile, DA-10 AMAD chief Larry E. Paraluman urged the awardees to encourage other young farmers to elevate into becoming entrepreneurs and not only be producers of food, but also further promote and add value to their products.

The regional awardees will receive 150K, with Rey Mark U. Anggoy producing and processing adlai grains/grits making it to the top 35 national qualifiers, while the second batch of provincial awardees will receive 50K in cash to further strengthen and expand their agri-entrepreneurship capabilities and enterprises.

Below is the complete list of the YFCF honorees with their corresponding agri-enterprises by province:


Regional Awardees:


  1. Rey Mark U. Anggoy – Stable Adlai Production for Value Added Products: (Adlai Grains/Grits);
  2. Alvin G. Gutierrez – A-One Oyster Mushroom Production and Enterprise;
  3. Nikki Jace B. Mondia – Ganddz Freshwater Fish Farm; and
  4. Johnny Rey G. Salinana – Suka Bahalinana Coconut Vinegar Processing


Misamis Occidental

  1. Ricardo B. Apale, Jr. – Sweet Corn Production; and
  2. Destre L. Dagumo – D’ Garden Hydroleaf


Misamis Oriental

  1. Jumil C. Lascuna – JL Integrated Farm

Provincial Awardees:



  1. Julbert T. Alegarme – KIIT Processed Food Manufacturing;
  2. Roy L. Asibal – Free Range Chicken Production;
  3. Suzatte D. Berdera – A&L Manokan sa Sagingan;
  4. Glenn D. Brigole – Overland Hydroponics;
  5. Jeriel E. Canonigo – Slaughter Goat Production;
  6. Mark Anthony G. Gutierrez – MRK Catfish Hatcheryard and Azolla Production;
  7. Jay J. Jabinal – J.S.J Backyard Cultured Hito Production;
  8. Rogen M. Montecillo – Anitu Foods Chocolates and Wine;
  9. Mark Lloyd Jon A. Pescante – JLC’s Fresh Mushroom;
  10. Wellyn Joyce P. Villacin – J&K Suman Moron;
  11. Theton P. Binaliw, Xiomara B. Quitoriano, and Kelly Cathlane L. Idulsa – The Ton Potato Agribusiness Opc;
  12. Reymond G. Caronia and Rogie S. Mahunyag – 2RS Itik Farm;
  13. Carren B. Yam-oc and Charlyn P. Mary – MC’s Mushroom House;
  14. Carelle Ann J. Titular – J&C Rabbitry Rabbit Production Enterprise; and
  15. John Lloyd L. Sarballon and Kent Adrian B. Buyoc – Heritage Native Chicken Production


Misamis Oriental

  1. Gerlyn Mae E. Del Puerto and Nhel Mark C. Narido – GN Purple Yam;
  2. Juneiver J. Quiño and Renalyn S. Palma – Negoatsyo;
  3. Ildefonso P. Beltran – Beleafy;
  4. Jimver C. Magpulong – Carling’s Hydroponic Farm; and
  5. Sheila May O. Edrote, Rosevie E. Odarve and Marie Angelie V. Anaya – Marys Ubelicious Production Lanao del Norte
  6. Ivan Stacy E. Balasabas – Kreima Food Services;
  7. Michelle A. Bugay – MAB’s Farm;
  8. Marjon B. Cabarubias – MJ’s Vegetable Farm;
  9. Jefferson Y. Aguilar – Palapaborito;
  10. Julius A. Pitaluna – Balutan Ni Yow;
  11. Sohaya M. Sedic – SOH Tilapia Production Farm;
  12. Alvin Rey T. Puyat – Native Chicken Production;
  13. Arvin C. Abing – Swine Production; and
  14. Bobby Mark B. Lumansoc – Swine Production
  15. Lee E. Tabanao – Swine Production
  16. Jenifer C. Llanib – Suka Ni Loloy


Misamis Occidental

  1. Lochinvar Jay Gapol – Rice And Eggplant Production
  2. Chelou Belano Guigue and Jefry Nano Barquilla – J&C
  3. Anela Mae C. Sagrado – Anelz Chocolate
  4. Rosway L. Cabarce, April Mae B. Regala, and Jhusmine S. Tumampos – Sweet Pepper Production
  5. Din Christan A. Capuyan and Jaylyn-mae A. Saberon – D&J Food Products Manufacturing
  6. Loyd T. Magriña and Jacent E. Magallanes – Grow Greens Garden Aquaponics


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