• CAMIGUIN DECLARED PEACEFUL, READY FOR FURTHER DEVT


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    CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City, Feb. 10 — The provincial government of Camiguin Island signed a memorandum of agreement declaring the province as Peaceful and Ready for Further Development in a ceremony held at the Provincial Capitol, Camiguin Island at 10:00 a.m. today, February 10, 2015.

    Col Jesse A Alvarez, commander of 403rd Infantry Brigade and PSSupt Wilfredo P. Cayat, provincial director of Camiguin Provincial Police Office, jointly recommended to the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) of Camiguin Island that the province is peaceful and ready for further development.

    Just like the situation of province of Dinagat Islands in Caraga Region, Camiguin was considered insurgency-free based on the following parameters: There has been no influence of the CPP-NPA; No record of terrorist and New People’s Army (NPA) initiated violent incidents; Criminal activities are manageable by the Philippine National Police (PNP); and the province has noted positive indicators of improved delivery of social services in its rural areas, such as health services and wider reach of Justice, as articulated before the PPOC.

    Major General Oscar T Lactao, commander of 4th Infantry Division said the future is very bright for Camiguin. With the declaration of Camiguin as a peaceful and ready for further development province, we could expect that this province would be a leader in ecotourism. We expect that more investments and tourists would flock to Camiguin.

    Lieutenant General Aurelio Baladad AFP, commander of the Eastern Mindanao Command, AFP said in the implementation of our present campaign plan, internal peace and security plan or IPSP BAYANIHAN, not only the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the local government and other government agencies are called for to join hands to win the peace.

    “Tanang mga Pilipino, bisan unsa nga klase sa panginabuhi, bisan asa nga parte sa atong nasud, dapat maghiusa ug magtinabangay kita para sa usa ka mahapsay ug mauswagon nga kaugmaon ugma damlag (All Filipinos in different walks of life, in different places in the country, should work together for a peaceful and prosperous future),” said LtGen Baladad. (4ID, PA/PIA)

    CAMIGUIN PUSHES FOR GROWTH IN LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY

    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, February 5, 2015 (PIA) — Eyeing to encourage farmers to upgrade their local stock, the provincial local government unit (PLGU) here maintains an animal breeding center to showcase good livestock animals  as well as extend services to ensure good quality meat produce in the local market.

    The center also houses an ostrich farm which attracts tourist and students alike, contributing added revenue to the LGU. 

    Last year, the provincial veterinary office (PVO) extended artificial insemination services to small and large animals, benefitting 520 farmers.

    Meanwhile, under its livestock, poultry protection, and disease prevention the PLGU also regularly offers a year round animal vaccination, treatment, deworming/defluking and castration to local farmers to ensure that the livestock and poultry here are healthy and free from communicable diseases.

    Some 10,479 animals like cattle, carabao, swine, and goat were vaccinated, 6,576 were treated, 8,839 were also dewormed and defluked, while another 989 heads were also castrated.

    PVO said most of these services are availed free of charge, except for treatment, costs are just enough to cover for the medicines. (JCV/PIA)

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