• DOLE employs 328 workers in Camiguin under emergency employment

    Tulong-Panghanapbuhay-Sa-Ating-Disadvantaged-TUPAD-Workers-Program-Emergency-EmploymentMAMBAJAO, Camiguin, October 16 — The Department of Labor and Employment, Regional Office No. 10 (DOLE-10), through its Camiguin Provincial Field Office (Cam PFO) and in partnership with the Provincial Government of Camiguin, conducted an orientation to some 328 beneficiaries, under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay Para sa Ating mga Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers Program (TUPAD) on 30 September 2015 at Camiguin Convention Center.

    A total of P1M was allocated for the salaries of the TUPAD workers and beneficiaries were enrolled under the micro-insurance of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) as part of their social protection.

    Likewise, Camiguin PFO OIC Head Arlyn Zamayla-Bael, together with the provincial governor signed its employment contracts and distributed the Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), such as long-sleeved t-shirts, hats, masks, and pairs of gloves.

    Bael said TUPAD is a component of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) which have a minimum of 10 days employment period with P308.00/day for the Municipality of Mambajao and P306.00/day for the rest of the municipalities in Camiguin Province.

    The employment period covered is 5-14 October 2015.

    DOLE-10 Regional Director Raymundo G. Agravante highlighted that the emergency employment program of DOLE will help the beneficiaries augment their income even in a short period.

    Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo appreciated the P1M financial grant of the Department for his constituents. Camiguin is a recipient of the different programs and services of DOLE in its efforts to alleviate the economic condition of the province. (Jovelyn V. Perez/DOLE-X)

    Source: https://piacamiguin.wordpress.com/2015/10/17/dole-employs-328-workers-in-camiguin-under-emergency-employment/


    Dairy Farming Sparks a New Dawn for Camiguin

    MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, October 6, PIA – Starting up a small dairy farm project here opened vast of opportunities for the locals.

    The first on the island and located in Mt. Campana, the pilot dairy farm is now a home to some 64 cows. It started with only 25 heads loaned from the National Dairy Authority (NDA) in 2013, with additional 15 heads released this year.

    Through this, the local government managed to meet both livelihood and nutritional needs of the people.


    Tapping Opportunities

    To date, the Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology (MOSCAT), the only dairy school in the country accredited by New Zealand, is considering “Camiguin Pilot Dairy Production Farm” to be their extension training facility.

    It hopes to accommodate students from nearby areas and the locals as well. With this, MOSCAT decongests its trainee as it continues to offer them competitive advantage. After the signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) and putting in place all necessary requirements, the facility will then be accredited to grant training certificates.

    The Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) said most needed equipment and facilities in the farm are in place, just recently, the Department of Trade and industry (DTI) also turned-over cooling tank equipment, chiller, and sterilizer.

    Eradicating Malnutrition

    The dairy farm now produces at least 65 to 100 liters of fresh milk daily, depending on the cycle of births among the herd.

    The fresh daily harvest supplies all identified severely wasted children in public schools around the province, which normally runs for 120 feeding days, and will continue to reach other priority groups.

    The provincial local government unit (PLGU) also extends regular milk distribution/feeding activities during public assemblies, events, and celebrations.

    Other than giving out the fresh daily produce to the needy, the PVO also markets it at P50/liter, while part of it was also fed to the calves.


    Revving up local Economy

    The dairy farm will serve as the area for propagation of dairy animals through crossbreeding and upgrading, as well as to promote dairy animal trading among stakeholders of the local dairy industry.

    Farm Veterinarian Lordgin Gamo said they are positive for a boost in breeding/reproduction, next year, with the arrival of one breeder bull, proven more effective than artificial insemination approach for its capacity not to miss out heifers that sometimes silently heats.

    While the facility is operated and maintained by the PLGU, it also engaged local farmers in supplying the corn and forage needs of the herd.

    The government buys 77-day-old chopped corn plants at P2.10 per kilo to serve as feeds. Cutting may be done manually or using the machines provided by the PLGU. (JCV/PIA)



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